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Udavum Karangal Of USA
October 15, 2009

I will have to admit my motives, when I first volunteered for UKSF, were purely selfish! As someone new to the bay area I was looking for avenues to meet people- so when someone mentioned they needed a person for a fashion show – I eagerly agreed. On my first day of 'rehearsal' I was surprised to find, behind closed doors on the quiet streets of Saratoga, different groups of people – singing , dancing and walking to different Indian songs. Although, I didn't know anyone there I found the group to be very friendly and welcoming – in fact, so much so that I volunteered to be in another walk. Sparing the details of a very fun filled enjoyable journey – I will tell you that being a volunteer for Udavum Karangal SF is above everything- FUN! But let it not be said that Udavum Karangal SF never fails to forgot or remind its volunteers, that the motivation for the fun is to help a very serious cause. Through its various events and volunteers, UKSF has assisted with the sponsorship of numerous children and projects – including the purchase of a vehicle, computers and medical equipment. Being able to be a part of an organization that helps those in need in a way that is enjoyable – made me sign up year 2!! For those of you thinking about volunteering for a charity, wanting to meet new people or even if you just simply want to be part of a fantastic stage production – UKSF is a great place to meet fun people, be creative, and last, but not least, help those who most definitely need your help. I'm very glad I got 'roped' in 3 years ago - UKSF has helped me meet a lot of wonderful people and allowed me to contribute to a great cause!

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Has allowed me to meet a lot of creative and dedicated people

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Sincere and from all walks of life

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Educate a LOT of children and break the cycle of poverty.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Board Member & Organized events.