Nandalala Mission NJ – Backpack Drive and Activities Planned for August 2016

Hi Everyone,

Here are the activities planned for the month of August 2016. Mark your calendars!

#1 – Annual Backpack Drive

This summer marks the third annual back-to-school drive organized by Nandalala Mission, a non-profit organization that nurtures children’s fullest potential through educational, cultural, and service-oriented activities.

This drive aims to provide local, underprivileged students with school supplies to give them the best shot at success. Nandalala volunteers will stock brand new backpacks with essential school supplies such as notebooks, binders, pencils, crayons, calculators, and water bottles.

As the back-to-school season rapidly approaches, please support Nandalala Mission in reaching this year’s goal to provide 40 backpacks to schools in central New Jersey.

Here’s how you can help:

  1. Email nandalala.nj@gmail.com indicating the number of backpacks you would like to sponsor (backpack sponsorships are $40 each)
  2. Send a check to Sivaganesh Srinivasan made out to Nandalala Mission at 25 Ashford Drive, Plainsboro, NJ 08536

You can also help by volunteering to shop and pack school supplies. Please email us if you are interested.

Thank you for your support.

#2 – Wednesday, August 17th at 7:00PM: Purnima – Sree Lalitha Sahasranamam Chanting

We will have Sri Lalitha Sahasranamam Chanting on Purnima day at Prarthanai Peetam (Raju Venkataraman’s house).

Her Holiness Pujyasri Mathioli Saraswathy (Pujyasri Akka) has given us a special kolam that we can put at Prarthanai Peetam to have our prayers answered. If you would like to do this kolam, please reply to nandalala.nj@gmail.com and we will get you the necessary items.

Please arrive by 7:00 PM as the kolam needs to be done before the chanting, and chanting will start at 7:30 PM sharp. Please see the attached PDF for additional details. Please RSVP if you plan on attending!

We will just have a small prasadam on purnima day after the pooja.

Address
1 Shady Brook Lane
Cranbury, NJ 08512

Special Kolam

#3 – Saturday, August 20th, 2016 at 7:00 PM: Satsang Celebrating Her Holiness Pujyasri Mathioli Saraswathy’s 75th Birthday Celebration

Please join us for a satsang celebrating Her Holiness Pujyasri Mathioli Saraswathy’s 75th birthday. Please RSVP by Thursday, August 18th to confirm attendance so that we can plan accordingly. Also, please contact Madhuri if you will be able to make prasadam (dish) for this event. Thank you.

Address
Siva Ganesh and Madhuri
25 Ashford Drive
Plainsboro, NJ 08536

Contact
Sivaganesh: (908) 581-8664
Madhuri: (609) 439-7188

#4 – Sunday, August 21st 2016 at 6:30 PM: Sankata Hara Chaturthi

Sankata Hara Chaturthi Pooja for the month of August will be held at Sudha/Vijay’s house on Sunday, August 21st at 6:30 PM. Please RSVP by Thursday, August 18th to confirm attendance to help us plan accordingly. Also, please contact Madhuri if you would be able to make prasadam (dish) for this event. Thank you.

Address
26 Wexford Drive
Monmouth Junction NJ 08852
Home: (732) 329-0345
Cell: (732) 766-9682

#5 – Saturday, August 27th 2016 at 10:30 AM: Matru Seva

Matru Seva for the month of August will be held on Saturday, August 27th at 10:30 AM. We plan to deliver 100 brown bag lunches to a soup kitchen. We will meet at the address given below to pack the lunches.

We request your support in this endeavor. If you would like to donate to this cause, you can do so by cash/check payable to Nandalala Mission. Checks can be sent to the address given below. Please let us know if you can help with delivering the bags to the shelter. Thank you so much!

Address
Siva Ganesh and Madhuri
25 Ashford Drive
Plainsboro, NJ 08536

Contact
Sivaganesh: (908) 581-8664
Madhuri: (609) 439-7188

#6 – Sunday, August 28th, at 10:30 AM: Sree Vishnu Sahasranamam & Sree Lalitha Sahasranamam Chanting

Sree Vishnu Sahasranamam and Sri Lalitha Sahasranamam Chanting will be held on Sunday, August 28th July 31st at 11:00 AM.

Her Holiness Pujyasri Mathioli Saraswathy (Pujyasri Akka) has given us a special kolam that we can put at Prarthanai Peetam to have our prayers answered. If you would like to do this kolam, please reply to nandalala.nj@gmail.com and we will get you the necessary items.

Please arrive by 10:30 AM as the kolam needs to be done before the chanting and chanting will start at 11:00 AM sharp. Please see the attached PDF for additional details. Please RSVP by Wednesday, August 24th if you plan on attending. Additionally, contact Madhuri if you would like to make an item for the lunch.

Address
1 Shady Brook Lane
Cranbury, NJ 08512

Special Kolam


All donations to Nandalala Mission are deductible for tax purposes. Please forward the details of these events to friends and family who may be interested in joining us in any of these activities.

Please send all your replies to Sivaganesh and Madhuri at nandalala.nj@gmail.com. For any questions, please contact Madhuri (609-439-7188), Sivaganesh (908-581-8664) or Anandhi Venkat (609-213-9602).

Jai Nandalala!

Regards,
Madhuri & Siva Ganesh