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SEATTLE

6/25/22

Adopt-a-road event in Seattle

As part of our commitment to local communities, VTSEVA Seattle youth participated in an adopt-a-road event in Sammamish. We cleaned the roads and picked up recyclable items and trash as part of this effort.

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SEATTLE

6/21/22

VTSEVA Seattle volunteering @DESC

VTSEVA Seattle youth volunteers participated in community engagement by volunteering at Downtown Emergency Services Center (DESC). Volunteers helped unload and sort through donations for homeless shelters in Seattle downtown. All these items help DESC setup new homes for people in need within our communities.

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DETROIT

6/20/22

VTS Detroit Youth Board Manoogian Manor Senior Center

Project Lead and Article written by: Harish Jaisankar Our Youth Board members and parents visited the Manoogian Manor seniors 2nd time in a row this summer. Our volunteers served juice to the seniors. Srivasta also entertained everyone by playing music in his guitar. It was a great evening spent with the seniors and the bonfire A huge thank you to all the youth and adult volunteers for spending time with the seniors. Youth Volunteers: Harish, Hajanthan, Varshan, Poorani, Vahini, Srivatsa & Sriram Adult Volunteers: Komathy, Veena and Priya

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CINCINNATI

6/19/22

Summer Tennis Camp

Summer tennis camp for kids is a 4 week or 8 week program where youth volunteers teach playing tennis from basic to advanced levels while making it fun

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DETROIT

6/19/22

VTS Det YB Father's Day Greeting Card Project

𝐕𝐓 𝐒𝐞𝐯𝐚 𝐃𝐞𝐭𝐫𝐨𝐢𝐭 𝐘𝐨𝐮𝐭𝐡 𝐁𝐨𝐚𝐫𝐝 𝐦𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫𝐬 celebrated Father's r's Day with the dads in 3 senior centers in Livonia, MI. 45 volunteers came together and created 75 𝐛𝐞𝐚𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐟𝐮𝐥 𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐦𝐚𝐝𝐞 𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐬 to wish them a happy Fathers day Cards have been distributed to 3 senior centers 𝐌𝐚𝐧𝐨𝐨𝐠𝐢𝐚𝐧 𝐌𝐚𝐧𝐨𝐫, 𝐎𝐚𝐤𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐭 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐞𝐬, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐖𝐨𝐨𝐝𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞𝐧 and they were so happy to receive the cards! This project was initiated by the Youth Board Member 𝑯𝒂𝒓𝒊𝒔𝒉.

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BAYAREA

6/15/22

Letters to seniors

VT Seva youth volunteers participate in “Letters to sign” every month. Volunteers sign up every month to write up to 4 letters and mail them to the specified address which then reach the seniors. Volunteers write a letter or make cards following guidelines provided on their website.VT Seva has been participating in this activity since 2021 and seeing increased participation from youth volunteers every month. This activity is about providing support and making elders happy by writing letters to them. In this activity, volunteers take a few minutes, sit down and write a letter. They tell them a joke, share a riddle, share how their day went and let them know they are loved. It brings a connection to the person where the letter gets mailed and makes someone feel good when they receive it.

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BAYAREA

6/14/22

Green Initiative

As a part of Environmental Sustainability effort and Climate Change Action , Volunteers took apart if the Green Initiative by taking shorter showers, conserving energy, etc. one volunteer wrote “During the green initiative activity, I take measures to reduce my carbon footprint and save as much of our resources as possible. Some ways I do this is by using natural light instead of turning on the lights in my room when daylight is still there, using the bus to go to and from school everyday rather than using personal transportation, and buying locally sourced food from stores such as Lucky's and Safeway rather than other food. Although these measures taken are small, they eventually add up in the long-term and end up reducing the amount of waste I produce in regards to the resources I have access to. I find these actions really important for our environment and our future so I do them gladly.”

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DALLAS

6/11/22

VT Seva North Texas Food Bank Volunteering

After almost a year and a half of no in-person activities being conducted, VT Seva Dallas resumed its volunteering at the North Texas Food Bank. We had about 35 volunteers show up as we packed over 6,319 pounds of making, resulting in over 1,395 bags of food for kids in need.

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DETROIT

6/11/22

VT Seva Detroit Youth Board Celebrations

What a wonderful evening on June 11, 2022 to celebrate multiple occassions 1. YB 3rd Anniversary 2. High School Senior Graduation 3. June Birthday Celebration 4. Walkathon Kickoff 50 + volunteers attend the event.

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DALLAS

6/7/22

VT Seva Dallas Monthly Appreciation breakfast for Frisco Police and Frisco Fire

VT Seva Dallas volunteers visited both the Frisco Police and Frisco Fire departments as part of the monthly essential workers appreciation program. They delivered breakfast to the officers and got to have a chat with them regarding the recent events surrounding the school shooting in Uvalde. Overall, the event was a success as volunteers were able to broaden their knowledge on how the Frisco police department responded to the crisis in Uvalde, and how they plan on ensuring that the city of Frisco remains safe.

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CHICAGO

6/6/22

Volunteering at FMSC

Few Volunteers from Chicago/Schaumburg area took some time from their first Monday (of summer vacation) for helping at Feed My Starving Children. Along with other volunteers, they helped pack 84 boxes, which can feed 49 kids an year!!

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