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VTSeva Detroit First Quarter Blog 2024

Our VT SEVA Detroit Youth Board kicked off the beginning of the 2024 volunteering season with the closing of the 1st quarter! Every project was a great initiative and a way to help out our community and gratefulness extends to all the youth and adult volunteers that devoted their time to such a noble cause! Here are the projects we have covered from January to March this quarter:

Youth Board Projects:

  • Dog Rescue Towel DriveGrocery Bag DriveCASS Community Cooking Event

  • VTSeva Detroit Youth Board Teen Mental Wellness EventVTSeva Youth Board Coats and Socks Drive

  • Open Door Food Ministry Volunteering EventBrilliant Detroit In-Person Volunteering

Detroit Projects:

  • Food Gatherers Packing Event

  • DRAW Warehouse

  • Capuchin Soup Kitchen

  • World Medical Relief Center

  • Clean Love Project

  • FMSC Food Packing Event

  • Food drive and fundraising for Lighthouse pantry with Kroger stores solicitation

  • Destined For Greatness Ford Wellness Center

Annual / FundRaiser Events:

  • VT Seva Detroit 7th Annual Public Speaking Workshop

VTS Club Events:

  • Troy High and IAE- Boxing groceries for The Dre Project

  • North Farmington HS VTS Club- Fleece and Thank You

  • Troy High VTS Club- Book Drive for Making Spirits Bright

  • Troy IA VTS Club- Sorting at Children Hospital

  • Troy HIGH VTS Club- Grace Center of Hope Soup KitchenIAE VTS Math Kangaroo Competition

  • VTS Troy High- Gleaners Fundraiser

Video of Event Slides

Youth Board Projects:

Dog Rescue Towel Drive- 1/31/2024

Animals offer numerous benefits to our well-being, including mental, physical, and social support. Unfortunately, not all animals receive the care they deserve. To address this issue, we've partnered with Last Day Dog Rescue to donate towels and essential items to aid their efforts in helping animals in need. 35 Youth Board members from 10 different cities collected 105 towels.

𝗬𝗼𝘂𝘁𝗵 LEAD: Oviya JaiSankar

𝗬𝗼𝘂𝘁𝗵 𝗩𝗼𝗹𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗲𝗿𝘀:  Aanya Das, Abisrishti Ram,  Aditya Sankar, Akshitha Mylavarapu, Akshith Ashwant, Ananya Sankar, Anish Jaganna, Anoop  Sharva Jaganna, Avni Patel, Cordelia Laframboise, Hajanthan Muhinthan, Jenna Najor, Jishnu Kandalam, Joseph Najor, Kushal Durga, Mohammed Hussain, Nidhi Rao, Nikhil Aerabati,  Oviya Jaisankar, Rachana Raghunathan, Rishi Adduri, Rishi Chowdhry, Saicharan, Sai Sahasra, Sai Sri Ram, Samhith Eganti, Shraya Ved, Shruthi Adduri, Swara Rege, Tian Han Pelon, Varnika Jakka, Varshan Muhinthan, Varshini Barla, Veena Karthik, Yathisekar Debetta

 𝗔𝗱𝘂𝗹𝘁 𝗩𝗼𝗹𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗲𝗿𝘀:  Priya, Srinath, Vanitha, Vijay, Samynathan, Prasad, Jaisankar, Komathy, Suresh, Shobana, and Jyothi



Grocery Bag Drive- 1/31/2024

Despite our access to resources like food and warmth during the cold winter, many families in our community still lack these essentials. Organizations like Open Door Ministries provide crucial support to these families by operating food banks. To aid their efforts, our Youth Board donated grocery bags for packing food. With the collaboration of 39 members, we collected over 3000 bags to support our local food bank.

𝗬𝗼𝘂𝘁𝗵 LEAD: Shreya Shetty

𝐘𝐨𝐮𝐭𝐡 𝐕𝐨𝐥𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐞𝐫𝐬:

