A lot has happened and changed in the world over the past months since #COVID19 #pandemic erupted. #CoronaVirus shows how vulnerable we remain. This #pandemic has had far-reaching consequences beyond the spread of the disease itself and efforts to quarantine it. As the health and human toll grows, the economic damage is already evident and represents the largest economic shock the world has experienced in decades.
Stunning, staggering, mind-numbing, call it what you will, the COVID-19 pandemic’s crushing impact on the job market is inescapable.
Over 30 million Americans have now filed for unemployment benefits, according to the Labor Department. #ChinmayaMission centers around USA, joining hands with #CORDUSA, have raised awareness and funds and so far we have raised close to 200,000 for helping those who are affected by the pandemic.
Here you can to check the impact our giving is having on the broader community at any given time. Please reach out to see if I missed anything and I certainly will add. Please click on the link or image to read more.
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Middle and high school students from Chinmaya Mission Portland Balavihar distributed more than 400 masks on Saturday at the Willow creek TriMet stop - and had fun doing it! Masks were courtesy of TriMet.. ... See MoreSee Less
Chinmaya Mission Seattle families participated in the monthly seva event on 3/27/2021. They made 700 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for the Seattle's to deliver to the Seattle homeless community.
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Dinner for 50 at the Walnut Shelter Transition Meal prepared by Nitu Bedre and Veena Dixit included Mutter Paneer, Roti, Salad, Coconut Rice, and Brownies! ... See MoreSee Less
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Dinner for 70 delivered to Transition Laurelwood Center Shelter
Menu: Veggie Pasta((3 full trays), veggie pulav, Peanut Butter/Jam Sandwich and cookies.
Additionally, 20 care cards for senior living were all made by Chinmaya children. ... See MoreSee Less
Chinmaya Gangotri families delivered groceries last Saturday to the Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly (Chicago Chapter) and served 105 elders by donating 105 grocery bags. Many families also sent handmade cards to brighten up their days.
Groceries included almond milk, rice, pasta, dry beans, canned fruit, cereal, oatmeal, cookies, applesauce, nuts, raisins, Mac & cheese, boxed mashed potatoes and canned soup.
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These amazing 7th graders raised $500 through their Cookies4COVIDCare program at Chinmaya! Bright smiles behind the masks after one whole week of cooking and baking. Thank you Vaani and Yaamini! We love you! ... See MoreSee Less
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley is grateful for the support of Chinmaya Mission San Jose (CMSJ). Prior to COVID-19, we were already facing a crisis, serving over 250,000 people a month. With the pandemic, the number of people served every month has doubled. Chinmaya Mission’s generous donation of $10,000 will help provide 20,000 meals, as we continue to respond to the economic impacts of COVID-19.
Thank you CMSJ!
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Thank you for your partnership with us to ensure everyone in our community can have access to nutritious groceries during this extraordinarily difficult time CORD USA Chinmaya Mission San Jose (CMSJ). We wouldn’t be able to do this important work without your support.
Chinmaya Mission Seattle families participated in a seva event to make hygiene kits for the unsheltered population. They made 100 hygienic kits for Seattle's church to deliver to the Seattle homeless community. Each kit includes toothbrushes, toothpaste, socks, beanies, gloves, body wipes, chapsticks.
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Chinmaya Mission Seattle families participated in the monthly seva event on 1/30/2021. They made 700 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for Seattle's church to deliver to the Seattle homeless community.
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Cookies 4 COVID Care!
Yaamini & Vaani Aga have been Chinmaya Mission Portland Balavihar students since they were in Pre-K, now they are our Balavihar 7th graders.
They have been pondering about the current times for a while and have over time observed how the virus has been impacting our community and the world. Since they love baking and are very passionate about creating interesting flavors and combinations, girls came up with the idea to bake desserts and sell them to raise funds. Your donations go directly to CORDUSA which will in turn send the funds to the organization that works with COVID19 Relief in Oregon, with zero overhead! Sorry, delivery only in Portland OR, and vicinities at this time.
