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Haws Corporation® Strengthens Support for the Growing Drink Up Initiative with School Fundraising Program Successes


With organizations everywhere seeking out options to have good tasting water easily available to the public, Haws partnered with the Partnership for Healthier America’s Drink Up initiative earlier in the year to expand a program that will make Brita® filtered water bottle filling stations accessible and affordable to all schools.

As the inventor of the original Brita® Hydration Station®, a wall-mounted bottle filler providing schools and businesses with convenient access to Brita® filtered water, Haws has experienced an outpouring of interest from schools and businesses nationwide. Together with Drink Up and Nalgene®, Haws has increased awareness of their popular Fundraising Program which encourages students and groups to sell custom branded Nalgene® bottles to raise funds for their own Brita® Hydration Station®.

Since the July Drink Up announcement, numerous schools have taken advantage of the revised campaign to initiate their own Brita® Hydration Station® fundraising project, as well as raise awareness of existing bottle refill stations. Michael B. Dodge, Superintendent of Dundee Community Schools in Michigan says, “Many students and staff stop by to use the machine…(they) love it! I highly recommend the Fundraising Program.”

In addition, Haws has been actively collaborating with universities across the country to engage in their own hydration and sustainability initiatives. Georgia College, a public liberal arts university in Milledgeville, installed multiple Brita® Hydration Station’s® throughout their university housing locations. In conjunction with the College, Haws supported efforts to promote the newly installed stations and the importance of hydration, which included several table events with reusable Nalgene® bottles giveaways. “Students LOVE the bottles!” said Matthew Terry, Assistant Director at University Housing at Georgia College.

In addition, University of Nevada, Las Vegas’ (UNLV) Take Back the Tap group hosted the largest student organized sustainability festival at the end of October where they utilized Haws’ Brita® Hydration Station® mobile kiosk to promote awareness of the existing units installed throughout the campus.  For additional information on the Drink Up initiative, please visit: Your Are What You Drink.

About Haws Corporation®For more than 100 years, Haws has been committed to inventing, designing and manufacturing drinking fountains as well as standardized and customized emergency response products. With more than 8,000 distribution locations and 250 employees worldwide, we continually focus on quality, service, reliability and complete solution support. Headquartered in Sparks, Nevada, USA, Haws is globally represented with locations in Switzerland, Singapore and Brazil. For more information on Haws Corporation, please visit: www.Hawsco.com.

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