We are committing 1% of our total global sales in matched donated gear.
At Stormtech, one of our core values is to embrace the outdoors, our planet, and the people we share it with – especially our future generations. The 1:1 Initiative provides vital supplies to community organizations that introduce youth to the life changing experience of outdoor adventure. Each Stormtech purchase enables our partner organizations to continue inspiring young people to believe in themselves and know that it doesn't matter where they come from — all that matters is where they are going.
“We have an unwavering desire to make a positive impact, support those around us, and help our communities thrive”.
Blake Annable President & CEO of Stormtech
Since 2018, Stormtech 1:1 Initiative has been making a lasting impact in our communities.
Total Number of Products Donated to Date
Conquering More Than Mountains.
Outdoor adventures help youth learn to cope with the uncertainties in life all while building interpersonal and intrapersonal relationships. Most of all, youth learn valuable life skills and lessons not taught in schools.
How Outdoor Adventure Helps Youth Reach Their Full Potential.
Develops Social, Emotional and Physical Skills.
Inspires Confidence and Self-esteem.
Builds Resilience and Leadership Skills.
“When Street2Peak was getting outfitted for our Kilimanjaro expedition, Stormtech was the first sponsor to step up and offer these kids the technical gear needed for such an adventure. Ever since then, Stormtech has provided any clothing items we’ve needed - from rain pants to waterproof shells, thermal hats to gloves. They treat our students like their most valued customers. For those in the know, if you don’t have the gear, you’re hooped. Stormtech has always had our backs.”
Trevor Stokes, Teacher
Streetfront Alternative Program & Department Head - Alternative Programs, Britannia Secondary School
The True North Youth Foundation (TNYF) empowers potential in youth by providing meaningful opportunities to belong, learn, and contribute. Its three core programs, the Winnipeg Jets Hockey Academy (WJHA), Camp Manitou, and Project 11, are developed, operated and delivered directly by the foundation and its dedicated team of staff and volunteers. Whether through the academic support of the WJHA, the adventure of outdoor education at Camp Manitou or the wellness curriculum of Project 11, the TNYF delivers consistent and innovative programming, provides tools and resources, and creates a community that supports and encourages youth to achieve their full physical, social, emotional and intellectual potential.
The Street2Peak Project was born in the Lower East Side of Vancouver, BC in 2013 with the idea of giving disadvantaged youth an opportunity to explore the world. This 10-year project will have cohorts of 15 youth train year-round in preparation for five major international explorations on five different continents.
In 2015 Street2Peak climbed Kilimanjaro and explored the Serengeti. In 2017 Street2Peak trekked through the wilds of Patagonia and the Southern Andes. Their next expedition in 2019 will be towards the Southern Cross and explore the vast topography of New Zealand.
Take a Hike is a full-time alternate education program that engages vulnerable youth ages 15-18 through a combination of academics, therapy, adventure-based learning and community involvement in British Columbia. Students in the program often struggle with issues that have inhibited their success such as drug and alcohol addiction, physical and mental abuse, criminal activity, low self-esteem, depression, and/or trauma. The program's goals are to minimize barriers to learning, address personal issues, and help students achieve greater social and academic success.
Button & Zipper is a community coat drive serving low-income individuals and families throughout the Denver Metro and Chicagoland area. They provide outerwear during the gruelling winter months, with dignity in mind, to ensure it's one less challenge these individuals face, while also increasing their confidence. They partner with community leaders and organizations to collect, sort and distribute warmth to those in need of coats and jackets.
Please visit www.ButtonAndZipper.com to learn more about how you can support their serving efforts.
First Book believes that all children deserve a quality education, no matter where they go to school. But significant barriers stand in the way for kids in low-income communities, including scarce books and learning materials and a lack of diversity in the books that do reach them. First Book’s mission is to remove these barriers so every child has the chance to learn.
We make sure everything from brand new books to backpacks to learning games is affordable and available to educators serving kids in need. We provide free original teaching tools based on the latest research, and generate our own research based on the aggregate the voices of the educators we serve to expand the overall understanding of educating kids in need. We create innovative funding solutions and engage publishers, corporate and nonprofit partners, and foundations in developing a world where every kid has the chance to learn.
Our list of partner organizations is growing as we continue to find innovative ways to spread our love of the outdoors. If you know of an organization that would benefit from our 1:1 Initiative, get in touch with us today.