Below are some of our events and activities:
National Healthcare Decisions Day – Indians living in the USA often don’t know about Advance Healthcare Directives. We provide training and support to ensure they have access to, and understand about, this important document. Last year, Pallium India-USA gave a presentation at the India Community Center in Milpitis, CA, which featured Lisa Krieger of the SJ Mercury News, who has been writing extensively on the topic of planning for end-of-life care.
Sevathon – Each year, Pallium India-USA participates in the India Community Center fundraiser, Sevathon. This is a wonderful way to spread the word about the work we do here and abroad, and to raise much needed funds to keep our work going. This year’s event is on Sunday, July 14 at Baylands Park in Sunnyvale, CA. Register here to run for Pallium India-USA or make a donation and help us reach our goal of $3000.
There may be a place for you or someone you know in our growing organization.
Here are some of our regular activities:
- Monthly core group meetings
- Hospice volunteering
- Resource sharing/referrals
- Speaker Forums to provide information to community
To learn more about Pallium India-USA and to find out how you can get involved, visit our About page.
It’s a professional organization that’s been in existence for 43 years and has made $5 million in charitable grants, but ICA – Indians for Collective Action – is still pretty much an unknown in the Bay Area, its former president says.
But that may be changing as more young professionals decide to get involved.
“Nowadays you see so many young people who want to make an impact, who want to reconnect with their South Asian roots after being brought up in the Bay Area,” says Bhupen Mehta. “But changing the mind-set of older people, people in my age group, to give back has been much harder.”
That concept of service is at the core of ICA – an association of Bay Area professionals who have established careers in technology and business but want to make a social impact, too.
So they gather monthly to assess social projects, primarily in India, in need of funding and support. Among the projects the group has helped support are women’s empowerment communities, low-cost prosthetics units, annual health camps and care for senior citizens.
ICA has been helping Pallium India (USA) since its inception. Thank you ICA.
- the depth of the problem
- clarifying myths regarding addiction
- and seeking solutions
Pallium India was privileged to be a part of this event on 2 August 2012.
Thank you Dr Sudha Mehta and Mr Girish Mehta for organizing and hosting it and thank you everyone for the participation and the support. And thank you, Dr Jerina Kapoor, president of Pallium India USA, for catalyzing it.
It was wonderful to have so many participating in the Sevathon 2012 on 15 July.
We had high number of registrants running and walking for Pallium, bright eye-catching t-shirts designed by Divya and her friends with the Pallium Logo.