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Abercrombie & Kent Philanthropy

(AKP) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving natural habitats, protecting wildlife and promoting the welfare of indigenous communities throughout the world. AKP supports and coordinates these activities on behalf of Abercrombie & Kent (A&K), the world's premiere luxury travel company. Working through Abercrombie & Kent's more than 60 global offices, AKP sponsors proven grassroots projects that benefit local habitats and communities.

AKP supports grassroots projects around the world, efforts spearheaded by dedicated local experts in conservation, education, community development and public health. AKP projects dig wells, teach and shelter impoverished children and strive to reverse the effects of global climate change

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History

Abercrombie & Kent Philanthropy (AKP)traces its beginnings back to 1982 when A&K Vice Chairman Jorie Butler Kent, together with A&K founder, Chairman and CEO Geoffrey Kent, first raised funds for conservation efforts within the Masai Mara National Reserve. Today, AKP carries on A&K's social and environmental commitments on a global scale.

A&K's more than 60 companies and offices world wide sponsor projects designed to benefit their communities. A&K staff members donate their time and labor in addition to lending financial support, and rigorous oversight ensures that every donation is put to worthy use. Working in concert with local experts, AKP helps to ensure that peoples and wildlife continue to survive and coexist successfully.

AKP's global reach and on-the-ground presence proved to be priceless assets when, in May 2008, Cyclone Nargis devastated Myanmar's Irrawaddy Delta. Through Abercrombie & Kent's offices in Myanmar, teams quickly gathered and delivered essential supplies to affected village. Eventually raising more than $540,000 in contributions for emergency aid and equipment. AKP continues to provide ongoing support to the now overflowing orphanages in the worst affected area.

Learn more about the projects we support by visiting akphilanthropy.org

Our Vision

The goal of Abercrombie & Kent Philanthropy (AKP) is to provide long-term support for existing natural ecosystems to ensure that human populations, flora and fauna continue to survive and coexist successfully. Our vision includes working together with local people and regional non-governmental organizations to inspire and develop sound community health and conservation practices, and to assist in mitigating global climate change.

Mission Statement

AKP is deeply committed to worldwide conservation. We believe that the preservation of our natural and cultural heritages is best accomplished through the sustained unification of environmental and economic goals.

  • Reduce the impact of climate change with grassroots projects that involve local communities
  • Educate and train the local people to protect the environment as a natural, renewable resource for their economic benefit and for future generations
  • Take a proactive role in protecting endangered species and the ecosystems upon which they depend
  • Provide the tools scientists need to monitor the changing environment
  • Educate future generations about the sensitive balance between the expanding human population and our natural world
  • Set an example and educate travellers to help them understand and respect the areas in which they travel so these fragile ecosystems can continue to thrive

Learn more about the projects we support by visiting akphilanthropy.org

A Roof for ChileAbercrombie & Kent Philanthropy (AKP) is committed to working with local peoples and regional organizations to alleviate the effects of poverty, develop sound community health and conservation practices, and assist in mitigating global climate change. The following is a selection of the projects sponsored by AKP.

A Roof for Chile (Un Techo Para Chile)

Santiago, Chile
A Roof for Chile (Un Techo Para Chile) is working to provide both temporary and permanent housing for those displaced by the earthquake in Chile.
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Gijedabung Primary School

Tanzania
A&K and Sanctuary Swala Camp have constructed classrooms and other schoolhouse buildings for the Gijedabung Primary School near Tarangire National Park. The school plays a key role in preparing rural children for modern world through education.
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Bwindi Community Hospital

Buhoma, Uganda
This hospital, based in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest region of Uganda, provides basic health care for some of the poorest people in the world.
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Deepalaya School

New Delhi, India
With assistance from AKP, destitute and handicapped students learn vocational skills for employment in computers, beauty culture, air-conditioning/refrigeration and electronics.
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Sam's Brothers Clean Water Project

Siem Reap, Cambodia
By constructing simple wells, this project provides families and local communities in rural Cambodia with access to clean, bacteria-free water.
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Learn more about the projects we support by visiting akphilanthropy.org

Donation - Make a Difference

Your donation directly supports grassroots efforts, such as planting trees in the Masai Mara region of Kenya, building wells for local communities in rural Cambodia, and providing research equipment needed to monitor changes in water temperature and salinity in the ocean surrounding Antarctica, currently the fastest-warming area on the planet.

  • $1,500 provides supplies for volunteers to build a transitional house for a family of 3 or 4 people displaced by the earthquake in Chile
  • $1,000 adopts a kiwi and gives you the opportunity to name your kiwi chick. A beloved icon of New Zealand, the endangered kiwi has a survival rate of only 5% in the wild
  • $600 provides a school lunch daily throughout the school year for 20 needy children in Cape Town, South Africa, reducing short-term hunger and enhancing their ability to learn
  • $300 builds a well for three to four families to share in rural Cambodia, providing clean, bacteria-free water in an area where children often fall seriously ill from waterborne illnesses
  • $200 equips a Maasai family in Kenya with a jiko (stove) and piping to a biogas plant, which converts domestic animal waste into clean renewable energy for cooking
  • $125 furnishes a bed, mattress, blankets and pillows for an impoverished family within the indigenous communities that surround the Sacred Valley of Peru
  • $75 provides a uniform and shoes for 10 children at Deepalaya School in Delhi, India, where mentally challenged and indigent children learn skills and become self-reliant
  • $50 plants a date palm tree to restore and safeguard the delicate ecosystem of La Palmeraie, a thousand-year-old date palm grove outside the walls of Marrakech, Morocco

Donate Today

100% of your charitable gift to Abercrombie & Kent Philanthropy goes directly to support local projects worldwide. Abercrombie & Kent Philanthropy is established in the United States as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization;General & Administrative expenses are borne by the A&K Group so that 100% of your donations flow directly to projects.

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