Early Childhood Development Center, Kathmandu, Nepal
Organized by: Melissa Marcotte
EVENT DATE Feb 13, 2015
Thank you to everyone who came to the party or was able to donate instead.This page is for those who cannot attend the party but would like to donate to the Early Childhood Development Center in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Melissa Marcotte (that's me) turns 30th in February on Friday the 13th - so we are going to have a Masquerade!
What do I want for my birthday? I figured if I was going to get you all in one place, we might as well raise money for a good cause! I'm asking for $10 (or more if you'd like) donations - all proceeds go to The Early Childhood Development Center (ECDC) in Kathmandu, Nepal. Read more below - the sisters who run this facility are friends of mine and I visited them and the children in person last Spring.
There will be live music, dancing, drinking, and snacks! Venue TBD
So far the line up is The Quahogs, Cannibal Ramblers, and Mary Todd
If you are in a band that is interested in playing, please private message me!
More info on ECDC...
"In Nepal, if a woman goes to prison and none of her relatives can care for her children, the children often accompany their mother to prison. Children grow up in the confines of jail cells without access to education, proper nutrition, warm clothing, and medical care.
The Early Childhood Development Center (ECDC) in Kathmandu, Nepal was founded in 2005 by Pushpa Basnet, a young Nepali woman who studied at Kathmandu University. ECDC coordinates with jail administrators to rescue children from jail cells throughout urban and rural areas of Nepal. The children receive regular medical check-ups, vaccinations, and are enrolled in a local private school. Children have regular visitation with their mothers including during the holidays."
For more information on the ECDC - go to www.ecdcnepal.org/