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Rebuilding Schools in Nepal - The Socia and McKown Project

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THE STORY:

Benefiting: The children of Nepal via Kids of Kathmandu Inc. In May 2016, we partnered with Kids of Kathmandu to volunteer in Kavre, Nepal to help rebuild Shree Jana uddhar lower secondary school. The experience in the modest sense was remarkable. While our manual labor contributions were fractional among the overall rebuilding efforts, the engagement and support received from family, friends, and work colleagues has been incredibly generous. Audi of America assisted tremendously by donating funds to supply the school with a new interior (including schoolroom desks and library furniture) and a clean water filtration system.

The goal of this Crowdrise is to provide and raise this same support for a neighboring school.

Two ways to support:

1. Donate! All donations will go to supply the interior of the second school. All fixtures are locally sourced in Nepal and 100% of all money raised will be going directly to the school. The water filtration system has already been funded by Audi or America!

2. Volunteer! A second volunteering trip is being planned and will occur in early 2017. Please contact Kids of Kathmandu (info@KidsOfKathmandu.com) for inquiries.

Nepal has received strong support from various countries and organizations but there is still significant work to be done.

Who we are:

Eric Socia (Santa Monica, CA) I grew up near Detroit, studied Finance & International Business, and I work in the automotive industry. I love spending time traveling and photographing other countries/cultures. After traveling to a few undeveloped counties, I decided I wanted to contribute to help areas that are in need of it. The news and staggering statistics from Nepal’s earthquake caught my attention and I began researching ways to help out. I’m still amazed how far a little can go and am humbled by how grateful and positive the Nepali people have been.

Matt Mckown (Santa Monica, CA) I’m originally from Chicagoland and now live in Southern California working in the automotive industry. Growing up I participated in numerous Habitat for Humanity rebuilding projects during summer breaks from school. After seeing images of the catastrophic devastation resulting from the April 2015 earthquake in Nepal, I knew more could be done than just sharing a hashtag on social media. With my passion for travel and photography, and a desire to volunteer, research began to find an organization who shared my same vision. Partnering with Kids of Kathmandu and volunteering for our first work trip, we experienced first-hand how great of an impact one person can have. ------------------------------------------

About Kids of Kathmandu (http://kidsofkathmandu.org/) Kids of Kathmandu is a non-profit organization founded in 2010 to fund education and supporting services to marginalized Nepali children. After the April 2015 earthquake, they partnered with friends at Asian Friendship Network (AFN) to Rebuild 50 schools. Partnering with AFN with their experience in constructing over 80 Nepali schools allows both organizations to focus on each others strengths to deliver a complete learning experience to the kids to better prepare them for an ever evolving Nepal. Kids of Kathmandu and many of their partners have done a great deal of work to ensure that the 50 schools we rebuild in rural Nepal will be safe and affordable. Their design and engineering work allows them and others groups to maximize donor’s dollars to provide a 21st century educational experience to prepare the children for their future in Nepal.

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To This Fundraiser

$5,400

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Dan Simon

    $100

  • Ryan Helvey

    $100

  • Eric and Jessica Caimol

    $50

  • Bill Pruden

    $100

  • Barbara McKown

    $100

  • Shannon

    $25

  • Geoff

    $50

  • Jayson Heynis

    $100

  • Diana de la Torre

    $25

  • Christina Freeman

    $25

  • Kim & Sarah

    $100

  • George & Nancy LoCascio

    $100

  • Jana MacWilliams

    $100

  • Michael Miller

    $100

  • Mike Cagle

    $250

  • Doug K.

     

  • Mike Wolfgram

    $50

  • Scott Kasprowicz

    $25

  • Love you bro!

     

  • JB Ward

    $500

  • Rob Wodek

    $100

  • Sara Murray

     

  • Curtis Galvin

    $100

  • Chuck Brinker

    $50

  • Chris Gogolewski

    $50

  • Clarence Tiu

    $50

  • Scott Berkebile

    $100

  • Jason and Melissa Schwan

    $100

  • Andrew & Amber

    $100

  • Joe Pate

    $75

  • Nancy Westover

    $25

  • Nancy & Tim Kozubek

    $100

  • Lindsay Arnett

     

  • Nico C.

    $25

  • Barbara McKown

    $200

  • Audi Western US

    $50

  • Megan and Sergio

    $150

  • Tim & Lisa Stevens

     

  • Eric Weidle

    $50

  • Alan Cruciani

    $40

  • Thomas Uen

    $100

  • Audi Western US gift

    $50

  • John Frank

    $100

  • Jeramie Westbay

    $100

  • Phyllis Quinn

    $100

  • Gregg and Barb Lovell

    $60

  • Linda and Mike McKown

    $300

  • Audi Henderson

    $250

  • Stephanie Kowall

    $50

  • Mike Magcase

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Geoff

    $100

  • Ryan Helvey

    $100

  • Stan Chibashov

    $100

  • Yuki Devine

    $100

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90% Raised of $6,000 Goal

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The Team: $5,400 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Yuki Devine

Yuki Devine

DONATION: $100

Sending peace, love and happiness. 2 months ago

Stan Chibashov

Stan Chibashov

DONATION: $100

2 months ago

Ryan Helvey

Ryan Helvey

DONATION: $100

2 months ago

Geoff

Geoff

DONATION: $100

Keep up the great work boys, I really wish I was coming along! 2 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

2 months ago

Mike  Magcase

Mike Magcase

DONATION: $50

Best of Luck Eric Socia, Mike Olivo, Mike Miller and Matt McKown. Thank you for helping others! 2 months ago

Stephanie Kowall

Stephanie Kowall

DONATION: $50

2 months ago

Audi Henderson

Audi Henderson

DONATION: $250

2 months ago

Linda and Mike McKown

Linda and Mike McKown

DONATION: $300

Have a Productive, Safe and Fun Experience. Proud of you. 2 months ago

Gregg and Barb Lovell

Gregg and Barb Lovell

DONATION: $60

3 months ago