We believe all young people deserve the opportunity to discover their passions and achieve their full potential. We invest in programs and partnerships that help kids build positive skills and mindsets in the communities where we live, work and play.
evo strives to make lives better by crafting elevated customer & employee experiences, fostering human connection, and igniting passions, while leveraging our success to give back. We do this in several ways.
Each year we select a handful of organizations that are reducing barriers for young people to achieve their potential and make an investment of our dollars, time and connections to make a deeper impact. Organizations are invited to submit proposals and a committee of evo employees selects three to four organizations to whom we will make a meaningful donation, commit to company-wide service opportunities, host an event and tell a great story. In 2016 we partnered with SOS Outreach for our grand opening in Denver, raising $20,000 as well as donated 10% of our sales to STOKED in November, raising $10,000 for their mentoring programs. We look forward to doing even more in 2017.
For our employees we offer Volunteer Paid Time Off (VPTO), giving each employee an opportunity to help support the causes they are passionate about. We highlight organizations internally to open up doors to volunteer and offer networking opportunities for employees to easily opt in. We also provide an employee matching fund and will match employee donations up to $250 per year to the organizations of their choice. You can see highlights from volunteer and employee events below.
For our customers, we offer the opportunity to give back in the shopping cart, benefitting some of our favorite organizations. Customers local to the Northwest have access to our store as a venue for special shopping nights. You can organize a midweek shopping night for your special cause and get 10% off for the customers and 5% back to your organization. Contact us to schedule an in-store event. If you are looking for a donation for your upcoming event or fundraising drive please understand that we get hundreds of requests weekly and would love to help out everyone, but it is not always possible. Fill out an online donation request form.
While we respect all organizations and individuals who are doing great work to give back, in order to make the biggest impact, our focus is to reduce barriers to success of young people in need and we are especially interested in organizations that use the outdoors as a tool for development. For this reason we are most apt to respond to inquiries that align with our chosen cause.
When you choose to make a donation at checkout, we will donate to one of our favorite organizations doing work in your community, including: