I came across an enthusiastic email in which a community member requested pamphlets to distribute at her Gurdwara for an ‘event’. I was shocked by what unfolded.
Principal Surjeet Singh and the Khalsa School in of Sri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara in Glen Rock, New Jersey organized a sewa opportunity for their students. The concept was brilliant and simple – a shoe shine! Youth gathered to shine shoes for Gurdwara attendees. But they didn’t stop with this valuable lesson in giving, labor and humility. Youth asked for donations to give to the Coalition. They also asked that folks sign the petition to allow the Sikh identity in the U.S. Army.
At the end of the day, the group gathered hundreds of dollars from small donations and hundreds of signatures which I added to our total petition count of 8,543 (2,245 were mailed in) to date.
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If you’re interested in fundraising, please download this form. If you would like to help gather signatures for the U.S. Army campaign, please use this form. The rest is up to your creativity and perseverance.