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SEWA’s holiday spirit: fruit bags for kids

February 2011
SEWA’s holiday spirit: fruit bags for kids “Serving the human being is serving God” ("Nar Seva is Narayan Seva") is the motto of SEWA International. So on this past December 4, SEWA volunteers went out to make the holidays brighter for some children whose families needed a little help. Along with ISCKON Atlanta, SEWA volunteers participated in the Children’s Holiday Celebration at the First Baptist Church of East Point, organized by Lordstrom in partnership with Zion Hill Community Development Corporation.

Rev. Melanie Conner was very happy to have members of our Hindu community participating this year. The event has been held for seven years, and this year, SEWA and ISKCON contributed over 480 bags, each with five pieces of fruit and some candy canes.

One of the rewarding things about this event was the level of interest in our Hindu culture expressed by many people there. Several received Japa chanting beads and numerous books on Vedic philosophy, including the Bhagavad Gita from ISKCON. SEWA believes that the time is ripe for sharing our wonderful culture and religion with a broader audience here in the Atlanta area. ISKCON Atlanta expressed interest in joining forces for future events where we can showcase our culture and traditions, and SEWA International is planning to discuss ideas for such activities with other community service organizations as well.

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