Hindu Charities for America and S.E.W.A. International, both Hindu Community Charities, donated library books lost due to last September wild fires to Bastrop, TX schools. Additionally, emergency fund for medical, food, clothing was also replenished.
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Austin, Texas - January 21, 2012 - Hindu Charities for America (HC4A), a non-profit Hindu Community charity based in Austin, Texas, is replacing library books lost during the fires at Bastrop. The fires at Bastrop destroyed over 1,500 homes and caused an estimated damage of over $250M.
Camille Smith, Dir. Of Assessment and Student Support, Bastrop ISD said ..a donation to our district libraries to replace library and literacy materials would be of great value.
The presentation of check will take place at 11am on January 24th at Lost Pines Elementary campus (151 Tiger Woods Dr., Bastrop, TX 78602, (512) 321-2086).
In 2010, HC4As inaugural event was successfully completed over a two day period on August 12th and 13th; culminating in a donation of resources and volunteers that benefited 230 students over four entire campuses in the Round Rock, Texas school district. Additionally, HC4A donated school supplies in an emergency situation for a school in Del Ville ISD. In 2011, the Hindu Community under HC4A donated school supplies to over 15% of homeless children in Austin ISD. Along with local businesses and non-profits, Hindu Charities for America participated in serving breakfast and distributing school supplies to these children on August 6, 2011.
As founder Harish Kotecha put it, "education is important to us and is a passion for us, and we will continue to support homeless students in our local communities." The ultimate goal for Hindu Charities For America is to expand this project of handing out school supplies to homeless children across America. It is a unique concept; Indians in the United States have long been sending justifiable aid to India. Hindu Charities for America does not seek to replace or supplant such efforts.
Ambitions are big and the goalposts are high, but the 2010 Round Rock ISD donation project and the 2011 Austin ISD homeless children project can be considered a positive step towards such goals. The large amount of volunteers ready to assemble and distribute the school supplies demonstrates the great deal of interest generated by Austin Hindus and their zeal for charitable action. At the end of the day, we are all a product of the American communities that we live in whether we were born here or immigrated here, Kotecha said. By giving back to those communities in the area that matters most - education - we can enable change at an unparalleled level.
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Harish Kotecha, Founder
Hindu Charities For America