Core Value #7 — Make a Difference in the Community
At Ski Butlers, we like to give back to the communities that have given us so much. Part of the way to do this is through our Round-Up Program. Our round-up program raises money for local non-profits in the winter sports industry. Customers can “round-up” their bill to the nearest dollar or donate a flat amount of $5, $10, or $20.
Ski Butlers raised $2,271.13 during the 2013 – 2014 ski season, including $1600 to Protect Our Winters (POW).
Protect Our Winters — $1600
POW’s mission is to engage and mobilize the winter sports community to lead the fight against climate change. Their focus is on educational initiatives, advocacy and the support of community-based projects, united towards a common goal of reducing climate change’s effects on our sports and local economies.
This is a natural fit for Ski Butlers and personal passion of mine to be working with POW. We need companies like Ski Butlers to get into the fight, to step up and change the world and stop climate change. The one positive thing when talking about climate change is that we, as a global community, can stop it. I believe that Ski Butlers will part of the solution.
To learn more about Protect Our Winters, click here.
To become a member of Protect Our Winters, click here.
In addition to POW, Ski Butlers Rounded-Up their bill to the following organizations;
Steamboat Adaptive Recreational Sports (STARS) — $271.75
STARS mission is to empower and enrich lives through adaptive recreational activities and to provide life changing experiences for its clients. STARS is a Chapter of Disabled Sports USA and a US Paralympic Sport Club.
Eagle County Gives Day Vail — $343.13
Eagle County Gives Day strengthens the collaboration, fundraising capacity and awareness of the non-profit sector to enhance the quality of life in our communities.
Playground Builders Whistler — $113.88
Playground Builders is a non-profit that builds playgrounds for children in war-torn areas. There is often no safe place for children in these communities to play. Most have never experienced the joy of a swing or the thrill of a slide. Playground Builders is dedicated to building hope and peace through the gift of play.