Have faith and patience. Then I will be always with you wherever you are. - Sai Baba

 

Community Activities & Services:

Shirdi Sai Parivaar organizes various community services, these services available on free of cost

Service NameSchedule / TimingsNotes
Notary and State/Federal Application Consultation ServiceEvery Saturday from 11am to 12pm SSP is pleased to announce the starting of Notary and State/Federal Benefit Application Consultation Service from Mar 1st 2014. As part of this activity, the following services will be provided:

Basic Notarial Service (excludes Trust/Loan & voluminous documents)
Consultation with regard to Medi-Cal/Medi-Care Applications for Senior Citizens
Service will be strictly restricted to 2 pages only.
Notary service for loan documents and OCI applications will not be provided due to the significant number of pages involved

The service will be provided by a volunteer who is a Fremont City designated community Ambassador for Seniors (CAPS). Volunteer is very well conversant with the above mentioned services and has provided the same to seniors in the Fremont Area. The volunteer will provide guidance or assistance with some of the above mentioned topics.

Provider: The service will be provided by a volunteer who is a Fremont City designated community Ambassador for Seniors (CAPS).
Twin Hearts Meditation with Pranic Healing Wednesdays from 6:45-8:30 P.M.A guided meditation and healing session on a weekly basis. Doing exercise before and after meditation, continued with healing for people who require the same.

Note : Age limit for meditation – 13yrs+; No age limitations for the healing part.

Provider: Qualified Pranic healers.
Pro Bono Dental Service2nd Sunday of the month from 10:00 AM – NoonDental Consultation services by qualified and board certified dental hygienist.
Reiki ServiceEvery Monday 7:00-8:00 P.M. Walk-ins welcome
Reading RoomEvery Thursday from 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM and Every Saturday from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.Shirdi Sai Parivaar is pleased to offer Reading room service for all devotees
Free Bio-metric and BP testing2nd Saturday of every month from 10:00 A.M. till 12:00 NoonShirdi Sai Parivaar in association with South Asian Heart Center (SAHC) is pleased to announce free BP and Biometric testing services on the 2nd Saturday of every month from 10:00 A.M. till 12:00 Noon. SAHC is a non-profit organization that is associated with El Camino Hospital. Main objective of the organization is to create awareness, conduct research, and reduce high incidence of coronary heart disease and diabetes among South Asians. Shirdi Sai Parivaar devotees can avail the services free of charge. Please note that there will be cost associated for additional follow up and testing.

Health, Nutrition Consultation ServicesEvery 3rd Sunday of the month from 4:00 PM - 5:00 PMSSP offers health and nutrition consultation services from a registered dietitian. Each consultation will be about 20min long and appointments will be given on a first come first serve basis.

Provider: Registered dietitian who currently works at El Camino Hospital.
Blood DriveSSP conducts Blood Drive in association with the Stanford Blood Center. Please click here to sign-up for the next blood drive. Check the home page upcoming event section for more details
Bone Marrow DriveSSP conducts Bone Marrow Drive, in association with the Asian American Donor Program, on a semi-annual basis. The program is conducted on a Thursday evening.
On-Site CookingShirdi Sai Parivaar volunteers will be participating in an On-Site breakfast / lunch activity at the Family Supportive Housing / Adobe services. The next on-site cooking activity can be found in the upcoming events section of the home page.

2015 Updates

 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

Satcharita Parayan For Welfare of Devotees

Message for Devotees:

For devotees’ well-being, Satcharita Parayan is conducted on the 2nd Saturday of every month from 8:00 A.M. – 8:30 P.M.  If you would like to include your family/friends in the Parayan, please send their name (s) via email to [email protected] Please note that request can also be submitted via our website www.shirdisaiparivaar.org. Please go to the SatcharitaParayan sub-menu under Charity tab.  Please note that we will accept names till 11:45 P.M. the previous day. For last minute request, we would appreciate if you could make the  request in person and prior to the start of the Parayan at 8:00 A.M. Devotees are encouraged to come to the temple on the Parayan day and read chapters from Shri Sai Satcharita.

As part of the Parayan, we prepare Udhi prasad along with Baba’s pocket size picture. For repeat request, we only provide Udhi packets.  In order to seek Baba’s blessings, the above mentioned packets are placed at Baba’s feet.  As part of the Parayan sankalpam, devotee’s names are silently read, at the start and end of the Parayan. The Udhi packets are distributed after the Parayan has been completed.   If you are unable to pick up the prasad on the Parayan day, you can pick them up Thursday evening or any other day from the meditation room at Shirdi Sai Center. We will notify you if the Udhi prasad has been placed in the meditation room. If requested, SSP can also mail it to your postal address which will be kept confidential.

Please let us know if you have any questions or if you have any special requests for receiving the Udi prasad.

 

 

 

Access Braille Project

SSP, in conjunction Access Braille, a non-profit organization has undertaken a project to digitize 10th grade textbooks (for India) for children with visual impairment. The details of the project currently underway are provided below:

Project Details:

1) Convert 10th grade (Indian) textbooks that are in Adobe PDF to MS Word. The Word document will then be converted to either audio or digital braille, by other organizations, so that children with visual impairment can use the same to prepare for the 10th grade exams.

2) Textbooks are available online.

3) Project basically comprises of copying text from the PDF document and pasting the same in MS Word. Minor edits will be required for the title, section headings and figures.

4) Documents will be maintained on Google Doc and a control sheet will be maintained to ensure that the conversion occurs seamlessly

5) Documents will be proof read by Access Braille volunteers

6) There is no copyright issue as Government of India has lifted the ban for converting text books, for visually handicapped individuals.

 

BOW TO SHRI SAI AND PEACE BE TO ALL