Here's his starting contribution - projects in NYC. "I actually did not comprehend the depth of all the activities going on here in Manhattan until recently, " he wrote.
Please help us by posting, in the comments section, projects in the rest of the US and Canada.
- Saturday, December 20: Sathya Sai Baba mission - holiday program distribution of gifts to 2,000 patients at Goldwater Hospital on Roosevelt Island (12PM - 4PM)
- Sunday December 21, 9:30AM: Sadhu Vaswani Center (SVC) and Missionary of Charities (Mother Teresa) in Newark, NJ - soup kitchen activities/blanket distribution - all the nuns in Newark are desis too... Mother Teresa's group runs their soup kitchen every day except for Thursdays... Over 1,000 blankets have been distributed on the streets and shelters over the past month by the SVC.
- Wednesday, December 24 6PM: Healthy Harlem Food Service - Christmas distribution of gifts. Sathya Sai devotees now run 5 different soup kitchen projects in
Manhattan - every Saturday morning in the Bowery, every Saturday
afternoon in front of Bellevue Men's Shelter, every Wednesday evening
at Harlem, a church (Peter's Place) on 23rd Street - every
Saturday/Sunday evening, and the Baptist church on 32nd street every
Sunday afternoon...at the Baptist church, they open it up as a shelter
on weekend, and 1 or 2 Sai devotees sleep there overnight to man it as
an overnight shelter... Gifts have been prepared for distribution at all these sites. The
whole Sai group about 100 volunteers got together for 3 weekends
continually at the Goldwater Hospital auditorium and turned that place
into a working factory/assembly line to prepare gifts for the 2,000
patients at the hospital in addition to the 1,000 plus people they will
feed during the holiday week. I saw all the energy and it was really
[To contact Hemant Wadhwani: wadhwani[at]translationcity.com]