ASHBURN, Va. (ABC7) — The pandemic hasn't stopped the Venkat sisters from caring for others.
They're still picking up food from local restaurants and distributing it to people in need.
"We're also doing care packages weekly and distributing them to the homeless community and low-income families across the metro area," said Shreyaa Venkat.
The outpouring of love is offered through their non-profit NEST4US which also provides tutoring.
"Through this virtual project we're able to connect tutors from all over the world; Canada, India, Zambia," Shreyaa said.
The sisters are also busy providing another form of community support.
After feeling disappointed that she couldn't have traditional high school graduation because of the coronavirus, 17-year-old Shreyaa and her sister Esha decided to reach out to graduates of all ages with cards of encouragement.
They've sent out more than 400 cards.
When People magazine found out about the numerous ways NEST4US is helping others they selected Venkat to appear in an article about high school seniors who are committed to improving communities around the world.
Only six students are featured in the article in the magazine's June edition.
"In one word it was surreal because I wasn't expecting it. It just came and I got a full page too," she said.
To connect with NEST4US and have a graduation card mailed to someone you love, send the student's name and address through direct message to one of the social media pages below.