Kendra gives back with Night for Nepal


Bella Mora

On Dec.7, Night for Nepal, a nonprofit club helping those affected by the 2015 earthquake in Nepal, partnered with Kendra Scott to raise money for an upcoming Night for Nepal event. Night for Nepal has been able to raise money for a new school and library and plans to fund the building of a new health clinic in Nepal.

Sarah Woo, Staff Writer

A bustling scene at the Southlake location of Kendra Scott unfolded as the student-led organization, Night for Nepal, hosted a fundraiser on Dec. 7 to raise money for its upcoming event.


Night for Nepal is a student-run non-profit organization dedicated to helping those in Nepal, after the deadly earthquake in 2015 destroyed over 600,000 homes. Over the past two years, the organization has been able to use its fundraisers to build a school and library in Gorkha, Nepal. Their goal for this year is to build a health clinic in Gorkha to give doctors and nurses a facility to practice proper healthcare.


In order to do so, Coppell High School junior Night for Nepal president Ichha Lamichhane coordinated the give back event with Kendra Scott to raise money for their upcoming annual fundraiser on April 27, which will be their main source of funds to build the clinic in Nepal.


“We decided to choose Kendra Scott because it’s definitely a staple to Coppell girls and moms,” Lamichhane said. “We thought it’d be perfect for people to be able to shop and give back to the community at the same time.”


Coordinating the event took months of planning from both sides. The club’s officers created an elaborate advertising plan with the Kendra Scott store, which included the use of official posters and mass social media promotion from all 30 members and officers of the club.


“It went really well because we prepared so much beforehand,” CHS senior Night for Nepal secretary Gemma Schmidt said. “We really did our part in planning and promoting for the event, so it’ll really pay off in the end.”


Crowded with people from different cities around Southlake, the Kendra Scott store was packed with curious customers, Night for Nepal volunteers and Kendra Scott employees who were eager to help out.


“It was really nice to see all of our promotions and hard work pay off when we saw people from Coppell and other communities come in and ask about Night for Nepal,” CHS junior Night for Nepal member Maya Mohan said. “It was great to see people really do care and want to help out the community, and the Kendra Scott event was a great way for them to do so.”


With dedicated members posting on social media and posters all around the community, Night for Nepal managed to raise $970 in two short hours.


“The fundraising event was amazing,” Lamichhane said. “At the beginning of the night, we found out some rules that we weren’t aware of, which was kind of a setback, but as the night progressed, a lot of people from Coppell started coming in with their friends and family. Even around closing time, a huge group of Coppell kids showed up, and they really helped us promote our cause.”


With this money, the primary fundraiser, Night for Nepal Movie Night, will be fully funded. This family-friendly event will be hosted at Town Center on April 27 with bounce houses, raffles and more fun activities. More details will be released on its Twitter @anight4nepal.


“As teens who live in the privileged bubble of Coppell, we want to make an impact in the lives of people in need, and we hope others support us in our cause.”

— President of Night for Nepal Ichha Lamichhane


To donate, contact Ichha at [email protected].


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