Members of the Sri Sathya Sai Center of Milwaukee, WI came together every week to knit 120 beanies for the 98th birthday of Sri Sathya Sai Baba and distributed them to the homeless in six local area shelters. The beanies were gratefully received as they provided warmth during the harsh winter.
Every Saturday about 10-15 Sai volunteers from Sai Prema Nilayam, Riverside, CA, assemble and pack 108 food items such as sandwiches, fruits, snack packs, and water. The volunteers disperse throughout the downtown area and parks to seek out and personally deliver the food packs to homeless individuals.
The SSSIO-USA Mid-Atlantic Region held a free health fair at the North Bergen public library in New Jersey on December 9 2023. The fair was organized in collaboration with local hospitals and more than 20 social agencies that provided valuable health information and resources. The fair served more than 380 guests, and provided them with free basic health screening, consultations with medical doctors, free eye testing and eyeglasses, meditation and yoga classes.
Members of the Sri Sathya Sai Center of North San Diego, CA prepare and deliver care packages and sandwiches every month to Brother Benno’s Center which distributes them to the homeless. In addition, for Christmas, they donated 20 blankets.
A vision camp was held by the SSSIO-USA Pacific South Region at the White Memorial Hospital in downtown Los Angeles, CA on December 3, 2023. About 35 Sai volunteers worked alongside 20 Lion Clubs members to help eight optometrists provide free eye testing and free eyeglasses to about 125 low-income clients without vision insurance. Many who had suffered from poor eyesight were moved to tears of gratitude to receive the gift of improved vision.
The Sri Sathya Sai Center of Boulder, CO, has taken on a monthly project of preparing and delivering peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to the residents of the Boulder Shelter for the Homeless, in addition to their regular feeding service. This allows the shelter to provide an extra meal it would, otherwise, not have been able to provide.