The Yak that gives back!

Merry Christmas from AHF and our partner Kathmandu!

Throughout December this year, all Kathmandu stores will be taking donations for the Australian Himalayan Foundation. Every dollar given in Australia will go to the AHF to support our programs in Nepal – our kids’ scholarships, our health programs, our teacher training and quality education program and the rebuild of schools which continues to be a priority.

To reward givers for their generosity, Kathmandu has commissioned Nepalese artist and AHF Art Award recipient Shraddha Shrestha to design a stunning Christmas card. Every person who donates $5 or more will receive one of the cards, while stocks last.

And in specific Kathmandu stores, every person who donates $10 or more will be rewarded with a gorgeous Christmas yak (while stocks last). These delightful little tree ornaments (pictured above) have been especially handmade by a group of artisan craft producers in Nepal. This makes them a unique Christmas ornament for your tree that will remind you of the Himalaya, and the difference you make by being an AHF supporter.

Last year our bookmark campaign in partnership with Kathmandu raised over $25,000 which Kathmandu generously matched, proving that if we work together, small actions and small donations can make a big difference. We are so thrilled to once again be able to partner with Kathmandu to give something back to the region that so inspires their customers and staff.

You can find the list of stores that stock the Christmas Yak here.


May the season treat you lightly, may you have all you need, and may you find a little bit of room in your heart for the people of the Himalaya.