Osprey Launches Matching Donation Program with dZi Foundation to Raise Funds for Nepal Earthquake Reconstruction Efforts


Cortez, CO – May 5, 2015Osprey Packs, a leader in creating top-quality, high-performance, innovative packs to comfortably and efficiently carry gear, announced today their support of Nepalese earthquake reconstruction efforts through collaboration with the dZi Foundation. Osprey’s matching program, “Double Down for dZi”, will raise funds to help Nepal’s most remote communities recover from the recent, devastating earthquake.

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“Based in Colorado, the dZi Foundation is a trusted friend and neighbor to the Osprey family,” said Sam Mix, Osprey Packs Marketing Outreach Manager. “With a full time staff of Nepali nationals on the ground, dZi is uniquely positioned to aid in the long term, reconstruction efforts that will be needed in these underserved communities in remote regions of the Himalaya.”

The dZi Foundation is a non-profit organization based in Ridgway, Colorado with a full time staff of 20 Nepali nationals working between their headquarters in Kathmandu and the remote communities where their projects take place. dZi currently serves almost 30,000 people in an expanding network of remote villages, focusing primarily on basic infrastructure like school buildings, toilets, drinking water systems and bridges as well as agriculture initiatives.

To participate in Osprey’s dZi Foundation matching program to benefit Nepal, go to www.dzi.org/donate/#join, select a contribution amount and type “Osprey” in the comment box. Osprey will match up to $5,000 in total contributions from 5/7/15 through 5/31/15.

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