Folk Fusion Cultural Program
Canton PD comes to visit!
The Canton Police Department visited us and talked about synthetic drugs and online safety with us. We loved having them over and learnt a lot!
Card Making for Veterans
In Feb 2017 we made cards to thank veterans from our Armed Forces. Thanks to all of the creative people who came out on Friday!
Blankets For Kids!
On October 14th ad 16th we all got together to make blankets for the children at The Children's Center, an organization which gives younger children a safe place to do whatever they would like to do. The organization usually gives their children all blankets for Christmas as a gift, so we helped the organization make some fleece blankets
First Annual Fun Fest
This is by far the largest event that we have ever hosted. We created a Fun Fest in the back lot of the temple. This was giant, we had games, food, drinks, raffles, and many other things. It was a huge success for both our temple and Yuva Bharathi as we raided a huge amount of money and we delivered the best gift of all: fun.
Bhutan Refugee Drive
Another great and successful drive! If you did not know there is a group refugees in Grand Rapids who are having a very difficult time to get used to American culture and schooling. To help combat that we held a back to school drive where we raised over 1000 different packs of school supplies to give to them to help their transition. It was a great success and one of our largest drives to date.
The temple does so many things for us, from being a prime location for all of our meetings and a host for all of our larger events. We decided that we needed to do something that would help them. So we chose to get our clothes dirty and re-mulch the whole yard of the temple.
Alternatives For Girls Drive!
Alternatives For girls is a non-profit organization whose main goal is to help underprivileged teen girls in Michigan. We decided to help them in their endeavor by holding an item drive in our temple in order to raise items for the girls in need. We had a huge turnout as in about a months time we were able to raise close to 1000 different items for the girls! This was pretty amazing as it was out first group activity that we did as Yuva Bharathi.
On January 13th, 2017, we made bracelets and cards for children at the West Bloomfield Henry Ford Hospital. These gifts will go to patients specifically in the oncology center and brighten up their day!
Rouge River Day Helpers!
When you think of serving the community you probably think of just the people, but the largest part of a community is the environment that houses it. To help the environment we took on the difficult task of helping to clean up the rouge. We helped the Friends of the Rouge in their 30th annual Rouge River clean up day.
Cultural Program Number 1
Vision of India, as we called it, was our first try at a cultural program. We held it to attempt to raise money buy giving the public a show of the cultural sort (eg. singing, dancing) and selling food to receive a profit. We ended up raising a great total sum of money and we are currently keeping it to give to a certain charity that will be selected through an essay competition amongst the whole Yuva Bharathi team.
Cards For Hospitalized Kids!
Cards for Hospitalized kids is an organization that leads in making get well soon cards for kids in hospitals. They work to try to get card in plenty different languages and cards meant for many different aged kids. We reached out to them and asked them if we could help. We ended up making 100 cards for the kids and we made them in 5 different languages! This was a fun activity for our kids and it was a great message for the hospitalized kids.