Waterpik® Donates $200,000 to Boys & Girls Clubs of Larimer County
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (December 26, 2017) Water Pik, a Church & Dwight company, ("Waterpik®") donates $200,000 to Boys & Girls Clubs of Larimer County before the new year! Church & Dwight purchased Fort Collins-based Waterpik® in August, which makes water flossers, professional oral care products, and replaceable shower heads. Church & Dwight is a publicly listed company that has been around since 1871 and is known for owning iconic brands like Arm & Hammer baking soda, laundry detergent, cat litter, and toothpaste, OxiClean, Trojan Condoms, Orajel, Vitafusion gummy vitamins, and Batiste Dry Shampoo.
Waterpik® has been a staple in Fort Collins, CO since 1962. The company understands the importance of giving back to its community. Because Boys & Girls Clubs of Larimer County serves thousands of youth, Church & Dwight/Waterpik® determined Boys & Girls Clubs of Larimer County is a wonderful organization to partner with and give back to the community where its employees live and work.
"The Waterpik® business is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. The Company intends to maintain the Fort Collins facility," Matthew T. Farrell, Church & Dwight Chief Executive Officer reported in July 2017, in Business Wire (a Berkshire Hathaway company).
Todd Whitbeck, Chief Financial Officer of Waterpik® said, "Our intention is to give back to our community where we plan to stay to provide the greatest impact. Boys & Girls Clubs of Larimer County provides services to kids who truly need it the most. Because they help thousands of kids each year in our backyard, this made the decision to give strategic and quite easy. We are pleased to partner with such a long standing and worthwhile organization."
Boys & Girls Clubs of Larimer County’s mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. This is met by providing life-changing programs led by trained and caring staff. Boys & Girls Clubs of Larimer County provides an evidence-informed, comprehensive, out of school service for young people ages 6 to 18 years old. To help ensure that every child has an opportunity to attend, Boys & Girls Clubs of Larimer County provides low-cost membership at just $20 per child for an entire year.
Kaycee Headrick, Executive Director, Boys & Girls Clubs of Larimer County, said, "We are thrilled to partner with Church & Dwight/Waterpik,® their commitment will ensure youth in our community have a safe and positive place to go each day. This gift is one of the largest corporate donations our organization has ever received. We are unbelievably grateful."
Source: Margaret Bachrach, Vice President of Development and Communications, Boys & Girls Clubs of Larimer County