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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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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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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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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Women Taking Care of Women: Hosted by the Women's Community Leadership Network
Jan
18
11:45 AM11:45

Women Taking Care of Women: Hosted by the Women's Community Leadership Network

  • Proctors Theater (in the Guild Room) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Ellie von Wellsheim is a local entrepreneur with a deep concern for social justice. During her lifetime she has initiated, organized and moved forward several far-reaching humanitarian efforts.
In 2011, Ellie founded The MoonCatcher Project after learning about the plight of girls in poor communities who often drop out of school at puberty because they have no means to manage their periods. This project provides reusable, washable menstrual pads to help keep girls school. 
MoonCatcher kits are made both locally, nationally and internationally!! Join us for this incredible story!

And - We understand some may have limited time. Please feel free to come and go as needed. We don't want you to miss this!

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University at Albany MoonBee
Dec
5
5:00 PM17:00

University at Albany MoonBee

This event will take place at the University at Albany Interfaith Center: Campus Center 3rd Floor, Room 346.

Parking: Please park in the Visitor Parking Lot by Indian Quad. If you enter from Washington Avenue, turn left on University Drive and follow signs for Indian Quad. If you enter from Western Avenue, turn right on University Drive and follow signs for Indian Quad. One of our students will meet you there and give you a parking token to use. There will also be a student to guide you from the Parking Lot to the Campus Center. (There are a few metered parking spots a little closer to the building if you want to use them: they take quarters or credit card and it’s $2 for 1 hour)

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#GivingTuesday
Nov
27
5:00 AM05:00

#GivingTuesday

We all know about “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday” but do you know about #GivingTuesday?  Entering into its seventh year, #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of the internet. 

On the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (November 27th), the MoonCatcher Project will participate in #Giving Tuesday by launching our year-end appeal. We need to raise $20,000 in order to keep our promises to provide MoonCatcher Kits to girls in poor communities around the world.

Please help us to reach this goal by donating today!

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Dominican Retreat House MoonBee
Oct
8
7:00 PM19:00

Dominican Retreat House MoonBee

  • Dominican Retreat House and Conference Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Please note: The Dominican Retreat House is a SCENT FREE ENVIRONMENT.

Even if you can't sew, there are plenty of ways to enjoy a MoonBee! There are jobs for everyone. If you do sew and can bring your sewing machine, please do!

Be sure to bring disposable menstrual supplies for donation to local shelters and food pantries!

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Niskayuna Reformed Church MoonBee
Sep
25
7:00 PM19:00

Niskayuna Reformed Church MoonBee

We are gearing up to send kits to India in October.  Come and help us meet this goal!

Even if you can't sew, there are plenty of ways to enjoy a MoonBee! There are jobs for everyone. If you do sew and can bring your sewing machine, please do!

Be sure to bring disposable menstrual supplies for donation to local shelters and food pantries!

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MoonWine and Cheese Party
Sep
21
5:00 PM17:00

MoonWine and Cheese Party

Please join us for a MoonWine and Cheese party.  Come and meet our newest partner, Ruchika Jaggi, and hear about how she is bringing our work to India.

 You're invited to a fun evening!  Come and enjoy a selection of wines and delicious snacks.  Meet others who support the MoonCatcher Project and learn about our plans to establish sewing cooperatives in India!

 With your support, the MoonCatcher Project will be able to help thousands of girls around the world to stay in school.  We look forward to seeing you!

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May
24
6:00 PM18:00

NNORC MoonBee

Come to a Sewing Bee (a.k.a. MoonBee) to make reusable washable menstrual pads for girls through the world to help keep them in school. Bring your sewing machine or just yourself, there are jobs for everyone!

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