UNITED SIKHSWinner of the Sikhs and Charities Award
December 20, 2011
8th Poh (Samvat 543 Nanakshahi)
Community Update
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This Holiday Season, Give a Gift that Counts

GIVE A LASTING GIFT: HELP UNITED SIKHS AID THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE IN NEED

WE ARE ABLE TO ASSIST THEM BECAUSE OF YOU

THROUGH OUR:
  • Feed The Hungry initiative helps feed thousands of homeless, needy and underprivileged people across the globe, celebrating Sikh principles of 'Seva' and 'Langar'. Join us in an initiative close to your home.

  • Emergency Response Team provides relief to survivors - be it the Punjab Floods, Japanese Tsunami, Haitian Earthquake, Florida Tornadoes, Asian Tsunami, Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, South Asian Earthquake in India and Pakistan, Myanmar Cyclone, and the Malaysian, Indonesian and Chilean Earthquakes. Join our Sikh Aid team and become a first responder.

Get involved this holiday season and Donate Generously!

Become a Recurring Donor or Sponsor a family or a child's education through our various programs. To donate, please go to www.unitedsikhs.org/donate or send a check to a UNITED SIKHS office nearest to you, www.unitedsikhs.org/contact.php. Your contribution makes a huge difference.

An estimate of how your contributions can be so meaningful for some-

  • Kenya: $50 feeds a family for a month.
  • Punjab (India): $30 per month provides sustenance for families of "suicide farmers" so children don't drop out of school due to hardship
  • Pakistan: $100 provides a emergency non food item kit for a family for a month. $100 provides a emergency food kit for a family for a month.
  • In Haiti: $100 per month sponsors the education of 12 children.

Some of the key achievements and projects are:

  • Haiti Earthquake Relief: The Haiti relief effort by UNITED SIKHS has been a monumental success and recognized by President Barack Obama. UNITED SIKHS has already provided over 344,000 hot meals in 3 months and distributed over 20 tons of rice to 15 communities. Over $50,000 in medical supplies have also been utilized for the medical rehabilitation of the survivors. The full yearly salary of 9 middle school teachers has also been paid, amounting to $15,000. This helps provide education to 150 students. Future projects include building a canteen for orphans, a water treatment plant to provide drinking water to over 2000 residents and continued sustenance to educators.
  • Other projects include - providing relief to victims of the Japan Tsunami, assistance for the populations devastated by the Kenyan Famine, pensions for farmer suicide and flood effected families in Punjab, etc.
  • Medical Camps: health, hygiene and medical supplies distributed in and around Panja Sahib (Pakistan), Kenya and Haiti.

To read more about the much acclaimed program, please refer to www.unitedsikhs.org/sikh-aid.php.

SIKH AID

Emergency Non Food Items Kit:

Contents: First Aid Tool-kit (O.R.S, 10 water purification tablets, bandages, pain-relief tablets), 1 large spoon, 1 stove, 1 jug , 5 plastic plates, 5 glasses, 1 knife, 1 plastic tray, 1 mid-sized cooking pot, match box’s(10), 5 tooth brushes and 1 tube toothpaste (minimum 130ml), 2 small cleaning soaps, 1 bucket, 1 shampoo, 2 new bath towels (medium weight, dark), 2 Hair combs & Baby milk powder.

Food Items Kit:

Contents: Rice (3.5kg), Flour (20kg), Ghee(6kg),Sugar(3.5kg), Spices(1kg), Pulses(3kg), Milk Pack (11 litres),Tea Leaves(1kg), Soap for Clothes(5 kg)


Bring the substantive change and impact in someone's life. Be the angel that helps make their dream of getting food, water and education come true.


Donate at www.unitedsikhs.org/donate or send a check to a UNITED SIKHS office nearest to you, www.unitedsikhs.org/contact.php

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Thank You For Your Support!!!

Issued by-
Gurvinder Singh Director,
UNITED SIKHS
sikhaid@unitedsikhs.org 646-688-3525/ 1-888-243-1690 (USA)

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UNITED SIKHS Aid

The Sikh Aid team provides non-partisan global humanitarian disaster relief services, which not only provide immediate aid but also rehabilitation help to the needy. The team also runs projects to help eradicate poverty and works towards creating a healthier and happier world. The Sikh Aid Directorate has expanded to include blood and health drives.

The following sub projects are part of the Sikh Aid project:

UNITED SIKHS also serves in the fields of -

International Civil and Human Rights Advocacy (ICHRA): Standing up for and helping protect the civil and human rights of minorities and marginalized groups in the Americas, Europe and Asia.

Community Empowerment and Education Division (CEED): Empowering individuals and groups to attain their full potential and become active participants in society through Education, Training and Community development projects. They take their place in the decision-making processes in their local community as well as in the international arena

Volunteer & Donate to UNITED SIKHS today and make a difference.

Contact Us

You can help those affected by countless crises around the world each year by making a financial gift to the UNITED SIKHS, which will provide immediate relief and support to those in need. You may donate online at www.unitedsikhs.org/donate  or send your donations to a UNITED SIKHS office nearest to you, whose details can be found at http://unitedsikhs.org/contact.php .

Ordinarily only 10 percent of your donation is spent on admin costs.

OUR MISSION

To transform underprivileged and minority communities and individuals into informed and vibrant members of society through civic, educational and personal development programs, by fostering active participation in social and economic activity.

UNITED SIKHS is also an avenue for networking between like-minded organisations to establish and nurture meaningful projects and dialogues - whether social, cultural or political- to promote harmony, understanding and reciprocity in our villages, towns and cities.

UNITED SIKHS is a coalition of organisations and individuals, who share a common vision based on the belief that there is no greater endeavour than to serve, empower and uplift fellow beings. The core of our philosophy is an unwavering commitment to civic service and social progress on behalf of the common good.

Accordingly, UNITED SIKHS has sought to fulfil its mission not only by informing, educating and uplifting fellow beings but also by participating in cross-cultural and political exchanges to ensure that the promises and benefits of democracy are realized by all.

We at UNITED SIKHS believe that the development of enlightened and progressive societies can be made possible by socially conscious groups of people who make a commitment to develop and direct human potential. Our work, efforts and achievements stand as a testament to our faith in this vision.