Category: Service

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Service and Devotion Activities in Morocco

As part of the Adoption of Communities initiative, SSSIO volunteers in Morocco organized stitching classes twice a week for 30 women. They also held literacy classes thrice a week for 40 women. In Tamazouzt village, a wall was constructed around a reservoir and well for…

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Food for the Needy in Kyrgyzstan

In the first half of March 2021, six SSSIO volunteers served hot meals consisting of two types of vegetarian pilaf, vegetables with buckwheat, homemade cakes, and sweets to 30 people at a local homeless shelter. Many of the residents of the shelter were sick and…

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Service Activities in Saudi Arabia

During February 2021, volunteers from the SSSIO of Saudi Arabia distributed food regularly. Every weekend, volunteers from Jeddah, Riyadh, Jubail, and Yanbu prepared, packaged, and distributed a variety of freshly cooked food along with fruits, water, yogurt drinks, dry food packets, pastries, and juices to…

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Tree Planting in Mauritius

On February 20, 2021, as part of the Go-Green initiative, 35 SSSIO volunteers reforested two locations of natural beauty on the island. Everyone joined hands to plant trees in Mont Vert – Forest Side. They planted 300 saplings of endemic trees over an area of…

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Serving the Homeless in New Mexico, USA

In Albuquerque, New Mexico, for the past 15 years, SSSIO volunteers have served hot vegetarian meals every month to 150 to 200 homeless people, including children. Working alongside other volunteers at Hope Works, a large non-profit organization that is dedicated to ending homelessness, they prepare…

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Toy & Food Drive in Canada

On December 20, 2020, the Sri Sathya Sai Centre of Ontario hosted a regional Toy and Food Drive to support local disadvantaged communities.  Volunteers donated 200 toys which gave sparks of joy to the children who received them. In addition, the Food Drive supported indigent…

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Serving the Needy in South Africa

On January 31 and February 21, 2021, around 50 SSSIO volunteers from seven regions in South Africa distributed vitamin packs along with information booklets and packets of vibhuti (holy ash) to the needy, while following strict safety protocols. The vitamin packs contained Vitamin B complex,…

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Feeding the Needy in California, USA

Since 1988, SSSIO volunteers in the greater San Diego area in California have offered freshly-cooked food to the homeless every Sunday. In the beginning, volunteers prepared bean burritos and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and distributed them along with water, fruits, and pastries to the…

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Serving Nursing Home Residents in Bolivia

Sucre is the capital of Bolivia, located in the south-central part of the country. Volunteers from the SSSIO of Bolivia serve the elderly in a nursing home in Sucre, once a month on Saturday. They greet 130 women and 80 men residing in the nursing…

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