Fundraiser event in Gurudwara

NAOO team, Neharika Upadhyaya Aryal, Nirmala Lekhak, Bonisha Sthapit, Aruna Khanal, Ashok Adhikari and Salil Aryal, went to the Bedford Gurudwara today with the invitation of Neharika’s colleague, Mr. Paramjit Singh. They were allowed to setup flyers and donation box, and were told to speak briefly about the devastation caused by the recent earthquake and NAOO’s relief efforts amid their mass. To their surprise, they collected whopping $1751.00 within 3 hours. That is not it; they are invited again next Sunday for more fund raising opportunities. Hats off to the team and special thanks to Neharika.


Earthquake relief fundraising events

NAOO organized a Door to Door fundraising event around North Olmsted Neighborhood with kids on May 3, 2015 to support the Nepal earthquake relief effort by NAOO. They collected $415. Great effort.
Also, Parajuli family from Solon, OH collected $100 from their neighborhood on May 2, 2015.

Thank you India Grocers @130th street for allowing us to put donation box for Nepal Earthquake Relief. The donation money totaled $411.69 and counting.

Further, Neharika Upadhyaya also collected her donation box that she put at her work last week which totaled $123.50.

The Case students, Suvas (Churna) Bhandari, Bhumi Bhusal, & Shishir Adhikari from Physics department raised funds for the victims of earthquake in Nepal on May 01 which was sponsored by PGSA (Physics Graduate Student Association). The faculties and students were there in the event who enjoyed the famous Nepali food, Momo and achar. They collected $1207 (excluding the paypal). Special thanks to Department Assistant, Betty Logan Gaffney, for her assistance in organizing the event.


Through his company, Watteredge LLC, Subash Ji has collected $685.00 for earthquake victims in Nepal which has been pledged for NAOO.

NAOO would like to thank Kids, families, Neharika, India Grocers, Subash Shrestha, PGSA, the Physics department, and students for their generous donations, and the organizers for their praiseworthy effort.


Candlelight vigil held for victims of Nepal earthquake

NAOO organized a candlelight vigil on Saturday, 5/2/2015 at Wade Oval Park in Cleveland in memory of the victims and in honor of the survivors of Nepal earthquake and to reflect on the challenges ahead.
The event was attended by scores of Nepalese living in the greater Cleveland area as well as friends of Nepal.
At the event, the participants observed a moment of silence, lighted candle and sang patriotic song.
The loss of the lives and the suffering in Nepal was vivid in the eyes of everyone.
As the day gave its way to the dusk, the candlelight grew brighter symbolizing the better days ahead for our bereaved Nepal because we are all standing together in solidarity and the resolve to bring Nepal back to its glorious past. As the dusk gives its way to the night and you see sparkling stars, think of the lives that are no longer with us but smiling down upon us because in our unity, there is hope.
Let’s continue to work together to keep the hope alive.




Help Earthquake victims in Nepal

Heartfelt condolences to departed souls in this tragic calamity caused by 7.8 magnitude earthquake and let’s wish for the safety of Nepalese and others there who are going through this dreadful moment. NAOO will be working together with you to provide earthquake relief to those in dire need. We will keep you posted.

Total Collected/Pledged: $23,764

Donors List
Along with our thoughts and prayers, it’s time to open our hearts and wallets for Earthquake victims in Nepal. If you want to contribute through check, make it payable to NAOO and send it at 112 Hidden Glen Trail, Chardon, OH 44024.


