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Seva or service to the poor and suffering is a principle advocated by the Umhlanga Hindu Society.
In essence, Seva is described as selfless service to mankind. The Society has been actively engaged in various seva projects and will continue to do so. As a Society dedicated to the cause of humanity, a humble appeal is made for volunteers heralding from all sections of the community, to participate in our seva projects.

Objectives

•    To offer assistance in the relief of poverty and disease.
•    To assist persons living with HIV/AIDS, orphans, physically and mentally challenged persons.
•    To utilise the skills and resources within the Umhlanga Hindu Society to empower disadvantaged communities.
•    To facilitate medical camps and blood donor clinics.
•    To actively participate in making donations of cash or kind, in the event of natural calamities or disasters.
•    Feeding Scheme  - See Attached
•    Charity Book Drive - See Attached
•    Stationery and Essential Supplies Charity Drive - See Attached



Projects Undertaken

•    Cash donations to KZN Childline, CANSA, Phoenix Hospice & Sunflower Fund.
•    Feeding Scheme – Cheshire Homes, Missionary for Charity, Shree Bhagavata Vedanta Society, Addington School, Trenance
      Park Disadvantaged Community, Sunshine Crèche.
•    Donations of clothing.
•    Support of cancer patients.
•    Diwali Hampers to Phoenix Child & Family Welfare Society and CWSA – Inanda.
•    Donation of blankets to East Coast Radio – Winter Warmth Campaign.
•    Donation of Stationery to La Mercy Primary School. 

 

HELP THE UNDERPRIVILEGED - GIVE BACK
17 September 2018

DIWALI HAMPER DRIVE

The Umhlanga Hindu Society (UHS) once again invites you to participate in our annual Diwali Hamper Drive, a Seva/Charity initiative to assist families and children in need, during Diwali, the festival of lights. Diwali is a spiritually uplifting and joyous festival. It is a time to express our goodwill and caring for the less fortunate in our communities.

Our sincere gratitude to all of you for your contributions towards the 2017 Diwali Hamper Drive.  Your generous contributions helped us to distribute 400 hampers to families and children at Brookdale Primary School, Sahara Centre for Abused Women, Spes Nova School, Duffs Road area, Tongaat, Umhlatuzana and to the under-privileged families that were identified by the Phoenix Child and Family Welfare Organisation. Your generosity was greatly appreciated by the recipients.

This year we aim to distribute about 400 or more hampers to the value of R300.00 each, consisting of non-perishable groceries. We humbly appeal to you to assist us in this benevolent project. Your gift of love and selfless gesture, as always, will be deeply appreciated.

We also welcome you to make contributions towards this seva project during the auspicious periods of Pithar Paksha and Purtassi.  We will keep you informed of the dates for packaging and distribution of the hampers.

1. You can make your contribution by EFT:

Standard Bank
Acc. Holder:  Umhlanga Hindu Society
Branch:  Umhlanga Ridge
Branch code:  057829
Acc.No.:  05 687 5576
Ref:  Your name …………….   Diwali Hamper Drive

2. Payment in cash to the secretary, Shereen Bhanprakash at the temple premises.

3. You may donate prepacked groceries in quantities of 50 or 100, e.g. canned
beans, 1 kg packs of rice, chilli bite mix

We look forward to your positive response.

Yours faithfully in service to the community

The Board of Directors
Umhlanga Hindu Society
Tel: 031- 572 7357
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APPEAL FOR FUNDS FOR DIWALI HAMPERS

The Umhlanga Hindu Society (UHS) takes great pleasure, once again, in announcing an ongoing Charity/Seva initiative to assist the poor and disadvantaged, abandoned, HIV/AIDS orphaned children and child headed households.

We take this opportunity to thank you for assisting us in the 2012 Diwali Collection, where the UHS distributed in excess of 200 hampers to disadvantaged families and children at Brookdale Primary School, at the Ganesh Temple, Abused Women and HIV affected families in the Phoenix area as well as the underprivileged families that were identified by the Phoenix Child and Family Welfare Organisation.

Your generosity has touched the lives of people in need and has brought many smiles from the recipients, who greatly appreciated this gesture.

This time, we dedicate ourselves once again by placing food on the table of people in need and we hope to bring a smile on the faces of these disadvantaged and underprivileged people residing in this community. The UHS has planned to distribute hampers to the value of R150.00 each, consisting of essential perishable and non-perishable groceries including biscuits and sweets.

We once again humbly appeal to you to assist us with this privilege and honour of serving the needy. We have no doubt that your gift of love and your selfless action will bring joy to all the recipients and their families. We know that you will exercise your benevolence and generosity to fulfill and brighten the hearts of those who are less fortunate than us. We will ensure that these hampers are personally handed out by our volunteers.

In addition, we welcome you to make contributions towards this seva project during this auspicious period of Pithra Paksha and Puratassi.

Kindly advise us how many hampers you would like to donate.

We will keep you informed as to the dates we will be packaging and distributing the said hampers.

Looking forward in anticipation to your positive response.

Yours faithfully in service to the community.

God Bless.

On behalf of the Executive Committee
Renuka Lutchminarayan         
Convenor: Seva/Charity Sub-Committee
Tel: 031- 562 0852
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For further details you may also contact:
Shereen Bhanprakash
Tel: 031- 572 7357
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