Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Sansthan Maninagar is celebrating the auspicious 75th Manifestation of His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree Purushottampriyadasji Maharaj. For this divine occasion, the North America parivaar is taking an initiative to honor our Beloved Guru by taking part in charitable and volunteer activities within our respective communities.
Chicago Mandal took part in this noble deed by volunteering at an origination called "Feed My Starving Children" in Schaumburg, Illinois. It is a Christian non-profit organization, which provides nutritionally complete meals, specifically formulated for malnourished children around the world.
Chicago Mandal had 60 volunteers, which included children from ages of 5 - 16 years, together with adults from ages 17-60 years old. As a group we managed to pack a total of 200 boxes, which equated; 43,200 total meals, where approximately 118 kids are able to be fed for a year, and the cost for that much of food was $9,504.00.
We are extremely pleased to be able to follow the teaching of our Guru that "service before self" and His teachings of giving back to our great communities we all belong to.