Northern Colorado Moms Blog has a huge heart to support and give back to our Northern Colorado community. We can’t think of a better way to do this than by partnering with the amazing local company, Otter Products. Otter Products, maker of OtterBox and LifeProof products, is dedicated to the corporate mission “We Grow to Give.” This mission is why the company is closing its doors on February 21st for a third year in a row to support the OtterCares Foundation.
This global day of giving is called “closed2open” because it’s when Otter Products closes its doors to open hearts, globally. Otter Products pauses all operations around the world for one day to send all employees out into their communities to volunteer with organizations that inspire kids to change the world.
Founded in 2009, OtterCares inspires kids to change the world by helping them become makers, givers and doers. The private foundation champions innovative education, grants, and programs that teach philanthropy and entrepreneurship to kids – the ultimate investment in the future. Last year’s #closed2open event included employees, customers, consumers and community members who produced over 9,000 volunteer hours and impacted over 21,000 children.
This year we are thrilled to be participating in this powerful initiative inspired by our friends at Otter Shop and OtterCares. On February 21st we are joining them for #closed2open, sharing our time, talent and treasure with our Northern Colorado community.
There are a couple main ways you can get involved in giving back:
- Get signed up to donate your time and attend an Otter Shop community volunteer event!
- Pledge your volunteer hours and be entered into a chance to gift $1000 to your favorite nonprofit. You could also take home an OtterBox prize pack. You can find more information for entry HERE.
- Get the kiddos involved! On Thursday morning at 10:30am, Everyday Joe’s is hosting a “giving back” themed story time for kids! The story time will conclude with an opportunity for you and your kiddos to participate alongside Otters and Northern Colorado Moms Blog in a gives back activity! Story time is open to everyone and more information can be found HERE.
The local Otter Shop team invites our Northern Colorado community to join the movement. Otter Shop will be hosting a variety of volunteer opportunities in Fort Collins that will allow individuals to share their talent.
Our Northern Colorado Moms Blog founder, along with many contributing writers will be volunteering our time at Everyday Joe’s Coffee House. We would love to have you join us! For more information and to sign up for a volunteer time slot, check out the Facebook Event Page.
Interested in learning more? Check out Otter Shop’s Facebook Page. See you there!