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The greatest gift of living is the joy of giving! We take immense pride in supporting communities near and far that enable others to embrace the freedom in the mountains. Below you'll find the programs we are passionate about supporting. These organizations align with our core values and are on a continuous quest to have a positive impact on those around them.
Whether in conjunction with Giving Tuesday or any other time of year we all know how rewarding it is to give back to our communities. We encourage you to contribute to an organization you are passionate about. And please share in our Mountain Culture & Instagram with the hashtags #GivingTuesday #GivingisKUHL.
Wasatch Adaptive Sports
Wasatch Adaptive Sports offers fantastic programs for individuals with adaptive needs to get outside and experience the limitless wonders of nature. By providing entry-level through advanced instruction, participants gain the ability, confidence, and independence to enjoy the outdoor recreation every season has to offer. Personalized assessments and instruction empower participants to open the doors to a life of freedom and independence through outdoor adventure.
There is little in life more rewarding than seeing expressions of pure joy in the faces of people who have been through so much. Once they are shown the possibilities, an amazing transformation begins. Spirit, determination, and a “can-do” attitude allow participants to regain the self-confidence and independence necessary to enjoy a happy outdoor lifestyle.
Learn more about Wasatch Adaptive Sports.
Human Outreach Project
Created in conjunction with its parent company, World Wide Trekking (WWTrek), the Human Outreach Project (HOP) was conceived on the premise that trekkers could – and should – give back to the communities in which they travel. It is a way to support and empower local individuals and communities that play host to WWTREK’s travel and exploration programs around the globe. With humanitarian support for both individuals and groups, it is HOP’s firm commitment to leave a positive impact on WWTREK destinations. At KÜHL, we are proud to support the HOP’s endeavor to protect the stability and welfare of some of the most unique cultures worldwide.
The Human Outreach Project works hard to put donor dollars into action. KÜHL’s donation helped facilitate the restoration of the Nepalese Pheriche Aid-Post, which is, by far, the closest to Everest and on the way to the base camp. This aid post is the only medical center in upper Khumbu Valley. Used by both climbers and local Sherpa communities, our aid specifically went into training and rest facilities for guides, porters, and travelers in need.
KÜHL’s donations have helped facilitate the restoration of two communities by providing medical clinics and aid posts operated by volunteers and local community members. While the Periche Aid-Post is still under construction, with efforts picking up again after the winter months, you can read all about the finished Manang location here!
Snowbird Sports Education Foundation
Their mission: "We strive to foster a passion and lifelong love of winter sports and an active outdoor lifestyle while developing the life skills associated with success in all endeavors; sportsmanship, teamwork, discipline, determination and commitment."
SBSEF is a local non-profit that has been providing mountain education and high level athletic training to local athletes for over 50 years. KÜHL's support allows them to further the vision of this team, and provide young athletes with a limitless future. Our partnership spans from athlete scholarship and financial aid, staff and resource development, to helping build an endowment to keep tuition low for increased accessibility for years to come.
Learn more about SBSEF
Utah Avalanche Center
Getting educated about avalanche safety is the best way to keep you and your loved ones safe in the mountains this season. KÜHL proudly supports Utah Avalanche Center with a focus on the Know Before You Go program, which brings avalanche awareness to teenagers to ensure they have the skills to safely travel in the backcountry.
“The KBYG program was born in 2004 to promote avalanche awareness and provide lifesaving education to as many people as possible. When you go into snow-covered mountains, you are entering avalanche country. What you don’t know can kill you and your partners. Understanding what avalanches are, how they form, where they occur and how to avoid them can save your life. Our program is designed to help you understand the dangers of avalanches and introduce simple actions that can help you stay safe.”(source kbyg.org)
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Written by Cat Mullin and Sarah Scott.