Archives for June 2015

Upslope & Global Works Raise $4,200 for Nepal

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After the devastating earthquakes in Nepal, the crew at Upslope was looking for a way to help.

Our friends at Global Works – International Community Service have worked with the children of the Dadagaun Village School & Orphanage in Nepal in the past. The school and orphanage both experienced substantial damage during and after the first earthquake. The orphanage and many village homes were rendered unsafe to live in. Village residents and children from the orphanage have been sleeping on the ground under makeshift lean-tos and tents. The orphanage needs to be entirely re-built.

On June 10th, Global Works joined us in hosting a benefit at our Flatiron Park tap room in order to raise funds for the residents and children of Dadagaun Village.

Yoga NepalTo start things off, we held a one-hour yoga class in our tap room. With a suggested donation of $10 for the class, all proceeds went toward the cause. Following the class, we held a silent auction with items donated by Upslope, Global Works, Zeal Optics, Rab USA, Patagonia, Salewa & Osprey Packs. Additionally, local musicians donated their time and played upbeat music on our patio.

A dollar from every beer sold during the event was donated- so we were happy to see such a great turnout. Upslope also matched every dollar made from the silent auction.

Members from the Global Works team gave a presentation on Dadagaun Village and showcased an exquisite slideshow of photos taken in Nepal, many of which were also available at the silent auction.

We are so grateful to our friends at Global Works, our event sponsors, and our customers who came out to help us raise funds for this awesome cause! Without everyone’s help, we couldn’t have raised $4,200 for Dadagaun Village.