Aanya Das, Abisrishti Ram,  Aditya Sankar, Akshitha Mylavarapu, Akshith Ashwant, Ananya Sankar, Anisha Madalla, Arnav Sharma, Avni Patel, Cordelia Laframboise, Hajanthan Muhinthan, Jishnu Kandalam, Kushal Durga, Mohammed Hussain, Nidhi Rao, Nikhil Aerabati,  Nithin Ramkumar, Oviya Jaisankar, Rachana Raghunathan, Rishi Adduri, Rishi Chowdhry, Rishma Madalla, Sai Charan, Sai Sahasra, Sai Sri Ram, Samhith Eganti, Sanjula, Sathvik Tirumala Kanduri, Savithri Bhatta, Shivam Shah, Shraya Ved, Shruthi Adduri, Shyam Bhatta, Swara Rege, Tian Han Pelon, Varshan Muhinthan, Varshini Barla, Veena Karthik, and Yathisekar Debetta

𝐀𝐝𝐮𝐥𝐭 𝐕𝐨𝐥𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐞𝐫𝐬: 

Priya, Srinath, Vanitha, Vijay, Samynathan, Prasad, Jaisankar, Komathy, Suresh, Shobana, and Jyothi



CASS Community Cooking Event-2/18/2024

The Cass Community Social Services Cooking Service Event is always a memorable experience, filled with joy, tears, and even some singing. Residents were greeted with a clean dining room and pantry, appreciating the effort to provide a welcoming environment. Making a difference was truly delicious, as we were able to feed 130 people who enjoyed the food we prepared. We look forward to returning for another rewarding experience.

𝗬𝗼𝘂𝘁𝗵 LEAD: Oviya Jaisankar

𝗬𝗼𝘂𝘁𝗵 𝗩𝗼𝗹𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗲𝗿𝘀: Oviya, Jishnu, Varshini, Diya, Rithvik, Rishabh, Akshitha, Shruthika, Soumya, Aanya, Shruthi A & Soham

 𝗔𝗱𝘂𝗹𝘁 𝗩𝗼𝗹𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗲𝗿𝘀: Priya, Jaisankar, Niveditha, Srilatha, Savithri, Lalitha, Niladari, Nalini & Shailaja



VTSeva Detroit Youth Board Teen Mental Wellness Event

Teen mental wellness is crucial for adolescent health, covering emotional, psychological, and social aspects. Friendships are vital for this wellness, offering support and belonging. Our youth gathered on this day to exchange positive messages, fostering a supportive community.

𝗬𝗼𝘂𝘁𝗵 𝗩𝗼𝗹𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗲𝗿𝘀:  Aditi, Akshitha, Oviya, Shreya, Pelon, Shivani, Shivam, Sai, Sreenika, Anvika, Ishan, Akshaya. Anirvin, Jayanth, Shruthi, Shruthika, Rishi, Izzy, Sathvik, Swara & Sneha.


VTSeva Youth Board Coats and Socks Drive-3/7/2024

VTSEVA Detroit Youth Board collected 144 New & Gently Jackets and 108 pairs of New & Gently socks for Grace Centers of Hope. This organization supports homeless and chemically dependent community members in southeast Michigan. Donated items will be distributed or sold to buy food and resources.

𝗬𝗼𝘂𝘁𝗵 LEAD: Hajanthan Muhinthan

𝗬𝗼𝘂𝘁𝗵 𝗩𝗼𝗹𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗲𝗿𝘀:  (𝗰𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗖𝗼𝗮𝘁)

Aanya, AbiSrishti, Akshita, Akshith, Amogh, Anirvin, Anushka, Avni, Cordelia, Diya, Eashan, Hajanthan, Harsh, Hrudya, Kalki, Kavi, Nirvan, Nithin, Oviya, Rachana, Rishabh, Rishi C, Rithvik, Sai, Sai Hasini, Sai Sahasra, Saicharan, Samhith, Satvick, Shraya, Shruthi, Swara, Tian Han, Varshan, Varshini, Veena, Videep.

𝗬𝗼𝘂𝘁𝗵 𝗩𝗼𝗹𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗲𝗿𝘀: (𝗰𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗦𝗼𝗰𝗸𝘀) 

Akshita, Akshith, Amogh, Avni, Cordelia, Diya, Eashan, Hajanthan, Harsh, Hrudya, Nirvan, Oviya, Pranav, Rachana, Rishabh, Rishi, Rithvik, Sai, Sai Sahasra, Saicharan, Satvick, Shraya, Shruthi, Swara , Tian Han, Varshan, Varshini, Veena, Videep.


Open Door Food Ministry Volunteering Event- 3/21/2024

During our volunteering experience at Open Door Food Ministry, we assisted in various tasks to support their mission of serving those in need. This food pantry serves approximately 400 families weekly, distributing an average of 20,000 lb of food per week. Our tasks included organizing sugar packets and condiment packages for inclusion in food packages, assisting in the assembly line to load carts for each family, and cleanup after food distribution.

