October 14th, 2011 / News + Sustainability
Gear to Grow is a great organisation in the US that supports getting people involved in outdoor recreation – exactly what we love here at Icebreaker, which is why we support them with product donations.
They are currently “Calling All Poles” – a campaign aimed to collect gently used or surplus tent poles from retailers, manufacturers, and the general public. The campaign seeks to outfit more than 70 of Gear to Grow’s beneficiary groups across the country with full tent sets.
After recently receiving a generous donation of tents that did not include poles, Gear to Grow have reached out to retailers across the US to serve as official collection sites for the “Calling All Poles” tent pole drive. Those interested in donating may drop off poles at participating retail locations, ship poles directly to the Gear to Grow warehouse, or provide a monetary donation of $10 securely through Gear to Grow’s web site that will be used to purchase new pole sets.
“With this generous donation comes a great opportunity for our program and our beneficiary groups,” said JT VonLunen, co-founder of Gear to Grow. “Through this campaign, not only will we be recycling and reusing tent poles, we’ll help give people the resources to get outdoors.”
The “Calling All Poles” campaign will be open for 60 days from 3 October. Gear to Grow requests pole sets that are either 13′ 6’’ long or between 11.5 and 12 feet. For more information on participating retail locations, please visit www.geartogrow.org or find Gear to Grow on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/DonateGear. To ship directly to Gear to Grow, please send shipping inquiries to email@example.com.
So anyone in the US, who can help – go, hunt out those poles!
March 23rd, 2011 / Our People
I am heart broken. I don’t think I need to explain to the world what’s happening in Japan at the moment. There is no words to describe the situation over there or what we all feel.
As a Japanese, I had to do something for my country. Donating my week of the paycheck to the NZ RedCross didn’t make me feel enough for me.
So I asked the Head Office that I will cook and bring Japanese curry for everyone, and so please support me raising the donation for Japan whatever they can. There was no minimum donation as we say, “Every Dollar Will Help”.
Jeremy Moon, our CEO supported me by announcing that Icebreaker will match each dollar we put into the donation to support Japan. To Jeremy, I am grateful for your amazing support. I still cannot believe this. Everyone enjoyed the curry and donated generous amount of the donation. The fundarising Japanese curry lunch was a huge hit and was a great success!
I am incredibly hornored to work for Icebreaker who made this all possible, and they made me so proud. I couldn’t archieve this without their support. Thank you for all of your contribution and being part of this. All of you truly inspired people in Japan. This will cheer them up who has been facing up to all dark news since 11th of March, 2011.
As today, we raised $2,809.80 and Icebreaker will match this – the total of $5,619.60 will be all donated to NZ RedCross - Japan Earthquake & Tsunami 2011 Appeal.
My heart is with you, Japan. The world is thinking of you and praying for you. I know you will get through this like how our ancesters did after WWII and Kobe Earthquake in 1995. Kia Kaha Japan.
- Icebreaker HelpDesk Support Specialist, Summer Shimizu
July 15th, 2009 / Competition
Support the Nepal Orphan Help Center by making a donation here, and you can be in the draw to win prize pack including a return flight to Nepal, an Intrepid Travel trip and Icebreaker clothing. Simply post your donation receipt number on the Capital Cause website, or through Facebook, and guess the weight of the backpack shown in the photo and you could be on your way very soon! The official weigh in will take place at Wellington airport on the 31st of July – that’s only just over two weeks away. Good luck!
Click here to view a video of the Orphan Help Centre.