eBags.com & Eagle Creek Launch Wheeled Luggage Return Program to Benefit the Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence

DENVER, March 8 /PRNewswire/ — Nearly 800,000 people are homeless on any given night in the United States, while more than 50 percent of all homeless women and children are fleeing domestic violence situations. There are 1,500 shelters for battered women in the United States.

Through March 31, 2005, eBags.com, the world’s largest online retailer of bags and accessories, along with Eagle Creek, manufacturer of adventure travel gear and luggage, will run a wheeled luggage public collection program that will directly benefit The Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence. During the month of March, customers can turn in any clean, empty, and functional wheeled luggage piece, and eBags.com will give them an immediate $25 discount toward the purchase of a new Eagle Creek wheeled travel piece. eBags.com will also pay for customers’ trade-in shipping via UPS. All trade-ins must be shipped to eBags.com by April 15, 2005.

eBags.com will donate all luggage trade-ins to The Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV), a 26-year-old statewide, grassroots, non-profit organization providing resources, education and training to over 40,000 battered women and children in Colorado. For more details on the wheeled luggage return program, please go to www.ebags.com/shelter1 .

Eagle Creek is a maker of adventure travel gear, everyday bags, travel accessories and packing solutions for active, adventurous souls. Founded in 1975, California-based Eagle Creek, Inc., invented the adventure travel gear category, introduced the industry’s first convertible backpack on wheels, and is revolutionizing the way travelers pack with its Pack-It(R) folders, cubes, sacs and toiletry kit organizing system.

eBags.com is the world’s leading online provider of fashion and functional luggage, handbags, business cases, backpacks and accessories for all lifestyles. eBags.com features over 230 brands and 15,000 products from well-known names including Samsonite, kate spade, Victorinox, JanSport, and Nike. By developing pioneering tools such as the Laptop Case Finder and the Airline Approved Carry-On Finder and with over 400,000 unbiased customer ratings and testimonials, eBags has taken the guesswork out of bag shopping online. eBags.com is a part of eBags, Inc., which includes eBags UK and Shoedini.com, specializing in well known branded men’s and women’s footwear from around the world in an incredible range of sizes and widths. For more information on eBags, please visit http://www.ebags.com/.

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