Philanthropy & Community Activities

Sri Saibaba Mandir participates in community events very actively.

Volunteers participate in feeding programs such as “Meals on Wheels”, Salvation Army, Feed My Hungry Children, Adopt a Family program for needy children in Minnesota, Donation of winter clothing to needy children of Minnesota, Hunger Relief program of Heartland second Harvest of Minnesota, and feeding programs in various parts of India.

Notable contributions in the past years include donations to Indian Prime Minister’s fund for Tsunami victims in 2005, “Save a Child’s Heart by Apollo Hospital and Deccan Chronicle in 2005, Red Cross for earth quake victims of Haiti, Donations to Sankara Netralaya, victims of natural disasters, and other to other needy.

Other initiatives include food shelf, soup kitchen, "Adopt a highway", blood donation drives, flu and COVID vaccines.


Recent events

Date

Event Details

May 2024

1. Bountiful Basket Food Shelf

https://saibabamn.org/community/BB_20240510.pdf

April 2024

1. Bountiful Basket Food Shelf

https://saibabamn.org/community/BB_20240408.pdf

Executive Director's visit - letter and video

https://saibabamn.org/community/BB_202404.jpg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CuoO6HVdW4

2. Clothes for children

https://saibabamn.org/community/Clothes_202404.jpg

March 2024

1. Bountiful Basket Food Shelf

https://saibabamn.org/community/BB_20240306.pdf

2. Clothes for children

https://saibabamn.org/community/Clothes_202403.jpg

February 2024

1. Second Harvest

https://saibabamn.org/community/SH_20240209.pdf

January 2024

1. Bountiful Basket Food Shelf

https://saibabamn.org/community/BB_20240102.pdf

https://saibabamn.org/community/BB_20240126.pdf

December 2023
November 2023

1. Bountiful Basket Food Shelf

https://saibabamn.org/community/BB_20231110.jpg

October 2023

1. Bountiful Basket Food Shelf

https://saibabamn.org/community/BB_20231006.jpg

2. United Way - Backpack fund for school students

https://saibabamn.org/community/UW20231012.pdf

September 2023

1. Bountiful Basket Food Shelf

https://saibabamn.org/community/BB_20230830.jpg

August 2023

1. Bountiful Basket Food Shelf

https://saibabamn.org/community/BB_20230801.jpg

July 2023

1. Bountiful Basket Food Shelf

https://saibabamn.org/community/BB_202307.jpg

June 2023

1. Adopt a Highway: 17th June 2023

https://saibabamn.org/community/AH2023.jpg

May 2023

1. Bountiful Basket Food Shelf: Letters of Appreciation

https://saibabamn.org/community/BB_20230531.jpg

https://saibabamn.org/community/BB_202304.jpg

April 2023

1. UNICEF Turkey Earthquake Relief: Letter of Appreciation

https://saibabamn.org/community/UNICEF_202304.jpg

2. Bountiful Basket Food Shelf: Letter of Appreciation

https://saibabamn.org/community/BB_202304.jpg

March 2023

1. The Humanity Allowance: Letter of Appreciation

https://saibabamn.org/community/Humanity_20230302.pdf

2. Clothes for children

https://saibabamn.org/community/Clothes_202303.jpg

3. Bountiful Basket Food Shelf: Letter of Appreciation

https://saibabamn.org/community/BB_202303.jpeg

February 2023

Bountiful Basket Food Shelf: Letter of Appreciation

https://saibabamn.org/community/BB2023.jpg

January 2023

Loaves and Fishes: Letters of Appreciation

https://saibabamn.org/community/LoavesFishes2023.pdf

January 2023

Bountiful Basket Food Drive

https://saibabamn.org/community/BountifulBasket2023.jpg

December 2022

Feed My Starving Children - food packing event

https://saibabamn.org/community/FMSC2022.jpg

December 2022

Second Harvest Food Drive

https://saibabamn.org/community/SecondHarvest2022.pdf

June 2022

Loaves and Fishes: Letters of Appreciation

https://saibabamn.org/community/LoavesFishes2022.pdf

March 2022

Saibaba Soup Kitchen: The Humanity Alliance

https://saibabamn.org/community/Letter of gratitude to Sri Saibaba Mandir Temple.pdf

March 2022

Blood Donation Drive

https://saibabamn.org/community/BloodDonationMarch2022.png

February 2022

Second Harvest Food Drive

https://saibabamn.org/community/Shirdi Saibaba Partnership Appreciation Letter.pdf

July 2021

SEWA COVID Response Fund for 2021

https://saibabamn.org/community/COVID.pdf


Past events

Adopt a Family

With the grace and blessings of Saibaba, the Prayer Center volunteers have been participating, since 2002, in Adopt-A-Family program with the generous contributions and help from Sai devotees. In this program, the Prayer Center is working with local Church "Kinship of Greater Minneapolis" to help a few needy children by fulfilling the family wish list consisting of items such as clothes, toys, small appliances and other gift items befitting the Holidays.

The Saibaba Mandir participated every year from 2002 till 2010 and has received letters of appreciation for its participation.

Second Harvest Food Drives

Sri Saibaba Mandir has worked with Second Harvest Heartland in conducting food drives. Many Minnesotans rely upon local food shelves to help feed their families. There has been an ever increasing demand in area food shelf visits.

Sri Saibaba Mandir has conducted multiple food drives every year since 2008 and has received several letters of appreciation in this regard.

Others

1. Operation Warm Coats for kids with the Salvation Army.

2. Samarthanam Trust for the disabled: Shirdi Saibaba Mandir donated $1000 to help disabled children in January 2017.

3. Sankara Eye Foundation: With the help of devotees contributions, our Mandir raised and donated $3280 to the Sankara Eye Foundation.