Boise, ID, September 28, 2017 — Proof Eyewear is seeking one lucky participant to join them on their Do Good program trip to serve the communities and individuals of Nepal from Nov. 19 to 26, 2017. The contest is open from Sept. 25 to Oct. 6, 2017.
In partnership with HELP International, the sweepstakes winner and a team of Proof employees and partners will volunteer on projects to address economic development, education visual health and empowerment of vulnerable individuals in Kathmandu.
Those interested in entering must simply go to bit.ly/2xw0SW7 before Oct. 6. The trip values at over $3500 including airfare to Nepal, room and board, most meals and all transportation to and from project sites.
This is not the first time Proof has organized efforts to support Nepal. In 2015 after the violent earthquake left its mark in April, Proof enacted a fundraiser for relief efforts raising over $6,000.
“Nepal holds a special place in our hearts,” said Proof’s CEO, Tanner Dame, “We’re honored we can finally go in person to Nepal to support Help International’s restoration efforts of this awesome country.”
Proof partners with HELP International, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization for their Do Good Program.
“We aim to assist relatively inexperienced and mostly academically trained participants to become social entrepreneurs,” said Suzanne Whitehead, Help Int.’ director, “who understand the complexities of poverty and play and active role in efforts to improve the quality of life of some of the most vulnerable populations in the world.”
Proof’s Do Good program is built into the company’s business model. The founders firmly believe, “everyone has wings, some just need a little help,” and because of this, Proof reserves ten dollars of every frame purchase in order to support this program. In 2016, the company visited Uganda accomplishing things such as 767 eye screenings, funding 168 cataract surgeries, donating 27 mattresses, deworming 175 children, to name a few.
About Proof Eyewear:
Proof Eyewear, a pioneer in sustainable eyewear, got its start in an Eagle, Idaho garage in 2010 by three brothers. The roots of Proof start with the founders’ Grandpa Bud who opened a small sawmill almost 60 years ago. Overcoming setbacks, Bud’s small sawmill grew into a nationally recognized company. Bud’s grandsons followed their grandpa’s entrepreneurial steps, fueled with “sawdust in their veins.” The startup is known for providing original products handcrafted from eco-friendly materials including sustainably sourced wood, cotton-based acetate, and skateboard decks. Proof stands firm on three principles: heritage, sustainability and giving back.
About HELP International:
HELP was formed in 1999 as a collective effort to respond to what was, at the time, the worst natural disaster in decades. From this one team in Honduras, HELP International has grown to work around the world. Thousands have signed up to make a difference in the world, putting their personal lives on hold for months at a time. HELP has grown into a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization facilitating poverty alleviation worldwide by selecting and mentoring motivated and like-minded interns and volunteers to fight poverty and empower people to create socially responsible and sustainable change.HELP currently runs programs in India, Uganda, Peru, El Salvador, Thailand, Fiji, the Philippines, and Nepal.