IAGB CARES FOOD DRIVE – HOLIDAY GIVING

The year end holidays are a time of reflection and thankful for all that we have. Many families are struggling with the challenges of poverty to put the food on the table, and the coronavirus pandemic has only made it more difficult to stay nourished and find food assistance.

In the spirit of giving, consider giving back to the community during this holiday season while brightening someone’s day. Help a hungry family.

IAGB invites you to help the following food pantries with the essential needed items. Please make your generous donations.

Lazarus House Food Pantry

  • Canned Vegetables 
  • Pasta (Any Type) 
  • Canned Pasta Sauce 
  • Canned Ravioli/Spaghetti 
  • White Rice (1lb bag or box) 
  • Macaroni & Cheese 
  • Peanut Butter 
  • Cerial Boxes
  • Diapers 
  • Canned Soups

If you prefer, you may order online for delivery to Lazarus House (412 Hampshire St, Lawrence, MA 01841) from Amazon or Walmart using the below buttons.


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Nashua Children’s Home

  • Mashed Potato
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Corn, Green Beans
  • Rolls, Apple Cider,
  • Apple Pie, Pumpkin Pie
  • Cranberry juice, Orange Juice
  • Cereals, etc

Drop off your generous donations at any of these locations(Andover, Burlington, Hopkinton, Lexington, Littleton, Nashua, Newton, Westford, Winchester). If you prefer to have your donations picked up, please send an email to iagb@iagb.org.

Sushil Motwani – 7 Christian Way, Andover MA

Vaishali Gade – 19 Maryvale Rd, Burlington, MA

Guru Samaga –  2 Honeysuckle Cir, Hopkinton, MA

Kamala Raju – 4 Marshall Road, Lexington MA 02420

Sanjay Gowda – 8 McIntosh Ln, Littleton MA

Veeresh Angadi – 24 Cherrywood Dr, Nashua NH

Supriya Shekar – 336 Elliot St, #B, Newton MA

Jeyanthi Ghatraju – 3 Barrister Dr, Westford, MA

Yogita Miharia  – 12 Wendel St, Winchester, MA

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COVID-19 has affected millions in US

Today the COVID-19 crisis has affected over 100,000 people in Massachusetts and New England. Millions have been affected in US. Volunteer and other resource shortages are severe across New England

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Donate and help food pantries and homeless shelters

IAGB has started several initiatives to help people, food pantries and homeless shelters in need. We have planned several interesting online activities as well as feet on the ground to help these organizations. Note that 100% of these funds will be used for the IAGB Cares COVID-19 Relief Fund

“IAGB will make a matching contribution of up to $10,000 towards this fund”

Spread the word! Tell your friends and families, donate and participate these events. We can make it happen together. Donate generously to IAGB CARES COVID-19 RELIEF FUND

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Restaurants and restaurant employees are feeling the catastrophic effect of the COVID-19 pandemic. All of us together can help them with delivery/takeout orders while we continue to practice social distancing. All these restaurants are following strict public health guidelines related to COVId-19. You can call the restaurant(s) directly or order through apps such as doordash, grub hub, uber eats, etc.


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New England Shirdi Sai Temple, 9 Shirdi Way, Groton, MA 01450.
March 21, 2020 – 9am to 3:30pm.

Dear IAGB Member and Supporter,

 

As the threat of the COVID-19 coronavirus continues to expand, Governor Charlie Baker has declared a State of Emergency in Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency(MEMA) is recommending to avoid non-essential gatherings of more than 50 people. The spread of the Corona Virus has been top of mind for most of us and there is no greater importance than the health and safety of our community members. Out of an abundance of caution, IAGB and all the partnering organizations have decided to postpone the Indian Consular camp, which was originally scheduled for March 21, 2020, at New England Shirdi Sai Temple.

If you have registered to attend the camp, and have already completed your application online(CKGS or the consulate website), you can mail your completed application along with the required documentation directly to the CKGS/Consulate office. CKGS/Consulate will process your application as per the normal procedure.  If there are any questions on your completed applications, please reach out CKGS or the Consulate directly.

We regret any inconvenience caused but appreciate your understanding with this matter. The consular camp will be rescheduled to a later date when the situation becomes more conducive to hold the camp and we will announce the details as soon as the decision is made.

During this emerging outbreak, please do take extra care and take steps to protect yourself. Please visit CDC website to learn more.

 

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Proud Indian Americans looked on with their heads held high as they witnessed the Indian Flag being raised at the Acton town hall, accompanied by Jana-Gana-Mana, the Indian National Anthem. The Indian Flag will fly for twenty four hours at the Acton Town Center to commemorate India’s 74th Independence Day, on August 15th 2020. This is happening for the first time in the history of Acton, thanks to the leadership of the Acton Board of Selectmen (BOS) and Sahana Purohit, a Finance Committee member, who stepped up promptly in response to IAGB (India Association of Greater Boston https://www.iagb.org ) initiative to hoist the Indian flag in 35 New England cities including Nashua, Connecticut and Maine towns.

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