Boom Swagger loves to give back to the Missoula community in a variety of ways. Whether donating to auctions, fundraising for non-profits, free haircut events or providing some swagger for youth sports-we want to pay it forward for the love and support we receive all year long! Here are a few of the causes that are near and dear to our hearts.
Boomswagger Gives Back
Clark Fork Coaltion: Earth Month Fundraiser!
For over three decades, the Clark Fork Coalition (CFC) has worked to protect and restore the Clark Fork and its tributaries, ensuring it can flow with clean, cold, and abundant waters for generations to come. CFC is science-based and community-driven, as evidenced by its genesis in 1985: dozens of community members banded together to stop a pulp and paper mill from dumping pollution into the Clark Fork River downstream of Missoula.
Since then, CFC continues to apply scientific, technical, legal, and educational expertise to address the challenges faced by our rivers, as well as to advance the tremendous restoration opportunities now unfolding throughout the watershed.
Although the Clark Fork is a hard working river that bears the scars of a legacy of service – toxic mine waste, damaged stream banks, chronic de-watering, disconnected tributaries, and more – it’s decidedly a watershed on the upswing. It’s an exciting time to live, work, and play here.
Outreach and Marketing Director, CFC
Donate to the Clark Fork Coalition
Salvation Army: Back to School Haircuts and gear
Each August, The Salvation Army and United Way partner to provide 1,200 backpacks and supplies to Missoula kids who need a little extra help to be ready for school. In addition, partnerships throughout the community allow kids to receive additional resources such as after school program information, clothing, and thanks to our friends at Boom Swagger – free hair cuts! In 2016, approximately 70 kids received a hair cut to look and feel their best as they returned to school.
-Loreen G. Hamilton
Aveda Global Clean Water Mission
Clean water is at risk at home, as well as around the world. That is why we all must do our part to protect clean water, not only by fundraising for Earth Month, but by making changes that help protect and conserve water in our own regions. Since 1999, Aveda has raised over $50 million dollars for clean water globally.
Earth Month is a celebration of what the Earth has given to us—access to clean, free-flowing clean water, a reminder not to take that for granted, and, most of all, it’s a chance to make a world of difference—one person at a time.
Globally, waterborne illnesses are a leading cause of death for children under five, killing over 500,000 every year from illness caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation*. Locally, our waterways are at risk due to droughts, wildfires, toxic contamination, and more. Protecting clean water globally and locally is more important now than ever before, and there are many ways for you to join us.