Club of Silicon Valley Passport
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Update: Mobile Screening Bus
Ayesha Charagulla - Flyer
2021 RI Virtual Convention
Rotary Club of Silicon Valley Passport
Supports West Valley Community Services'
Back to School Program
Jeetu Lakhotia (Club President), Mahesh Nihalani (New Channels Chair), Viji Bettadapura (member) and her husband Satya, visited West Valley Community Services in Cupertino on May 6, 2021. They were there to present the check from our club that would help support WVCS' Back to School program. They were met by Josh Selo, Executive Director and Kohinoor Chakravarty, Director of Development and Communications. The Back to School program provides school-aged children a backpack full of supplies and new clothes for the school year.
They were also given a tour of their facility. Jeetu said, "We toured the newly opened Food Pantry that provides a wide selection of food to families facing a hunger crisis. The Pantry is setup like a Whole Foods or Safeway style grocery store. Their clients visit the pantry weekly, selecting from a variety of healthy and delicious foods donated by local partners, including Second Harvest Food Bank, Whole Foods, Safeway, Trader Joe's, Marina Foods, Sprouts, Target, Creekside Farmers' Market, and other local vendors. We also saw the mobile food pantry service that operates at various locations in San Jose, Cupertino, Los Gatos and Saratoga once a week. The plan is to bring food closer to the clients that cannot be at the food pantry service due to lack of transportation or for any other reasons."
West Valley Community Services
At our club meeting on May 20th, Ramesh Hariharan (Past District Governor) informed us that the Mobile Health Screening Project has been completed. Rotary Global Grant: GG2099338.
This project was to provide mobile screening for noncommunicable, chronic diseases in rural India. The lead club was Rotary Club of Mangalore. (The project information was shared at our club meeting back in July 2020.)
This project was financially supported by Ramesh and Sobha as part of their Arch Klumph Society commitment.
photos: mobile screening facility (before and after)
For more information regarding this project, please contact Ramesh.
from Ayesha Charagulla (member)
To learn more about Ayesha's nonprofit - Empower and Excel, please download the PDF from "Download Files" below. This presentation is a shortened version from the one she presented on May 20th at our club meeting. For more information, please contact Ayesha directly via our Slack group or her contact information (on her last slide). -- Amy
Download Files
Empower and Excel condensed - Ayesha Charagulla
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