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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Valatie MoonBee
Jun
11
2:00 PM14:00

Valatie MoonBee

  • First Presbyterian Church of Valatie (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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Bay Road MoonBee
Oct
17
7:00 PM19:00

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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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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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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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)
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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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