  • NAOO contributed $1000.00 for local organization, Young Sports Club, to provide support in Sindhupalchok where the second major earthquake hit hard on 12th May.
  • After the second earthquake hit in the richter scale magnitude of 7.3, NAOO has resumed its emergency relief effort around oversighted areas. This one is the Magar Gaun on the hill of Banepa. Other than distributing relief supplies, NAOO representative Nikesh Prajapati is working with villagers to build temporary shelter using bamboos and tarps. NAOO contributed $1500.00 for this effort.
  • NAOO has handed over cash amount of Rs 50k to the local organization to purchase relief supplies for earthquake victims.
  • In partnership with SEBS, Support Nepal, NAOO could provide foods and tents to earthquake victims in Mudku bhanjhyang, Naya Gaun (Tamang Basti) and Kaule – Shankharpur Nagarpalika – 9 where most of the houses are destroyed. Sindhupalchowk Business Club with NAOO’s support could provide relief support to Sindhupalchowk. Special thanks to Naresh Lal Shrestha, Sarad Poudyal and Team (Support Nepal). NAOO contributed $1000.00.
  • NAOO in Collaboration with local organization, SEBS, distributed relief supplies in Bhawanipur, Salthati, and Gairibisauni near Kavre and Sindhupachok; 30 houses in each village. NAOO officer Nikesh Prajapati is on the ground helping villagers. NAOO contributed $1000.00 for this effort.
  • NAOO, in collaboration with local Marwadi Samaj, is helping victims in Kavre (Ghimire Vilage Tuhuche). This is the first relief effort in this area. NAOO contributed $1000.00.
  • NAOO is already working with restaurant and bar association in Pokhara. The stuffs worth $1000.00 were distributed through first rescue workers to Gorkha and Lamjung.

Nepali New Year 2072

NAOO is organizing Nepali New Year 2072 and would like to invite you all to celebrate with cultural programs and authentic Nepali food.

Friday, April 10 at 5:00pm
North Olmsted Community Cabin
28114 Lorain Rd, North Olmsted, OH 44070
(Located in the North Olmsted Park between Stearns Road and
Dover Center Road.) 

Fund Raising event for Binod Shahi

Fund Raising Event for Binod Shahi

NAOO has successfully organized the fund raising event on December 20, 2015.

NAOO would like to thank you all for your support during our fund raising event for Binod Shahi, Sir of the Himalays. Despite the inclement weather, it was a good turnout and NAOO was able to raise decent amount for him. We will be sending him money soon. The amount will be posted in the finanacial section of our website as well. 

Find the youtube Video for Binod Shahi here.


Shweta, Divya, Bonisa, Ashok, Kiran, Shalin, Kshitij, Sanjaya, Mukta, Elina, Suvas, Anand, Nirmala, Sudeep, Sunil, Salil, Sanjay, Tirtha, Saroj, Bhishnu, Bhumi, Shiva, Pawanita, Hari, Aditi, Sudarshan, Karuna, Prabin, Kanchan, Nikesh, Surya, Purushottam, Nabin, Urwashi, Mansoor, Narsara, Prem


Fund raising event for Binod Shahi has been successfully organized. We have so far raised $886.00.

NAOO thanks Sponsors for Dashain/Tihar Party 2014

NAOO would like to thank the sponsors for Dashain/Tihar party.

NAOO helped raise fund for Mukesh

On behalf of the Nepali Community we thank you for yor support. We were informed that the collection target has been reached; and at this point we have stopped the collection process. We will update you on the status of Mukesh’s last journey to Nepal. Within a short period of time, we were able to collect US$792.00. Big thanks to our member Surya Thapa for coordinating with NAOO and University of Findlay, and for taking responsibility of transfer of funds.

List of donors (in alphabetical order) as of 09:00 PM on 11/08/2011.

  1. Amar Singh
  2. Anand Tiwari
  3. Churna Bhandari
  4. Deepak Basyal
  5. Desh Sonyok
  6. Elina Shakya
  7. Ganesh L Shrestha
  8. Krishna R. Shrestha
  9. Nanimaya Thapa-silwal
  10. Niraj Sharma
  11. Pramod Nepal
  12. Prem Thapa
  13. Pritaz Karki
  14. Rabin Shrestha
  15. Rajendra acharya
  16. Sanjaya Gajurel
  17. Sunil Pradhan
  18. Surya Thapa
  19. Urmila Gnyawali

One of the fellow Nepali students, Mukesh Dangi, passed away earlier this week in a car accident in Findlay, Ohio. A memorial service will be held at 4:00 PM on Friday, November 11, 2011 in Ritz Auditorium, University of Findlay. There is a Mukesh Dangi Fund established through The University of Findlay to cover the cost of transporting Mukesh’s body to Nepal. Please help/contribute to this fund. You can donate through NAOO. NAOO will forward all donations to University of Findlay, Mukesh Dangi fund. You can donate through NAOO’s paypal account by clicking the Donate button.

If you prefer to send check, please make it payable NAOO and mail it to 
NAOO, c/o Surya Thapa, 5676 Broadview Road, Unit 120, Parma, OH 44134