Third Annual MoonWine and Cheese Party
Sep
17
5:00 PM17:00

Third Annual MoonWine and Cheese Party

  • 1061 Krumkill Road Slingerlands, NY, 12159 United States (map)
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Please join us for our annual fundraising event. You will be offered a selection of wines (as well as non-alcoholic beverages) and delicious finger foods. Come and meet others who are working to support girls and women around the world and learn more about The MoonCatcher Project. This year we are pleased to welcome back Ms. Phoebe Nabwami, the Uganda Coordinator for our project. She will give an update on the progress in Uganda, where our five sewing cooperatives have doubled their output. Need more information? Call (518) 522-7171, or email Ellie.

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Albany Medical College MoonBee
Sep
19
6:00 PM18:00

Albany Medical College MoonBee

Join the Albany Medical College community and help us get ready to open a new sewing cooperative in Haiti. All skill levels are needed to construct MoonCatcher Menstrual Management Kits to help keep girls in school. If you sew, please bring your machine. Also please remember to bring disposable menstrual products for donation to local food pantries and shelters. Period poverty is a real problem in Albany and all of the U.S.

43 New Scotland Avenue should take you to the Physician's lot (Physician's Pavilion) where you can park for free - Lot A on the map (Medical College is behind the lot).

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First United Methodist Schenectady MoonBee
Sep
20
6:00 PM18:00

First United Methodist Schenectady MoonBee

Please join us for a fun evening as we make and assemble MoonCatcher Kits. Don’t sew? No problem - we have plenty of jobs for everyone. If you sew, please bring your machine. Also - please remember to bring disposable menstrual products for donation to local food pantries and shelters. Did you know that you cannot purchase menstrual products with food stamps. Help us address period poverty here at home!

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Bay Road MoonBee
Oct
17
6:30 PM18:30

Bay Road MoonBee

Please join us as for a fun event where all skill levels are needed. Do you sew? If you do, please bring your sewing machine. If not, we have plenty of other jobs for you.

Please remember to bring disposable menstrual products for donation to local shelters and food pantries.

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Delmar MoonBee
Oct
19
10:00 AM10:00

Delmar MoonBee

  • Delmar First United Methodist Church (map)
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Join us in Delmar for a MoonBee! Everyone is welcome - we need all skill levels to help construct MoonCatcher Menstrual Kits to help keep girls in school. If you sew please bring your machine. As always - please bring disposable menstrual products for donation to local food pantries and shelters. Help us fight period poverty at home and around the world.

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Avila MoonBee
Oct
29
2:00 PM14:00

Avila MoonBee

The Avila Community hosts this MoonBee and all are welcome. We need all skill levels and lots of helpers! We will have crafts for sale and plenty of jobs. Please remember to bring a donation of disposable menstrual supplies for donation to local food pantries and shelters. We need to fight period poverty in our own community!

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Macedonia Baptist Church MoonBee
Nov
9
10:00 AM10:00

Macedonia Baptist Church MoonBee

All are welcome to join in the fun as we construct MoonCatcher Menstrual Kits to help girls stay in school. If you have a sewing machine - please bring it. Don’t sew? No problem - we have plenty of jobs for you! Please remember to bring disposable menstrual products for donation to local shelters and food pantries. Let’s work together to end period poverty!

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Glens Falls Presbyterian MoonBee
Nov
13
10:00 AM10:00

Glens Falls Presbyterian MoonBee

  • Glens Falls Presbyterian Church (map)
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Work with us to keep girls in school. All skill levels are welcome. If you are a sewer, please bring your sewing machine. Also - please remember to bring disposable menstrual supplies for donation to local shelters and food pantries.

As always - a variety of handmade African and Indian crafts will be for sale at this MoonBee.

