Be the Cause

Story from Shwetha

(Shwetha has dedicated every Saturday to volunteer at the Seva Cafe. Her thoughts are below.)

If You Plant Them, Change Will Come….

“Wait! I have to give you your smile card!!” I squeal to my patrons as they get up to leave. “Smile card?” they reply. “Yeah, hold on I’ll be right back!” I return with the smile card and bill, explain the significance, they nod approvingly and crack a smile–and the circle is complete. I truly believe that there was no breakthrough until that very moment when they understood why they were there and why we were doing what we were doing. As a server for week 4, I was able to see the whole cycle with my patrons- from beginning to end, from confusion to commitment, from complacency to love. I observed and learned many things from week 4’s seva, but I never really reflected on and understood the value until now. » Read more

Dustin’s Experience

(Dustin was at the Seva Cafe launch and as busy as that night was, he washed dishes all night. Every Saturday since, Dustin has come at the end of each night just to help clean up, wash dishes, and to share the love of Seva Cafe. Below he shares what Seva Cafe means to him.)

The Seva Cafe experience has awed me every time I have been fortunate enough to participate. The union of love and service that is created every Saturday is truly breathtaking. I also volunteer for a non-profit that does outreach to homeless youth. I have had one of our teens accompany me a few times to the cafe. She too is taken back by the outpouring of love. She loves the Seva Cafe and wants to be there every week. I enjoy every minute I spend there, and I also appreciate that the cafe has become a haven for some our homeless kids to escape to. Thank you guys

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