Detroit, MI, January 04, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Sikhcess™, a community-service organization dedicated to promoting the basic Sikh principles of public service, community, and equality for mankind, today unveiled plans for international expansion of its ‘Feed the Homeless’ campaign.
After successfully distributing over 70,000 individual food packages across North America last year, Sikhcess™ volunteers are now intensifying efforts to feed the homeless and hungry globally, in: United States, Canada, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, and the United Kingdom.
“We're very excited about the response we’ve received from around the globe, prompting the international expansion of our campaign. This expanded program positions us to help more people and to create a positive impact, worldwide. I invite volunteers from all groups, communities, and walks of life to participate and continue supporting our efforts as we continue to further grow and expand our program to Feed the Homeless throughout the world,” stated Mr. Amit Singh, Executive Director of Sikhcess™.
The Sikh institution of ‘Langar’ was started by the founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak. It is the only free kitchen of its kind in the world, collectively serving millions around the globe each year, regardless of gender, social standing, caste, color, religious affiliation, or beliefs. Through this ideal of equality, the tradition of Langar expresses the ethics of sharing, community, inclusiveness, and oneness of all humankind.
Working to help address homeless hunger, Sikhcess™ has taken ‘Langar’ (or ‘Free Kitchen’) to those on the streets. On November 17, 2007, Sikhcess™ launched its first large-scale ‘Feed the Homeless’ campaign with great success. Volunteers throughout North America distributed nearly 50,000 individual food packages to the homeless and needy in just one night - the largest campaign of its kind.
Sikhcess™ understands that this campaign alone is certainly not enough to address the needs of the homeless and hungry, but is confident that efforts to feed the needy will, at the very least, serve as temporary relief. “The outpouring of support we’ve had from Sikhcess™ volunteers in delivering over 70,000 food packages to the homeless across North America has been tremendous. It’s now time to broaden the initiative and capitalize on our momentum by aggressively expanding this effort, globally,” says Mr. Singh.
Inquiries for donations of food and supplies for distribution to the homeless should be directed to Donations@Sikhcess.com or to Mr. Amit Singh at 248-990-1245.
About the Sikhcess™ ‘Feed the Homeless’ Campaign:
The ‘Feed the Homeless’ campaign began in January 2007 in Vancouver, Canada. The campaign’s initial goal was to distribute 15,000 food packages to Vancouver’s homeless population within 12 months. The entire Sikh community rallied behind the program in Vancouver, and within only 9 short months, more than 20,000 packages were delivered. Now 70,000 food packages have been distributed throughout the United States and Canada.
Through the efforts of this campaign, food packages have been delivered to homeless communities in Vancouver, Toronto, New York, Detroit, Chicago, Los Angeles, Cincinnati, Boston, Newark, San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, Washington D.C., Baltimore, Fairfax, Houston, Atlanta, Cleveland, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, and Miami.
Every month, the homeless and needy receive thousands of food packages generously donated by the entire Sikh community. In exchange, Sikhcess™ volunteers receive countless hugs, smiles and a heart-felt “thank you”, many times over. Sikhcess™ thanks all those who contribute to the ‘Feed the Homeless’ campaign with their charitable support of time, effort, food, and kitchen facilities.
Sikhcess™ does not accept financial donations of any kind. Inquiries for donations of food and supplies to the homeless should be directed to Info@Sikhcess.com or to Mr. Amit Singh at 248-990-1245.
Contact: Sandy Sangha