Last week, Houston, Texas-based supplier Hirsch Gift (PPAI 221823, S9) presented a $100,000 check from the Patriot Coolers give-back program to Homes For Our Troops (HFOT). Patriot Coolers’ giveback program model donates 20 percent of net proceeds from cooler and drinkware sales to HFOT, where 90 cents of every dollar goes to veterans. HFOT is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and since its inception in 2004, it has built more than 300 homes, with numerous projects under way.

"Hirsch Gift is proud to partner with Patriot Coolers and contribute to the incredible 2020 growth which is reflected in the donation to Homes for Our Troops,” says Peter Hirsch, MAS, president of Hirsch Gift. “We thank our distributor customers for buying in to this program which yields a donation for every dollar spent."

Hirsch Gift is the exclusive supplier of Patriot Coolers to the promotional products industry and presented the check to HFOT Executive Director Bill Ivey. After the check presentation, the Hirsch Gift and Patriot Cooler teams visited the newly-completed and custom-adapted home of Army Sergeant First Class Henry Escobedo in Pearland, Texas. They observed lower light switches, auto-opening doors and a multitude of other custom adaptations which go into a Homes For Our Troops home.

In August 2019, Hirsch Gift participated in Patriot Coolers presentation of a $60,000 check to HFOT.