We all want to make a difference and leave an impact in this world. Sastha Tamil Foundation provides a platform and an avenue to make a large impact for the community, as a community. Contribution is the pathway to fulfillment. STF currently focuses on charity locally in Dallas, TX and overseas in Tamil Nadu, India.
Child-To-Child Harmony is a pen-pal child sponsorship program started in 2008. Through this program STF Children and families from Dallas, sponsor a child's yearly expenses at Udavum Karangal, Chennai. The pen-pal program of exchanging letters quickly developed to Video Chat meetings through Skype as well. This helps the STF children realize the value of gratitude and giving, while creating a special bond with their pen pal across the world. This also provides a sense of belonging for the children of Udavum Karangal. STF, with the help of various STF families, has been supporting 30 children yearly since 2008, till date. Learn More >>
The International Basket Brigade is built on a simple notion: one small act of generosity on the part of one caring person can transform the lives of hundreds.
In support of Anthony Robbins Foundation's International Basket Brigade, Sastha Tamil Foundation started becoming an independent Basket Brigade location in 2011.
This event is hosted by STF every year around Thanksgiving time.
The main purpose is to give back to the local community, especially to those who could use some help to enjoy a proper meal during the holiday season. This in turn also helps to provide an opportunity for our children to witness and realize how blessed we are. Food is collected by our youth volunteers, assembled into baskets and wrapped with love.
We even include Tony Robbins' book "Notes from a friend" as an additional gift that may help them to transform their world. This way of showing kindness to our peers locally has been executed diligently by STF yearly: 35 baskets in 2011, 50 baskets in 2012, 75 baskets in 2013, and 50+ baskets in 2014. We have had the wonderful privilege of serving single teenage mothers, families recovering from homelessness, Nepali refugees, low-income families, abused women and more. We look forward to serving the DFW community every year. Since we are an independent location of Anthony Robbins' Basket Brigade, we welcome you to join us.
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Yearly Charity Events
Charity as a way of life is a main part of STF's mission. We believe in creating opportunities for volunteerism to foster the charity minded lifestyle. Through involving our youth, we are also preparing them and shaping them to guide the future generations in this same pathway of contribution. We strive to keep our events with a keen focus on Tamil Language and Culture, as a means to keep in touch with our roots as well.
As a result, STF also provides a platform for the Tamil community to showcase their talents and expertise in their respective fields. Thus, with the purpose of serving the under privileged, we come together as a community, to serve for the greater good.