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Waheguru ji ka khalsa, Waheguru ji ki fateh!

After a great enthusiasm and a great response from last year, we are excited to announce this year’s Dasvandh box initiative program.

A brief introduction to those who are joining us this year:

Dasvandh refers to Sikhs contributing 10% of the money they earn towards helping others. It is the basic idea of giving and sharing. We strive to educate and encourage our children to follow one of Guru Nanak Sahib ji’s teachings, Vand chakna, to selflessly serve and share with others.

This project is aimed at teaching our children about Dasvandh by encouraging them to contribute an amount to the box regularly for the given timeline. There is no expectation for the amount to be large, rather an emphasis should be put on the consistency of giving.

Dasvandh Box initiative 2017:

To make an effort to educate our Tampa Sikh children, we are participating in the Dasvandh Box Initiative. A brief presentation was given today at the Gurdwara sahib to explain the history and importance of Dasvandh. This information is shared below.

The program will run for 4 weeks, beginning on November 5 and ending on December 3.

Collectively as a group, we will select a project that the Dasvandh raised will support. Below is a list of projects each with a link that elaborates on the cause:

1. EcoSikh:

2. United Sikhs (disaster relief fund)

3. Fascinating Folktales of Punjab – Books 9, 10, 11

4. Daddy’s Dastar (book)

You can vote by choosing the number next to the project you would like to support along with your child’s name.

The children will have tracking sheets along with the boxes. They will contribute an amount to the box regularly and update their tracking sheets daily or weekly for the next 4 weeks.

Children can collect money in various ways such as: money they have earned from a job, money earned from helping out with household chores, money earned from allowance, money they have saved, or money given by parents, family members, and friends. There is no expectation for the collection amount to be large, but rather an emphasis placed on the consistency of giving, no matter how big or small.

Some of you received the Dasvandh boxes today. For those who wish to participate, boxes will be available on Sunday, November 5. Please look for Bibi Hardeep Kaur or Bibi Anjali Kaur if you would like one.

On December 3, the day of the youth divaan, the children will bring back their Dasvandh and it will be added to the group collection to be donated to the project selected. If you are unable to come on December 3, kindly return your boxes the Sunday prior to the end date.

Waheguru ji ka khalsa, Waheguru ji ki fateh!

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