Patriot Coolers has presented a $60,000 check to Homes for Our Troops (HFOT) Executive Director Bill Ivey and severely injured veteran, Army SFC Henry Escobedo. With the donation, Patriot Coolers was newly designated as a HFOT Regional Partner. Houston, Texas-headquartered Hirsch Gift (PPAI 221823, S9) is the exclusive supplier of Patriot Coolers to the promotional products industry.

“We are excited to continue our sponsorship of Homes For Our Troops, now on a much larger scale [as a regional partner],” says Peter Hirsch, MAS, president of Hirsch Gift.

The donation was funded by Patriot Coolers’ giveback program. Their model donates 20 percent of net proceeds from cooler and drinkware sales to HFOT. A large percentage of the donation will contribute to the construction of Army SFC Escobedo’s custom-adapted home in Pearland, Texas. HFOT is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and since its inception in 2004, it has built 284 homes, with 85 projects currently under way.