Give the gift of water safety & drowning prevention this holiday season! In a culture where we own too much that we use too little, why not give a non-traditional gift with a life-saving purpose. Let your loved ones, employees, customers, or corporate partners know you thought of them by choosing one of the water safety and drowning prevention gifts below and donating in their honor. There’s a gift and price range for everyone on your list!
$10 – Water Safety Cards (x10) – You don’t have to break the bank to share life-saving water safety messages. $10 will cover the costs of printing and distributing 10 of our Water Safety Information Cards. These educational cards are a quick, convenient way to communicate Colin’s Story, the 9 Layers of Safety, and eye-opening statistics as well as encourage commitment to drowning prevention measures. Each card includes a “punch-out” Water Guardian Badge to be worn in and around water as a tangible reminder you are “on duty.” Give someone the gift of knowing 10 people will receive fundamental drowning prevention information.
$25 – Loaner Life Jacket – Life jackets are essential drowning prevention tools. Your $25 donation can help Colin’s Hope provide an infant, child, youth, or adult life jacket to one of many waterfront Life Jacket Loaner Stations. These stations allow lake visitors to borrow a jacket on the honor system and enjoy a safer day on the water. Gift a life jacket today and it may end up at one of our sponsored loaner stations: Map of Area Life Jacket Loaner Stations
$50 – Colin’s Hope Parent or Party Prep Kits – **NEW** Do you know someone who likes to throw pool or lake parties? Or someone who’s home has a pool or other access to water (lakefront, hot tub, nearby pond, etc)? Maybe you just want to gift someone with a few tools for their back pocket? Help a loved one be prepared by ordering one of our brand new water safety kits today! The Colin’s Hope Parent Kit and the Colin’s Hope Party Prep Kit (available in January 2019) aim to supply parents and caregivers with key water safety skills. Simply purchase the all-in-one kit and employ the easy-to-use activities and games! Everything they need is included.
$75 – Sponsorship of Water Safety & Swim Lessons for One Child – Colin’s Hope has been a long-time provider of water safety programs across Central Texas. Our Preschool Swim Safety Program has been a successful example of our programs. Your $75 donation can fuel this education initiative by providing 1 child with 8 swim lessons through a local swim provider and 8 water safety lessons from our Water Safety With Colin & Friends Curriculum. Colin’s Hope works year-round with generous community partners to share this course with children and their families at little to no cost. Gift your loved one and gift a child in the community at the same time!
$150 – Sponsorship of Water Safety & Swim Lessons for Two Children – Similar to the $75 gift level, your $150 donation will give an extra boost to our statistically evaluated education initiative by providing 2 children with 8 swim lessons through a local swim provider and 8 water safety lessons from our Water Safety With Colin & Friends Curriculum. Colin’s Hope works year-round with generous community partners to share this course with children and their families at little to no cost. Double the gift; double the benefit. Two children in the community will be safer and grateful for generosity!
$500 – Sponsorship of One Water Safety Training or Presentation – Education and awareness are key to drowning prevention. Water safety training sessions and presentations give various attendees concrete tools to create safer behaviors around water, but can be costly for organizations to provide. You can make sessions possible for groups that would otherwise go without. Potential attendees include lifeguards, teachers, parents and caregivers, professional groups, non-profits, camp counselors, and more. This is truly a gift that keeps on giving by encouraging educational ripples of positive cultural change.
$1000 – Donation of a Premium Water Safety with Colin & Friends Curriculum Kit – Water Safety With Colin & Friends is a comprehensive swimming and water safety education tool. The classroom-based curriculum focuses on 5 key rules that can help children make safer choices around all types of water, such as waiting for an adult before going in or near water and wearing a life jacket. The premium kit includes activities, songs, water safety games, and even a science experiment. The program is evidence-based, evaluated for efficacy, and proven with statistical significance to increase children’s water safety knowledge! This is truly a gift that keeps on giving by encouraging educational ripples of positive cultural change. Want your donation to go to a specific classroom? Contact us after your purchase and let us know!
$2500 – Sponsorship of 2 Classrooms with Water Safety & Swim Lessons – Colin’s Hope provides water safety programs across Central Texas. A $2500 donation provides 2 entire classrooms of children with 8 swim lessons with a local swim provider and 8 water safety lessons through Water Safety With Colin & Friends. That’s over 30 students with more than 260 swim and water safety lessons! Colin’s Hope works year-round with generous community partners to share this program with children and their families at no cost to them.
Recurring Monthly – Continuous Life Saving Education – Why limit your gift-giving to a single day? Let your loved one know you are thinking of them 365 days a year by choosing a recurring donation as their gift. No amount is too big or small. Every dollar donated to Colin’s Hope is stretched to its maximum potential so that children and families we interact with everyday walk away with greater water safety knowledge and the potential to prevent future drownings. Your recurring donation can help reach families beyond our backyard and keep the important work we do alive. Consider spreading your love as you spread your gift across every month of the year.