(May 22, 2023 – Clearwater, FL) Koozie Group announced today that it will continue its support of regional chapters of United Way in Minnesota and Florida in 2023 by donating 5% of writing instrument sales through the end of the year*. The program is part of the company’s Keep It. Give It. initiative and Write on! campaign.

Koozie Group has supported United Way for a number of years. Last year, the company donated over $425,000 in product to the organization, including supplies for Hurricane Ian relief and 1,500 backpacks full of school supplies to chapters near their facilities. Additionally, Koozie Group recently donated just over $7,300 to both United Way Suncoast (FL) and United Way Goodhue, Wabasha & Pierce Counties (MN). The 2023 giveback will benefit these two chapters as well as United Way Brown County (MN).

Michelle Ling of Koozie Group in Red Wing, Minnesota, presents Alexa Bjornstad from United Way of Goodhue, Wabasha & Pierce Counties with a donation.

“United Way was a natural fit for this giveback,” said Christina Jackson, Senior Marketing Manager. “Last year, experts reported that only 36% of parents thought they would be able to pay for all of their kids’ back-to-school needs. Given our partnership with the BIC® brand and our longstanding leadership in promotional writing instruments, donating a portion of our sales from this category to an organization so strongly tied to education was an easy choice.”

Trisha Joyce, Employee Experience & Communications Specialist, spearheaded last year’s backpack events, which are planned again for 2023. Speaking about Koozie Group’s commitment to making a difference, she said, “Our employees are passionate about supporting education and that was evident last year when we assembled our back-to-school bags. We’re excited to continue making a positive impact in our local communities this year.”

Representatives from Koozie Group’s headquarters in Clearwater, Florida, present a donation check to Kari Goetz and Scott Morrison from United Way Suncoast.

United Way Suncoast CEO Jessica Muroff said, “We still marvel over the genuine enthusiasm the teachers and administrators displayed when our education team delivered the backpacks to schools in 2022. We’re thrilled to connect with our local United Way affiliates in Minnesota and help Koozie Group make a difference in the lives of hundreds of children and families. Such collaborative efforts are a trademark for United Way.”

Distributors will need to reference code WRITEON23 when placing their orders. (Offers cannot be combined. Purchases in Alabama, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Mississippi, and South Carolina are not eligible.) More details can be found at kooziegroup.com/writeon.

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