CMSJ currently runs several regular programs to serve
the community. Some of the programs are listed below.
CMSJ members are encouraged to take this
opportunity to volunteer their time for this community service. They
can also sponsor this event. Interested members should contact Shrikrishna
Bhamre (408) 733-4612 or sign up to volunteer by clicking here
For various other seva opportunities, please visit www.chinmaya-seva.org
program at the homeless shelter in San Jose
We have been preparing hot lunches/breakfast for
the homeless since 1995. We do this about every month. Adult
members as well as teenagers in the Yuva Kendra classes have been
volunteering for this program. We cook and serve a vegetarian meal for
the homeless people staying in the shelter. This shelter houses
families as well as single people. We usually serve about 120-150
people. About 10-15 volunteers are needed to handle this task. This is
a great way to give back to the community and is much appreciated by
the staff running the shelter.
For detailed calendar, please visit our site:http://chinmaya-seva.org/events/index.php?page=homelessfeeding
Over the years we have developed a vegetarian menu
that we know is popular - soups, pasta, pizza, taco casserole, stir fry
vegetables, desserts. We buy the groceries the previous day. On the day
of the Breakfast Sewa we meet at 5:00am in the kitchen at the shelter.
We prepare the meal and then start serving at 6:30. We are normally
done by 7am.
Here are the address, and directions for the
shelter: The map highlights the way from Sandeepany to the shelter.
From 280 & 87
- Take the CA-87 South/GUADALUPE PKY ramp.
- Take the CURTNER AVENUE exit.
- Turn LEFT onto CURTNER AVE.
- Turn LEFT onto LITTLE ORCHARD ST.
Youth Sandwich Preparation Program
Contact: Jayaram Reddy
For detailed calendar, please visit our site: http://chinmaya-seva.org/events/index.php?page=youth-sandwich-seva
The Sandwich Bag program is targeted for
Yuvakendra (14 yrs & above). We have been doing this for many years
once a month on the last Sunday of the month. We prepare sandwich bags
(approximately 75 bags or 150 sandwiches) and deliver them to the
Julian Inn in San Jose. We generally select one balavihar class - 8th,
9th, 10th, 11th or 12th - on rotation basis every month. Youth
volunteers will receive community service credit.
We meet at 8:00 am at the following location to
make the sandwiches and are done by 8:55 am.
Room 6, First Floor
Lincoln High School
555 Dana Avenue
San Jose, CA 95126
Lunch Bag sewa by Families
Sewa contact : Kalyani
During this winter's
sleeping bag sewa (December 2008) we came across the need for
bagged lunches for the transient people at the shelter. The object is
to provide a portable meal for shelters that cannot house and serve hot
lunches. This Sewa is hosted by a mission host family with support by
other sewaks [mission members, and Bala Vihar children]. The bagged
lunch consisting of a sandwich, fruit, snack and juice is assembled by
the sewaks and brought to a distribution center. This event takes place every second sunday
afternoon of a month.
You are welcome to join a sewa, host a sewa and/or sponsor the event.
For more details and
schedule please check the Chimaya Mission San Jose yahoo group.
name : cmsj_service
NOTE: You have to join
this group to view messages and you will receive updates on the