𝗬𝗼𝘂𝘁𝗵 LEAD: Shreya Shetty

𝗬𝗼𝘂𝘁𝗵 𝗩𝗼𝗹𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗲𝗿𝘀:  Kushal Durga, Avni Patel, Jishnu Kandalam, Amogh Mavatoor, Rishabh Mavatoor, Shraya Ved, Akshith Ashwanth, Aditi Jethri Kompally, and Shreya Shetty

𝗔𝗱𝘂𝗹𝘁 𝗩𝗼𝗹𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗲𝗿𝘀: Kalyani Nallamilli, Vandana Durga, and Niveditha Mavatoor

Brilliant Detroit In-Person Volunteering- 3/31/2024

VT Seva Detroit volunteers recently collaborated with Brilliant Detroit, assembling 415 STEM kits for their Adventures in Science and Stories in Science programs. These kits aim to support student learning in STEM subjects, with 16 dedicated volunteers contributing to the initiative.

𝗬𝗼𝘂𝘁𝗵 LEAD: Amogh Mavatoor

𝗬𝗼𝘂𝘁𝗵 𝗩𝗼𝗹𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗲𝗿𝘀: Aditya Sankar, Akshith Ashwanth, Amogh Mavatoor, Ananya Sankar, Avni Patel, Jishnu Kandalam, Shraya Ved, Shruthi Adduri, Swara Rege, Sriraam Hebbar, Nitya Sankar, Rishabh Mavatoor

𝗔𝗱𝘂𝗹𝘁 𝗩𝗼𝗹𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗲𝗿𝘀:  Pallavi Patel, Nalini Sangita, Neha Ved, Vanitha Gopalan


Detroit Projects:

Food Gatherers Packing Event-1/6/2024

Food Gatherers, a leading agency for hunger relief in the county, supports a network of 170 community partners with free and low-cost food deliveries. Our volunteers sorted dairy, produce, and packaged food, preparing 783 lbs of food for delivery in just 3 hours. Additionally, over 800 lbs of compost will be used to feed animals on local farms.

𝗬𝗼𝘂𝘁𝗵 𝗩𝗼𝗹𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗲𝗿𝘀: Jisnu Kandalam, Kirupali Sathyanathan, Avni Patel, Shruthi Adduri, Varshan Muhinthan, Hajanthan Muhinthan, Shraya Ved, Rishi Chowdhury, Kushi Kanumuri

𝗔𝗱𝘂𝗹𝘁 𝗩𝗼𝗹𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗲𝗿𝘀: Praveen K, Pallavi P, Vijay K, Sathyanathan V, Durga Nalini, Komathy M, Vanitha G


DRAW Warehouse- 1/20/2024

13 VT Seva Detroit volunteers (Youth & Adults) volunteered at the DRAW (Disaster Relief At Work) Disaster Relief At Work warehouse that provides aid to natural disaster victims. We cleaned 60 tables to be distributed to a city in Mississippi as disaster relief from tornadoes.

𝗬𝗼𝘂𝘁𝗵 LEAD: Shraya Ved

𝗬𝗼𝘂𝘁𝗵 𝗩𝗼𝗹𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗲𝗿𝘀: Shraya Ved, Avni Patel, Jishnu Kandalam, Kushi Kanumuri, Amogh Mavatoor, Rishi Harish, Kaustubh Dingari

𝗔𝗱𝘂𝗹𝘁 𝗩𝗼𝗹𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗲𝗿𝘀: Vanitha Gopalan, Neha Ved, Pallavi Patel, Praveen Kanumuri, Chandra Kanumuri, Nivedhita Mavatoor, Suresh Rajan


Capuchin Soup Kitchen- 1/27/2024

Capuchin Soup Kitchen provides healthy meals to the homeless and hungry, serving breakfast, lunch, and         dinner. Nine volunteers assisted with tasks such as serving food, prepping ingredients, organizing inventory, baking desserts, and cleaning the kitchen and dining area.

𝗬𝗼𝘂𝘁𝗵 LEAD: Harshini Manthena

𝗬𝗼𝘂𝘁𝗵 𝗩𝗼𝗹𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗲𝗿𝘀: 

Kaustubh Dingari, Rishi Harish,, Amogh Mavatoor, Rishabh Mavatoor, Harshini Manthena

𝗔𝗱𝘂𝗹𝘁 𝗩𝗼𝗹𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗲𝗿𝘀: 

Srinivasa Raju Manthena, Vanitha Gopalan, Srivardhan Dingari, Nivedhita Mavatoor.


