About Us

“SPARSH” means a kind touch.

“I always wanted a daughter who I hoped to name Sparsh. The name and meaning of “Sparsh” is very close to my heart. I decided to name my non-profit “Friends of Sparsh” because no other name could have shown my commitment towards it.” Prakash Saraf.

Mr. Saraf and his son Neev founded Friends of Sparsh in 2018. They have been involved with volunteering and helping the homeless community for the past several years. The purpose of this community-based organization is to enhance the quality of their life, by providing basic essentials needed to establish them back into the community with respect and dignity.

Mr. Saraf and his son have been recognized with many awards:

  • v2019 Mayor Office Award for Outstanding Community Service.
  • v2018 Cecil B. Day Community Service Award
  • v2018 Daily Point of Light award was awarded to Neev
  • v2017 Baltimore Community Service Award
  • v2016 Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) awarded Neev Saraf, with Youth Philanthropy Award.

Our Success

We have had an incredible month of May at Friends of Sparsh
The Covid 19 epidemic didn’t stop us from our continued efforts to volunteer and provide for our homeless community.

1. In the past we have regularly sponsored and provided a full dinner 4 times a month every Sunday to the shelter residents. In last 14 months we were able to arrange and provide full meal dinners for upto 35 people every single day.

2. Via the food pantry and other donations we accomplished a major milestone of stocking and distributing about 95,000 pounds of food to the community,

3. We were able to raise about $20 kfor Covid relief help for Nepal and India. We have sent 20 oxygen Concentrators and other medical supplies to India and donated a $5k check to Nepal. Friends of Sparsh have provided about 250,000 meals to our Homless community since November 2019. While Friends of Sparsh is proud of their accomplishment, we couldn’t do it without the engagement from our volunteers and the ever generous help and support provided to our mission for the community.

History of Friends of Sparsh

The origin of the nonprofit charity organization “Friends of Sparsh” has a very interesting history behind the name. Prakash always wanted to have a daughter and name her “Sparsh”- which means a kind touch. This name was always very close to his heart and what better name he could give to his nonprofit organization that is also very dear to him!

सेवा परमो धर्म:

Seva Parmo Dharma. ‘Seva (service) is the supreme Dharma’“

We can’t help everyone, but…everyone can help someone.” Dr. Loretta Scott
With this value in mind and a desire to make it a better place for the less fortunate, “Friends of Sparsh” was founded by Mr. Prakash Saraf and his son Neev Saraf in November 2018. The goal in their hearts and mind was to offer more help, services and relief to more homeless and needy indviduals in the community. With the creation of Friends of Sparsh there was now a better organized, registered and structured system to channel out more help and resources to many more individuals.

Mission

We believe in bringing a social change to the homeless communities by uplifting and enhancing their quality of life. We connect communities and organizations that share our passion and are willing to engage and uplift lives of less fortunate families, thereby providing them with the basic necessities, with service, kindness and compassion.

Our Success

We have had an incredible month of May at Friends of Sparsh
The Covid 19 epidemic didn’t stop us from our continued efforts to volunteer and provide for our homeless community.

1. In the past we have regularly sponsored and provided a full dinner 4 times a month every Sunday to the shelter residents. In last 14 months we were able to arrange and provide full meal dinners for upto 35 people every single day.

2. Via the food pantry and other donations we accomplished a major milestone of stocking and distributing about 95,000 pounds of food to the community,

3. We were able to raise about $20 kfor Covid relief help for Nepal and India. We have sent 20 oxygen Concentrators and other medical supplies to India and donated a $5k check to Nepal. Friends of Sparsh have provided about 250,000 meals to our Homless community since November 2019. While Friends of Sparsh is proud of their accomplishment, we couldn’t do it without the engagement from our volunteers and the ever generous help and support provided to our mission for the community.

History of Friends of Sparsh

The origin of the nonprofit charity organization “Friends of Sparsh” has a very interesting history behind the name. Prakash always wanted to have a daughter and name her “Sparsh”- which means a kind touch. This name was always very close to his heart and what better name he could give to his nonprofit organization that is also very dear to him!

सेवा परमो धर्म:

Seva Parmo Dharma. ‘Seva (service) is the supreme Dharma’“

We can’t help everyone, but…everyone can help someone.” Dr. Loretta Scott
With this value in mind and a desire to make it a better place for the less fortunate, “Friends of Sparsh” was founded by Mr. Prakash Saraf and his son Neev Saraf in November 2018. The goal in their hearts and mind was to offer more help, services and relief to more homeless and needy indviduals in the community. With the creation of Friends of Sparsh there was now a better organized, registered and structured system to channel out more help and resources to many more individuals.

Mission

We believe in bringing a social change to the homeless communities by uplifting and enhancing their quality of life. We connect communities and organizations that share our passion and are willing to engage and uplift lives of less fortunate families, thereby providing them with the basic necessities, with service, kindness and compassion.

Our Programs

Donate a meal at the Shelter

Friends of Sparsh provides meals every day to many shelters.

Food Bank

Friends of Sparsh sponsors a food bank with a goal of providing food for the underprivileged families in the community.

Permanent Housing for the Homeless

Friends of Sparsh provides essential items like TV, mattress, furniture, and kitchen items to transitional family who moves to permanent housing.

Our Team Members
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Prakash Saraf

Founder and President
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Neev Saraf

Founding Member
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Prince Basnyat

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Kavita Joshi

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Priti Patel

Secretary
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Kumar Buvanendaran

Treasurer
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Dinesh Jain

Director
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Manjila Saraf

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Shazia Din

Store Director
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Prakash Saraf

Founder and President
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Neev Saraf

Founding Member
Basnyat_Prince

Prince Basnyat

IT
KavitaJoshi

Kavita Joshi

IT and Content
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Priti Patel

Secretary
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Kumar Buvanendaran

Treasurer
dinesh

Dinesh Jain

Director
dinesh

Manjila Saraf

shazia-Din

Shazia Din

Store Director