Saturday 22 September 2018 | Bhadarva Sud 13, Samvat 2074

Sat 22 Sep 2018

Charitable and Community Activities

The Swaminarayan philosophy insists on pure, simple living and high thinking, which inspires people to put service to society, before themselves. Therefore, Maninagar Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Sansthan North America holds medical events and campaigns at our various centers throughout the continent to service the community and help others. These include:

 

Annual Blood Donation Campaigns

Our temples hold blood drives where many disciples and local community members donate blood to benefit the saving of others’ lives. Disciples of the temples help organize and run the event. Blood mobiles are often called to the temple for these campaigns during temple patotsavs and other major celebrations throughout the year to maximize donations.

 

Annual Adult and Youth Medical Camps

These medical camps provide disciples and community members the chance to get physical, dental, vision, and EKG check-ups as well as blood work completed at no cost. Many disciples and doctors from the local Indian communities volunteer their time to help out with the medical camp and make it a successful event each time.

 

Campaigns to Encourage Organ and Tissue Donation

His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree strongly encourages organ and tissue donation, as it is a way to give the precious gift of life to someone even after one’s own death. Various temples have held organ and tissue donation campaigns, allowing disciples to sign up for the donation of their organs.