August 8th, 2007

Trade-In Program To Provide Support To Homeless

Adventure travel gear and luggage manufacturer Eagle Creek today announced the re-launch of its national wheeled luggage trade-in program, which the company first launched in 2005, that directly benefits those who are in homeless and/or domestic violence situations.

Nearly 800,000 people are homeless on any given night in the United States, while more than 50 percent of all homeless women and children are fleeing domestic violence situations.  There are 1,500 shelters for battered women in the United States. 

During the month of October 2007, those wishing to participate may turn in any wheeled luggage piece at participating outdoor and travel retailers throughout the country. The used luggage will then be donated to homeless and women's shelters in local communities. Incentive for consumer participation, in addition to supporting the important work of local shelters, comes in the form of an immediate $25 rebate toward any wheeled Eagle Creek item. 

To participate, consumers are encouraged to return any clean  and usable wheeled luggage to participating retailers throughout the nation between October 1 and November 15, 2007.  For a listing of participating retailers visit

About Eagle Creek

Eagle Creek is a maker of adventure travel gear, everyday bags, travel accessories and packing solutions for active, adventurous souls.  Founded in 1975, California-based Eagle Creek, Inc., invented the adventure travel gear category, introduced the industry's first convertible backpack on wheels, and is revolutionizing the way travelers pack with its Pack-It™ gear organizersfolderscubessacs and toiletry kit organizing system.