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Friday Round-Up: Giving Back This Holiday Season

December 3rd, 2010

Unless you’ve been living in a deep, dark cave… You may have noticed that there is a lot of cool stuff going on out there. So, we thought it was high-time we started rounding up some of our faves each Friday. Every month, we’ll be choosing a theme that fits with the Osprey lifestyle. Since we’re smack-dab in the middle of the holiday season, we figured there was no better them than giving. So all month we’ll be tipping you off to cool organizations, initiatives and campaigns that could use some of your holiday dollars. Welcome to the Osprey Friday Round-Up!

3 Peaks 3 Weeks

Chris Kassar, a member of Osprey cause Rios Libres, is a month away from her 3 Peaks 3 Weeks expedition that will take her and 11 other women to the top of Mt. Kenya, Mt. Meru and Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise money and awareness to address environment, education and health in Africa. She’s got less than $2,000 to get to her goal. Chris is paying her way on the expedition, so all proceeds go directly to the cause! Help out by donating here.

Passports With Purpose

Help build a village in India AND get the chance to win an Osprey Vector 22. All it takes is $10. More info here.

Conservation Alliance

Give back this holiday season to protect the outdoors by donating to Conservation Alliance. 100% of your donation to the Alliance will go directly into the grant fund to support organizations working to protect special wild lands and waterways throughout North America. Learn more here.

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Friday Round-Up: Travel Can Change the World

November 19th, 2010

Unless you’ve been living in a deep, dark cave… You may have noticed that there is a lot of cool stuff going on out there. So, we thought it was high-time we started rounding up some of our faves each Friday. Every month, we’ll be choosing a theme that fits with the Osprey lifestyle. Since it’s about this time of year that people seem to start getting antsy with wanderlust, we figured we’d feature one of our favorite topics: travel. Welcome to the Osprey Friday Round-Up!

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It’s no surprise that we’ve always got travel on the mind. Exploring new places is a beautiful thing, both because it can change our perspective and connects us to new communities. So this week we’ve got a special Friday favorite: Passports With Purpose.

In its third year, PWP is built on the idea that “travel can change the world.” (We love campaigns that promote travel doing good things!) For the last two years, its founders and a whole lot of travel bloggers have put together their efforts to raise money for a good cause. Last year the initiative raised over $30,000 and built a school in rural Cambodia. This year they’re raising money for LAFTI, an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of the Dalit (untouchable) population in India. Raising $50,000 will allow LAFTI to build a whole village of homes.

So seriously, as you start to think about things to buy this holiday season, consider putting your money to a good cause; because not only are you proving that travel can change the world, you’ll get the opportunity to score some cool gear — including an Osprey Vector 22!

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