Hydro Flask celebrates 5 years of Parks For All donation program and honors 2022 recipients
“We are thrilled to celebrate five years of giving through Parks For All,” said Teiwes Indigo, Director, Corporate Responsibility, Housewares at Helen of Troy. “We believe that the outdoors and green spaces lead to healthier, happier and more fulfilled lives. Everyone deserves the mental and physical benefits that the outdoors can bring and we are proud to partner with organizations whose work makes it a reality for so many people.”
In the five years since the launch of Parks for All, Hydro Flask has focused its giving in three key categories: building new parks, park access and education, and maintaining and restoring parks. parks. Since 2017, Parks for All funding has helped over 60,000 people spend 382,000 hours outdoors, including over 35,000 children. In addition, more than 600 workshops and trainings were organized and 64,000 books. of litter has been removed through Parks for All grantee programs. Finally, Hydro Flask is proud to announce, as part of its commitment to improving outdoor equity, that more than 13 of this year’s grantees are led by people of color and other historically marginalized communities, including women, LGBTQIA2S+ and people with disabilities.
To learn more about current and past beneficiaries, visit Parks for all or watch Hydro Flask’s Let’s Go! video series on Youtube, which documents the inspiring people and groups who help preserve and make more accessible the natural spaces that bring us all joy.
This year, Hydro Flask will donate more than $400,000 cash and product donations to beneficiaries around the world to support projects such as building and maintaining parks, community education and more. This includes the following cash grants to national, regional and international nonprofits:
National parks for all beneficiaries: (Totaling $205,000)
- National Forest Foundation*: Connecting diverse youth to local national forests
- Outdoor Foundation*: National Thrive Outside Day
- Rails-to-Trails Conservancy*: Building equity and inclusion on the trails through representation along the Great American Rail-Trail
- The Trust for Public Land*: Community Impact Fund
- The Giving Grove*: small orchards, big impact: creating sustainable urban green spaces
Regional parks for all beneficiaries: (Totaling $99,500)
- Adapted Sports Center of crested mound in Colorado
- Austin Youth River Watch (Texas)
- Cal-Wood Education Center* (Colorado)
- raise SHE (Colorado)
- Organization of exhibition skating (California and Arizona)
- Land Force* (Pennsylvania)
- The land trust for Tennessee* (Tennessee)
Internationall Parks For All Beneficiaries: (Totaling $82,000)
- Canada: people in the park
- UK: Peak District National Park Foundation
- United Kingdom: We Swim Wild
- Norway: Arctic Gate
- Germany: Clean River Project eV*
*Denotes recurring grant recipients
“The Giving Grove is delighted to be part of the Parks For All family because, like Hydro Flask, we are committed to ensuring access to healthy outdoor spaces for those who typically have the least opportunity,” said the CEO of Giving Grove. Rob Reiman. “Parks for All helps us help our neighbors create these opportunities for their communities and allows us to share this mission with a wider audience from coast to coast.”
“We are truly grateful for the opportunity to be a recipient of a Parks for All grant,” said Ginny Kelly, Regional Director of The Land Trust for Tennessee. “There is nothing more exciting than working with our partner organizations to create Walden’s ridge park.”
To learn more about Hydro Flask Parks For All grantees and a full summary of exciting projects, please visit https://www.hydroflask.com/parks-for-all.
About parks for all
Parks for All is Hydro Flask’s donation platform. Through Parks for All, Hydro Flask supports nonprofit organizations focused on building, maintaining, restoring, and providing more equitable access to parks. For us, parks represent a place where we can all go to recreate, relax or be inspired. From urban park trips with our family to backcountry national park adventures, parks of all sizes and types help us be healthier, happier and more fulfilled. Parks For All is our way of sharing the love we have for green spaces and ensuring these special places get the care and protection they deserve. From January 2022, Parks for All has supported 151 nonprofit organizations, considering more than $2.5 million and donated over 68,000 bottles. For more information on Parks for All, please visit www.hydroflask.com/parks-for-all.
Hydro Flask® is the leader in high performance insulated products that help people enjoy the things they love to do in the places they love to be. From the best-selling water bottle to sweet innovations like Day Escape™ soft coolers to the Outdoor Kitchen dining collection, Hydro Flask’s delightfully simple designs and go-anywhere durability always deliver the perfect temperature when You need it. Founded in 2009 in Bend, OR, Hydro Flask inspires active outdoor lives with two simple words: Let’s Go! Its giving program, Parks For All, supports nonprofit organizations focused on building, maintaining, restoring and investing in public green spaces so that people around the world can live healthier, healthier lives. happier and more fulfilled. To learn more about Hydro Flask, Parks for All, and to see our full line of award-winning products, visit www.hydroflask.com.
About Helen of Troy Limited
Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ: HELE) is a leading global consumer products company that delivers creative solutions to its customers through a diverse portfolio of trusted and widely recognized brands, including OXO, Hydro Flask, Osprey, Vicks, Braun, Honeywell, PUR, Hot Tools and Drybar. The company sometimes refers to these brands as their flagship brands. All trademarks referenced herein are owned by Helen of Troy Limited (or its affiliates) and/or are used under license from their respective licensors. For more information on Helen of Troy, please visit www.helenoftroy.com.
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