Night For Nepal fundraiser returning to Town Center Amphitheatre


CHS juniors gather together to promote the fundraiser Night For Nepal on April 23. Dancing, singing and Nepali cuisine was included for a fun celebration. Photo courtesy Kritima of Lamichhane.

The time is fast approaching for this year’s annual fundraiser, Night For Nepal.


Coppell High School junior Kritima Lamichhane started the fundraiser her sophomore year for the sole purpose of raising money to build a school in her hometown in Nepal after a devastating earthquake on April 25, 2015 that left its citizens in a disastrous state.


On May 13, Lamichhane will host this year’s event with the funds collected going towards rebuilding a library for a school in the city of Gorkha, Nepal. The event will be held at 3 p.m. at the Town Center Amphitheatre.


“I want to make people more aware of unfortunate situations that do not necessarily revolve around them and to lend a helping hand to those who are in desperate need of it,” Lamichhane said. “There is going to be a lot of different activities going on at the fundraiser this year.”


The event will feature performances from CHS students, as well as face painting, sports games and a bounce house.


CHS junior Sabrina Boccalandro, the vice president of the organization and Lamichhane’s best friend, is a key player in making Night For Nepal possible.


“This year’s event is virtually the same as last year, except for the performers being our dear friends Kennedy Carver and Aryan Bhatnagar who are both extremely talented and are trying to make this performance awesome for the event,” Boccalandro said.


Many of Lamichhane’s friends are supporting her efforts and drive to make this fundraiser the best it could possibly be.


“I am looking forward to seeing how many people come out this year,” CHS junior Sarah Wylie said. “I am so proud of Kritima and the hard work she has put into creating this. She is so passionate about it and even people who don’t know her well can see that.”