Great Gatherings

SILC's Great Gatherings are individual social and fundraising events hosted by SILC families.

The events have ranged from craft afternoons to evening meals to events outside of people's homes. The host(s) covers the cost of the event and the money raised by the participants goes directly to SILC programming.

The most important part of this program is not the money raised, but the community that we build!

Upcoming Great Gatherings:

If you would like to host a gathering email Richa Sastry at

Recent Great Gatherings:

2018-2019 past events:

Event: Happy Diwali / Diwali Mubarak!!! ("Celebrate Diwali"!!)

Description of event: Come celebrate the Festival of Lights with us, and enjoy the tradition of lighting lamps and fireworks (weather-permitting), partaking in traditional Indian snacks and sweets. Also a little introduction on the background of this popular festival, for those willing and curious. :)

# of people attending: 6 families

Adults or Children or Both: Both

Price per Person: $12 per adult, $8 per child

Donor Name: Varsha and Shiv Bhatia

Date of Event: Saturday November 17, 2018

Location: Woodbury

2017-2018 past events:

Event: Dandiya Dinner!

Date and Time: Saturday, September 16 6pm-9pm

Hosts: Sonali and Nirav Vora

Details: Pau Bhaji, Vegetable biryani with Raita. We'll teach everyone how to play Dandiya Rass!

Who: 4 families

Cost: $12 per adult and $8 per child

Location: Woodbury

Event: String it up!

Description of Event: Make your own earrings – a different pair for each outfit, match every mood. Keep for yourself or wow someone for the holidays with a pair.

#of people attending: (Max of 5 families)

Adults or children or both: Both

Price per person $12. Supplies will be provided.

Hosts: Mangala and Meghana Acharya, supported by Harish and Arjun Acharya

Date: Satuday September 30 from 4 - 7 pm

Location: Woodbury

Event: Halloween Party!

Description of event: Come celebrate Halloween with us with snacks, treats and games! Costumes are required for adults and children (ok not required but come on it's a Halloween party!!)

#of people attending: (Max 6 families)

Adults or children or both: Both

Price: $12 per adult and $8 per child

Host: Veeti Tandon, Peter Sandgren, Bela, Kairav & Sonja Agarwal, Rohan Agarwal, Nikhil Agarwal

Date: Saturday October 28 from 3-6 pm

Location: Minneapolis