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Sri Himalaya School Fundraiser Raffle
October 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm$5.00
The event is FREE! Come and enjoy Nepali music and food from Taste of Spice.
We have our biggest raffle yet! We have three Osprey packs to raffle with a combined value of over $600! Raffle tickets are $5 each and can be purchased at the shop, online, or on the day of the event.
Purchase $20 in raffle tickets and receive a FREE Lifted Hope Nepali Bracelet*
Purchase $40 in raffle tickets and receive a FREE US Sherpa Prayer Flag*
*While supplies last
7:30PM Drawing for Raffle (do not need to be present to win)
Learn more about this fundraiser and who you are sponsoring below:
River Rock Outfitter staff first trekked Poon Hill in October 2017, and we are sending clients on a 3rd trek to the region this year!
It is no secret that we fell in love with the people and places in Nepal. There is so much to love about this wonderful country and we wanted to find a way to support the people of the Myagdi District, where we trek to Poon Hill. We pass the Sri Himalaya Basic School on our trek and immediately recognized that this community could use a helping hand. Every parent can relate to the background story; every parent wants safe education opportunities for their children.
The moms in Shikha Village grew increasingly frustrated that their young children were walking long distances, in all types of weather, to the combined village school. They pooled their limited resources and constructed a makeshift school for their children closer to home. They pay one teacher $60 a month to teach their children. These moms are looking for help to make lasting changes and improvements to their school so that their children receive a well-deserved education.
Immediate, specific needs:
New Concrete Floors ($400)
Solar Powered Lighting ($1500) – currently there is no electricity at this school.
This fundraiser will support the immediate need of concrete flooring and any extra money raised will go toward the solar power project. All work will be performed locally, by Nepali workers and tradesmen. Our funds will be delivered to the Pun Hill Peace Foundation, operated by Tac Pun, an educator at the higher learning center in the same region. Final projects will be approved by Tenzing Sherpa, our lead guide in Nepal and owner of Neema Trek.
We are excited to announce our partnership with Osprey who is helping us raise these funds! In addition, through their Repair and Share Program, Osprey gave us 12 Daylite packs – one for each of the children in the school. What an enormous gift!
What we need from you:
We have amazing raffle prizes from Osprey that are some of our best offerings yet!
- Women’s Ozone Duplex 60L Pack (valued at $220.00)
- Men’s Atmos AG 65L Pack (valued at $270.00)
- Pixel Daypack 26L (valued at $150.00)
Raffle tickets are priced at $5 each. Purchase your tickets in the shop or on-line and let us know which pack you want. You can purchase as many tickets as you would like and can hedge your bets on one pack or split your tickets across all three packs.
If you purchase $20 in raffle tickets get a free Nepali, Lifted Hope Bracelet (made by underprivileged women of Nepal).
If you purchase $40 in raffle tickets get a free set of Nepali Prayer Flags carried by a River Rock team member to the top of Poon Hill.
Thank you for your continued support of our giving efforts!
Sri Himilaya Basic School Current Conditions: