Otters Volunteer Hundreds of Hours in April

April 29, 2011

April was National Volunteer Month and OtterCares celebrated by encouraging OtterBox employees to get out into the community for one of several group volunteer projects or to seek out their own.

The team kicked off the month on April 1stat the Food Bank for Larimer County where we sorted and bagged food for students to take home and bagged frozen ravioli in the Kid’s Café. On April 8th, abou 20 Otters visited one of Turning Point’s residential facilities and helped with an indoor painting project to spruce it up a bit. The following day on April 9th another group went out The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenesburg to help plant trees for a new lion habitat, soon to be occupied by 25 lions rescued from Bolivian circuses earlier this year.

We wrapped up our month of volunteerism on Earth Day, April 22nd with Wildlands Restoration Volunteers. Visiting a ranch about 25 miles Northwest of Fort Collins near Campbell Valley, we harvested willow stems for a riverbed restoration project.

Employees were also encouraged throughout the month to seek out their own volunteer opportunities and did so with organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Partners Mentoring Youth, the Poudre School District, Canyon Concert Ballet and more. The month of volunteerism ignited a spark in our employees that has motivated them to keep volunteering. Already for the month of May we have two more group volunteer days scheduled and we’re looking forward to a great year of giving back!