Members of the Sri Sathya Sai Center of Grant Pass, OR, regularly pack Ziplock bags of essential items such as hygiene products and winter accessories to distribute to the homeless. They describe the loving spirit of Oneness they bring to serving and treating the homeless as a divine reflection of themselves.
SSSIO members of the four Sri Sathya Sai Centers of the Greater Boston area have carried out free health fairs biannually at their newly acquired facility in Lowell, MA. The events, which offer a range of healthcare services, have served about 200-250 visitors, including many from underserved ethnic communities. The health fairs have also drawn several medical volunteers outside the Sai community. The events have been well supported by the local town administrators and community agencies.
Members, including SSE children, of the Sri Sathya Sai Center of Nashville, TN, spent a day planting more than 400 native trees at a local forest park, guided by a park ranger who instructed them on the proper way to plant trees. In the process, Sai volunteers learnt the vital role trees play in protecting the city waterways, and the value of restoring the natural ecosystem and encouraging biodiversity.
Female Young Adults of the Sri Sathya Sai Center of Beaverton, OR, spearheaded a month-long drive to collect hygiene products, which were packed into 150 care bags and delivered to the Rose Haven, a day shelter for homeless women.
Members of the Sri Sathya Sai Centers of Southeast Denver and Boulder, CO, spent a joyous weekend together in April, during which they participated in a Walk for Values event, built a community garden and planted a maple tree at a local family shelter.
Members of the Mid-Central Region of the SSSIO-USA kicked off their Sai 100 Initiative - One Million Trees on May 27, 2023, by planting five trees during their annual regional retreat. A Task Force planned the event and prepared the ground, so they were ready to plant the trees on the day of the retreat. Plans are in place to ensure the trees thrive in their new home.