Here's our latest press release.
Tis the Season of Giving:
Outdoors Raises $8,000 for
Youth Outdoor Programs & Natural
BOULDER, CO, Nov. 30, 2017 – The Exxel Outdoors Boulder staff has raised
$8,000 in funds for two crucial Boulder-area causes: The Can’d Aid Foundation whose
recent work includes shipping safe drinking water to the victims of Huricanes
Harvey, Irma and Maria, and Big City Mountaineers, which provides transformational
camping experiences to at-risk urban youth.
Exxel Outdoors is a leading outdoor recreational gear company, whose Boulder staff regularly
volunteer to support environmental and outdoor industry related causes. Often
that involves putting sweat-equity into cleaning and weeding local trails. But
this time the team chose a different path for giving back.
always looking for ways to support causes that serve what we all value,” commented
Exxel Marketing Director Marily Melis, who lead the effort. “Through a local
outdoor gear sample sale, we took the opportunity to raise funds to donate directly
to these two remarkable humanitarian organizations.”
Can’d Aid Foundation,
the philanthropy of Oskar Blues Brewery, helps communities in a variety of
ways. They’ve worked with the Ball Corporation to can, ship and donate over
900,000 cans to date, of clean, safe drinking water to natural disaster relief.
More than half of this life-saving water has gone to the victims of the recent devastating
hurricanes in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico. In fact, Can’d Aid got post-hurricane
access into Puerto Rico when very few organizations could.
Aid’s Puerto Rico story here.)
Exxel’s other donation recipient, Big City Mountaineers, is a key contributor
to the development of the young people of Colorado and beyond. It transforms
the lives of under-served urban youth through wilderness mentoring expeditions
that instill critical life skills. BCM partners with community groups in
Colorado, California and the Pacific Northwest. Their curriculum improves
self-esteem, responsibility, decision-making abilities and communication skills
in close to 1,000 young participants annually.
(See the BCM Student Impact video here.)
To raise the $8,000 in
funds for Can’d Aid Foundation and Big City Mountaineers, Exxel’s staff
organized an outdoor gear sale in downtown Boulder, comprised of truckloads of
samples of Exxel’s brands - Kelty, Sierra Designs, Ultimate Direction, Slumberjack, Wenzel,
Suisse Sport, Insta-Bed and Exxel Kids.
For more information,
please visit the Can’d Aid Foundation, Big City Mountaineers, and Exxel Outdoors.
Dahlia Greer for Exxel Outdoors, firstname.lastname@example.org.