Date: November 21, 2020 - December 31, 2020
Location: Your Community | Austin, TX [view map]

Give the gift of water safety & drowning prevention this holiday season! 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 is a gift and price range for everyone on your list!

Did you know that a benefit outlined in the CARES Act Stimulus Bill incentivizes Americans who are in the position to give back to others? Taxpayers will be able to claim up to $300 in cash contributions made to a nonprofit charity if they take the standard deduction on their 2020 tax return. This can ultimately reduce your taxable income while helping Colin’s Hope save lives and prevent drowning.




$2,500 – Sponsorship of a Colin’s Hope Water Safety Billboard and School Bus Ad – Colin’s Hope utilizes a plethora of media platforms in order to reach as many children and families as possible with life-saving resources and tips. This includes social media ads, print ads in magazines and family directories, and for large impact, billboards and bus ads. Large print ads reach thousands of individuals daily. Purchase this gift today and you may see it on your local school bus or at your nearest highway intersection tomorrow!


$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 donation and let us know!


$500 – Donation of a Virtual Water Safety with Colin & Friends Curriculum Kit – Our dry-land water safety curriculum Water Safety with Colin & Friends is more flexible than ever with the ALL NEW Virtual Curriculum Kit.  Join Colin & Buddy on a fun journey to discover water safety! Using traditional lessons, games, songs, a science experiment and more, this flexible program encourages safer behaviors around all types of water! 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 school or location? Contact us after your donation and let us know!


$150 – Donation of 15 of the NEW Bilingual Colin & Friends Wait For A Grown Up Board Book  – Arriving early 2021 – The first in an upcoming series by Colin’s Hope, Colin & Friends Wait For A Grown Up is a diverse, bilingual board book that teaches young children the life-saving water safety skill Wait For A Grown Up. Join Colin & friends as they teach children in the community all about water safety! Families who visit community clinics or local organizations will be safer and grateful for your generosity!


$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 Water Safety with Colin & Friends collaboration 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. Honor your loved one and gift a child in the community at the same time!


$50 – Colin’s Hope Home Water Safety or Water-Fun Party Preparation Kit – Do you know someone who likes to throw pool or lake parties? Or someone whose 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 water safety kits today! The Colin’s Hope Home Water Safety Kit and the Colin’s Hope Water-Fun Party Preparation Kit aim to supply parents and caregivers with key water safety skills. Simply purchase the all-in-one digital kit and employ easy-to-use activities and games! Everything they need is included.


$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


$10 – 10 Water Safety Information Cards – 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 in English & Spanish. 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.


Recurring Monthly – Continuous Life Saving Education – Why limit your gift-giving to a single day? Let your loved ones 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.




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