World Medical Relief Center- 2/17/2024

 On February 17th, 2024, VT Seva Detroit volunteers had an inspiring learning opportunity as well as an amazing volunteering experience at the World Medical Relief center. In total we had 12 volunteers who did a great job sorting medical supplies along with the lead director of the medical center.

𝗬𝗼𝘂𝘁𝗵 LEAD: Anirvin Ramanan

𝗬𝗼𝘂𝘁𝗵 𝗩𝗼𝗹𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗲𝗿𝘀: Anirvin Ramanan, Deekshitha Rave, Yathi Shekar Debbata, Shraya Ved, Avni Patel, Hrudya Kishore, Swara Rege

𝗔𝗱𝘂𝗹𝘁 𝗩𝗼𝗹𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗲𝗿𝘀: Vanitha Gopalanm Swathi Debbata, Pallavi Patel, Ranga Rao Ravu, Suresh Rajan.

Clean Love Project- 2/24/2024

Our volunteering experience at The Clean Love Project was incredibly rewarding. In total, 17 volunteers came together to assemble hygiene kits for women in need. These kits, totaling 2,071 hygiene items, will be distributed to women and young girls in Detroit schools, food pantries, and homeless shelters. Our efforts aim to alleviate their hygiene needs and empower them to feel clean, loved, and empowered.

𝗬𝗼𝘂𝘁𝗵 LEAD: Avni Patel

𝗬𝗼𝘂𝘁𝗵 𝗩𝗼𝗹𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗲𝗿𝘀: Avni Patel, Shraya Ved, Hrudya Kishore, Jishnu Kandalam, Kushi Kanumuri, Aarabhi Ratish, Anushka Vikram,  Swara Rege, Amogh Mavatoor, Ruthvi Ala, and Vedhya Raja

𝗔𝗱𝘂𝗹𝘁 𝗩𝗼𝗹𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗲𝗿𝘀: Vanitha Gopalan, Pallavi Patel, Praveen Kamumuri, Chandra Kamumuri, Vijay Kandalam, and Rajesh Raja

FMSC Food Packing Event-3/1/2024

Several VTS students volunteered at the Feed My Starving Children Food Packing Event to pack food for children in need. This experience taught us gratitude for our necessities. Our group assembled 552 bags, totaling 131,760 meals. With 18 volunteers, we made a significant impact on children's lives by providing nutrient-rich food packets.

𝗬𝗼𝘂𝘁𝗵 LEAD: Sathvik Surapaneni

𝗬𝗼𝘂𝘁𝗵 𝗩𝗼𝗹𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗲𝗿𝘀: Sanjula Karunaraj, Rachana Raghunathan, Sai Sahasra Namuduri, Jishnu Kandalam, Sathvik Surapaneni, Hanjanthan Muhinthan, Varshan Muhinthan, Udhayaa Arul, Tejas Raja.

𝗔𝗱𝘂𝗹𝘁 𝗩𝗼𝗹𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗲𝗿𝘀: Vanitha Gopalan, Shalini Musunuru, Suresh Rajan, Raghunathan Namuduri, Rajesh Raja, Kavitha, Komathy M


Food drive and fundraising for Lighthouse pantry with Kroger stores solicitation- 3/17/2024

Despite challenging weather conditions, the food drive for Lighthouse Food Pantry in Pontiac, MI, supported by Kroger Store, was a success. Volunteers gathered 17 boxes of food donations and $580 in cash, thanks to the generous support of Kroger customers from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. Enthusiastic volunteers, both youth and adults, contributed to the event's success, ensuring that the donations collected will benefit the Lighthouse Food Pantry next week.

