Service

Current Service Activities

[A] Mobile Loaves & Fishes (MLF):

We are fortunate to have had the opportunity  of serving at MLF starting February 16th 2019, with the help and support from all of you. Mobile Loaves & Fishes (MLF) is a food truck service, where volunteers hit the street seven nights a week, 365 days a year to serve the homeless, delivering food, clothing, hygiene products and other items.

Sathya Sai Center of Austin will join Riverbend Church in Austin, and use their MLF Kitchen, to support/continue the feeding program to the homeless.

To volunteer please signup. For more details and information please contact Jay Solankee jsolankee@live.com or call 512-968-6669

Click here to see Pictures  from last service activity.

[B] Bread Pickup/Sandwich Service

  • Bread Pickup Service : Currently we are continuing the Bread pickup service to pick up from HEB’s and handing over to Salvation Army and other places. To volunteer, please signup. For more details on this activity, please contact Lakshminarayan Thandu tk_lakshminarayan@yahoo.com or call 512-964-0712
  • Sandwich Service : Few active volunteers of the Austin Sai Center prepare about 120 sandwiches every saturday and distribute it early morning as breakfast along with a goody bag containing water/juice, banana etc., If you would like to know more or participate, please contact Lakshminarayan Thandu for more details tk_lakshminarayan@yahoo.com or call 512-964-0712
  • Soup Kitchen Cook Book

[C] Nursing Home Visits

  • 1st Saturday of Each Month, 3:00pm – 4:30pm and 4th Saturday of Each Month, 10:30am – 11:30 am
  • Location: 3509 Rogge Lane, Austin TX 78723
  • Details: Twice a month, a few members of the Austin Sai Center devote time to spend with the underprivileged, and many times forgotten residents of a local nursing home in East Austin. The activities  involve fun games such as bingo, music and snacks. To volunteer, please signup.

[D] Elementary School Tutoring

  • Every Monday from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Location:
    a.Allison elementary: 515 Vargas Rd, Austin, TX 78741
    b.Baghdad elementary: 800 Deercreek Ln Leander, TX 78641
  • Every Tuesday from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Location: McBee elementary: 1101 W Braker Ln Austin, TX 78758
  • Details: On the education front, we have been conducting after school tutoring at McBee, Allison and Baghdad Elementary schools which primarily have children from low-income families. In association with the School authorities we have devised a curriculum to teach the children Mathematics and help with the STAAR test preparation. Further, as part of total development, children are encouraged to learn and play mental games like chess. Children are provided with light snacks also.
    This activity is conducted every Monday and Tuesday from 5.30PM – 7.00PM. About fifty to sixty children attend and benefit from this program. The experience and feedback from the school authorities is positive and favourable. We the members of the Austin Sai Centre have the satisfaction of making and seeing few young ones smiling. 

[E] Birthday celebration for Austin State Hospital residents

  • 3rd Friday of Each Month, 5:45pm – 7:00pm
  • Location: 4110 Guadalupe, Austin, TX 78751
  • Details: Once a month, members of the Sai center host a birthday party for residents of the Austin State Hospital. This service activity takes place a few buildings away from the All Faith chapel (our weekly meeting place). Please signup to provide gifts or snacks for the residents.

[F] Coaching elementary students for First Lego League competitions 

  • The FLL season runs from August to Jan/Feb of every year.
  • Location:
    a.Allison elementary: 515 Vargas Rd, Austin, TX 78741
    b.Baghdad elementary: 800 Deercreek Ln Leander, TX 78641
  • 4 hrs every or alternating Saturdays/Sundays as set by the availability of the teacher/children.
  • Details: We coach them in programming the robot, solving a problem for the community and mentor in core values,  in collaboration with a teacher from the school, so they can participate in the First Lego League competition every Dec/Jan. In addition to the coaching during the season, we also conduct a summer coding camp in both the schools, as requested by teacher.

Core Service Activities Schedule

  • Weekly Sat – Food pickup service: HEB’s to Salvation Army and other places, 6:00 am – 8:00 am
  • Weekly Tue – McBee Elementary Tutoring: TAKS/STAAR preparation, 5:30-7:00 pm
  • Weekly Mon – Allison Elementary Tutoring: TAKS/STAAR preparation, 5:30-7:00 pm
  • Monthly Sat – Walnut Hills Nursing Home: Visits, treats, bingo, music, 10:30 – 11:30 am
  • Monthly Fri – Austin State Hospital: Visits, treats, gifts, music, 5:30 – 7:00 pm
  • Bi-Annually Sat – Family Medical Camps: Screening, prescriptions, follow-up, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Annually Sat – Austin Children’s Shelter (for protected children): Party/celebrations
  • Special Projects: Food/Cans/Toy/Coat drives, Swami B’Day + special occasions, regional, etc