EK Good Causes
EK Ekcessories is a proud supporter of the Cache Employment and Training Center located in Logan, Utah. In June 2013, EK Ekcessories took part in the organizations Bike with Brent event; Brent Carpenter the individual who the ride is named after is a Cache Valley celebrity and is known to many. In addition to cash and product dontations; EK owner Ed Kalbach along with a group of employees spent part of the day enjoying a few laps around Willow Park. The Cache Employment and Training Center helps individuals with disabilities develop independence through training.
Over the years EK Ekcessories has been fortunate to join together with several nonprofit organizations and take part in many humanitarian opportunities. EK has supported the Hope Alliance, The Super Sherpa’s, Hurricane Katrina, and the New York Police Department just to name a few.
Together with individuals from the Hope Alliance EK Ekcessories provided over 7,500 Eyewear Retainers and Care Kits to help individuals of 3rd world countries retain and maintain their glasses provided by the Hope Alliance.
In the spring of 2007 EK sponsored the 1st ever all Sherpa expedition to the summit of Mt. Everest. EK Ekcessories made a donation and also provided the Sherpa’s with Eyeglass Retainers, Cat Crap anti fog and lip balm. EK Ekcessories is amazed by the trials and the story of the Sherpa and is working to bring awareness and share the Sherpa’s unique story in hopes that they can shed some light on the lives of the Sherpa and the Nepali people.
When Hurricane Katrina struck Louisiana many pets were left homeless and the shelters were left with an overwhelming number of animals. EK Ekcessories came forward and donated over 840 dog collars to the local animal shelters.
In the fall of 2001 when our country was struck by the devastation of September 11, EK received a call from the NYPD regarding the purchase of 1000 ID Badge Holders. Knowing how important it was for the personnel to have high quality badge holders to retain their identification EK immediately decided to donate over 1,000 ID Badge Holders.