Profits from the sale of the hand-crafted Nepalese wool Sherpa Earflap Beanies goes to support charitable organizations in the U.S and Nepal trough a partnership between Indo Jax Surf Charities and importer Ram Subedi from Nepal. The sale of these products will support special needs children in the U.S. and disadvanteged youth and women in Nepal.
Charitable Work Supported by Ram Subedi in Nepal
Mr. Subedi supports several groups through the sale of wool sherpa hats and cashmere shawls he imports from Nepal. The first group are the deaf/mute/blind women who make the cashmere shawls. Mr. Subedi has given over the use of his home in Pokhara for the women to hand-manufacture the beautiful shawls. Another group of women are supported through micro loan programs providing funds for the purchase of animals and seeds for fruits and vegetables. The women create businesses that help support their families and the community. Finally, Mr. Subedi supports programs that help educate and feed the poorer children of the area by donating money to hire qualified teachers and creating a lunch program to feed the children while at school.
Indo Jax Surf Charities (North Carolina and California)
Since 2006, Indo Jax Surf Charities has served over 10,000 disadvantaged, medically fragile, and special-needs children, empowering them through exposure to the ocean environment and teaching them to surf. It is the belief that the ocean, and learning to surf, has profound healing properties and can build self-esteem. Children who take part in the surf camps inevitably move from a feeling of skepticism and reluctance around the ocean to empowerment and confidence, giving them the sense that “If I can surf, I can do anything!”
All camps are provided at no charge to the participants and their families. Currently camps are held for children impacted by autism, childhood cancer, visual impairment, cystic fibrosis, as well as camps for the Boys and Girls Club, Boys & Girls Home of Waccammaw, Children of Belarus and Wounded Warriors (the only adult camp).