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AIM for Seva achieves TOP 4-star rating for Third Year!
We are proud to announce that AIM for Seva USA has been awarded a four star rating for the third consecutive year by Charity Navigator, an independent external validating non-profit organization, for demonstrating strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency.
In the USA, there are about 1.2 million charities out of which about 8000 organizations get qualified to be evaluated by Charity Navigator every year. Only 24% of these have scored the TOP rating (four out of four stars) for three consecutive years. This achievement by AIM for Seva means that we outperform most charities in our area of work, and demonstrates exceeding of industry standards.
“This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator sets AIM for Seva apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness.” says Charity Navigators’s CEO, Mr. Michael Thatcher.
We could not have received this four star rating without you! Thank you for your donations, your time, and your good will. Your trust and support means a lot to us!
Save the Date for Annual Donor Celebration Event, Sept 28 2019
Apasara, the celestial dancers, occupy a major space in Indian mythology. The temple dancers, the court dancers and other professional dancers of the past consider themselves the incarnations of the Apsaras. They have the privilege of knowing the sixty-four Kalas. They are the Vidyadharis. Through the narrations of a temple dancer, who acts like a Sutradhar, we attempt to capture the life and the artistic vision and the inner domain of the women dancers of India, from past to present.
The three different dance styles chosen for this production are Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi and Odishi. All three of them share a strong history of Temple Dance. In this production, innovative technique of shadow puppetry and stagecraft play a major role in creating fantasy, and the feeling of a stage within a stage. Through this, the audience will travel between the real and the make believe
Please visit this site periodically to get updates to this Event, and learn about the progress on AIM-S activities for the year.
End of Year 2018 Donation Summary Report, AIMS Bay Area
I would like to give you a year-end report on how your financial help directly helped in transforming the lives of hundreds of disadvantaged children from remote villages throughout India. The primary vision of the All India Movement for Seva is for people helping people directly, and not relying on institutions. Only then it can become a mass movement. We even select the managers of the students hostels based on their local ties, passion and empathy for those they serve.
The sage advice by Swami Dayananda, who started the movement was this: Be assured that both the contributor and the recipient are blessed. Also, to support your own offspring is good and natural; even birds and animals do it. To support someone else’s offspring is extraordinary, truly human and divine. We thank you for being a part of the movement. You may support many excellent charities. All the more the reason that we value your trust in AIM for Seva’s ability to run an efficient organization, and manage steady growth organically.
I am happy to report that you in the Bay Area provided the leadership in financial help in all of US. You donated over $340k in 2018, including a commitment for a massive new complex in Madhya Pradesh, the support for all the hostels we had direct responsibility for, and still have funds for other hostels. There are also early plans for some new hostels sponsored by Bay Area people. This is more than we expected, and we thank you.
Our US funding support footprint also continues to grow steadily. It may surprise you to know that in a short period of time, we now have 25 centers in US, with a similar event-based fund raising profile such as ours in the Bay Area. During 2018, we will have raised $2M from these centers alone, and $4M overall. This means we provide the annual support of over 7,500 students! For more details, please visit our AIMS projects pages, aimforsevabayarea.org
Finally, please mark your calendar: on Saturday, September 28, 2019 we will have our annual excellent cultural show, called Antar-yatra to thank our donors. This has received rave reviews, and you will not want to miss it.
Warm regards and thanks. Vijay
Your Support Matters
Leave a legacy by sponsoring a new FSH construction
With a $100K donation, drive the construction of a new facility and change the lives of a village and district around it. Shortlist of possible sites with great need have already been identified. All detailed logistics and procedures will be handled by well organized teams, to make the process easy. See this Page for more details.
Maintenance of 6 FSHs sponsored by SF Bay Area
Please see here for more details about the composition, location and updates of these FSH here. Longer term endowments are highly appreciated.
Progress and updates of recent projects
See the updates of recent FSHs here
See the progress of new construction of FSHs and projects here
Online Credit card donations can be done using the link above.. Checks payable to “AIM for Seva” can be posted to this address.
C/O Vijay Kapoor, AIMS Director, Bay Area
28615 Matadero Creek Ct, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022
Thank you for your continuing support for this worthy cause. If you can help in any volunteer capacity, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for inquiries.
AIM for Seva, Vision and Activities
Links to Progress Reports
See the many projects and new initiatives accomplished by AIMS India in 4th quarter news letter
Achievements for 2018
Please see this Page for more details
Children Helping Children Activities
Please see more details on this Page
Antar Yatra Video clips