As the summer season kicks off, Eddie Bauer reinforces it’s commitment to the Every Kid in a Park Initiative. The iconic outdoor brand is pledging $50,000 to the National Park Foundation’s Field Trip Grants program.
The Every Kid in Park Initiative is a program supported by The White House that provides every fourth grader, and their families a free annual pass to the National Parks. The grants focus primarily on supporting underserved and urban communities. Eddie Bauer’s donation helps to fill the gap from cutbacks in school funding for field trips.
“Many people who enjoy outdoor recreation started as kids, enjoying the outdoors with their family and friends. It is also when they begin to develop an appreciation and respect for nature,” states Mike Egeck, Chief Executive Officer for Eddie Bauer. “It’s this next generation that holds the power to ensure these lands remain protected and preserved. Through our donation to the National Park Foundation, we hope to provide more youth with access to our national parks, and inspire them to explore and protect the outdoors for generations of outdoor enthusiasts to come.”
About The National Park Foundation
The National Park Foundation is the official charity of America’s national parks and nonprofit partner to the National Park Service. Chartered by Congress in 1967, the National Park Foundation raises private funds to help PROTECT more than 84 million acres of national parks through critical conservation and preservation efforts, CONNECT all Americans with their incomparable natural landscapes, vibrant culture and rich history, and INSPIRE the next generation of park stewards. In 2016, commemorating the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary, the Foundation launched The Centennial Campaign for America’s National Parks, a $350 million comprehensive fundraising campaign to strengthen and enhance the future of these national treasures for the next hundred years. Find out more and become a part of the national park community at http://www.nationalparks.org
About Eddie Bauer
Eddie Bauer is an active outdoor brand offering premium-quality outerwear, apparel, footwear, accessories and gear. For almost 100 years, Eddie Bauer has been outfitting America; inspiring and enabling people to live their adventure. Eddie Bauer products are available online at EddieBauer.com, and at more than 400 stores in the United States, Canada, Germany, Japan, and Southeast Asia. Shopping at Eddie Bauer through iGive.com enables you to support your favorite cause with every Eddie Bauer purchase.