BEND, OR -- Hydro Flask had a good year, and three Central Oregon non-profits are now benefitting from that success. The maker of insulated stainless steel bottles already gives 5% of its profits to charities selected by customers. CEO Scott Allan tells KBND News the $100,000 contribution reflects the company's growth. "We had a good year and we've grown quite a bit. We're now at 40 employees from 25 a year ago. It's something the board wanted to give back, reflecting on the good year and doing something that would make a difference in our community."
Allan adds, "One of our values is exploring together, so we liked how Oregon Adaptive Sports let people have a good time in the outdoors who normally wouldn't have access to that. NeighborImpact provides more access to eduation and meals. And ONDA preserves the wilderness to explore and enjoy together. They aligned with our brands and they were good causes."
Bend-based Hydro Flask was founded in 2009. The company plans to give a million dollars to charitable organizations by 2017.