Some Ways to Help with the Earthquake in Nepal, Plus Local Children


The spice pot on the vegetarian menu at Campton Place’s Nepal dinner. Photo courtesy Campton Place.

After the horrific earthquake that hit Nepal last month, there are many ways you can still help. ~CAMPTON PLACE RESTAURANT~ is hosting a benefit dinner on Monday May 25th and will be donating at least 70 percent of the evening’s proceeds to The Seva Foundation and their Nepal relief fund. Chef Srijith Gopinathan has planned a special “spice route” four-course menu. Seatings for the dinner begin at 6pm, and reservations can be made by calling the restaurant. The dinner costs $75 per person, and additional donations can be made here if you can’t make it to the dinner. Every dollar helps!

On Saturday June 6th, the Spring India Fest from WomenNow TV will take over Union Square from 11am until 7pm. There will be a ceremonial drummer, henna artists, Bollywood dancing, and fashion, in addition to lots of food. New Delhi is among the food vendors, with dishes like samosas, kebabs, and chaat street food. The event is free to attend, not including food or drink.

The event is a fundraiser for Compassionate Chefs Cafe, which helps children in San Francisco’s Tenderloin and the town of Ahmedabad, India. They are also helping raise money for the ongoing relief efforts in Nepal, via this GoFundMe page, and anything you can give helps. Union Square, Geary at Powell.