• Matruseva – New Jersey

    Serving the Community with a Mother's Love A mother providing unconditional love to her children and good nourishment for her child is a primary desire. Matruseva, which is made up of Matru (Motherly) and Seva (Service), refers to both the love and the service that a mother provides to her children. It is absolutely unconditional and often provided even before it is asked for. Our founder, Pujya Shri Mathioli Saraswathy, has established this service program to extend this ideology. Matruseva programs have been conducted in our parent organization, Nandalala Seva Samithi in India, for several years.  Under this umbrella, various programs are conducted by teams of Nandalala Mission volunteers across the country to provide food and nourishment to the needy in the community and across the world. In New Jersey, we have been gathering volunteers, young and adult, to pack lunches for a soup kitchen for several years. Get Involved Join us for an event Host brown bag packing Buy ingredients Donate


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  • Matruseva – San Francisco

    Serving the Community with a Mother's Love A mother providing unconditional love to her children and good nourishment for her child is a primary desire. Matruseva, which is made up of Matru (Motherly) and Seva (Service), refers to both the love and the service that a mother provides to her children. It is absolutely unconditional and often provided even before it is asked for. Our founder, Pujya Shri Mathioli Saraswathy, has established this service program to extend this ideology. Matruseva programs have been conducted in our parent organization, Nandalala Seva Samithi in India, for several years.  Under this umbrella, various programs are conducted by teams of Nandalala Mission volunteers across the country to provide food and nourishment to the needy in the community and across the world. We have been serving various homeless shelters and service centers in the Bay Area for last 18 years. They include the James F. Boccardo Regional Reception Center in San Jose, CA, Abode Services in Fremont, CA, and much more. The services we have provided include cooking and serving hot breakfast and meals, providing dairy supplies and other grocery items, delivering pre-packaged sandwich bags containing a fruit and a juice box, and packing ingredients to prepare a hot meal. Get Involved Join us for an event Host brown bag packing Buy ingredients Donate


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  • Nandalala Children’s Corner – Los Angeles

    Serving the Greater Los Angeles Community, One Child at a Time Nandalala Children’s Corner is a new venture by Nandalala Mission’s Los Angeles chapter in coordination with Sankari Senthilkumar. Young children are given a dedicated forum every three months to express themselves to learn Sanatan Dharma principles through stories. They also get an opportunity to speak and learn songs about a great composer in every gathering. To participate or to sponsor, please contact nandalalamission.la@gmail.com.     Get involved in raising funds for the program Bring your child to the next event! Host one in your community! Spread the word about Nandalala Mission in LA


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  • Back-to-School Drive – Los Angeles

    Serving the Greater Los Angeles Community, One Student at a Time. Our youth volunteer leaders serve the community of Los Angeles by providing school supplies to children who would otherwise have a tough time assembling the educational supplies they need for the school year.   To participate or to sponsor, please contact Nirupama or Shyam at nandalalamission.la@gmail.com.     Get involved in raising funds for the program Help shop for school supplies and assembling them Identify schools or communities that need the support Spread the word about Nandalala Mission in LA


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  • Matruseva – Los Angeles

    Serving the Greater Los Angeles Community, One Meal at a Time. Matruseva is held at the Union Station Adult Center in Pasadena, which is located at: 412 S. Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105 Nandalala Mission provides a healthy vegetarian breakfast on the second Sunday of every month. To participate or to sponsor the program, please contact Dr. Senthilkumar via email at nandalalamission.la@gmail.com or through his cell phone at (213) 219-1970. Get Involved Donate Participate in an event


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  • Project Sunshine

    Inculcating Responsibility and Empathy in the Younger Generation While Caring for the Elderly One of the growing concerns in developed societies is the loneliness individuals experience. The elderly are the most affected, and all they need is for someone to spend some time with them. What better way to reach out to them than with children who can be viewed as akin to their own grandchildren or great grandchildren? Project Sunshine began March 2016 with a dual purpose: to alleviate the loneliness amongst seniors while helping children develop a sense of responsibility through nurturing and caring elders. The senior center is a small facility with 4-6 seniors currently living there. So far, one teenager accompanied by a parent visits the center once every fortnight to play board games or word games or conduct simple art & craft projects with the seniors. There are plans to increase the frequency once additional youngsters are trained for such activities.   Get Involved Get your teen to be trained Co-ordinate sessions Identify additional facilities


