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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, Cultural & Ethnic Awareness, Youth Community Service Clubs

Mission: To preserve and promote rich indian culture and traditions through various events in the south jersey region.

Programs: Presentation of music and dance programs from local and international artists, indian and national festivals and events, organize book bag project for children.

Community Stories

13 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

They do great work for the Community in the Vineland area. Not only do they bring great events to our area but they emphasize community service and youth development.

Joseph42

Volunteer

Rating: 5

OK i can help i need to meet with who is in charge,I know how you can raise money for your non profit contact me Joe at 856-238-8880 This way i have is good for every one involved thank you

1 Yogesh T.

Board Member

Rating: 5

It is my pleasure to write about this wonderful nonprofit in Millville, NJ. In the year 2006, I attended their first Indian Cultural Dance night, Navaratri and was very much impressed with the team. Most of the organizers were fresh, new to the community organization but with lots of enthusiasm. I immediately decided to join with them. Since then I have served on various positions on the board. The best thing about this non profit is that everyone is a 100% volunteer in this organization. Not a single penny is being spent as a salary or for any kind of expenses for the board members.
The main objective of FOIS is to preserve and promote rich Indian culture in the South Jersey region. We are very successful in this through our annual Kite and Color Festival and Navaratri. The Kite and Color Festival has grown from 250 to 1800 participants in just 7 years. The Navaratri event has also grown to more than 500 participants. The most important thing is that the participants are from all walks of life and of different ethnicity and sexes.
Apart from this, we also have our Sunday school called " Sanskaar" which means the Values in Hindi, a national language of India. We have adopted a park in Vineland through Sanskaar. Our members clean this park quarterly. We also conduct Winter Coats and Food Donation Drive for local Salvation Army every year thus instill a sense of Good citizenship into our younger generation.
Another highlight of our activities is "Project Book-Bag". Every year we sponsor 600-700 book bags to under privileged students in Mumbai, India.