Human Dignity, through opportunities in education


Samanya: An enchanting and vibrant evening with five divine classical dance forms of India

To support students of Pazhassi Raja Tribal School, Wayanad, Kerala

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Date and Time: Saturday, October 22, 2016
Venue: Jain Temple, 722 S Main St, Milpitas, CA
Tickets: $15





Carnatic Music Concert by Ashok Subramaniam

To support students of Pazhassi Raja Tribal School, Wayanad, Kerala

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Date and Time:  Sunday, Nov 2, 2014 – 3PM

Venue: Shirdi Sai Parivar, 1221 California Cir., Milpitas, CA 95035

Tickets: General $15, Sponsors $100

Carnatic Concert Nov 2014




We are delighted to report that Sevathon-2014 was an unprecedented success.

Our team had a total of 108 runners! Together we raised over $9000, all of which will go towards supporting the operating expenses of Pazhassi Raja Tribal School, Wayanad, Kerala.

Our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who ran as part of our team, who donated to our cause and to the team of volunteers who made it all happen.

Our thanks also goes to India Community Center and the Sevathon organizing team.

Looking forward to Sevathon-2015!!!

Pictures from Sevathon-2014 event are on our Facebook page.

Summary from the Sevathon-2013 event:

This was our first time at Sevathon, an annual run/walk event conducted by India Community Center (ICC) based in the SF bay area. We registered 66 runners/walkers and raised close to $18,000 at the event. The funds were raised to benefit the education projects that we support in India. Over 100 non-profits and 3500 runners participated in the event. It was humbling to see that we were among the top 3 non-profits in terms of the funds raised as well as number of unique donors. We have completed distributing the funds raised at Sevathon to the 3 projects in India.

Thanks very much to all our friends and supporters for the overwhelming support. Thanks also to ICC for the providing the Sevathon platform that allowed us to greatly expand the awareness about our causes. Looking forward to Sevathon-2014. Go Team VOC!

Pictures from Sevathon event can be seen on our Facebook Page:


Join Team VOC at Sevathon 2013


Spring is here! It is time to make your fitness goals a reality!

We invite you to join Team VOC for Sevathon 2013 – a 5K/10K/Half marathon run and walk event.


Sevathon is an annual event conducted by India Community Center (ICC) that brings close to 5000 people and 100 non-profits together. While you achieve your fitness goals, you also support the deserving charitable causes. Click here to read more about this event.

When and Where?
Sunday, July 14 2013 – Baylands Park, Sunnyvale, CA

Event registration:

4 simple steps:

– Create login and pw:
– Complete the Race registration form (click on Sevathon-2013 icon on the right)
– Add family and friends
– Make a payment ($25 for 5K/10K, $40 for Half Marathon)

Can I help raise funds for your organization?
Yes. After you register for the event, you have the option to set up a personal pledge page and raise money for the non-profit cause of your choice.

Where does my money go?
100% of the donations pledged in this event will go towards supporting education projects that we run in India.

Can we practice for the event as a group?
Yes. Training session organized by ICC is held every Saturday at 8 AM in Baylands Park, Sunnyvale, CA




Past Events



Youth Tennis Tournament

Ace for Kids 2012



Sign-up your child and help them help a child in need. All proceeds go to support the education of underprivileged children.

Date: Sunday, November 4th 2012

Time: 2-6 PM

Venue: Newark Memorial High School 39375 Cedar Blvd., Newark, CA

Age: 10-15 years

Entry Fee: $25

Contact details: 408 306 4745 / 408 242 8631

Winners will receive a trophy. All participants receive a certificate of participation.

Coming soon – more details about the tournament including format and rules

Click here to see the event flyer



Helping Hands for Haiti: Maui School of Therapeutic Massage Donates Massage to Support Relief Work for Children in Haiti

Maui School of Therapeutic Massage will be hosting Helping Hands for Haiti, 1-5pm on Friday, February 5 and Friday, February 26.  Clients will receive an hour-long massage in the student clinic and all proceeds will benefit relief work in Haiti. Minimum donation is $30. Appointments are available between 1-5pm. To book an appointment call 572-2277.

Donations from Helping Hands for Haiti will support the work of Voice of a Child, a 501(c)(3) non-profit which funds relief activities which target the needs of children through its sister-organization, AMURT/AMURTEL.  Presently professionals are providing medical care, managing food and medical supply distribution, and creating safe temporary shelter for approximately 1000 children. AMURT/AMURTEL has been operating schools and providing ongoing medical relief work and community-building activities in Haiti for over twenty years and has earned the trust and respect of the local community, government and United Nations.

Maui School of Therapeutic Massage is a Hawaii Department of Education state-approved vocational school with full- and part-time programs commencing each year in March and September.  The school regularly offers massage as a community service to seniors through Hale Mahaolu, at local fundraisers such as Relay for Life, a benefit for the American Cancer Society, and at sporting events such as the Maui Marathon, the Maui Oceanfront Marathon, and the Hana Relay. To find out more about MSTM’s community service outreach program, call 572-1888.
Event Flyer

Contact: Shelagh Lampshire
Cell: 808-283-9898

Dine at Garden Fresh, Support Haiti

Garden Fresh Vegetarian Restaurant in Mountain View will pay 50% of the money received plus tips to VOC’s Haiti relief work. This only applies to customers that come specifically for the fundraiser (the restaurant will still be open for normal business). The fundraiser event runs Monday through Thursday, until February 11. You can come any time during business hours (11am-9.30pm).

If you go, be sure to tell your server that you are there for the Haiti Fundraiser.

The restaurant address:

Garden Fresh Vegetarian Restaurant
1245 W. El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA. 94040
(cross street is Shoreline Blvd.)

Hours: 11am-9:30pm

Sitar concert Los Altos, California – June 7th 2009 at 5:00 PM

Sitar virtuoso Sugato Nag will play with prominent tabla player Abhijit Banerjee. Sugato Nag’s 13 year old son, Snehesh Nag, will also give a short performance.

When: Sunday, June 7th @ 5 PM

Where: Ananda Marga Yoga and Meditation Center, 27160 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills, CA

Part of the proceeds will go to support our computer school project in Brazil

Concert Flyer

Portuguese version of the ITA website.