Volunteerism is one of the most selfless acts that we can become involved in. The Chinmaya Mission Pittsburgh Seva Group is a team of dedicated volunteers motivated to make a difference in our communities.
Events and Announcements
Presidents Volunteer Service Award Winners
The President’s Volunteer Service Award is an opportunity to honor our most outstanding volunteers and recognize the impact they make.
15 of our Youth Seva students were awarded this prestigious award in 2020 in recognition of their volunteer activity.
2021 Seva Activites
Coat and Boot Drive
To support the winter needs of Light of Life and Family Promise of Western Pennsylvania, Ryan Katukota organized a coat drive and collected 42 coats and numerous winter items like gloves, hats, scarfs etc.. Ryan reached out to 10 plus shelters in Pittsburgh to identify their needs and how CMP Youth Seva could help.
Volunteer leader Kesar Sampath organized the Movie Night on Jan 2nd 2021. Many of our families enjoyed watching "Soul" as an extended CMP family over Zoom.
2020 Seva Activities
The team raised $1300. The boxes were sold out in a record number of 3 days. Sevaks from all three centers came together following Social distancing norms to manage the complex logistics of assembling the boxes and distributing them over a weekend.
Chinmaya Volunteers made 300 masks and distributed across the communities. Exceeded the initial goal of 200 masks over the summer of 2020
2020 Seva Funds Recipients
EKAM - Respirator
EKAL - Tablets for 5 schools
2019 Seva Activities
Jubilee Kitchen - Kids and Adults cooked a meal for 200 people
Partners in Educations- 3 batches of Student Volunteers participated, planning additional times for summer.
Thanksgiving Food Bank Drive
Lead: Binu Jain
Monroeville: Anitha B, Usha K, Karuna
South Hills: Sheela Ganesh, Sunitha, Prerna, Preeti, Sriram Palghat
North Hills: Anu B, Jamuna Sampat, Malini