Recently, two Diamond Brand company stores (Diamond Brand Outdoors and Frugal Backpacker) hosted separate fundraisers to help out Buncombe County Schools. From August 5-14, Frugal Backpacker collected donated school supplies, through a program in which the discount outdoor retailer provided customers with a $10 storewidecoupon for every $5 in school supplies that were donated.
Ramping up its back-to-school sale efforts, Diamond Brand Outdoors pledged to contribute 1% of all proceeds from its two-week Back to School Sale Fundraiser to Muddy Sneakers. Muddy Sneakers is a non-profit organization that enriches Western North Carolina area students'course of study with hands-on learning in forest areas and wilderness sites. This organization strives to help children gain a personal connection with the land and their peers ,as well as increases physical activity.
Together, both efforts combined to benefit students of Buncombe County Schools to the tune of over $2K in cash and school supplies.
"Diamond Brand has always been a supporter of local schools and recognizes the importance of maintaining a high quality of education," said Will Gay, Diamond Brand Co-Owner and President. "During these tough economic times it is more important than ever for companies to take a leadership role in helping kids and schools get the resources they need. Diamond Brand is proud to do its part and looks forward to being a great partner to Buncome County Schools for years to come."
About Diamond Brand
Diamond Brand Outdoors is a complete outdoor outfitter with two retail locations inWestern North Carolina. Diamond Brand specializes in helping customers find solutions to all their outdoor needs,offering the finest in selection, service and local knowledge. Diamond Brand has been a staple among outdoor enthusiasts in the Western North Carolina for over 45 years, firmly dedicated to preserving nature, fostering an enjoyment of the outdoors, and betteringArden, Asheville and their surrounding communities. For more information on Diamond Brand Outdoors community involvement and upcoming store events visit www.diamondbrand.com.