Gurdwara Kitchen renovation

Fundraising Goals:  we are in the midst of a major capital improvement fundraiser at Guru Ram Das Ashram and Yoga at the Ashram.  Its goals are to:

 - improve & expand the bathrooms areas, adding handicap accessibility

- create a gathering space/ yogi tea cafe to drop in before & after classes

- bring the kitchen into full restaurant compliance.  This is necessary in order to be authorized to provide meals for those who are less fortunate and often go hungry.

 Your donation will empower the ashram to better serve the community at large by offering various food programs to those who suffer from food insecurity, including children, families and our seniors.  

All of this will be in addition to providing an excellent & wholesome culinary experience for those attending trainings and workshops, as well as the weekly Sunday meal (langar) which is open to all.

The inspiration for this expansion is the Golden Temple in Amritsar, India, which serves 100,000 free meals per day.  The food is a comfort to the visitors who come to be uplifted in the sacred space. It is also for community service. A homeless person in that city could literally be sustained by 3 meals a day.  While we may not quite reach those numbers in Millis, we too want to be an integral part of the success of everyone in our local community. We ask you to continue to be a full partner in this success.  

Success to date: Last May, the campaign launched with a benefit concert featuring Snatam Kaur. Its goal was to raise over $30,000. Your generosity brought this to more than $40,000 and to date, it has grown to $60,000. We are advised that just over $200,000 will realize the full goals listed above.

Renovations begin this spring!  Currently an architect is finalizing plans and we will soon start the bidding process for creating a new building with expanded bathrooms and a new lounge area attached to the existing kitchen. These exciting plans will be shared with you as soon as they are completed.  

Year-End Giving: All of us have experienced  precious, sacred moments at the ashram. And at this time of giving, we invite you to help to create these moments for the thousands of people who are seeking help.

Your gifts to date have brought us to this moment of readiness.  Your donation will push these goals closer to the finish line, creating a beautiful space of hope, comfort, great food, community, and a lasting legacy of caring.

Donations ()

  • Bhupinder Walia 
    • $50 
    • 18 d
  • Gurudharm Khalsa 
    • $572 
    • 22 d
  • Gurudharm Khalsa 
    • $572 
    • 22 d
  • Dharma Khalsa 
    • $5 
    • 28 d
  • Bhupinder Walia 
    • $50 
    • 1 mo
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Fundraising team (3)

Pat Quinn 
Organizer
Millis, MA
Baldev Khalsa 
Team member
Dharma Kaur 
Team member
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