Outside Hilton Head Donates to Local Organizations

Earlier this month Outside Hilton Head presented checks to the following local organizations: Volunteers in Medicine of Hilton Head, Boys and Girls Club of the Lowcountry and The Coastal Conservation League. The funds were collected through Outside Hilton Head's Wooden Nickel Program conducted in partnership with The Outside Foundation.

The goal of the Wooden Nickel program is two-fold: first, to decrease the use of paper sacks in the Outside Hilton Head retail store, and to raise money for worthy causes by redirecting the money saved by giving away less sacks. If customers decline a sack at check out they are given a wooden nickel representing a cash donation. They can then drop the wooden nickel into one of three collection boxes that are located directly in front of the cash stand. Each collection box represents a particular area of causes (environment, history or children) and an assigned non-profit. Each non-profit is represented on a collection box for a period of four months. At the end of the six month period, Outside Hilton Head will present each organization with a check matching the amount of wooden nickels donated.

For the upcoming six month (February - July) period the following organizations will be represented on the Wooden Nickel collection boxes in the Outside Hilton Head retail store: The Sandbox Children's Museum, The Hilton Head Audubon Society and The Hilton Head Rowing and Sailing Center.

Outside Hilton Head is a Low Country based outfitter established in 1979. The company has a national reputation as a leader in the paddlesports industry. Outside Hilton Head offers a comprehensive menu of nature based activities in addition to team building, leadership development, destination management, and is a specialty outdoor retailer.

The Outside Foundation is a local non-profit with a mission to get kids outside and to protect and preserve our local environment. The foundation is dedicated to creating awareness, expanding knowledge, and developing a responsible understanding of nature and the environment. Ongoing projects of the Foundation include trash clean-ups by kayak, donation programs and the Kids in Kayaks program, which aims to get every 7th grader in Beaufort County out kayaking.

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