Polar Bottle to Donate to Orlando Victims’ Fund

Rainbow bottle celebrates Pride Month and company’s solidarity with LGBT community
July 1, 2016Allison Zisko

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BOULDER, Colo.—Polar Bottle will donate more than $2,500 generated by sales of its Pride water bottle to a Pulse nightclub victims fund.

The bottle, a version of the company’s popular 24-ounce Sport bottle emblazoned with a colorful rainbow graphic, was not intended as a fundraising item when the company launched it June 1, Polar said. Instead, the limited-edition bottle was meant to celebrate the start of Pride Month and—for the first time publicly—show the company’s solidarity with the LGBT community.

Soon after the shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando June 12, the company arranged to donate all bottle sales to victims and their families through a fund set up by LGBT civil rights group Equality Florida. After a month of sales, Polar Bottle has gathered $2,684.76 for donation.

“The Pride bottle was a way for our company to align with the LGBT community, and allow our customers to do the same,” said Polar Bottle President Judy Amabile. “The events in Orlando reaffirmed that, despite the progress we’ve made, supporting this community is as important as ever. It only seemed right that the bottle be used to give back.”

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After 15 years of covering the tabletop industry, Allison Zisko is still as enthusiastic as ever about the dinnerware, glassware and flatware categories. An in-depth analysis of how the category works intrigues her just as much as the latest fashion trends. As managing editor, Allison oversees the daily e-newsletter and works behind the scenes to help produce the print issue each month. She also directs HFN’s housewares coverage and covers the cutlery category. An avid reader, Allison is eager to talk to anyone and everyone about the latest book they are reading.


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