from the OtterCares Foundation
Many people may be surprised to learn that Otter Products, based in Fort Collins, has our largest distribution center and many dedicated employees right here in Carbon Valley. And on April 22, you are one of the communities that can take part in closed2open, our annual volunteer event.
Since 2016, The OtterCares Foundation has partnered with Otter Products to do something extraordinary. For a single day, Otter Products closes its doors so that employees all over the world can dig into their communities through hands-on volunteering and service. From interns to executives, everyone spends the day working alongside schools, students, and nonprofits to help inspire students and grow our mission. We call this day closed2open.
This global event is all about living out the corporate mission of Otter Products – “We Grow to Give” – while focusing on furthering the mission of the OtterCares Foundation – “Inspiring Kids to Become Entrepreneurs and Philanthropists.”
On this impactful day, Otter employees blanket communities in the three continents and nine countries: the United States and Canada; Cork, Ireland; the UK; Sweden; Spain; Germany; and Hong Kong. Working with some of our incredible partners, employees volunteer in classrooms, using their many talents to help organizations through strategic operation planning and encouraging students to be bold, be passionate and have fun.
As we all continue to follow social distancing guidelines to ensure our communities’ health and safety, this year’s closed2open event explores ways that Otter Products employees can still engage in the joy of giving back. In a fun and safe way, we will identify those volunteer opportunities that are virtual or in-person and follow local and state social distancing guidelines.
Sounds awesome, right? Well, you can join us during closed2open! Here are a few ways to participate:
• If you’re a teacher or nonprofit employee in Northern Colorado and would like Otter volunteers to come and interact with your students, contact us and let’s chat about possibilities!
• If you’re just passionate about giving back to your community, we encourage you to support causes and nonprofits that are near and dear to your heart by spending the day volunteering. And invite others to join you!
• If you own your own business, work with a nonprofit that your company cares about by either volunteering with that organization or find easy and fun ways to invite your customers to support your company’s chosen cause!
• Share your day of giving back using #closed2open!
We encourage you to find ways to volunteer virtually or, if you volunteer in-person, please make sure you adhere to all safety guidelines and precautions. We want closed2open to be impactful for everyone, but safety comes first!
Learn more about this event and other programs by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.