After the tremendous success of the first Sports Day in Fremont it was time to move down to the South Bay. We arrived at Fowler Creek Park early at 9 so we could reserve the grass area we needed for our activities. As we finished coning off our area and taking our snacks out, other MISL members started trickling in with and soon parents arrived with their children. The kids were eager to play so we started setting up a soccer field while they played around amongst themselves. We had two of the youngest participants, a boy and a girl, choose the teams to make it a little more fun instead of having one of the older MISL members deciding. Eventually the teams were decided and we began our game of soccer. We had to add people and take out others because folks started getting tired or we had people showing up a little late. With participants getting tired we decided to move on to a different game: kickball. Initially we were thinking about doing baseball but decided that kickball would have been something that could get everyone involved. This time we mixed it up and had 2 of the older MISL members choose teams to make it a bit more even. After letting everyone from each team kick we decided to end our Sports Day with a little game of tug of war. After a couple rounds with different teams we had all the kids go against two of the older MISL members. Needless to say the kids won.read moreGiving back and understanding the homeless was a great opportunity. Working at the 2 gurdwaras, West Sacramento and Pell Drive Gurdwara was amazing. First, by talking to the secetaries and asking for permission was really interesting because we got to know how the process worked. It was also an opportunity for me to explain this event. As I started to make the banner and flyers for the event I wanted it to be something that would catch people's attention. My peers (other volunteers) really helped contribute to the poster. We got pictures from the last event and enlarged them to add to the poster. Also, Gagan (one of the volunteers) used her amazing art skills to design the flyers. The first Sunday we started, the secretary announced the event and lots of people came to our booth. People asked many questions and showed lots of love by donating and by blessing us to go further. I left 2 boxes at the gurdwara so people could donate clothing any day of the week. Also, there was a poster that included info about our event. Every Sunday and Wednesday I would rush to the lobby to check on the donations. It would make my day when we saw all the donations in the boxes. Slowly as the weeks passed we got larger boxes to keep the donations. Working at the gurdwara was amazing because it helped me to be more open with people. During the event on September 13, 2014 everyone was excited to see what we had accomplished. Thank you to Palvinder and the amazing volunteers who helped contribute to this event and all the Sevadars that helped donate. Manpreet Kaur is a junior at Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep in Sacramento, CA. She is a member of the Sikh Honor & Service Society and Misl Sacramento.read more
Fall is here & that means Jakara Juniors is here as well! Participants ages 5-15 will spend the day with fellow Sikhs having fun and learning about human rights and how to honor those that have suffered human rights violations. Join us for a day of learning, fun and sangat! This fall's theme is "A Nation Never Forgets"
Register at the gurdwara or online: https://jakara.wufoo.com/forms/jakara-juniors-fall-2014-san-jose/
We are also looking for counselors who are over 16. Whether you need service hours, a letter of recommendation or most importantly an opportunity to do seva, we need your help!
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or write on the event page below!
Misl Sacramento and Sikh Honor & Service Society members are back at it!
Join us on October 26th at 3pm at West Sacramento Gurdwara to make a warm meal for the houseless. We'll be heading to downtown at around 4:30pm/5pm to distribute the food.
If you would like to help out please RSVP! If you are interested in donating money or food please get in touch with Palvinder Kaur by emailing her at email@example.com
If you do not receive emails for our Sacramento events, sign up:www.jakara.org/volunteer