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Colin’s Hope turns Giving Tuesday on its head to thank supporters!

November 28, 2018 | Partnerships

Colin’s Hope turned #GivingTuesday upside down this year to share our appreciate for partners who have supported water safety for 10 strong years! These companies, organizations, and individuals have generously given their time and talent to the Colin’s Hope family. It was an honor to surprise them with small gifts and kind words to let them know just how appreciative we are. Thank you to all – partners, supporters, donors, volunteers – who choose day-in and day-out to join on us on this drowning prevention journey.

Take a look below at our Giving Tuesday adventure! Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to check out what we’ll be up to this Holiday season!


The best way to kick off Giving Tuesday, of course, was to share our appreciation for the founders of Colin’s Hope and Colin’s parents, Jeff and Jana Holst!

Up next? None other than Nitro Swimming for their 10 years of partnership. We couldn’t do it without you! Thank you Mike and Tracy!

Lake Pointe Elementary is a special place for Colins’ Hope. We are so proud to be donating a brand new Water Safety with Colin & Friends Premium Curriculum Kit to them this Giving Tuesday. Find out why in this video! AND, later this week, we will have the privilege of using the materials with their students. Thanks, Lake Pointe and Mrs. Malicki!

Colin’s Hope is so grateful to have the support of two FANTASTIC (and award-winning!) pool companies! Colin’s Hope Executive Director Alissa Magrum got her boots dirty on Giving Tuesday to assist with cleaning two pools with our friends at O’Neills Pools and Patriot Pool and Spa.

A special tribute this Giving Tuesday to Reagan Outdoor Advertising for their many years of partnership and support of our mission. Thank you, Reagan!

We are excited to share that we will be visiting TEN preschool classes at Bagdad Elementary (Leander ISD) in the Spring to help their students and families prepare for a safer warm season! No one is drownproof, but everyone can be safer around water. We are looking forward to sharing some great tips and reminders in Leander this upcoming Spring.

We’d also like to share some water safety with YOU! Check out The Whole Hand Rules and let us know your family’s water safety plan!

The YMCA of Austin has been a partner of Colin’s Hope literally from day #1. It is our great honor to thank them for 10 years of support in this special way.

And then there are the silent saints. Want a peek behind one of the curtains? Take a look. And thank you to all our supporters who may remain nameless in the Giving Tuesday limelight but are shining stars in our hearts. You keep the cogs of drowning prevention work turning 365 days a year. Thank you, All Star Children’s Foundation!

Last, but certainly not least, Hamlin Home Team, where are you? Giving our thanks to you this  Giving Tuesday. Thank you for all you do for Colin’s Hope!

It was a such a blast visiting everyone! At Colin’s Hope, we hope everyone knows how much we appreciate YOU!