We realize that our company’s success is intertwined with the success of the communities in which our employees and customers live. Hunter believes that healthy communities allow citizens to meet and exceed their potential. That is why Hunter supports efforts to maintain a robust environment, educate youth, and help those less fortunate.
Operations with Community Programs
Our community programs are centered in Southern California and Northern Baja, home to our primary manufacturing facilities where we have the largest environmental and social impact. The majority of our 1,264 employees live in these locations.
This year Hunter committed $502,750 to philanthropic causes. Below is a breakdown of our philanthropic efforts by category.
Restoring the Colorado River Delta
Hunter Industries understands the importance of healthy watersheds and their impacts on our communities, environment, and business. The West’s reliance on the mighty Colorado has constricted its flow to the Gulf of California, having dramatic effects on the landscape and the wildlife of the Colorado River Delta. Hunter is resolute in its commitment to helping restore the Colorado River Delta, and has partnered with Sonoran Institute, Protect the Flows, and Raise the River.
Raise the River hopes to secure water for the Colorado River Delta Water Trust in order to meet the binational agreement Minute 319, requiring 1/3 of the water allocated to the Delta be supplied by the Trust. In 2013, Hunter was the title sponsor of the Raise the River kickoff event.
Raise the River hopes to physically reconnect the Colorado River to the Gulf during a limited-duration “pulse flow,” while providing water year-round to help support the restoration of the surrounding habitat. Watch the video below for the latest on the Delta.Back to Top
San Diego United Way/Chad campaign
Hunter Industries has partnered with the United Way/CHAD campaign for nearly 30 years on their United Way/CHAD campaign. Every year, United Way/CHAD provides assistance to one in three San Diego County residents. All employee contributions are matched by Hunter Industries, making the United Way the single biggest beneﬁciary of Hunter charitable efforts each year.
Boy and Girls Club of San Marcos
The Boys and Girls Club provides a safe place for kids to learn and grow. We feel it is our responsibility to help support the next generation. To do so we hold an annual Golf Classic helps which helps fund the Boys & Girls Club of San Marcos. In 2013, Hunter contributed $85k for the Golf Classic.
- Increasing youth membership by 32%
- Opening two elementary school sites programs and one middle school site program
- Opening a 6,500 sq. ft. Teen Center to serve high school students
- Providing an after school transportation program at five school sites
Homes for Our Troops
Homes for Our Troops (HFOT) is a national non-profit organization founded in 2004, committed to building specially-adapted homes for severely injured Service Members nationwide. In 2013, Hunter employees and their families joined with Homes For Our troops to landscape the yards of U.S. soldiers in the San Diego area. Employees volunteered their personal time to dig trenches, lay pipe, and install sprinklers and valves so the soldiers can benefit from the beautification and recreation that our product provides. Their revitalized outdoor spaces included a wide variety of new plants and turf to create usable and enjoyable living spaces to share with their families for years to come.Back to Top
The Hunter Comite was formed in 2011 with a vision to help impact the lives of area families. The Comite’s efforts are project-based, with an emphasis on education and children. The Comite meets each week to review ideas and results, and to determine future projects. In 2013, projects included:
The Hunter Industries Comite planned a revitalization of the neighborhood around the Tijuana facility. During weekend events, volunteer employees cleaned up the area, disposed of litter, and planted dozens of trees and groundcover. This project also included painting over graffiti on retaining walls to improve their appearance. Hunter has developed relationships with neighborhood representatives who participated in these events alongside the Hunter team, building a spirit of camaraderie.
Back to School Haircuts
The Comite sponsored free back to school haircuts for area children who would not otherwise have been able to afford them. Hunter provided free transportation and lunch to all participants.
School Supplies and Holiday Toy Collection
Hunter collected school supplies for a local kindergarten and distributed them to children in need to help them be successful during the school year. During the annual holiday toy drive, employees donated toys to make the holidays brighter for children who were in the hospital.Back to Top
- Providing new employee volunteer opportunities
- Expanding philanthropic efforts in Tijuana
- Formalizing processes for accepting donation requests