Outdoor Prolink, the pro purchase program created for outdoor professionals at the heart of the industry, announced its partner organizations for this year. The three organizations Outdoor Prolink will support with donations throughout the year include Protect Our Winters, the Conservation Alliance, and PridePads Africa.
Outdoor Prolink believes the world is a better place when people go outside. By outfitting stewards of the outdoors with high quality, affordable gear, it enables them to protect and promote the wild places we love. Outdoor Prolink finished off 2020 with a donation of $77,508 given to its 2020 nonprofit partners, which included the three organizations named.
Protect Our Winters, an organization dedicated to helping passionate outdoor athletes, scientists, and creatives protect places and lifestyles they love from climate change, is in full alignment with Outdoor Prolink’s goals and is one of their most long-standing partners.
Another organization Outdoor Prolink will continue to support this year is the Conservation Alliance, whose mission is to harness the collective power of business and outdoor communities to fund and advocate for the protection of North America’s wild places. Since its inception in 1989, the Conservation Alliance has worked with its member organizations to protect 73 million acres and 3,576 river miles, remove or halt 36 dams, purchase 18 climbing areas, and designate five marine reserves. Outdoor Prolink has partnered with Conservation Alliance since mid-2019.
Finally, an organization near and dear to Outdoor Prolink’s founder, Gareth Richard’s heart, PridePads Africa is an organization his wife, Dr. Mary Shackelton, co-founded in 2017 that produces biodegradable, earth-friendly, and affordable sanitary pads for girls and women in rural Cameroon. The pads are produced locally by and for women, creating livelihood empowerment and entrepreneurial economic opportunities for Cameroonian girls and women.
Outdoor Prolink’s nonprofit partners will benefit from donations from Outdoor Prolink professionals throughout the year. Specifically, on Giving Tuesday, Outdoor Prolink professionals are required to make a minimum $1 donation with every purchase to one of these select organizations, and Outdoor Prolink will match the total donations. To learn more about Outdoor Prolink, visit: https://outdoorprolink.com/