COVID Relief

Please refer to our Resources page for helpful links on how to best practice safety during COVID-19.

North America

Special thanks to our counterparts at Punjabi Cultural Association (PCA), who made our Bay Area and Central Valley operations possible, and the North American Sikh League of Ontario, who have gone above and beyond with distributions in Toronto. Most importantly, thank you to each individual donor! Because of your support Sahaita was able to distribute 25,000 PPE items, including surgical & KN95 masks and hand sanitizers to essential workers on the front lines (healthcare providers, convenience store workers, truckers, rideshare drivers, and meal delivery volunteers) and those with sensitive immune systems (elderly, cancer patients, and dialysis patients). In the San Francisco Bay Area, Sahaita served over 2,000 meals for the unhoused and sponsored lunches for students attending school remotely.

PPE distributions in the US:

  • Alameda Health System
  • Caminar
  • Capital Medical Extended Care
  • CasaQ
  • Dental offices of Dr. Daljit Pannu, Dr. Devinder Shoker, and Dr. Jaswinder Sandhu
  • Fremont Police Department
  • Grandmothers Who Care
  • Immigration Center for Women and Children
  • Kaiser Permanente – Santa Clara and Fremont locations
  • On My Care Home Health
  • Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
  • Stanford/Lucile Packard Childrens Hospital
  • Sutter Tracy Community Hospital
  • Union City Police Department
  • Union City Food Drive
  • Veterans Home of California (Fresno)

PPE distributions in Toronto, Canada:

  • Truck, taxi, city bus, food delivery drivers
  • Food & grocery delivery volunteers
  • Peel Regional Police
  • Healthcare providers

 


India

In India, Sahaita volunteers set out to flatten the curve. We provided food rations (dry as well as cooked) to low income families in Ludhiana slum communities and to families of the students whose education we support. Sahaita India President Dr. Rajinder Singh took the lead in providing PPE kits (facial protection and hand sanitizers) to police stations and medical centers in COVID hotspots.

As industries slowed due to the lockdown, there was a heavy migration of laborers from their work sites to their homes (often in neighboring states). Hundreds made the trek barefoot, and Sahaita was there to provide shoes and PPE kits so they could return home safely.