Sairam Saibandhus

Shirdi Sai Parivaar (SSP) wishes all our Saibandhus a very happy and blissful New Year. With Baba’s blessings and your continued support, in 2015, we participated in several charitable and community services and also initiated a few projects. Below is an update of all our activities in 2015.

 2015 Charity & Community Activities 
Charitable
Contribution
Help UnderprivilegedCommunity Services (Free)
Nepal Earthquake support to Virtues Children Nepal Inc, Pourakhi Nepal, & Nepal Youth Foundation: $12KHigh school scholarships for underprivileged and deserving high school students from Milpitas Union School District: $5KHealth Fair: served 300+ senior citizens and devotees with blood/cholesterol/ECG testing/acupuncture, ayurveda, homeopathy, dental, internal medicine & psychiatric consultancy, flu shot
Middletown high school teachers affected by Valley Fire: $2KBlankets for local homeless shelters: #162 blanketsNotary, Medicare, Medi-cal and dental consultancy during weekends
SAVE, a Bay area based NPO for abused men and women: $1KToy drive to Gift Giving program through Family Giving Tree and Milpitas Fire Department: #135 toys Financial planning and college counseling seminars 
LIFE ElderCare, a Bay area NPO that provides home delivered nutritious meals to senior citizens: $3KSecond Harvest Food Bank: ~1500lbs of non-perishable foodBlood drive via Stanford Blood Center & Bone marrow drive via Asian American Donor program
Onsite cooking at local homeless shelters and deliver prepared sandwiches: $15KFree classes- language, shloka, dance, Math, SAT, & yoga
 Satcharita Parayan for the well being of devotees and World Peace: Second Sat of each month, about 125 requests/month

Charitable Donations from SSP since 2005

  • Domestic/international disasters: ~$55K
  • Other NPO’s involved in noble cause: ~$35K
  • Educational Activities: ~$13K

* The above mentioned donations include SSP’s contributions and donations specifically received from devotees for various fundraising drives and activities.

 2015 Religious Activities 
Regular EventsOther Recurring EventsNew Events 
New Year: 01/01/2015Sai Satyavrata puja: quarterly, conducted by a priest and free Sankshipta Ramayan Parayan for Ramnavami (03/28/2015)
Ramnavami: 03/28/2015Sai Naam jap: 03/21/2015, 06/13/2015, 07/25/2015, 10/18/2015Gita Parayan (12/27/2015)
SSP Anniversary: 06/20/2015  
Gurupoornima: 07/30/2015  
Mahasamadhi: 10/22/2015  

Kitchen update status: As shared earlier, SSP is in the process of upgrading the existing kitchen so that we can prepare prasadam in the premises during Thursdays and event days for our devotees. This would also help SSP expand its community services by preparing hot food and delivering it to the local homeless shelters.

The city of Milpitas has approved the proposed layout. We have received competitive bids from multiple contractors and are in the process of selecting the contractor for the project. We will keep you updated as we reach the key milestones. The plan is to complete the project in 2016.

Loan Payment Status: By Baba’s grace, over the past five years, we have been able to reduce the loan amount quite substantially from about $4 Million USD to ~$2.3Million. In 2015, we paid $ 175K towards the loan.

Shirdi Sai Center and all our activities would not have been possible without the constant support and cooperation of our devotees and volunteers. We would like to take this opportunity to express our heartfelt gratitude to you and your family for your constant support over years.

Devotees interested in volunteering or in more information regarding SSP activities, classes or community services that are offered are requested to send an email to saibandhu@shirdisaiparivaar.org or call us on (408)-909-1221 or visit our website www.shirdisaiparivaar.org and follow us on Facebook.