Thursday, October 27, 2011

Diwali: Building Communitie​s in America through Festivals of Seva

Hindu American Seva Charities
Building Communities through Festivals of Seva

Dear Friends and Sevaks,

Namaste and Diwali greetings! Shubh Kamnaye - from all of us at HASC.   We wish you a very Happy Diwali and a New Year filled with health, happiness, peace, prosperity and seva this festive (utsav).
We hope as you celebrate and share the message of Diwali, the victory of light over darkness and knowledge over ignorance, with your friends, family and neighbors, you will be inspired to help those who need. You will bring UtsavSeva to action! UtsavSeva promoted by HASC invokes the spiritual values of the festivals through Community Service throughout the year

Today we can proudly state in our Huffington Post blog, 
Diwali Lights Community Building in America and around the World.
 UtsavSeva is providing a roadmap for Hindu social justice and nation building with our Youth in the forefront.

Now, we need your support to sustain this effort.
- AParadigm Shift has Occurred-
Collectively, we as Hindus have succeeded in creating a national voice where there was none.
We have demonstrated how we, Hindu Americans and our Traditions, strengthen America globally.
Your Seva Voice proved we are effective Problem Solvers, ready to tackle difficult tasks facing our country every step of the way.
Your commitment to serve the people in need came across as UtsavSeva.

In just 2 years, our HASC family has grown exponentially and we are most gratefully for all the support we have received. None of it would have been possible without your active participation, support and blessings.  Your 2009 seva response to the President's "Call to Serve”, resulted in the first ever 2010 community assessment report and the appointment and service of our AmeriCorps VISTAs. The collective seva effort and seva center development, in 2011, lead to the historic Hindu American Seva conference at the White House. 

As widely reported, the Hindu community in America has joined other religious communities on the national stage, not only as an equal participant, but a veritable host to them. The Hindu White House Conference became a Springboard to Action to solve problems facing America. We focused on Energizing Dharmic Seva by Impacting Change in America and Abroad. Collectively we are spurring a New Generation Of Hindu Volunteers.
As you can see in a very short time, through the seva voice, HASC supporters and volunteers have brought the Hindu American community voice to the highest levels in the country.  In addition to the White House, HASC is working with the Council of a Parliament of World Religions and the Hindu American community to bring our collective voices to the global platform. 
We need your support to grow this effort in all aspects. HASC welcomes your tax deductible contributions. 

Join Us as We Build Communities Across the Nation With Seva
Our efforts are supported only by volunteers and individual contributions!

About HASC:

HASC is working to augment the Community Social Responsibility effort by building a service oriented educational and networking platform to connect the community to America through seva. HASC is supporting development of "Seva Centers" as a lead example of social innovation. HASC will serve as a resource, repository and clearing house of relevant information. Read our Mission

HASC works with Hindu and Dharmic Americans to make service a defining part of Hindu American life and culture (UtsavSeva) and to strengthen immigrant civic engagement and interfaith collaboration. To empower the community and address concerns at the local and national levels, HASC is documenting service activities to develop reports, showcase dharmic seva, promote and support development of seva centers, liaise with government and interfaith groups to communicate the community's needs and enhance seva social responsibility.  More...

Hindu American Seva Charities (HASC) is a progressive organization whose mission is to advance seva or community service and promote pluralism, interfaith dialogue, social justice, civic engagement and sustainable activism to ignite grassroots social change and build healthy communities. Seva is an integral part of Hindu and Dharmic traditions and sadhana (practice) and is transforming. To achieve its mission, HASC seeks to mobilize community resources in the United States, bridge the gap between the U.S. agencies and Hindu institutions to connect with America.  HASC is a non-religious NGO formed in 2009 under the guidance of the
White House Office of Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships and is a service partner with the Corporation for National and Community Service.

We Need Your Support to develop the infrastructures and the future leaders of tomorrow

The Faith Glass Ceiling has cracked in America and is resounding around the globe!
Doors of inclusion have JUST Opened for Hindu Americans at the Highest Levels

We urge you to support and send your tax deductible check or pay online through paypal at

Hindu American Seva Charities (a registered 501 (3) c not-for-profit organization).
184 South Livingston Avenue, Ste 9 #174, Lvingston, NJ07039
Contact:; Tel: 732‐972‐1489/973-992-5210