Eagle Creek Employee Named to VF 100 For Volunteering

Eagle Creek is proud to announce that one of their own, Kristie Focht, has been named to the VF 100 for her outstanding commitment to volunteering and fostering a love of the outdoors within the community.
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Eagle Creek is proud to announce that one of their own, Kristie Focht, has been named to the VF 100 for her outstanding commitment to volunteering and fostering a love of the outdoors within the community.

The VF 100 award recognizes VF associates' efforts to improve the communities in which they live and work. The award sets the gold standard for community service programs and recognizes the 100 associates out of 52,000 worldwide who accumulate the highest number of community service hours. Recipients are honored with a donation of $1000 from the Corporation on their behalf to the qualified non-profit of their choice, and Focht has selected Outdoor Outreach.

Focht volunteered with Do Gooders who Drink (http://www.meetup.com/Do-Gooders-Who-Drink) and Homework Helpers (http://sandiegohomeworkhelpers.weebly.com/), but the lion share of her volunteer time was spent working with Outdoor Outreach (http://www.outdooroutreach.org/). The San Diego based charity's mission is “to empower at-risk and underprivileged youth to make positive lasting changes in their lives through comprehensive outdoor programming. We use outdoor activities to provide youth with the support, resources and opportunities they need to become successful leaders.”

“Why is volunteering important to me?” Noted Focht, “from a selfish perspective, it makes me feel very good inside! From a less selfish perspective, I enjoy giving back to a community that has been good to me since I moved here 25 years ago. I really enjoy all my volunteer activities, but my favorite by far is Outdoor Outreach, because I love working with youth AND I love the outdoors – two of my favorites wrapped into one phenomenal organization.”

Eagle Creek salutes Kristie Focht and all the other dedicated volunteers who work hard to make the world a better place.

Links:
Outdoor Outreach: http://www.outdooroutreach.org/
Do Gooders who Drink: http://www.meetup.com/Do-Gooders-Who-Drink
Homework Helpers: http://sandiegohomeworkhelpers.weebly.com/
Eagle Creek: www.eaglecreek.com

ABOUT OUTDOOR OUTREACH
Outdoor Outreach is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to empower at-risk and underprivileged youth to make positive, lasting changes in their lives through comprehensive outdoor programming. Through their comprehensive Partner, after-school Adventure Club and Leadership youth development programs, Outdoor Outreach supports underserved youth who are at risk for school dropout, substance abuse, violence and unintended pregnancy.

Outdoor Outreach is the only agency in San Diego, and one of just a few in the country, to utilize outdoor physical experiences to provide youth with the support, relationships, resources and opportunities they need to become successful adults. Since their founding in 1999, Outdoor Outreach has served over 6,600 youth on over 2,000 outings including rock climbing, snowboarding, surfing, snorkeling, hiking, mountain biking, kayaking and backpacking. For more information on Outdoor Outreach, visit www.outdooroutreach.org.

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-Itâ„¢ Folders, Cubes, Sacs and Toiletry Kits. Visit eaglecreek.com for more information.

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