We are so proud of Vaani & Yaamini!
More information and donation at:
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Chinmaya Gangotri families prepared and delivered a hot meal for dinner on January 16th and January 23rd 2021, to Sarah's.
The menu included penne pasta with marinara sauce, grilled vegetables, fresh baguettes, desserts, fresh fruits, and fruit juice. It was great to see so many kids walking in with trays of food and personally delivering to the shelter with their parents!
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Dinner for 60 people at the Transition Projects, Inc. Laurelwood shelter prepared by Chinmaya Mission Portland Balavihar children. The menu included Soup, Pasta, and PB&J 🙂
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I am so proud of work CORD (chinmaya organization for rural development)is doing in Portland to feed needy. 🙏🙏
Chinmaya Gangotri families prepared and delivered 600+ bagged lunches to Chicago Help Initiative on Dec 19th. Lunch included a sandwich, fruit, granola bar, snack, water/juice, and an optional personalized holiday message/drawing. They were very appreciative and sent their thanks to all the volunteers. The lunches were then sent to seven different shelters in need of meals every day.
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Chinmaya Mission Sacramento provided COVID19 Relief for the following charities as part of their COVID-19 BoundToEachOther campaign.
Children's Receiving Home of Sacramento is committed to positively impacting the lives of children, youth, and families affected by abuse, neglect, behavioral health issues, and trauma in California.
Annapoorna Sacramento is raising funds to support California Wildfire Relief activities & COVID-19 Relief efforts. ... See MoreSee Less
Chinmaya Mission Portland - #CORDUSA delivered dinner at the Walnut Park shelter by Transition Projects, Inc. an all-vegan menu - Stroganoff with Pasta and Asparagus, Puri, Lentil Soup & Blueberry Muffins - courtesy Susha Pillai ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you so much for your support! We appreciate you!
We received this beautiful thank you letter from Sewa International USA - Portland. Chinmaya Mission Portland. Sewa & CMPortland partnered on COVID-19 Relief, delivering supplies for fire-evacuees & Bhutanese refugees recently. Keep up the good work!
CORD USA Inc
4545 Warwick circle Dr Grand Blanc MI 48439
Greetings from Sewa International USA!
Namaste and greetings.
On behalf of Sewa International USA, I would like to express my deep appreciation and gratitude for your generous donation of $1000 for the Coronavirus Response Fund.
Sewa International has been actively responding to the coronavirus pandemic for the past four months. Your generous donation will help in the operation of COVID-19 non-medical helplines, or any of the other services we are providing, including supplying of personal protective equipment (PPE) to healthcare workers and other essential personnel; supporting international students by making provisions for food and shelter; answering travel related queries; providing case management for individuals and families requiring long term assistance; conducting periodic webinars with physicians, therapists, immigration attorneys, and other professionals; or supporting and helping protect vulnerable populations by delivering essentials like food, groceries, medicines, etc.
It is because of organizations like yours that Sewa International has been able to deliver quality service to the vulnerable population. For more information on how your donation is helping to make a difference in the lives of so many in the community, we invite you to visit our website at sewausa.org/Covid-19.
Once again, on behalf of Sewa International, I thank you very much for your generosity,
Together we serve better.
President, Sewa International USA
P.O. Box 820867, Houston
TX 77282-0867, Tax ID: 20-0638718
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Chinmaya- #CORDUSA delivering dinner at the Walnut Park shelter by Transition The Walnut Park Shelter is a temporary, overnight, a seasonal shelter for up to 80 adults that offers safety off the street and connections to housing and services to help support people experiencing homelessness regain stability, connect to essential support services, and access stable and permanent housing options. ... See MoreSee Less
Community Seva has delivered 25,000 meals in 24 weeks!!!
