The Seva Challenge: What is Your Seva?
A fundraising campaign for Hindu Samaj Temple.
About This Campaign
raised of $2,500 goal
Campaign to Support Hindu Samaj Temple
The Hindu Samaj of Hamilton & Region is a registered non-profit charitable religious organization. Hindu Samaj strives to satisfy the spiritual, social, educational, and cultural needs of the Hindu community residing in Hamilton and surrounding communities. We have been serving the community since 1976. In 1984, the Hindu Samaj was able to purchase a church that was gradually converted into a temple and completed in 1993. In September 2001, our temple was destroyed by fire in a hate-crimes related incident. This sad event was a mark of how far we still have to go to in the struggle of inclusivity, tolerance and diversity. The Hindu Samaj took this tragic incident and turned it into a ground breaking event to commemorate our united community struggle to stand united and work towards making Hamilton the best place to raise a child. With generous help from the community in Hamilton, over $1 MILLION was raised to build a new temple, which is almost near completion.
The Seva Challenge: What is your Seva? - In the spirit of Holiday Season, Hindu Samaj will be hosting this online event to encourage community members of all walks of life to post a picture, description or brief video on the theme "What is Your Seva". - Make a donation of $10 or more and spread the word to 10 friends! - At the end of this 30 day challenge, participants will be recognized with a Public Giveffect Award based on A. Most creative Seva post/media contribution B. Highest donation amount C. Most successful referrals (successful referral = referrals that joined the Challenge and contributed in some way)
Seva is an act of compassion or an act of kindness; it’s a selfless action designed to give help to others. It can be as simple as a smile you give to a child or donating crayons to a school in need. It’s helping others without expectation of receiving any reward, return of a favor or receiving any acknowledgement. The Hindu Samaj Temple strives to help spread Seva in the community and teaches education about this important concept at the Temple as part of religious education services.