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Brighter Choice MoonBee
Nov
16
10:30 AM10:30

Brighter Choice MoonBee

  • Brighter Choice Charter School for Girls (map)
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Join us as we construct MoonCatcher Menstrual Kits to help keep girls in school! Anyone can participate. If you sew, please bring your machine. Don’t sew? We have many jobs for you!

As always, please bring disposable menstrual products for donation to local food pantries and shelters. The need is great in our own community!

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Dining for Dollars 2019
Dec
10
to Dec 11

Dining for Dollars 2019

  • Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady (map)
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Join our growing team of volunteers! We will be making lasagna dinners for hundreds of people to raise money for the MoonCatcher Project, United Saints Recovery Project - helping those who continue to be displaced - in New Orleans and Annunciation House of El Paso, Texas - an organization on the border helping refuges.

Can’t volunteer this year? You may just want to order a few of our delicious dinners. Included: vegetarian lasagna (also available: gluten-free and vegan); salad; garlic bread, homemade treats for dessert. Details coming in November.

Want more information? Email us at ellie@mooncatcher.org

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Lenox MoonBee
Aug
17
10:00 AM10:00

Lenox MoonBee

The Trinity Church in Lenox is our host for this MoonBee. Bring your friends - and if you sew, bring your machine! Don’t sew? We have plenty of jobs for you. Please remember to bring disposable menstrual products for donation to local shelters and food pantries. Did you know that you cannot buy menstrual supplies with food stamps?

As always - a variety of African and Indian crafts will be for sale to help fund The MoonCatcher Project.

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Moon-vie Night with the MoonCatcher Project
Aug
7
6:30 PM18:30

Moon-vie Night with the MoonCatcher Project

Join us to watch the Bollywood movie, “Padman” at Proctor’s Theater.

Padman is a 2018 Indian film directed and written by R. Balki, Inspired by the life of  Arunachalam Muruganantham, a social entrepreneur from India who introduced low-cost menstrual pads to women across India.

See the trailer here.

Purchase tickets at the Proctor’s box office.

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Community Action for Africa
Aug
1
6:00 PM18:00

Community Action for Africa

Join us for a party with a cause! Community Action for Africa is brought to you by African Support Alliance and co-mads. On August 1st, join 13 Capital Region-based organizations whose missions support various causes in Africa, for a celebration of community.

Aside from the entertainment, food, drinks, unique goods, and FUN, come learn how YOU can make an impact via volunteer opportunities, upcoming events, and more.

This event is FREE, though free-will donations are encouraged.


Participating Organizations:

The MoonCatcher Project, Westminster Presbyterian Church Albany,
Empower Ethiopia, Banda Bola Sports Foundation, Engeye, Heartsounds Uganda, Kekeli, Inc., Taasa Health Inc., Jajja's Kids - Uganda, Beautiful Things, ChildVoice, Niskayuna Rotary


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Valatie MoonBee
Jun
11
2:00 PM14:00

Valatie MoonBee

  • First Presbyterian Church of Valatie (map)
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Join us at the First Presbyterian Church in Valatie as we construct MoonCatcher Menstrual Kits. If you sew, please bring your machine. If you don’t sew - no worries! We have plenty of jobs for everyone. Please remember to bring disposable menstrual products for donation to local shelters and food pantries.

As always, we will have a variety of African and Indian crafts for sale to support our work.

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Global Menstrual Hygiene Day MoonBee
May
28
7:00 PM19:00

Global Menstrual Hygiene Day MoonBee

  • The Hindu Temple Society of the Capital District - Cultural Center (map)
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Everyone is welcome! You don’t need to sew to enjoy a MoonBee - there are plenty of jobs at all skill levels. Please remember to bring disposable menstrual products for donation to local shelters and food pantries.

As always, we will have a variety of African and Indian crafts for sale with proceeds going to fund our work.

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Avila MoonBee
Apr
30
2:00 PM14:00

Avila MoonBee

Come join us at the Avila Retirement Community and help cut, sew or assemble MoonCatcher Kits.