It’s been 6 months since the shelter in place order was placed. It's not the same life as before for everyone, especially for our unhoused, it’s much harder.
Chinmaya Mission San Jose (CMSJ) continues to provide COVID19 Relief towards this effort. Thank you! ... See MoreSee Less
India Community Center (ICC) was conceived as a place where every generation of the Indian Diaspora could find comfort in various facets of their culture, preserve and practice unique traditions and celebrate festivals and social milestones in a welcoming environment. It was also designed to be a center where people of other cultures can explore and experience Indian traditions and values.
ICC has been closed due to Shelter in place order since Mid-March. To keep our seniors safe, they have pivoted the in-person program to Zoom Video sessions for our seniors living in Milpitas, Cupertino, Palo Alto, and Tri-Valley. They touch over 100 seniors seven days a week with virtual Yoga, Meditation, Karaoke, Bollywood Dance, Music and Discussion Forums, etc. Further to help our seniors ICC worked with volunteers to deliver over 2,500 Indian vegetarian meals from March to July. Now, ICC is offering pick up of these meals five days a week to the seniors.
They wrote to us "The India Community Center wishes to convey our deepest gratitude to Chinmaya Mission San Jose (CMSJ) for their support of ICC’s senior program in these difficult times due to COVID-19. The Board of Chinmaya Mission has been extremely empathetic and supportive. We thank CMSJ for their stellar support with the utmost appreciation." ... See MoreSee Less
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On the auspicious day of Onam, Chinmaya Mission Portland & Sewa Portland delivered grocery kits and masks to 36 families. We thank IRCO for coordinating and connecting us with the families. ... See MoreSee Less
Chinmaya worked together with #CORDUSA to raise funds for COVID-19 relief efforts to benefit Refugee, Central and Hindu.
We also $2700 by selling and distributing masks made by the Refugee Families from Refugee Services of Texas.
Another project carried out was online free tutoring for school-aged kids for the entire summer which continues today.
We collected and donated 450+ pounds of food to the Central Texas Food Bank.
A few projects included creating face shields with a 3D printer and distributing them in the community and creating a website for mental health counseling for kids.
Thank you to all who donated generously and helped the Chinmaya Mission Austin family create an impact in our community. ... See MoreSee Less
Chinmaya Mission Pittsburgh has worked over the past few months to do our part in relieving some of the financial, emotional, and physical hardships that many Pittsburghers are currently facing. With help from a local corporation, 84 Lumber Company, we donated a total of $25K to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, which provided a week’s worth of food for 500 families. CM Pittsburgh volunteers also helped give out food boxes in a Food Bank drive through. Additionally, we partnered with Seva4Community to make and distribute over 400 masks to Pittsburgh citizens. We also created a volunteer matchup program for families who needed help with tutoring, babysitting, groceries, and much more. CM Pittsburgh Balavihar children wrote letters to nursing home residents who are especially vulnerable and lonely during this time while older students offered online SAT training to kids in the community. ... See MoreSee Less
What a beautiful thank you letter for Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization! We really appreciate the wonderful work they do in Portland.
July 30, 2020
Cord USA Inc
Attn: Subha Subha Varma Pathial
4545 Warwick Circle Dr Grand Blanc, MI 48439-8031
Dear Subha and Cord USA,
Thank you so much for your generous donation of $2,500.00 on June 1, 2020 for the Greater MidEast Center.
We deeply appreciate you supporting our continued efforts to help vulnerable members of our community, at a truly critical time. As a community-based organization, IRCO wouldn’t exist without supporters like you.
With your help, Oregon’s newest residents are building new beginnings. Immigrant and refugee families are thriving. Parents are finding jobs and children are succeeding in school. IRCO’s wraparound services impact children, youth, parents and seniors—helping them navigate the different challenges at every stage of life for newcomers to the U.S.
Thank you for joining us in welcoming and empowering immigrants and refugees as they become part of the fabric of our community.
Lee Po Cha, MBA Executive Director
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Chinmaya Mission Raleigh Durham working together with #CORDUSA raised over $7500 for COVID-19 relief efforts. The funds were distributed to Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina and Inter-Faith Food Shuttle and we are happy that our efforts helped provide food and hope to families, children, and seniors right here in our community during their greatest time of need.
We were also able to help a local small business Raleigh Screen Print, which lost a lot of business due to cancellation of events due to Covid.
Thank you to all who donated generously and continue to support us in helping the community. ... See MoreSee Less
Wow, what a generous gift, thanks for being a Hunger Hero! Over 4 months (March, April, May, June) the Food Bank had to spend $2.3 million to buy food in order to keep food going out to the community. That is more than twice our typical annual food purchase budget! Thanks to your support, we can continue working to meet the increased need from COVID-19 foodbankcenc.org/covid19
CMSJ-COVID19Relief #BoundToEachOther #CORDUSA
SCU Food Insecurity Program <https://www.scu.edu/osl/food-insecurity-program/> runs a pantry from donations received. Donations that we receive make the difference of how much food we can offer in our pantry. With $500, we can offer more consistent staple food items such as peanut butter, rice, canned beans, etc. With $5,000 we can increase what types of items we can offer to include needed but not life-necessity items such as paper towels, laundry pods, lotion, floss, a wider variety of canned items, spices, and cultural preferences such as lentils, tahini, etc.
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We received this beautiful thank you note from Life Services Alternatives. Life Services Alternatives believes all people with developmental disabilities have the right to live life to its fullest in our community. We are very happy to help them with their PPE & Sanitizing product needs during #COVID19 #pandemic.
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We received the following testimonial from the San Tower foundation. The Tower Foundation was established to encourage connections between alumni, donors and the community, they currently run a local food pantry for those affected by COVID19 economic backlash. ... See MoreSee Less
Just like all over the world and in the United States, Michigan has lost thousands of jobs due to Covid-19 pandemic. People are having a hard time putting food on the table for their families & also are having difficulty getting the basic essential needs. Genesee county (MI) has been facing an overwhelming need for food, clothes, and other daily essentials with many, many people in need of shelter due to homelessness. Due to this overwhelming local need, Chinmaya Mission Flint organized a fundraiser for Covid-19 relief and made a charitable contribution to the Greater Flint Urgent Relief Fund, which is a part of Community Foundation of Greater Flint ... See MoreSee Less
Chinmaya Mission Portland #CORDUSA through their #BoundToEachOther campaign, teaming up with Sewa International Portland on their #COVID19Relief efforts. Here CMP's treasurer Rajeev Singh is offering their grant to Lokesh Muddagowda of Sewa International USA of Portland.
We will continue supporting Sewa's efforts in providing necessary care packs and groceries to those affected by COVID-19 economic backlash.
Sewa International USA provides information & resources in helping those affected by COVID-19 #pandemic (assistance in medical advice, grocery/meals). ... See MoreSee Less
Chinmaya teamed up with #CORDUSA through their #BoundToEachOther campaign, raised over 20K for the COVID-19 Relief efforts in Oregon! While we continue to disburse the funds locally for the most needed organizations, we are very happy to know that our efforts brought as many as 7500 meals for many families in our community through Oregon. ... See MoreSee Less
Join Chinmaya Mission Orlando for Summer Camp 2020 Last day Celebrations and CORD Fundraiser event on July 3rd at 6 PM! #BoundToEachOther #CORDUSA ... See MoreSee Less
Beautiful *Thank You Note from Transition Projects, Inc.! We have been working with them for a few years, and very appreciative about their Homeless Shelter work and sustainability work such as *Rent Well, and *Back to housing programs.
