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Nickels for Nepal is a non-profit organization established in

 2009 by teachers from Chattanooga, Tennessee to raise funds to

 obtain school supplies, uniforms, provide student scholarships, 

curriculum materials, and facility support for remote village 

schools in Nepal. 

U.S. teachers were made aware of the need during an educational 

cultural exchange by Mr. Nawaraj Baskota, an educator from 

Kathmandu, Nepal.

  • Nickels for Nepal is registered as a non-profit Federal 501c3

  • Registered as a 501c3 charity with PayPal Giving Fund - When you shop on EBAY please select Nickels for Nepal as a charity you support.  Ebay/PayPal Giving fund link:

Current & Upcoming Fundraising Events:

Mr. Nawaraj Baskota, Volunteer Coordinator for Nickels for Nepal announced that” It is the most pleasant moment to share." Bishnu Baskota Foundation in collaboration with Nickels for Nepal and Kavya school has successfully completed the clean drinking water for students and sanitation project in the remote village school in Khotang. I would like to thank Nickels for Nepal , Christine Hockert , Kavya school and all the supporters for the wonderful contribution for the completion of the project.
I also would like to Thank everyone for your wonderful support. Specially Mr. Dambar Rai , Narayan Rai, Ganesh Rai , Bishwa Rai
Uttam Rai, Siva Rai, Miss Mina Rai and all the teachers and the students of Shree Biddyodaya Aadharbhut school Chhitataal, chiuridada, khotang “ Funds were also provided to Nickels for Nepal by TVFC Houma, LA Margaret Thibodeaux to provide school children with clean water.

Volunteer Johnathan LaPlace of CT recently returned from Nepal to deliver school supplies, uniforms, and check status on Clean Water Project.

He traveled with our Nepal Volunteer Coordinator, Nawaraj Baskota and his family. Johnathan delivering uniforms and school supplies to representative of remote Mijar Village school.

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Latest project 

Educate Girls and Uplift the Village is a new initiative announced by Nickels for Nepal beginning in 2021. The goal is to increase girls education in remote villages to 90% in the next few years. 

Founder & Board Chair Chris Hockert and her sister Billie Hayner visit remote village schools we support in Jhapa and Mijar Village in November 2023.


Sunil, Vice President of non-profit, Bishnu Baskota Foundation & Nepali & U.S Volunteers helping in remote villages of Nepal. Chris Hockert Board Chair Nickels for Nepal & Sunil

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Nawaraj Baskota visits Chattanooga, TN& Nickels for Nepal Board Members & Gamma Chapter Members who support our Philanthropic Project

Chattanooga Student Lakshmi and mom Shaina raise $320 for Nickels for Nepal as her school community service project during November-December 2023.
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