Philanthropy, Donations and Community Services

Operation Warm - Coats for kids. Click here to view the letter of appreciation issued by Operation Warm (Coats for Kids).

Samarthanam Trust for the disabled: Shirdi Saibaba Mandir donated $1000 to help disabled children in January 2017. Click here to view the letter of appreciation issued by Samarthanam Trust.

Sankara Eye Foundation: With the help of devotees contributions, our Mandir raised and donated $3280 to the Sankara Eye Foundation. Click here to view the letter of appreciation issued by the Sankara Eye Foundation.

Shirdi Saibaba Prayer Center with the help of volunteers and support of the devotees participates in the following philanthropic events

Adopt A Family

Meals on Wheels

Coats for Kids

Adopt A Family

With the grace and blessings of Saibaba, the Prayer Center volunteers have been participating, since 2002, in Adopt-A-Family program with the generous contributions and help from Sai devotees. This year also, Shirdi Saibaba Prayer Center requests your participation in "Adopt a Family" program designed to help those in need during this holiday season. In this program, the Prayer Center is working with local Church "Kinship of Greater Minneapolis" to help a few needy children by fulfilling the family wish list consisting of items such as clothes, toys, small appliances and other gift items befitting the Holidays.

Adopt A Family 2002 - Thank you letter

Adopt A Family 2003 - Thank you letter from Children

Adopt A Family 2005 - Sai devotees contributed $340 to Kinship Church

Adopt A Family 2005 - Thank you letter from Children

Adopt A Family 2007 - Thank you letter from Kinship Church

Adopt A Family 2008 - Thank you letter from Kinship Church


Of all the charities, giving food is the best one. We are much perturbed when we get no food at noon. Other beings feel similarly under similar circumstances. Knowing this, he who gives food to the poor and hungry, is the best donor or charitable person. The Taittiriya Upanishad says that "Food is Brahma; from food all the creatures are born and having been born, by food they live, and having departed, into food again they enter." – 
Sri Sai Satcharitra Chapter 38

Sri Saibaba Mandir is working with Second Harvest Heartland in conducting a food drives One in seventeen Minnesotans rely upon local food shelves to help feed their families. There has been an ever increasing demand in area food shelf visits caused by downturn of economy. This year, many food shelves are seeing double and triple digit increases. Sai devotees are requested to participate in the food drive and help reach out to our community.

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For every $1 donated, Second Harvest Heartland is able to distribute more than $9 worth of food to hunger-relief agencies. We encourage devotees to contribute monetarily. 
Give help?

  • Write a check payable to, SRI SAIBABA MANDIR with memo ”FOOD DRIVE” and drop off the checks in Mandir or mail to PO Box 18067 Minneapolis MN 55418

  • Donate online through Network For Good by visiting, please mention FOOD DRIVE when donating online

Previous food drives conducted at Temple in Nov-2008, May-2009Sep-2009, 2010 and 2011

Letter of appreciation from 2nd Harvest for 2011 Food Drive

Letter of appreciation from 2nd Harvest for 2012 Food Drive

Coats for Kids

Letter of appreciation from Salvation Army for donating to the Coats for Kids program


All donations are tax exempt under section 501 (c) (3) of IRS Code

Donation Acknowledgement Policy of the Temple

You can pledge your support by following options:

Donate Online

Donate Online through various options available on our web site

Dollar A Day

Devotees contribute a dollar a day towards Shri Saibaba Mandir. Devotees may choose to contribute at one of the following frequencies: Monthly [$30] / Quarterly [$90] / Six months [$180] / Yearly [$360].

Monthly Pledge
Devotee family pledges a fixed amount per month for the initiative