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WELCOME TO SAYVA

Northern VA, MD, DC

SAYVA TEENS: 8th - 12th Grade

JUNIOR SAYVA: 3rd - 7th Grade 

2023/2024 REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED 

APPLICATIONS WILL OPEN 08/01/2024 

2023/2024 SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE 

LEARN MORE HERE! 

Learn more about SAYVA from our Youth Ambassadors 

 

SAYVA'S MISSION

Service. Awareness. Leadership.

 

With small, and sometimes large, acts of kindness, everyone can make a difference!

 

WHAT IS SAYVA?

South Asian Youth Volunteer Association

(residing in VA, MD & DC )

 

 SAYVA is a nonprofit, community service organization (501 c3) founded and led by teens serving others in the community to make a difference.  "Seva" is a Sanskrit word meaning to serve selflessly and with dedication.  SAYVA teens & ambassadors make a difference in their community through service and advocacy.

Cofounded in 2011 by former director Sumedha Mongia, MD. 

UPCOMING EVENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS 2023/2024

 

NOVEMBER: 

 

DECEMBER: 

  • 12/2/2023: DECEMBER TEEN AMBASSADOR MEETING. Zoom Link coming soon.

  • 12/7/2023: SAYVA GIVING DAY - BIRTHDAY PARTY PROJECT. SIGNUP HERE

  • 12/10/2023: Ugly Sweater Holiday Party/ Cookie Making: LOCATION TBD 

JANUARY: MLK DAY: TBD

 

FEBRUARY: TBD

 

MARCH: 

 

APRIL 

  • ANNUAL HOLI EVENT: DATE + LOCATION TBD

 

MAY 

  • Act To Change AAPI Day Against Bullying & Hate: May 18, 2024

  • SAYVA END OF YEAR EVENT: Honoring graduating seniors, President's Volunteer Service Award Recognition, awards + ceremonies DATE + LOCATION TBD

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OUR IMPACT THIS YEAR 2023-2024

 SEPTEMBER 2023
 

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 OCTOBER 2023
 

  • SAYVA Alumni College students mentored teens on the college admissions process, study abroad programs as well as Q&A about the college experience.  

  • SAYVA Giving Day: National Center for Children and Families (Bethesda). Teens organized a Halloween birthday themed party for 30 children and their mothers who are currently living in a shelter. 

  • 51 SAYVA teens, juniors and families participated in the Race For Every Child, raising a whopping $5311 towards research and treatment of childhood diseases. Congrats to top fundraisers J&J Dayal, Aria & Jaya, Alisha and Asha. Congrats to Jaiden B. (15 yrs old) completed the race in 21 minutes coming in 4th place for boys aged 15-19 yrs. So proud of team SAYVA! 

 KICKOFF EVENT

  • Collected Supplies + Clothing Donations for women in poverty with Stepping Stones Shelter.

  • SAYVA Juniors Made 120 SANDWICHES for Martha's Table


BREAST CANCER AWARENESS WALK
Raised  $44,800 !! for Breast Cancer. RANKED #4 IN THE NATION 

on the leaderboard for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer More Than Pink Walk


DIWALI MOCK WEDDING
We learned about traditional South Asian weddings, participated in a garba dance and learned about Diwali. Ticket funds for this event help to purchase supplies for 15,000 MEALS that will be packaged for the Rise Against Hunger Event in March 2023. 

TOP CHEF - SAYVA STYLE WITH TIK TOK CHEF MILAN
Baked and packaged 550 cookies for children living in food-insecure households with Sevatruck Free Meal Food Truck. 

GAME NIGHT
Collected HUNDREDS OF COATS and warm clothing donated to Afghan Refugees with Famil USA

SAYVA GIVING DAY: Participated in a service day volunteering and donating to help families struggling with food insecurity in collaboration with non-profit organization So What Else?  

RISE AGAINST HUNGER: This year we packaged 16,000 meals in less than 3 hours! Our Rise Against Hunger Experience events provide a fun, educational way for SAYVA youth to lend a hand to people facing hunger across the globe. Kids as little as 3 years old participate in an assembly line process to measure and package bags of rice and soy helping to end hunger making a huge impact worldwide.

HOLI: SAYVA youth, teens and parents celebrated Holi while learning about ways to help protect our planet (check out this blog!) and donating clothing supporting So What Else?.     

END OF YEAR BANQUET: At our end of year banquet, we celebrate the teens and honor the graduates that work hard all year who give back by volunteering many hours of community service.  Chris Michael provided entertainment, mixing magic, mentalism and comedy - captivating both kids and adults throughout the entire evening. The graduates shared the impact we have made this year, and passed the torch to next years leaders. 

OUR IMPACT LAST YEAR 2022-2023

PAST EVENTS

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Support provided by corporations and businesses help to offset costs with event planning, ticket registration and to raise funds for various charitable organizations that we are supporting. 
Thank you to all of our Partners & Sponsors.

For more information on the opportunity to become a Sponsor, please see our Sponsorship Packages. 

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Over 116,000+ meals packaged and sent to impoverished countries

$152,800 raised
for our community partners

20,000+ teen service hours and counting!

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SAYVA'S COMMUNITY PARTNERS

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