#BoundToEachOther #CORDUSA #PDX #HomelessShelter
From TProjects - "A huge #SundayShoutout to the Chinmaya Mission Portland! As one of our most prolific meal providers, they provide hundreds of meals monthly to our shelters. Check out the amazing feast our participants enjoyed recently! 🥘 By partnering with CORD USA, they were also able to secure a $5,000 grant to help us to provide even more support during the COVID-19 crisis. Thank you so much for your unwavering support to your community!" ... See MoreSee Less
We appreciate you! Thank you so much for all you do!
We received a beautiful handwritten thank you letter from Jenni, Oregon Food Bank thanking CORD USA and Chinmaya Mission Portland. Yes Jenni, we also miss our quarterly volunteering at OFB. We hope everything will resume soon and we will meet you again there!
Thank you Sanjay Bedre & Nivedita Sanjay for dropping off our grant.
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COVID-19 outbreak is especially trying for those with no home to retreat to, so we cookat homes and continue to deliver food twice a month. Here Chinmaya is delivering Vada and chillies at Walnut Center, Transition #CORDUSA #BoundToEachOther #PDX #HomelessShelter ... See MoreSee Less
In these difficult times and with shelter in place order it has limited many senior citizen’s ability to visit grocery shops or do other chores outside of their homes in a safe manner. A group of volunteers supported by the Indian Community Center's NARAYAN Seva are delivering lunch and dinner to seniors at their home. Narayan Seva started on 29-March-2020 serving 134 seniors citizens. To date, over 2500 meals have been served in Cupertino, Saratoga, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, Campbell, San Jose, Milpitas, Fremont.
Chinmaya Mission San Jose (CMSJ) in partnership with CORD USA raised funds and delivered $5000 of initial grant to them.
Rupal Dandia's thank you note says - 'we wanted to let you know that we received your very generous donation. We are deeply grateful to you for helping us out so that we can continue to serve the seniors and carry out the mission of ICC. During this challenging time, the Chinmaya Mission has not only helped us financially but also given a big boost to our morale. We absolutely can’t thank you all enough.' ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you CORD USA for enabling this community support. +Balaji Venkatraman 😇
Community is working tirelessly to help address some of the biggest challenges the homeless population are facing during this pandemic. Their Community kitchen serves around 1200 meals a weekend.
Our partners from Chinmaya offered their grant for COVID-19 Relief to Community Seva on May 1st 2020 #BoundToEachOther #CORDUSA ... See MoreSee Less
Homefirst -Boccardo Reception Center. Homeless Shelter serves more than 5,000 adults, veterans, families, and youth each year at seven locations including our Boccardo Reception Center, which is Santa Clara county’s largest homeless services center. And their ultimate mission is focused on helping people in need find and keep permanent housing.
Our partners from Chinmaya Mission San Jose (CMSJ) have volunteered at their facilities ranging from breakfast at the Boccardo center, sleeping bag and winter coat distribution before the pandemic. On May 1, 2020, they offered their grant for COVID-19 Relief to HomeFirst. #BoundToEachOther #CORDUSA
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Chinmaya teaming up with #CORDUSA through their #BoundToEachOther campaign, raised over 20K for the COVID-19 Relief efforts in Oregon! Here, Ganesh Krishnan is delivering much needed grant from us to Immigrant for their COVID-19 relief efforts. We will continue our efforts in supporting medical expenses, lodging, clothing, food and other vital living expenses for those who have been impacted by sickness or loss of jobs through different local organizations.
The Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO) brings 45+ years of experience engaging some of the most vulnerable job seekers in employment training and placement programs. Many of the IRCO beneficiaries are confused about the recently public charge rule, and avoid additional support to adjust their status. Specific activities IRCO facilitates to address this need include navigation, education/outreach, and basic needs assistance (utility, rent, food) and link these families with low wage earners with SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program). ... See MoreSee Less
Chinmaya has been offering COVID-19 Relief in and around the Chicagoland areas. #BoundToEachother #CORDUSA
1) Food items and gift cards to a homeless shelter and food pantries for approximately $3000
2) Food for frontline staff at hospitals and nursing homes for approximately $1700
3) Hospital supplies to meet the immediate needs of frontline workers for approximately $7500 ... See MoreSee Less
Chinmaya Mission Portland teaming up with #CORDUSA through their #BoundToEachOther campaign, raised over 20K for the COVID-19 Relief efforts in Oregon! Here, Sanjay Bedre is delivering much needed grant from us to Oregon in Beaverton for their #EmergeStronger COVID-19 relief efforts. We will continue our efforts in supporting medical expenses, lodging, clothing, food and other vital living expenses for those who have been impacted by sickness or loss of jobs through different local organizations. ... See MoreSee Less
Chinmaya Mission Houston has collected and contributed $25,001 to Sewa and $25,001 to Houston as part of COVID-19 Relief. Congratulations Chinmaya Mission Houston! ... See MoreSee Less
A thank you note from our parter in Portland.. thank you Chinmaya Mission Portland!
Dear Subha and friends at CORD USA,
I want to say how much we appreciate your partnership with Oregon Food Bank (OFB). Your support has strongly positioned OFB to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. I’m proud to share an update about OFB’s response to this tremendous challenge.
Fueled by our community’s generosity (from more than 11,000 households), we are actively deploying a $4.1MM emergency response effort, and moving huge volumes of food into communities where people are facing hunger and unemployment at profound rates:
Flow of Food - $2,365,000 deployed March 14-April 27
As the need grows, 1,300 of our 1,400 food assistance sites continue to distribute food across Oregon and Clark County, WA. OFB is designing and implementing innovative, safe food distribution models; increasing transportation; purchasing food from local farmers who are economically impacted by coronavirus; and supporting partners to keep our neighbors fed. The 860,000 community members who have historically relied on the OFB Network, including families who rely on school meals, and are now struggling even more.
Flow of Information - $420,000 deployed March 14-April 27
The OFB Food Finder is instrumental in ensuring our clients know where to access food and for rapid dissemination of COVID-19 updates. It is imperative that information about SNAP (food stamps)—the first and best line of defense against hunger—reach our community in a variety of languages.
Flow of Support - $1,115,000 deployed March 14-April 27
Oregon Food Bank is grant-making to all 21 regional food banks throughout the OFB Network. We’re also providing supplies (boxes, gloves, tents, and hand sanitizer) to support new, safe food distribution methods. This support is reaching our food assistance partners in every rural and urban community in our service area and it is put to immediate use for increased staffing, forklift rentals, supplies, and more.
Flow of Change - $230,000 deployed March 14-April 27
By influencing systemic solutions at state and federal levels, we are protecting and strengthening our social safety net in partnership with movement-building organizations (including those in Black and Latinx, immigrant and refugee, indigenous, and LGBTQ+ communities). Together we have successfully secured an $8,000,000 allocation from the state Oregon to supplement food supplies for the OFB Network through June, 2020—until federal aid arrives.
If you would like more detail on our allocation of resources, email me or see our blog: www.oregonfoodbank.org/interim-report-on-our-efforts-to-emergestronger-from-covid-19/
The surge in people facing hunger will continue during this pandemic. We’ve started strong, but it will take all of us, united, to keep up. If we stay vigilant, we can keep the food flowing and build resilient communities that never go hungry.
Thank you for your compassion and commitment to our mission. Together, we will #EmergeStronger.
Jenni Green | Corporate & Foundation Relations Coordinator | OREGON FOOD BANK | ... See MoreSee Less
COVID-19 outbreak is especially trying for those with no home to retreat to. We continue to deliver food twice a month at the Homeless Shelter. Walnut Center Transition graciously accepts our food delivery, cooked by Chinmaya families at home as we can't cook at the center now.
Link to their COVID-19 Relief effort - www.cmportland.com/covid-19-relief/ ... See MoreSee Less