All skill levels are welcome!

Please bring disposable menstrual pads for donation to a homeless shelter in Albany.

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Glens Falls MoonBee
Apr
28
1:00 PM13:00

Glens Falls MoonBee

  • Glens Falls Unitarian Universalist Church (map)
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If you can sew, please bring your sewing machine. Don’t sew? No worries! We have plenty of jobs for all skill levels. Everyone is needed!

A variety of handmade Indian and African crafts will be available for purchase to support the MoonCatcher Project.

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Zonta MoonBee at First NY Federal Credit Union
Apr
27
10:00 AM10:00

Zonta MoonBee at First NY Federal Credit Union

  • First New York Federal Credit Union (map)
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Join us for a MoonBee! If you sew, please bring your sewing machine. Don’t sew? We still need you! There are plenty of jobs for all skill levels.

Location: First New York Federal Credit Union Community Room at 2 Wall Street in Colonie, near intersection of New Karner Road (Rt. 155) and Watervliet Shaker Road.

Please bring one new or gently used bra for the Free the Girls Project

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African Spring Dinner at Westminster Presbyterian Church
Mar
30
5:00 PM17:00

African Spring Dinner at Westminster Presbyterian Church

You are Invited! African Spring Dinner: March 30, 5:00 - 8:30 pm

Program highlights include:

  • Keynote Speaker: Hon. Paul Tonko, Congressman – “Update from Washington”

  • Guest Speaker: Ellie von Wellsheim, Founder of The MoonCatcher Project

  • Additional speakers will address progress and goals in all three countries.

  • Continuing discussion of capacity-based mission and  reports on progress and goals in Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone

  • Children’s activities and “Dancing for Dollars” with the Westminster Drum Circle

Please bring a “Dish-to-Pass” to share at dinner, if able.

Registrations are encouraged, but not required, by Tuesday, March 26 for planning purposes:

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St. Kateri Tekakwitha MoonBee
Mar
30
10:00 AM10:00

St. Kateri Tekakwitha MoonBee

All skills are welcome! If you sew, please bring your sewing machine. Don’t sew? We still need you!

Please remember to bring disposable menstrual products for donations to local shelters and food pantries.

Come to the 2216 Rosa Road location (not the Union Street location).

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Ellie's Birthday Bash
Mar
28
5:00 PM17:00

Ellie's Birthday Bash

Co-sponsored by the Junior League of Schenectady and Saratoga Counties.

All Ellie wants for her birthday is disposable menstrual supplies to donate to local food pantries and shelters.  Did you know that you cannot purchase menstrual products with food stamps?  Help The MoonCatcher Project put a dent in this local problem by joining us for some cake and dropping off your donations.

Can’t make it? Click here to send you gift from our wishlist!

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First United Methodist MoonBee
Mar
9
11:00 AM11:00

First United Methodist MoonBee

Presentation by MoonCatcher Project Founder, Ellie von Wellsheim at 11. MoonBee at 12. All skills are welcome! Even if you can’t sew we have plenty of jobs for you. Come and help us make MoonCatcher Menstrual Management Kits for girls in poor communities around the world. Help us to keep girls in school!

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St. Stephen's Episcopal Church MoonBee
Feb
2
10:00 AM10:00

St. Stephen's Episcopal Church MoonBee

Please remember to bring disposable menstrual hygiene products for donations to local shelters and food pantries.

The actual church address is 1229 Baker Ave, Schenectady 12309.  It’s right off The Plaza; the second driveway on the left from The Plaza enters a small parking lot, next to a stockade fence.

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Union College MoonBee
Jan
22
7:00 PM19:00

Union College MoonBee

To get to Golub House enter from the Nott St. side, the entrance closest to Seward Ave, across from Peter Pause restaurant.  Park in the first lot there on the right.  Walk up the little hill, past the theatre.  You will then pass Wold House, and Golub is next to it.

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