Home » Archives by category » Community » Charity

HC4A’s Harish Kotecha Receives National Award

HC4A’s Harish Kotecha Receives National Award

Austin: Founder and President of Hindu Charities for America (HC4A), Mr. Harish Kotecha, has been awarded the Sandra Neese Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY) for the 32nd Annual Conference. Sandra Neese Lifetime Achievement Award is presented annually to honor people who have tirelessly worked […]

Arya Samaj Houston Reaches Out During the Pandemic for Covid Testing

Arya Samaj Houston Reaches Out During the Pandemic for Covid Testing

Houston: Covid-19 has thrown everyone into an uncertain phase and many have suffered a great deal. The pain is continuous in the form of health challenges, financial distress, isolation, and so on. But Arya Samaj Houston became proactive and walked an extra mile to deliver to the community It has been functioning online and indeed […]

Bhallas’ Act of Charitable Giving Sets Iconic Example for Others to Follow

Bhallas’ Act of Charitable Giving Sets Iconic Example for Others to Follow

Sugar Land: Theirs has been a long journey and life has been mostly kind to them as they pursued challenges and passed through its various stages. Along the way, they have met people – the nasty and the good – which helped shape their worldly view and perspective of human nature. And though they left […]

India House Hosts 2020 Gala — Virtually due to the Pandemic

India House Hosts 2020 Gala — Virtually due to the Pandemic

Houston: India House 17th Annual Gala was held virtually on, Saturday, August 29, 2020 from 7 pm to 9 pm. A very illustrious list of invitees joined the Gala which was hosted online. Few of these prominent invitees were- Padma Shree Awardee, Anup Jalota, Consul General of India, Aseem Mahajan, keynote speaker Bhavesh (Bob) Patel, […]

BAPS Charities Donates $25,000 in Support of Breast Cancer Victims

BAPS Charities Donates $25,000 in Support of Breast Cancer Victims

: BAPS Charities presented the Susan G. Komen Foundation with a donation of $25,000 to support victims and survivors of breast cancer.  The donation will be used to fund several ongoing initiatives, including the Komen Covid-19 Action Fund focused on those who are also suffering from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.  With over 270,000 […]

Sewa Houston Volunteer Mans Phone Lines, Organizes Plasma Donations

Sewa Houston Volunteer Mans Phone Lines, Organizes Plasma Donations

By Lindsey Peyton Houston: Lately, the helplines created to assist Houstonians during the pandemic have been ringing nonstop. One number, created by the Houston chapter of the Hindu faith-based nonprofit Sewa International, provides disaster relief and family services for all, regardless of race, religion, nationality or background. And callers are lucky when volunteer Madan Luthra […]

She Can Fly — Give Her the Sky: Smile Foundation Launches US Chapter

She Can Fly — Give Her the Sky: Smile Foundation Launches US Chapter

Houston: With its commitment to work towards ‘Civic Driven Change’,  on Saturday, August 8, Smile Foundation, an India-based NGO hosted ‘Sing for Smile’ a virtual talk show and live concert with playback singer Amit Kumar to mark the launch of its US chapter. Sonu Sood, actor and philanthropist; Nawazuddin Siddiqui, actor; Arbaaz Khan, actor; Deepak […]

IITAGH Covid-19 Donation Goes to Sewa International

IITAGH Covid-19 Donation Goes to Sewa International

By Surupa Shaw Houston: The world is reeling from the scourge of the COVID-19 pandemic. Severe dislocation of lifestyles, social isolation, job losses, social distancing and work from home have become the norm. We are all striving to adapt to the new reality. Those of us that can need to find ways to help people […]

Parents of Slain Santa Fe Exchange Student Start Foundation in Her Name

Parents of Slain Santa Fe Exchange Student Start Foundation in Her Name

Houston: More than two years after the Santa Fe High School shooting, the family of a Pakistani exchange student killed during the massacre is determined to keep her memory alive through a new foundation that will provide university scholarships to low-income Pakistani women. Abdul Aziz Sheikh and Farah Naz are hopeful this nonprofit initiative, the […]

Akshaya Patra Texas Cities Raise $950,000 with Tech for Change Gala

Akshaya Patra Texas Cities Raise $950,000 with Tech for Change Gala

By Ankita Narula AUSTIN: The Akshaya Patra Foundation held its Virtual Gala – Technology for Change on Saturday, July 25th, and raised $950,000 for feeding mid day meals to school children in India. The Texas gala was hosted by the cities of Austin, Dallas and Houston. Close to 1,000 businesses, non-profits, government officials, philanthropic leaders, […]

