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).
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.
SECOND HARVEST HEARTLAND FOOD DRIVE
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.
Please visit www.2harvest.org for more information
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.
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 www.Hamaresai.org, please mention FOOD DRIVE when donating online
Previous food drives conducted at Temple in Nov-2008, May-2009, Sep-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
All contributions received for the calendar year (Jan 1st thru Dec 31st) are acknowledged in an annual consolidated statement
The statement will be mailed out by Jan 31st to the address as it appears on the check or as specified in the credit card transaction
Please notify any change in address by visiting the Membership page on the website
Donations made to temple using online Credit Card through Network For Good, you will receive an e-mail confirmation and is treated as receipt
Please drop an e-mail to Sai@saibabamn.org, if you have not received the statement or have any questions
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