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BOSTON (March 07, 2012) - Sssh.com, the erotica and sexuality website designed and produced for women by women, continues its philanthropic donation program and is pleased to announce that Sir Edmund Hillary’s Himalayan Trust was the recipient as voted by the Sssh.com subscriber community for the month of February.
Sssh.com takes time to make sure that each organization is chosen based on a commitment to excellence, accomplishment of stated goals and ratio of funds distribution (direct application to the cause vs. administrative expense). The list of potential beneficiaries includes social, medical and environmental charities that get little attention and deserve so much more. Some are large associations known for touching lives in positive ways. Others are small but cutting-edge research foundations determined to cure debilitating diseases. Still others are cultural and community outreach programs devoted to enriching lives.
Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa were the first persons to set foot on the top of Mount Everest on May 29, 1953, and have opened the mystery of the world’s tallest peak to the world. Even after Sir Edmund Hillary’s ascent to Everest, he revisited the Everest region and had much more opportunity to acquaint himself with the mountains and the Sherpa people of the area. During that time, the Everest region was very isolated from the world outside and the Sherpas living in the area were deprived of basic human needs such as education, health care and other facilities.
During one of the adventurous journeys of Sir Edmund Hillary with his Sherpa friends across a mountain pass in the early 1960s, Sir Edmund Hillary asked one Sherpa “If there is anything I can do for the Sherpa people, what do you think that would be?” The Sherpa friend immediately replied, “Burra Sahib (big Sahib), our children have eyes but they are blind and cannot see. Therefore, we want you to open their eyes by building a school in our village of Khumjung.” This touched Hillary’s heart and he immediately organized to raise funds and built the first school in Khumjung village in 1960, and has since sown the seed of the Himalayan Trust work in the land of Everest region.
Since then, the Himalayan Trust has been involved in education, health services, reforestation, building airports, trails, bridges, water supplies and preservation of local cultural monuments.
Sssh.com’s members will select each month’s beneficiary, giving women a voice in ensuring that their dollars go where they will do the most good.
Each month’s beneficiary will be announced at the beginning of the following month. Organizations and foundations that would like to be included may email editor (at) sssh (dot) com.