Klean Voices: Caroleigh Pierce on Why Klean Kanteen Gives Back

February 06 2015

Giving back is part of who we are at Klean. As a family-owned brand and a certified BCorp focused on the triple bottom line of People, Profit and Planet (not necessarily in that order), we believe it’s our responsibility to support the nonprofit organizations out doing the tough work for us.

We choose partners like the Breast Cancer Fund who align with our company values and mission to provide safe, healthy reusable solutions. We aren’t interested in just cutting a check and showing up at the annual Gala. We seek real mutual relationships with our partners and find creative ways to share their story with our staff and community. I have the honor of having a full time position at Klean Kanteen dedicated to managing and nurturing these relationships. Pretty awesome.

This past month, while at the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market, we hosted the Breast Cancer Fund in our booth for a Happy Hour one evening. We invited guests to “Pick their Poison” and poured cocktails into our new 10oz steel cups branded “Protect our Peaks” for a donation of $5. We held a rowdy raffle of fantastic prizes donated by several BCF supporters in the Outdoor Industry. My friend Jessica Smith from BCF flew in for the show and said a few words at the event. We were also thrilled to make a donation of $10,000 to our friends that evening on top of the monies raised by the crowd. It was a wonderful opportunity for us to raise awareness of this amazing organization focused on prevention and to get others involved in supporting their cause.

For more information on Klean Kanteen's partnerships, please check out the Giving Back section of our website. We hope it inspires you to learn more about the nonprofit organizations that we support and to find one that share your passion for conservation, stewardship and the health of our people and planet.

Klean Voice Contributor Caroleigh Pierce is the Nonprofit Outreach Manager at Klean Kanteen, and quite possibly the most naturally energetic human on the planet. Caroleigh is incredibly skilled at aligning Klean Kanteen with nonprofits that do incredible things, and her passion for fostering these relationships is simply beautiful.