February 2024 Newsletter

EnE February 2024 Newsletter

Love knows no season, but in February, let’s make it bloom through acts of giving.”

February – EnE volunteers working on providing fun activities to underserved warm food, hygiene products & warm clothing for the unhoused population.

Important Reminders:

Now for a Quick Recap of Our February 2024 Activities

February was a busy and eventful month for us, as our CEO dedicated time to engage in various activities with disabled orphans.  Recognizing this critical need, we collaborated with local hospitals and the Red Cross to organize on-site medical screening and dental cleaning for the disabled children of Asha Jyothi on Feb 2nd. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the following institutions for their invaluable collaboration in making this initiative possible:

  • Siddhartha Dental College, Vijayawada, for providing dentists.
  • Red Cross Vijayawada for the mobile dental clinic.
  • Nurses from Red Cross Nursing School.  Eluru
  • General physicians from Ashram Hospital, Eluru.

The event was immensely fulfilling.


On Feb 3rd, disabled kids at Asha Jyothi orphanage painted planter bins and broken bicycles, and wheelchairs. The activity was so much fun as it provided children with a fun and enriching outlet for self-expression and creativity while promoting sensory exploration and social interaction.


On Feb 9th, we had an awesome field trip with Asha Jyothi special needs. The park adventure was fun and it created a welcoming and inclusive environment where special needs individuals could enjoy outdoor activities, connect with nature, and experience the rides and joy of community engagement in supportive setting.

Our committed youth volunteer, Ravi Polisetti, a high school sophomore, dedicated months of hard work to raise an impressive $5,000 to support disabled orphans at Asha Jyothi in India. On Feb  22nd, on Ravi’s behalf, his father and grandmother visited the shelter, and Ayesha had the opportunity to accompany them. The experience was beautiful, allowing us to engage with our compassionate volunteers, generous donors, and the resilient children at the shelter. Thanks to Ravi’s contribution, we have exciting plans: acquiring 10 solar street lamps for the campus and a clinical chair to facilitate requests for onsite dental health screenings. 



Our CEO, Ayesha, was delighted to inaugurate the new main gate at Asha Jyothi on Feb 26th. The replacement was much needed, as the old gate had become old, rusted, and broken. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the Kohli family for their generous contribution, which made installing the new gate possible. This latest addition will not only enhance the aesthetics of Asha Jyothi but also contribute to the safety and security of the premises. Thank you to the Kohli family for their support and commitment to the organization’s mission.

Crafty bakers of EnE baked hundreds of homely decadent muffins, cookies, and brownies for East bay unhoused and lunch for Family Supportive Housing and JW House.

Young tutors had fun teaching their little tutees different subjects, chess, and art. Our volunteers ensure that tutoring programs are culturally responsive and tailored to meet the unique needs of student populations.

EnE volunteers prepare the first meal of the day, a balanced hot breakfast for Eastbay unhoused.

EnE volunteers making and distributing hearty delicious lunches and dinners (that include, pasta, veg/non-veg/pb&j sandwiches, fruit, snack bars, juice/water) for the needy in our local community. EnE volunteers hand out fresh handmade lunch packs to the homeless and destitute, in San Jose, Sunnyvale, Santa Cruz.

Volunteers prepared baked goods and meals and dropped off at Fremont, Family Supportive Housing and JW house.

E&E Volunteering send heartfelt messages through birthday and holiday greeting cards!

STEM for kids develops creators, thinkers, problem solvers, doers, innovators, and inventors. Exposing kids to simple STEM activities at an early age today sets a foundation for higher learning tomorrow. Our EnE  volunteers conducted. It’s great to see kids having fun. STEM and craft activities at St. Mary Parish, Gilroy.

Supporting ASHA JYOTHI Handicapped Welfare.

EnE’s Global Volunteer Initiatives:
Supporting ASHA JYOTHI Handicapped Welfare

  • EnE volunteers and their families have been wholeheartedly supporting AshaJyothi, a shelter for abandoned special needs kids in India through their generous donations and meal sponsorships.
  • A BIG Thank You to Fotedar Family, Aneeja Abbas Family, Yanamandra Family,  Damera Family, Masson Family, Madhavan Family, and an anonymous donor for food sponsorships to disabled orphaned children. 
    • Please sign-up here if you are interested in sponsoring meals for ~70 special needs kids and their staff of 15 people. We are very happy to share that our anonymous donor is matching two meals for every meal sponsored in the year 2023. Cost: $200 for full-day meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner), $80 for just Lunch or Dinner, $40 for breakfast: 
    • https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090948AFAE2AAAF49-2023
    • Payment Info: Use one of the methods below to make a payment (Please note that online transaction fees are charged to E&E, so please include those fees as well.). Please do company matching wherever possible. (Tax-id: 47-3656395)

Important Monthly Reminders:

Instructions on How to Check your Event Sign-up on DonorView:  

  1. Log on to E&E volunteer DonorView
  2. Click on the “Events” button
  3. Click on the “print ticket” button

Please Remember the following

  • Please sign in to your DonorView account before you sign up for an event. (The advantage of signing in to your account first is that the attendant fields will be auto-filled for you, making your signup process a lot more efficient. Also, it will avoid the creation of multiple accounts.)
  • Make sure to check your email for sign-up confirmation and event ticket.
  • In the event that an update is required we will post it on the group chat and send Donorview update email.
  • The event sign-up page also has the latest info. Please check there first if you have any questions.
  • Please Note: Deleting a sign-up requires admin intervention so please only sign up when you are certain of your availability.
  • We announce new events  on the WhatsApp group first as events become available. If you have recently joined E&E, it’s best to sign into your Donorview account to see ongoing events. Click on the “event” icon. In the upper- right hand corner you will see a pull-down menu for ongoing events. Here is a short info document on Donorview:

*  Please Enter Your Volunteer Hours as soon as you are done with your activity

Presidential Volunteer Service Award (PVSA):