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Chapter: Chicago, IL


Sewa Chicago is an active Sewa chapters with a wide range of projects and activities like Sponsor A Child, Leadership Development program for Youth, Stop Diabetes Movement, Raising Awareness on volunteerism, Diwali Food Drive.
This chapter continues to grow and help families in the Chicago Area regardless of color gender, race, religion, or national identity all around the year. All are encouraged to participate, volunteer, and donate to this growing chapter. 

Chapter Coordinator
Dipti Desai

(847) 664-9144

Nags Rajaraman

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The Sewa International, Chicago , IL Chapter invites enthusiast individuals to come forward and help us in our initiatives. Enroll yourself as Volunteer.



Be a part of noble service to mankind!



Family Services

Family services are designed to provide families tools for leading more meaningful fulfilling lives.

Sponsor a child

Project to support education of children from under served communities in India for $240 per year.

Volunteer Development

It is viewed as a unique chance for volunteers and organizations to celebrate their efforts.

Disaster Relief

Provide relief and rehabilitation during disaster.

Upcoming Events

    • 2 Jan 2023
    • 9:00 AM (CST)
    • 31 Oct 2023
    • 11:59 PM (CDT)
    • In-Person and Online

    Sewa Chicago LEAD 2023

    (LEAD - Leadership, Education And Development) 

    Youth Engagement Program for High School Students 

    General Eligibility: Incoming and Current High Schoolers (Grade 8-12). All participants should always exhibit commitment to the values of Sewa and act with integrity and discipline.

    Program Dates : January 2nd to October 31st, 2023

    Selection Criteria: Limited seats; enrolled on a first-come first-serve basis. Open to all nationalities, religious and ethnic backgrounds.

    Registration Fee: $75 per student. $40 for additional sibling.

    Registration Deadline: December 31, 2022

    Commitment : Each participant is expected to commit to at least 100 hours of volunteering.

    As a part of the LEAD program, young adults are provided with opportunities to participate and / or lead various activities and to earn volunteering hours. Sewa International will provide certificates as well as a recommendation for Presidential Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) for qualified participants.

    Here is sample list of activities:

    1. Highway Cleanup

    2. Blood Drive

    3. Environment and Sustainability

    4. Create your own DIY initiative to address community needs.

    5. SewaDiwali Food Drive

    6. Fundraising to support Sewa Projects

    7. Design to Lead - Design thinking methodology to address community needs, developed by Stanford University Professor

    8. Holistic Individual Development

    NOTE: All the LEAD participants are requested to sign the waiver form and send it to

    For general questions, please refer to the FAQ.

    Contact for any questions.

Past events

31 Jul 2023 Sewa Chicago - Western Suburbs - Summer Camp
31 Jul 2023 Sewa Chicago - Northwest Suburbs - Summer Camp
30 Jul 2023 Sewa -Chicago Annual 2023 Picnic
23 Jul 2023 Chicago -Anup Jalota Fundraising Concert 2023
10 May 2023 Stop Diabetes Movement - Chicago
10 May 2023 Stop Diabetes Movement in Detroit
22 Apr 2023 Yoga to Manage Cardiac Health and Stress Management
3 Apr 2023 Health Care Proxy and Living Will (5 Wishes document)
6 Nov 2022 Health Care Proxy and Living Will (5 Wishes document)
8 Oct 2022 Sewa MMC Garba 2022
4 Sep 2022 Sewa -Chicago Annual 2022 Picnic
14 Aug 2022 Sewa Chicago - Legal Documents Management
16 Jun 2022 Sewa Chicago: Yoga for Stress Management (Cyclic Meditation)
1 Feb 2022 Sewa Chicago LEAD 2022
12 Dec 2021 Sewa International: Yoga for Diabetes/ Stop Diabetes Movement
26 Sep 2021 Sewa Chicago - "HEALTH CARE PROXY AND LIVING WILL" Seminar
24 Jul 2021 Sewa International, Central Region: Yoga for Diabetes/ Stop Diabetes Movement
6 Jun 2021 Sewa Chicago: Yoga for Stress Management (Cyclic Meditation)
16 May 2021 Sewa Chicago - "HEALTH CARE PROXY AND LIVING WILL" Seminar
1 May 2021 Sewa International LEAD 2021 - Chicago Chapter Registration
16 Apr 2021 Sewa Chicago: Yoga for Diabetes - Stop Diabetes Movement
14 Mar 2021 Legal Documents for your Family
5 Sep 2020 Sewa Day 2020
14 Sep 2019 Sewa Chicago - Annual Garba Event
14 Sep 2019 Sewa Chicago - Annual Garba Event
10 Jul 2019 Sewa International – Summer Food Drive
29 Sep 2018 Sewa Chicago - Annual Fundraising Garba
10 Jun 2018 Sewa Chicago: Get Inspired Summer Internship
20 Apr 2018 Stop Diabetes Movement (SDM)
24 Mar 2018 Sewa Day

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