Drive-Through Food Distribution Performed at India House

Drive-Through Food Distribution Performed at India House

HOUSTON: True to their mission of serving the community, India House resumed their free food distribution program for needy families on Monday, July 20, 2020 from 10:00 am to 11:30 pm. Worth a weeks supply of food items (Fresh produce and groceries) were distributed to approximately 175 needy families by a contactless drive-through distribution following […]

In Hour of Need, the Ekal Foundation” Stands by the Community

In Hour of Need, the Ekal Foundation” Stands by the Community

HOUSTON: When the ‘Covid-19’ pandemic brought the worldwide life to a grinding halt, it posed a grave economic concern to Ekal movement. Currently, it has presence in over 102,000 villages and reach to 300,000 such pockets of humanity. In absence of usual stage performances for fundraising, the future of its numerous projects was in jeopardy. […]

In Constrained Times, Pratham Gala Shows Limitless Learning

In Constrained Times, Pratham Gala Shows Limitless Learning

                    BY JAWAHAR MALHOTRA HOUSTON: Many charities around the world have been hard hit by the constraints forced the novel corona virus on participation by their members and supporters. While others have turned to the Zoom platform to reach out, it has severe limitations in size […]

India Culture Center Continues Covid-19 Relief Efforts with Local Agencies

India Culture Center Continues Covid-19 Relief Efforts with Local Agencies

HOUSTON: India Culture Center is continuing its mission to provide face marks and food distribution to assist the needy and first responders throughout the region, including Houston Police Department, City of Stafford and Fort Bend County. May 5th – Delivered  Meals to Houston Police Department were Present were Ajit Patel and ICC President Jasmeeta Singh. […]

India House Provides Meals at Hospitals

India House Provides Meals at Hospitals

HOUSTON: India House continues to appreciate the hard work and dedication of Houston’s frontline medical workers at various hospitals across the city. On Friday, May 22, 2020 India House provided lunch and dinner to healthcare professionals and staff at Baylor’s St. Luke’s Hospital at Medical Center, Houston. The food distribution was sponsored by India House […]

Sewa Releases $10,000 in First Tranche of Amphan Disaster Relief

Sewa Releases $10,000 in First Tranche of Amphan Disaster Relief

HOUSTON: Sewa International has announced the first tranche of $10,000 toward rescue and relief operations as Super Cyclone Amphan devastated two states in India: Odisha and West Bengal.Amphan, which began forming on May 16 and dissipated today, May 21, has caused widespread damage to infrastructure in the coastal states of Odisha and West Bengal as […]

Pratham Houston Launches Summer Readathon for Children

Pratham Houston Launches Summer Readathon for Children

HOUSTON: Worry. Despair. Hopelessness. These are the emotions running through millions of people in India, as they battle poverty every single day. Today, 75% of the Indian population earn no more than $78 per month. With little to no opportunities in sight, the future generations have no choice but to give in to the endless […]

Hindu Charity—HC4A— Launches in the Houston Metro

Hindu Charity—HC4A— Launches in the Houston Metro

HOUSTON: The HC4A (Hindu Charities for America, a non-religious 501c charity) “Serve Where You Live” Houston area kick-off event was held at the end of April 2019 at the Sugar Creek Montessori School in Stafford (southwest Houston) and it was a grand success! Apart from Austin-based founder Mr. Harish Kotecha and stalwart member Mr. Dinesh […]

IMAGH’s 10th Eid Milan Highlights How Ideas Can Shape the World

IMAGH’s 10th Eid Milan Highlights How Ideas Can Shape the World

BY JAWAHAR MALHOTRA HOUSTON: Neither the heavy downpour nor the occasion of Father’s Day could dampen the spirits of the 500 invited guests who came to this year’s Eid Milan gala organized by the Indian Muslim Association of Greater Houston and held last Sunday, June 16 once again at the Marriott Hotel in Westchase. And […]

Sikh National Center Holds 4th Annual Blood Drive Onsite

Sikh National Center Holds 4th Annual Blood Drive Onsite

HOUSTON: One pitch to give blood is “and be a hero” and for most people it rings true enough to make their way to the Blood Center van. Two Sundays ago, on June 2 – four days before the 75th commemoration of the D-Day – the invasion of Normandy in World War II – the […]

Page 1 of 9123Next ›Last »