𝗬𝗼𝘂𝘁𝗵 𝗩𝗼𝗹𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗲𝗿𝘀:  

Abisristhi Ram, Anishya Madala, Rishi Harish, Tejas Raja, Rachana, Sai Karnati, Rishma Madala, Kushi Kanumuri, Vedhya, Videep Routhu, Varshan, Yathi Debbata

𝗔𝗱𝘂𝗹𝘁 𝗩𝗼𝗹𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗲𝗿𝘀: Shobana Arun, Bindhya Raja, Praveen Kanumuri, Ramesh Routhu, Srinathbabu Karnati, Suresh Rajan, Vanitha Gopalan


Destined For Greatness Ford Wellness Center- 3/30/2024

A team of 15 volunteers assisted with an Easter event benefiting underprivileged children, aiding in material setup and organization. The event, hosted by Destined for Greatness, served over 300 families, distributing 15,000 gifts and 90,000 meals. VT Seva Detroit volunteers proudly supported this initiative, highlighting the joy of community service and giving back.

𝗬𝗼𝘂𝘁𝗵 LEAD: Rohan Patil

𝗬𝗼𝘂𝘁𝗵 𝗩𝗼𝗹𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗲𝗿𝘀:    Jishnu Kandalam, Nikhil Aerabati, Avni Patel, Shruthi Adduri, Swara Rege, Shraya Ved, Ritvik Harsha,                Amogh Mavatoor, Rishabh Mavatoor

𝗔𝗱𝘂𝗹𝘁 𝗩𝗼𝗹𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗲𝗿𝘀:Durga Nalini, Vanitha Gopalan, Neha Ved, Savita Patil, Suresh Rajan

Annual / FundRaiser Events

VT Seva Detroit 7th Annual Public Speaking Workshop

VT Seva Detroit conducted the 7th Annual Public Speaking Workshop marked a significant milestone in the journey of empowering individuals to articulate their ideas with confidence and conviction. Hosted by Mr. Raju Brahmandhabheri, the expert Toastmaster and founder of Speaking Masters LLC., who continuously support Nethra Vidyalaya students’ education through VT Seva Detroit.

On Mar 2, 2024, Online workshop was conducted by Mr. Raju, students from different states participated. A great interactive session with the youths. Participated students learned the techniques in delivering a good speech and presented their speech in the Farmington Hills Library on Mar 9, 2024 and received feedback from Mr. Raju.

Thanks to our youth volunteers Adhip, Yathi & Kaustubh for giving a speech about VT Seva pillars to the participants and their families.

𝗔𝗱𝘂𝗹𝘁 𝗩𝗼𝗹𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗲𝗿𝘀:  Without volunteers, no event is possible, we would like to thank Ms. Priya Jaisankar, Mr. Srinath Babu Karnati, Ms. Architha Kramadhati, Mr. Sudheer Koppu, Mr. Suresh Rajan, Ms. Vanitha Gopalan, Ms. Asha Puranam and Mr. Jaisankar Kannan.BLOG LINK: 

VTS Club Events

Troy High and IAE- Boxing groceries for The Dre Project

Event leader: Pelon

Date: Jan 26, 2024

On Sunday Jan 26, 2024, Troy High VTS club had led an event where club members from Troy High School VTS club and Troy International Academy East High School VTS club had come together to help pack food donation boxes for The Dre Project. Starting in 2020 in memoriam of Andrea Kristin Jackson, The Dre Project delivers grocery and home-cooked meals to families in need throughout metro Detroit. At the end of the event, both clubs had worked together and had boxed groceries for 25 families! These many families wouldn’t have gotten boxed groceries if it were not for the help of student and parent volunteers. Thank you student and parent volunteers for your time and effortDedicated!

𝗬𝗼𝘂𝘁𝗵 𝗩𝗼𝗹𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗲𝗿𝘀:  Pelon Lin, Sashi Nadigotti, Anuraag Balaji, Anirvin Ramanan, Akshaya Palanisamy, Sneha Chandrasekhar, Shruthika Pallapothu, Aidan Schroeder, Mathew Yang, Luke Sugawa, Sharan Sivakumar

𝗔𝗱𝘂𝗹𝘁 𝗩𝗼𝗹𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗲𝗿𝘀:  Eddie Lin,Deepthi Venkataraju


North Farmington HS VTS Club- Fleece and Thank You

Event Leader: Ayeisha Shahreair

Date: Jan 31, 2024

NFHS VTS Club officially kicked off their community service by conducting their first event at Fleece & Thank You. They made blankets for children in the hospital.


Troy High VTS Club- Book Drive for Making Spirits Bright

Event leader: Shruthika Pallapothu

Date: Feb 5, 2024

Troy High VTS Club conducted a book drive together with VT Seva Detroit. All the books collected are donated to “Making Spirits Bright”. We have collected a whopping 650 books! Making Spirits Bright sort through all the books they receive and donate them to schools, individual families, senior living and even to prisons. We made a difference in people of all age Levels. Thank you so much to everyone who donated. Thanks to all who were collecting books and dropping them off. Each book donated is going to make someone happy for sure. Special thanks to the parents who allowed their homes to be drop off locations.

