IAGB Community Service Month
For the first time, IAGB is bringing to its community members an ‘Indian Community Service Month’! Hundreds of community service hours have been made available for your generous volunteering work. The efforts to put together this initiative started in mid-February and the executive committee members worked in alignment with the partnering organizations – Sewa International, Dharma Center, and Being Volunteer Foundation – to create a schedule of the available volunteer opportunities. Most of the available volunteer hours are during the weekends.
Feed The Needy project by BV Foundation, Westford; The Wish Project, Lowell; Community Servings, Jamaica Plain; Cor Unum Meal Center, Lawrence; and Lowell Transitional Shelter in Lowell have been selected as the organizations to work with. Please click on https://bit.ly/IAGBMayGiving to find available slots and dates. Book today as the slots are filling up real fast!
IAGB Run4Veterans: 5K RUN/WALK
IAGB is excited that the funds raised from this year’s 5K Run/Walk will benefit two organizations with a noble cause. ‘Disabled American Veterans Organization’ (www.davma.org) and ‘Vision Aid’ (www.visionaid.org) are these organizations. The Run/Walk will be held on 14th May starting 8:30am at convenient locations. Please find all the logistical information in the below poster and REGISTER TODAY! Let’s start..
- DAV has been working for the support of disabled veterans for more than nine decades. As an organization, DAV provides thousands of hours of voluntary services at five VA medical centers in Massachusetts, assisting hospitalized veterans; free rides between veterans’ homes and the VA medical centers for clinic appointments; services to veterans in their communities. They also provide counseling and assistance to homeless veterans, specialized services to women veterans and children of returning veterans.
- Vision-Aid USA is a Lexington based nonprofit organization, established in 2004. Enabling, educating, and empowering the visually challenged (children and adults) to live with independence and dignity is their goal. How Your Support Helps:
$30 will enable a patient with low vision to get a low vision screening and optical assistive devices.
$50 will enable a blind student to get training in Orientation and Mobility.
$100 will provide a portable electronic magnifier to a low vision student.
$150 will provide a free smart-phone to a visually impaired student. Vision-Aid provides free training in mobile technologies.
$250 will educate a blind or low vision person with a certificate course in Introduction to Computers.
$350 will provide an AI-powered Smart Vision device to a blind person
$500 will provide 6 months comprehensive and individualized education leading to a Diploma in Computer Applications.
$1000 will provide a full residential scholarship for a Vision Impaired student which includes full coverage of their board and lodging, training and devices for the duration of the 6-month scholarshp. Training includes English, Computers, Mobile Technologies and Coaching for Competitive Exams.
$5000 will enable publication of a completely new course on the Vision-Aid Online Academy.
$10,000/year will help us establish a “named” scholarship in honor of your loved one, which will benefit ten visually impaired youth with a 6-month fully-paid, residential program that will change their lives
$10,000/year will help us establish a primary-level Vision-Aid resource center which offers a core set of services from the Vision-Aid model.