Selfless Saturday – UNITED SIKHS Blog http://www.unitedsikhs.org/blog Recognize The Human Race As One Fri, 01 Sep 2017 23:45:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Cutting along the lines-Selfless Saturdays http://www.unitedsikhs.org/blog/2009/07/cutting-along-the-lines/ http://www.unitedsikhs.org/blog/2009/07/cutting-along-the-lines/#comments Mon, 13 Jul 2009 01:47:26 +0000 http://www.unitedsikhs.org/blog/?p=377 Manhattan, New York, 11th July 2009: On July 11th the Selfless Saturdays group decided to help out at P.S. 124 in Chinatown. Kids (much like me) need visual tools to help them grasp math concepts like fractions so the teachers needed various shapes cut out of construction paper. That’s where this group came into the picture!

We cut triangles, hexagons, rhombi (who said adults can’t learn anything from second graders?), squares and other shapes which we still do not the know the names of. All in a days work!

If you would like to join for next month’s community seva event, email us at SelflessSaturday@unitedsikhs.org

*****Update*********

Alice, the principle of P.S. 124, sent the following thank you note:

“..thanks again for recruiting the volunteers today and helping us to make a big dent in getting the pattern blocks cut as well as unpacking the supplies and the tomato plants staked. ..”

Some kids joined to show us the ropes of paper cutting.  There was some "small hand envy" in the room for sure.

Some kids joined to show us the ropes of paper cutting. There was some "small hand envy" in the room for sure.

1-million-one, 1-million-2, 1-million-3.  How many triangles did we need again?

1-million-one, 1-million-2, 1-million-3. Wait, how many triangles did we need again?

Joga decided to go for the big boy tools.

Joga decided to go for the big boy tools. We were un-impressed ;p

Assembly Line

Some of us had complicated methods for cutting, others stuck to the basics. Jokes about our product were never ending.

Finishing the last few (hundred) triangles

Finishing the last few (hundred) triangles

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What a colorful world http://www.unitedsikhs.org/blog/2009/05/what-a-colorful-world/ Sun, 17 May 2009 21:14:28 +0000 http://www.unitedsikhs.org/blog/?p=251 On May 16th, the Selfless Saturdays volunteers went to Middle School 301 and picked up some paintbrushes and rollers and went to work.

We got there around 10:30am and helped out till around 1:30pm

SS May MS301

MS301 in the Bronx

Tools for the job

Tools for the job

 

The Team (minus a few taking photos)

The Team (minus a few taking photos)

On May 16th, the Selfless Saturdays volunteers went to Middle School 301 and picked up some paintbrushes and rollers and went to work. We got there around 10:30am and helped out till around 1:30pm. Many in our community do this for a living but we joined to have some fun and spend some time with youngsters.

For those of us who didn’t know what we were doing, we had teachers showing us the ropes.

Thanks to all the volunteers for helping out. We hope to see you at future events.

If you’d like to join email us at SelflessSaturday@unitedsikhs.org!

One volunteer learning from another

One volunteer learning from another

"I think little man needs the ladder more than you do"

"I think little man needs the ladder more than you do"

"Don't trip, don't trip, don't trip"

"Don't trip, don't trip, don't trip"

 

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