Community Service at Sanskriti School
Community Service is an integral part of the Sanskriti School’s curriculum. It is part of the Sanskriti School mission to not only impart an education about Indian culture and languages but also the importance of giving back to the community and those in need. We encourage children to participate in all of the community service activities (which is about 2-3 each year). We expect this to be another amazingly successful year of giving!
In observance of MLK Day ,on Sunday January 19th, 2020, Sanskriti School organized its largest service project to date at the Community Center in Livingston. This service project was a true collaboration between multiple groups. The Sanskriti School community worked with teen volunteers from the Livingston High School Key Club and teen volunteers from the Livingston community to create blankets for Project Linus. Project Linus is a non-profit organization whose goal is to provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets. They donate an average of 350 blankets per year. These blankets are collected locally and distributed to children in hospitals, shelters and social service agencies.
Close to 100 volunteers came together to tassel 80 fleece blankets. This service project was spearheaded by Rahul Nambiar, a freshman at the Livingston High School and a Key Club member, along with the Community Service team at Sanskriti School. Volunteers first heard a presentation by Rahul about Project Linus and then tasseled blankets and wrote notecards with words of encouragement. They completed 80 blankets in less than 2 hours. We are very grateful to the families of Sanskriti School, members of Sanskriti of NJ, Key Club members and all of the volunteers for their time, effort, hard work and generous contributions.