𝗬𝗼𝘂𝘁𝗵 𝗩𝗼𝗹𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗲𝗿𝘀: Aanya, ,Aarush ,AbiSrishti Akshaya, ,Akshita ,Akshith , Amogh, Anishya, Anushka , Anvika, Arnav, Arya, Cordelia, Eashan , ,Hrudya, Karthik, Nirvan, Nithin, Oviya, Pranav, Rachana, Rishabh, Rishma ,Ruthvi, sai, Sai, Sai Hasini, Sai Sahasra, Saicharan, Sathvik, Shivam, Shraya, Shreya, Shruthi, Shruthika , Sreenika , Swara , Tian Han, Harshini, Veena , Videep, Yathi

𝗔𝗱𝘂𝗹𝘁 𝗩𝗼𝗹𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗲𝗿𝘀: Priya, Nalini, Srinath, Ranjani, Komathi, Haritha, Jaisankar

Troy IA VTS Club- Sorting at Children Hospital

Event leader: Ishan Iyer,  Nishant Sharma

Date: Feb 19, 2024

On February 19th, 2024, VT Seva Troy volunteers had an opportunity to help many people in the Detroit area through the Children center, a place that has the mission to help vulnerable children by providing clinical, behavioral and academic support. 8 volunteers did a great job helping organize clothes along with some hanging clothes. This work will make it easier for people who maybe can’t afford these clothes to be able to shop for them easily in the Children’s Center either FREE or for a very minimal price.

Overall this experience made us volunteers fulfilled and was a great learning experience for us.

𝗬𝗼𝘂𝘁𝗵 𝗩𝗼𝗹𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗲𝗿𝘀:  Ishan Iyer, Nishant Sharma, Aarya Venugopal, Sameer Singh, Arnav Sharma, Vatsal Oza, Chinmay Sujith Nair, Shalini Jayaprakash

𝗔𝗱𝘂𝗹𝘁 𝗩𝗼𝗹𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗲𝗿𝘀: Kannan Iyer and Shalini Jayaprakash


Troy HIGH VTS Club- Grace Center of Hope Soup Kitchen

Event leader: Akshaya Palanisamy

Date: Feb 19, 2024

On February 19, 2024 Troy High VTSEVA volunteers had volunteered at Grace Centers  of Hope Soup Kitchen In Pontiac, MI. The organization provides a 9-month rehab program for addicts to come clean and to set them up for the real world through classes, service and treatment plans. In addition, the organization also helps refurnish houses and sells them for affordable prices to help people around the community. This day volunteers had worked in the prepping and serving dinner for 60+ rehab patients. The volunteering effort was an overall success and volunteers were glad to help the community.

IAE VTS Math Kangaroo Competition- 3/23/2024

A big thank you to all our volunteers who dedicated their time to host the annual Math Kangaroo Competition! With over 100 kids participating, we had a blast answering tricky math questions and engaging with the young minds. Volunteers played a crucial role in setting up tables, organizing testing materials, managing the registration desk, and proctoring the exam. We hope the kids enjoyed the event as much as we did, and we look forward to hosting it again next year.

𝗬𝗼𝘂𝘁𝗵 𝗩𝗼𝗹𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗲𝗿𝘀:  Advait Pingle, Krisha Saparia, Sreeja Padmala, Anvika Perumalla, Sreenika Perumalla, Rohit Nemani, Arya Patel


VTS Troy High- Gleaners Fundraiser

The Troy High VT Seva club, in collaboration with the National Honors Society of Troy High, successfully folded 500 bags for the Gleaners cause. By partnering with the NHS, we were able to enlist more volunteers and reach our goal of folding 500 bags out of the total 2000 needed for the first round. With the help of dedicated volunteers, we completed the bag folding in three sessions. A heartfelt thank you to all our volunteers for their time and effort, and to Gleaners for providing us with this opportunity to make a difference in our community!


Blog written: Veena Karthik (VTSeva Detroit Youth Board)

Video created: Shruthi Adduri (VTSeva Detroit Youth Board)

Blog published: Nandini Cheemalamarri (VTSeva Detroit Communications)

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