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'Toys for Tots' by VSM & VYOE
‘Toys for Tots’ by VSM & VYOE

BY A STAFF WRITER

CHICAGO, IL -- On December 11, Vaishnav Samaj of Midwest (VSM) and Vallabh Youth Organization–Education (VYOE) sponsored their first Toys for Tots event at Shreejidwar Haveli located at Addioson, IL.

The event was attended by Evelyn Sanguinetti (Lt. Governor of Illinois), Tim Schneider (Illinois State GOP chairman), John Dabrowski (Bloomingdale Township Assessor), Nimish Jani (Schaumburg Township Trustee), Seth Lewis (State Senate Candidate) and Dr. Bhavna Sharma-Lewis (District 76 Superintendent).

 

Nimish Jani (Schaumburg Township Trustee), introduced and thanked all the honorary guests for coming and blessing the special event on this cold Sunday. He said Evelyn Sanguinetti arrived in this country as a poor child of Cuban Refugee parents and climbed the ladder of success due to burning desire, determination, hard work, charming personality, and succeeded in achieving one of the highest elected position in the Illinois Government today, namely Lt. Governor”.

 

The Lt Governor particularly thanked Jani for educating her and other dignitaries with Vaishnava Samaj Hindu faith philosophy, Tour of shreeji-dwar haveli (temple) and giving her auspicious beautiful gift of ‘shawl’.

 

The toys were donated by the children of VYOE was in alignment with Pujya Shri Vrajrajkumarji Mahodayshri’s message that sharing is the most important principle of being a Vaishnav. VYOE also organized the presence of Santa Claus during the event in which the children took their pictures with the Santa.

 

Shreejidwar Hveli is a non-profit religious organization. VYOE is a Global non-profit organization that offers a unique learning program to develop an appreciation for India’s rich cultural heritage, a sound value system and a variety of life skills to the children for a more productive and well-rounded life.

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Update: 23-December-2017

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