Baba said – ‘Wealth is really a means to work out dharma. If one uses it merely for personal enjoyment, it is vainly spent’. Peetham has donated and encouraged devotees to contribute towards school supplies to the needy but studious children of our community.

Donating the school supplies to the children is a gesture of our mission to serve the South Plainfield Community. Our mission is to ensure that every child is prepared to learn and succeed by providing free school supplies to students most in need. After all, we are just a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a message to the entire world. The Peetham’s mission is to follow Sai Baba’s words and put them into action to help our community.

‘Back to school’ matters to kids. Having the opportunity to have the same kinds of clothes and supplies as the other kids matters. Fitting in matters. For once there’s a child who’ll look forward to heading back-to-school with supplies and a uniform--an opportunity they thought they’d never have.

Peetham donated back to school supplies to some needy children with the help of South Plainfield councilman Derryck White and School Board Representative Ms. Debbie Boyle. Under the spiritual guidance of Mr. Raghu Sankarmanchi, the Sai Datta Peetham is hoping to get involved with many more charitable events.

The founder of the Peetham, Mr. Raghu Sankarmanchi, is a visionary who sees helping the community in any way as the best way to serve Shri Sai Baba.

Anyone make a difference!!

It's simple to donate school supplies. Consider buying an extra pack of any of the below items and participate! This is a donation where even school going children can participate, thus sowing the valuable seeds of charity at a very early stage in to kids’ life. Here are a few basic items you may want to look for:

  • Lined paper
  • Pens and Pencils
  • Erasers
  • Highlighters
  • Dry-erase Markers
  • Paperclips
  • Pinders
  • Report Covers
  • Staples and Staplers
  • Art Supplies (For elementary and art classes)
  • Crayons
  • Back Packs


Give kids the school supplies they really need. Get them back to school where they belong.


Lucy Patruni, Roja Shankaramanchi, subha Patibandla, Sapna Lakshmipuram


Subha Patibandla, Ramana Reddy, Priest Raghu Sankaramanchi