OtterBox® and the OtterCares™ Foundation were recognized on Tuesday, Jan. 4 by Character Fort Collins and Fort Collins Mayor Doug Hutchinson with the Character in Action Award. Presented on a monthly basis, the award recognizes either an individual or group of citizens that have demonstrated outstanding character as it relates to a specific event or series of events impacting the community.
OtterCares and OtterBox are being recognized for demonstrating the characteristics of generosity and humility through the “Get It, Grow It, Give It Challenge,” an employee giving project that coincided with the official launch of the OtterCares foundation. Each employee was given a $200 grant certificate and challenged to grow it some fashion such as making a personal matching donation, volunteering time, donating goods or other creative ways.
"We thank the OtterCares Foundation and the employees of OtterBox for their demonstration of character in action and for making a lasting contribution to the Community of Character initiative," Hutchinson said.
In less than a month employees raised approximately $30,000 for a total donation of $75,000 to 45 local and 28 regional and national charitable organizations. Based on the success of the G3 Challenge, OtterCares plans to make it an annual giving project in which employees can participate.
“We are honored to receive this recognition,” said Nancy Richardson, OtterCares Founder and President. “However, the true reward from this project was seen in the pride and satisfaction our employees felt when they gave of themselves.”
The OtterCares Foundation was created in 2010 as the charitable arm of OtterBox. With strong ties to its home base in Northern Colorado, the foundation is dedicated to educating and empowering youth towards positive growth.
OtterCares serves not only as an instrument of charitable giving in the community, but also as an outlet for employee volunteerism, offering OtterBox employees a chance to engage in the community with events and organizations that the foundation supports.
Built upon fundamentals of hard work, innovation and perseverance, OtterBox is a leader in the production of premier protective solutions for global handheld manufacturers, wireless carriers and distributors.
Incorporating creativity and cutting-edge design into every product, OtterBox creates sleek and durable cases that offer reliable device protection to complement any lifestyle.
OtterBox was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Fort Collins, Colo.
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Kelly Richardson, 970-372-1875