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December 9, 2020Garmont. Here's the press release coming out in a few hours. We are so excited, and feel blessed to be a part of this exciting partnership! New York, NY (December 10, 2020) – Italian footwear brand, Garmont, is pleased to announce a partnership with non-profit, Shoes for Sherpas, an organization dedicated to providing footwear to Nepali porters and villagers to create a co-branded outdoor boot. Garmont, known for pushing the limits of Italian shoe design, showcases its commitment to adventure through this new philanthropic effort and in continuation of the brand’s #StayWild #HopeWild ethos. For over 50 years, Garmont has consistently dedicated their efforts to trail side research that results in better performing products incorporating cutting edge materials, functional technologies, and unique innovations into their collections of outdoor shoes. The brand looks to utilize its expertise in footwear innovation to provide the best quality boots for the industrious Sherpa community. Sherpas are an ethnic group living primarily in the mountainous regions of eastern Nepal. Many make their living as porters in the tourism trade as well as in the day-to-day transport of goods from village to village. While quality footwear is often either unavailable or unaffordable, Shoes for Sherpas looks to provide as much footwear as possible to those living in the region. Garmont will kick-off the partnership during the holiday season with the launch of a special donation section on their global website where users can make direct donations to the organization. In the coming year, Garmont and Shoes for Sherpas will continue to expand their partnership with various activities and efforts dedicated to supporting the Sherpas of Eastern Nepal. To learn more about Garmont and the brand’s eco-engaged initiatives, please visit www.garmontnorthamerica.com. ABOUT GARMONT From the foothills of Montebelluna (Italy) to the highest peaks in the World: that’s the thrilling curve Garmont has been drafting over 50-plus years since its foundation in 1964. Garmont wants to drive the passion of every outdoor lover to trespass the mental barriers of ordinary life, to thrive for a challenge and find it in their everyday – whatever that may be. For Garmont, such philosophy stands in the motto “Stay Wild”. For each and every person who loves the active side of life, Garmont develops quality, innovative products, characterized by its D.N.A. technologies, to boost everybody’s pursuit toward their own personal goals. Because there’s no need to be extraordinary to do extraordinary things. www.garmont.com ABOUT SHOES FOR SHERPAS Shoes for Sherpas began as a service project in 2012, and has distributed over 3,000 pairs of footwear to Nepali porters and villagers since its inception. Shoes for Sherpas is a project of Colorado Nepal Alliance, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, that partners with villages in rural Nepal. Shoes for Sherpas has distributed footwear in the Solukhumbu (Everest) region, Langtang National Park, and Dhading District.more
June 8, 2015Little Feet, Denver has an interesting post on their blog describing their efforts at recycling shoes and the organizations they partner with, including us! We're so grateful to Little Feet for collecting shoes for our Shoes for Sherpas program, and for carrying our Darkha Relief Fund t-shirts! Sadly, the April 2015 earthquakes and their aftershocks have caused us to temporarily suspend the collection of shoes for our "Shoes for Sherpas" program so that we can focus 100% of our resources on providing relief to rural Nepal. You can read more about the great work we've done on our Shoes for Sherpas page. Head over to their blog to read about some of the ways Little Feet is minimizing their impact on the environment while helping others: "Shoes also can be recycled here at Little Feet! We collect for two different organizations that will deliver your shoes to a person who has none, and keep them out of landfills." Source: Little Feet Denver - Blogmore
June 1, 2015
One Colorado woman is working to bring attention to Nepal's earthquake recovery and she's using her bicycle to do it. Click through for video about Sarah's earthquake relief fundraiser for the Colorado Nepal Alliance, "Bike4Nepal."Source: Colorado bicyclist riding 3,600 miles to help Nepalmore
May 31, 2015Colorado Woman Cycling To Alaska To Raise Money For Nepal Quake Victims « CBS Denvermore
May 15, 2015
Interview on KGNU's ConnectionsOur Executive Director Anne Hines was interviewed this morning on KGNU's Connections about our work in Nepal.
Half hour with Anne Hines, Executive Director for "Shoes For Sherpas," a project of the Colorado Nepal Alliance. Discussing their regular mission in addition to current and ongoing relief efforts in response to the April 2015 Nepal earthquake.
May 12, 2015
Colorado Nepal Alliance Executive Director Anne Hines was interviewed today, Tuesday May 12, 2015, by News Radio 850AM KOA about our fundraising efforts over the past weeks, and about the food and shelter we're already supplying to Darkha, Nepal.
From the hourly news at 1 PM:more
May 1, 2015
Within two hours on Wednesday, volunteers agreed on the start of a plan to help victims of last weekend's devastating earthquake in Nepal.
But these were not just any volunteers.
They represented local non-profits like the Colorado Nepal Alliance, Helping Hands Health Education and several others. There were also people who had lived or hiked in Nepal, or had family currently living in tents when their homes collapsed. The group's goal? Figure out the needs, collaborate on resources and help victims as efficiently and immediately as possible.
Chuang, Tamara. “Area Non-Profits Collaborate to Help Victims of Nepal Earthquake.” Denver Post. April 29, 2015, Online edition, sec. Denver and the West. http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_28015858/area-nonprofits-collaborate-to-help-victims-of-nepal-earthquake.more
April 28, 2015
The CU Nepal Student Association has set up a GoFundMe account to help Nepal after the quake. Other Colorado communities raising money for Nepal include the Colorado Nepalese Alliance and Shoes For Sherpas.Source: Ways To Help Nepal Earthquake Victims « CBS Denver Actually it's the Colorado Nepal Alliance, but we appreciate the mention! Read all about us.more
April 26, 2015
A small, Denver-based nonprofit with ties to Nepal has started a disaster relief fund in the wake of Saturday's massive, deadly earthquake.Source: Denver-based nonprofit starts disaster relief fund for Nepal villages « Denver Postmore
April 25, 2015
KUSA – The Colorado Nepal Alliance is waiting for word about its Project Coordinator following the earthquake that rocked the country late Saturday.Source: Colorado relief group waits for word after Nepal quakemore