Akran Foundation Donates $10,000 to help people affected by Earthquake in Nepal

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May 12, 2015 - PRLog -- The Akran Foundation announced today that, through its affiliated company Akran Marketing, staff members and suppliers, it will contribute $10,000 in cash and clothing to people in Nepal affected by the recent earthquake and aftershocks. The donations will be delivered to Nepal through Canadian charities that are already sending goods to the earthquake-ravaged area.

A devastating 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck central Nepal on Saturday April 25, 2015, near the capital city of Kathmandu. This is the worst earthquake the region has seen in more than 80 years, toppling buildings and destroying infrastructure. Reports claim that more than 8,000 people have been killed and many more are missing.

“Children account for nearly half of Nepal’s population. I know that you share our compassion and concern for children and their families in the affected region,” said Raman Agarwal, President & CEO of Akran Marketing. "Every Canadian business needs to respond to this tragedy by contributing what they can to bring aid and expertise. 8,000 people are feared dead. They urgently need our help.”

The Akran Foundation (http://www.akranfoundation.com) works with children, families and communities around the world to overcome the cycle of poverty and to protect our environment. As a private foundation based in Ottawa and the philanthropic arm of Akran Marketing, it exists to make this world a better place for everyone. We want to do all we can to help others and the environment, and to inspire other businesses and Canadians to do the same.


Akran Marketing is a promotional product, advertising and branding company with offices throughout North America. Akran’s operations encompass product manufacturing, acquisition and imprinting – combined with warehousing, inventory management, order fulfillment and distribution. Akran works with clients to supply promotional products and set up sales channels, corporate sponsorships, themes, awards programs and branding campaigns. In addition, the company provides full eCommerce assets, management and technical support for clients requiring their own online branding and distribution channels. The company has been honoured with the Better Business Bureau's “Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics”, the Chamber of Commerce “Business of the Year” award, and the Advertising Speciality Institute’s “Best Places to Work in North America”, and has been recognized as the fastest growing distributor in Canada.

For more information, please contact: David Wendt at 613-739-4000 or david.wendt@akranmarketing.com

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