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  • Educational Loans

    Providing a Means for Under-Priveleged Students to Pursue a College Education Nandalala Mission started this education loan program over 15 years ago. This program offers interest free loan for students pursuing higher education in the US. Loans are given to deserving students who are picked based on their academic performance and achievement. We have given loans close to 20 students. The students are expected to pay the loan back after they graduate and get a job. Apart from 2 students who are in college, the rest have paid back their loan. Nandalala Mission is very proud of this program that helps students who are in need of monetary support. This program has benefited a number of students from India and USA. Get Involved Donate Recommend candidates Help evaluate


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  • Nandalala Youth Music Group – Florida

    Encouraging Budding Musicians Nandalala Youth Music Group of Florida was founded in 2005 under the guidance of Pujya Shri Mathioli Saraswathy. The aim of the Nandalala Youth Music Group is to provide opportunities every month to musically inclined youths to sing, dance, and render devotional songs with correct shruthi and thalam to the accompaniments of instrumental music. Performances last for at least half an hour in front of interested parents. It gives a platform for upcoming artists to showcase their talents in a nurturing atmosphere. Following the main performance, other interested children present at the concert are encouraged to dance or render short songs. This endearing atmosphere puts all children at ease and the encouragement has made even the most reluctant, timid child come out of his or her shell and perform on stage, thus paving the way for his or her artistic journey. In order to have a regular monthly schedule of concerts in Florida, we started RAGAM-based concerts in 2017. Instead of 1 main performer, 5 to 7 main singers perform, each ofo whom sing various kiranas in the same raga. We are also introducing music-based quizzes for keeping children more interested and involved. In addition to organizing monthly concerts, Nandalala Youth Music Group of Florida also organizes fundraisers for the benefit of Nandalala Charitable activities in India. We had fundraisers in 2010, 2013, and 2016. During the 2016 fundraising event, we also raised funds by releasing a souvenir commemorating the tenth anniversary of Nandalala Youth Music Group – Florida. This souvenir presents a collection of success and inspirational stories of children who have performed at events sponsored by Nandalala Music Group of Florida. It is very heartening to read their accounts of their experiences and how they continue to be inspired by them even today. It is quite a keepsake as it includes our founder's pictures and profile. Get Involved Enroll your child Attend the sessions regularly Be a guest story teller Run the arts project for a session


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  • Balakrishna Project

    Reaching Out to Children through Nutrition The Balakrishna Project in the San Francisco Bay Area is one of the oldest ongoing programs at Nandalala Mission since 2002. Individuals donate milk and butter to the homeless shelter. The Mission has been actively supporting this program at The Abode Center on Brown Street in Fremont, CA. Get Involved Donate


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  • Nanda Adventures

    To a Healthier Lifestyle by Enjoying the Outdoors Nandalala Mission started a hiking club for kids and adults in January 2017. This club hopes to bring people together on some weekends to enjoy and appreciate various natural sights and sounds around this naturally rich area while in good company. Hikes will be selected from different regions of the Bay Area about once every 4-6 weeks. The hike is conducted by Nandalala volunteers. Hikes will be ≤5 miles in total length but will vary in distance. Hikes will be chosen so as to not be steep, rocky, or dangerous. Hikes will be on Saturday or Sunday mornings. Weather will be taken into consideration and alternate dates will be provided in such instances. The chosen hike and link to its description will be sent in advance to enable hikers to make an informed choice. Parents are responsible for transportation to and from hiking location and entry fee (if any). Hikers are expected to wear appropriate footwear, hats, and sunscreen and to bring drinking water. We request that any kids under 8 years of age be accompanied by a parent. We plan to maintain 4:1 kids to adult ratio for safety reasons. Get Involved Join us on hikes Recommend trails Lead a hike Be the event photographer


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