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DC Central Kitchen: Food for the homeless seva
May 12, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm EDT
On Saturday, May 12, 2018, from 8:30 am to 1 pm, we will be practicing the act of Ahimsa and Jiv Daya by participating in D.C. Kitchen event. For last 10 years, more than 50 volunteers have joined us for this community service project. Once again, JSMW is planning to prepare vegetarian meals for approximately 4,500 needy people in the D.C. Metro area. This means 4,500 individuals will be eating JAIN meals on this day (and not eating meat), saving the lives of countless animals (giving them Abhay Daan). JSMW Newsletter, March 2018
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Event Date: Saturday, May 12th, 2018
Time: 8:30am to 1:00pm
Dress Code: Kurta, Salwar/ Long Pants, Shirt, Shoes, No Sandals. No exposed mid-riff
Address: The D.C. Central Kitchen, 425 Second Street NW, Washington DC, 20001
Phone: 202.234.0707 Ext. 108
We will save hundreds of lives by serving them Jain Food. We talk and preach about our Jain Principle of Ahimsa (Non Violence) and here is the opportunity to put it in practice.
This is an excellent opportunity to do a community service project, publicize Jainism to the mainstream, and volunteer services directly to the needy in our own community. We will be collecting names of about 45 to 50 dedicated volunteers to help us prepare and pack the food. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Bhupesh Mehta (Bhupesh@BhupeshMehta.com) at 240.455.4524 or Nilesh Shah at 410.531.6218. All volunteers must be 12 (or more) years of age.
We encourage you to come forward and donate for this cause generously. Please make your donation payable to “Jain Society of Metropolitan Washington” and please mention in the memo field: “DC Kitchen.” We encourage you to mail your donations ($21, $51, $101, $151, $501… any amount is welcome) to our mailing address: P.O. Box 4548, Silver Spring, MD 20914.
Note: If you are in school, we can provide up to 5 hours of community service certificate to our youth to help them with their school community service requirements.