Sikhs firmly believe in doing selfless community service, called “Seva”.
Over the last several years, Gurudwara Sikh Sangat’s congregation has been involved in several community service projects.
Some of the ongoing ones are:
- Tarrant Area Food Bank partnership: ACTIVE
Our Euless Gurdwara Sahib has been working with the Tarrant Area Food Bank to provide fresh fruit, vegetables, and other uncooked vegetarian food to lower income families since May of last year. This community Seva is a practical example of our Sikh value of ‘Vand Chankna’ (share one’s earnings).
This community Seva is conducted every 1st Wednesday of the Month, starting at 5 PM till 7 PM. Tarrant Area food bank drops off food that is passed out to the families in need with the help of our volunteers. This food distribution takes place outside in the parking lot of Gurdwara Sikh Sangat. The food is unprepared and is vegetarian (mostly fruits and vegetables). This Seva helps over 200 low income households monthly. Further, this Seva is a great way to let our neighboring Euless community know that we care.
This Seva is held the first Wednesday of each month and we could use volunteers from the Sangat to assist in food distribution.
If you are interested in helping out, please call/text 512-762-4259 or 682-558-9943 or email us at Sikh Community Food Pantry
Sack Lunch Project: ON HOLD
The Gurudwara youth makes 240 wholesome sack lunches every other Sunday (including a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, juice, chips, a snack bar, and fruit). These lunches are packed at the Gurdwara and delivered to the Salvation Army of Dallas and the Union Gospel Mission of Tarrant County. As of June 3, 2019, the Sikh Sack Lunch Seva Project (which is also conducted at the other DFW Sikh Community Gurdwaras) had delivered 30,000 meals. Learn more about the program here. For more information on how to sponsor, please contact Das.
Seva Simran Group: ON HOLD
The ladies “Seva and Simran” group at the Euless Gurughar gets together every other week to do projects like creating comfort items for cancer patients. Their current projects include teh following, and they encourage participation of anyone interested:
a. Caps for orphanage in Uganda.
b. Sensory blankets for Alzheimer’s association Fort Worth.
c. Soap sacs for homeless
Please contact Mrs. Amrit Kaur Anand if you have any questions.