Donate to Friends of Sparsh and Classic Homes will match your donation up to $1,000.
Friends of Sparsh can feed a family of four for an entire week for just $40. Together we can help make a difference.
“We can’t help everyone, but…everyone can help someone.”
– Dr. Loretta Scott
Who Are the Friends of Sparsh
Friends of Sparsh is a non-profit organization founded by Prakash Saraf and his 13 year old son Neev in November 2018.
“Sparsh” means “a kind touch”. Prakash and Neev aim to touch the lives of those that are in need. The mission of Friends of Sparsh is to “Enhance the life of others with service, kindness, and compassion.”
Friends of Sparsh connects within the community, for the community. In pursuing the mission, Friends of Sparsh has
partnered with Project PLASE, a homeless shelter in Baltimore MD area.
Friends of Sparsh sponsors a food bank for the community residents. So far 55,000 pounds of food have been distributed.
Friends of Sparsh’s accomplishments include:
- Assisted 46 families with basic items such as television, mattress, furniture, and kitchen essentials to help them resettle from transitional home to permanent housing.
- With the help of volunteers, Friends of Sparsh coordinates meals for the shelter residents and have served about 60,000 full meals.
- Due to Covid-19, Friends of Sparsh have doubled their efforts, distributing masks to the homeless community and providing dinner daily.
Read Neev’s interview with non-profit network Points of Light ->
About Your Donation
Friends of Sparsh is a tax-deductible non-profit charity organization, Section 501(c) (3). Donations can be made as follows:
Mail a check: Friends of Sparsh, 3108 Nestling Pine Ct. Ellicott City MD 21042
Pay by credit card, call – 301-538-3834
Please be sure to note that your donation is being made as part of the Classic Homes matching program.
October 7, 2015 – This past week our founder, Prem Puri, and his latest spec home, 9704 Spicewood Ln, were featured in The Washington Post.
The story touches on Prem’s long career as a builder, as well as his charity, the DD Puri Foundation, which will receive the profits from the sale of the home.
Founded in 1998, the charity’s goal is to help provide for the most unfortunate in India, providing funds for everything from medical care to supporting a school for the deaf and blind.
DD Puri has branched out since its inception, and now contributes to causes in East Africa, South Asia and the Pacific. One recent project provided education for young girls in a Kenyan refugee camp.
Photos of the spec home, also appear online in the Washington Posts “Distinguished homes for sale in the D.C. region” feature.