March 1st, 2012
Fundraising for the American Himalayan Foundation
Eagle Creek is partnering with The American Himalayan Foundation (AHF) to support its STOP Girl Trafficking initiative during 2012. STOP Girl Trafficking is an initiative of AHF that addresses human trafficking issues in Nepal. At the 2012 TGA Show, Eagle Creek will give handmade jewelry and bracelets to attendees who make donations to the cause. These donations will help pay for school fees, uniforms, books and tutoring for the young women. Visit himalayan-foundation.org for more information on how you can get involved.
This partnership is part of the Eagle Creek Live.Work.Travel.™ program, a corporate social responsibility program that focuses on environmental and social initiatives in all aspects of the business, including community involvement, sustainability practices and nonprofit giving. The brand’s nonprofit giving efforts are directed toward clean water and education projects that serve marginalized communities both locally and in international travel destinations.
Every year, 20,000 girls from the poorest parts of Nepal are trafficked, lured by the false promises of traffickers. Enter STOP Girl Trafficking: going to villages where girls are at risk, AHF puts them into school and provides counseling for the girls and their families about the dangers of trafficking. This year alone, the organization sent roughly 9,500 girls to 400 schools across Nepal. By involving these young Nepalese women in educational programs with mentorship opportunities, AHF helps grow them into leaders in their communities and keep them from being part of the burgeoning human trafficking industry. Over its 14-year history, the organization has sent 10,000 girls to school and remarkably, has not lost one girl to trafficking.
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