Company donates $160,000 to support five non-profit organizations working to build, restore, maintain public green spaces
BEND, OR - JULY 26, 2017
Hydro Flask, the award-winning leader in high-performance, insulated stainless steel flasks in the Housewares segment of Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ, NM: HELE), is excited to announce the new recipients of the company’s Parks For All charitable giving program, granting $160,000 to five non-profit organizations whose missions align with working to build, restore and preserve parks.
Parks For All supports the development, maintenance and accessibility of public green spaces in the U.S. and beyond so people everywhere can live healthier, happier and more fulfilled lives. Through the program, Hydro Flask has committed to a series of cash grants and product donations awarded twice each year to US-based non-profits, and one time per year internationally. The company launched Parks For All in January 2017, donating a total of $85,000 in grant funds to the Oregon State Parks Foundation, Appalachian Trail Conservancy and Pacific Crest Trail Association.
On July 26, Hydro Flask will nearly double its previous contribution by fulfilling $160,000 in grant requests from the National Park Foundation, The Trust for Public Land, California State Parks Foundation, the New York City-based City Parks Foundation and Nā Kama Kai, serving communities in Hawaii.
The money will support the National Park Foundation’s Open OutDoors for Kids (OOK) program, making it possible for up to 5,000 children to visit and explore national parks, including students from Title I and underserved schools; The Trust for Public Land’s creation of Woonasquatucket River Adventure Park in Providence, RI; the California State Parks Foundation’s Park Champions volunteer program for restoration and improvement projects; City Parks Foundation’s Partnerships for Parks urban community building program; and Nā Kama Kai’s major cleanup and ongoing stewardship of Neneu and Makua beaches on O’ahu.
“We’re proud to share our love for green spaces and to help ensure parks of all sizes are established, protected and accessible to everyone through Parks For All,” said Senior Corporate Social Responsibility Manager Indigo Teiwes. “From urban playgrounds to national treasures, we’re thrilled to double our commitment to give back to these special places that make us healthier, happier and more fulfilled.”
“From neighborhood parks to national parks, everyone deserves easy access to the outdoors,” said Will Rogers, President and CEO of The Trust for Public Land. “We're delighted to partner with Hydro Flask to bring the Woonasquatucket River Adventure Park to the people of Providence. The new park will be a world-class example of climate-smart placemaking and a fun and exciting way for residents and visitors alike to connect to nature, to the river, and to each other."
Hydro Flask will host a happy hour event at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market on Wednesday, July 26 from 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm (booth #21005) to celebrate the new round of grant recipients. For a suggested donation of $10, attendees can obtain a Parks for All engraved True Pint. All proceeds from the Happy Hour will go to the National Park Foundation, one of the winners of this summer’s grant cycle.
The National Park Foundation raises private funds to enrich America’s more than 400 national parks and programs as the official charitable partner of the National Park Service. The Trust for Public Land creates parks and protects land for people, ensuring healthy, livable communities for generations to come. California State Parks Foundation raises funds to protect and enhance California’s 280 state parks. City Parks Foundation makes parks vibrant centers of community through sports, arts, community building and environmental education programs for New Yorkers across all five boroughs. Nā Kama Kai’s (Children of the Sea) mission is to empower youth as caretakers of marine and coastal ecosystems that must be nurtured now and for future generations through ocean-based safety, conservation and community development programs.
Since Hydro Flask’s beginning in 2009, the company has maintained its dedication to insulated products and living a life free from lukewarm. Through Parks For All, Hydro Flask will share its love for the outdoors and green spaces, ensuring these special places get the attention and protection they deserve.
About Hydro Flask
Hydro Flask is the award-winning leader in high-performance, insulated stainless steel beverage and food flasks. Founded in 2009 in Bend, Oregon, Hydro Flask is committed to bringing customers Unexpected Refreshment each and every time through the unique combination of temperature, taste and transport. Every bottle features TempShield™ double wall insulation to keep beverages at the desired temperature, 18/8 pro-grade stainless steel to ensure pure and refreshing taste, and durable powder coat and ergonomic design for the ultimate in transport. Hydro Flasks are stylish, BPA-free, recyclable, and backed by a lifetime warranty. Our giving program, Parks for All, supports the development, restoration and maintenance of public green spaces so people everywhere can live healthier, happier and more fulfilled lives. Learn more about Hydro Flask, Parks for All, and our mission to save the world from lukewarm at https://www.hydroflask.com.
About Helen of Troy Limited
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