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CamelBak, Water.Org Team Up for the Holidays

Published October 26, 2011

PETALUMA, CA (BRAIN)—CamelBak and are teaming up for a second consecutive year to share a simple and powerful way to help some of the 884 million people who lack access to safe water.

With the purchase of a limited-edition reusable water bottle, $10 will go directly to support’s mission of providing clean, safe water to those in need.

Co-founded by Matt Damon and social entrepreneur Gary White, is a nonprofit organization that has transformed hundreds of communities in Africa, South Asia and Central America by providing access to clean water and sanitation.

Building on last year’s success which helped more than 10,000 people get safe water, and CamelBak have created a custom design for the CamelBak Groove, a reusable bottle with a filter built into the straw that turns tap water into freshly filtered water. The artwork evokes the ripple effect of water droplets and is available in BPA-free Tritan plastic for $25 or insulated stainless steel for $35.

These bottles make for an ideal holiday gift, and the purchase ensures that someone else is that much closer to having access to safe water for life. They are available online at or through “What a great idea,” said Damon. “Buy someone a gift for the holidays and someone else gets safe water."

“Matt and I founded to make a difference and end the suffering around the world from not having safe water,” said co-founder and executive director Gary White. “We chose the CamelBak Groove bottle because of its unique design, the company’s continued commitment to innovation and their generous support of the safe water cause.”

Expanding on last year’s “Bottle Project,” CamelBak has added a Facebook Give Bak “like” campaign ( with the goal of helping an additional 2,000 people receive safe water for life.

“Our relationship with was cultivated in an effort to help people with limited or no access to safe drinking water stay healthy and hydrated,” said Sally McCoy, CEO of CamelBak. “With the right funding and resources, we have the ability to significantly minimize the fresh water crisis that is affecting far too many people. CamelBak is committed to help in any way it can.”

White added, “We invite you to join us in spreading the message of urgency and hope that someday everyone in the world can have access to clean, safe water. Your purchase of this limited-edition water bottle shows that you are invested in making a difference for the countless people on our planet in need.”

Topics associated with this article: Advocacy/Non-profits

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