March 1st, 2012
2012 Giving Partnerships: Invisible Children & PEPY
Today, Eagle Creek proudly announced it would continue partnerships with San Diego-based nonprofit Invisible Children and Cambodia-based nonprofit PEPY into 2012. These relationships began as part of the brand’s Live.Work.Travel.™ program, the corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative that encompasses the unique aspects of the brand’s activities, from community involvement to product sustainability and giving.
Invisible Children is an organization dedicated to assisting war-affected children and families in east Africa. The organization uses the power of media to tell the stories of these victims - inspiring young people to help end the longest running war in Africa. Eagle Creek supports the Legacy Fund, enabling women who were formerly made to be child soldiers in Uganda to have the opportunity to get a secondary education and university education that includes mentoring, food, clothing and a place to live. With little access to higher education due to financial hardship, few Northern Ugandans have an opportunity to continue their education past primary school.
Eagle Creek will also continue to work with the nonprofit PEPY, based in rural Cambodia. In 2012, PEPY will continue its Youth Leaders Clubs that began last year made possible with support from Eagle Creek. These clubs focus on empowering young people, ages 15-19 years old, through voluntary action-based groups. These groups take place in various villages where young people seek to identify, learn about, and solve tangible problems in their own communities, thus building life skills, leadership, and self-confidence. Last year, 78 youth in 14 rural villages in Cambodia worked on issues involving clean water, road safety, and health and hygiene.In addition, Young Leader participants have been inspired to visit their peers in other areas to share their ideas.
About Eagle Creek
Eagle Creek is a leading travel outfitter, providing smart, innovative and durable luggage, travel bags and accessories. Founded in 1975, California-based Eagle Creek invented the adventure travel gear category, introduced the industry’s first convertible backpack on wheels, established the first complete travel solution system and is revolutionizing the way travelers pack with its Pack-It™ Folders, Cubes, Sacs and Toiletry Kits. Visit www.eaglecreek.com for more information.