Easter Dinner for the Homeless in Verona, Italy

Sathya Sai volunteers from the Triveneto region served Easter dinner to the homeless in Verona on 27th March 2016, at a location known as Amici di Paolo Favale (Friends of Paolo Favale). With the cooperation of professional caterers from Milan, 20 volunteers from the Sathya Sai Centres of Conegliano, Mestre, Bolzano, and Verona participated in this service opportunity. Awnings and gazebos were erected on a green grassy area for the event, and bright sun enlivened the grounds and lifted everyone’s spirits. This year, more than 100 guests were offered a rich variety of dishes in celebration of the holy festival of Easter. After dinner, participants broke a mega–Easter egg and SSIO members sang and danced to the accompaniment of guitars. Sathya Sai volunteers have served breakfast to the homeless at this location for many years. Both the volunteers and the recipients were grateful for this added opportunity to celebrate together, and the appreciation of the recipients was truly humbling. The joy of participation led one volunteer to comment, “Being able to offer food gives us so much joy that we happily sacrifice time with our family on Easter Day to serve our extended family – the homeless of Verona.”

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