HSS participated in a sewa project called “Honoring Moms In Need“. HSS – Contra costa Vibhag cosponsored an ICARE program* to honor and help moms in need and their babies through the Monument Crisis Center Walnut Creek
The Vibhag (San Ramon, Dublin , Pleasenton, Livermore and Concord) partnered with Peace Lutheran Church and Jewish community Temple Isaiah to provide essential hygiene kits for at-risk women and their families.
These essential hygiene kits will provide a month’s worth of basic personal care products:- Shampoo/conditioner, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, mouthwash, body lotion, deodorant, razors, two pairs of socks, diapers and wipes in a nice reusable bag.
We helped them in three ways –
Kishore Shakha karyakartas made around 120 hand written caring notes/bookmarks for moms .
Eight karyakartas helped in packing the kits on Sunday Apr 11 afternoon at Jewish temple at Lafayette followed by a two mins shanti message from Vibhag karyawaha Vasanth Shetty ji .
Few Karyakarta also helped in distribution of food and hygiene kits on Tuesday Apr 13 at Monument crisis center walnut creek with proper Covid precautions and safety.
Together with both organisations we could have make 500 kits for needy moms before Mother’s Day .
****ICARE is a program of the Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County (I4C) that creates opportunities for people of diverse religions, spiritual expressions, and indigenous traditions to work together to improve the lives of people in our county who are in need. By linking volunteers with projects across the county, they work together to provide resources such as food, shelter, supplies, and other forms of support for people in our community. They do this by partnering with selected, local nonprofit organizations*****