The public lands retailer will commemorate National Public Lands Day by increasing its donations for a full week.
Public Lands, an outdoor specialty retail brand of DICK’s Sporting Goods, has announced plans to double donations by 1% on sales, to give back to the outdoors. From September 18-25, the store will donate its in-store and online profits to the Public Lands Fund non-profit. His gifts in return support the effort to protect our public lands in three priority areas: conservation, access and equity.
“When we first opened Public Lands, we set out to make a difference not only for our national public lands, but also for our local communities and organizations,” explained Public Lands President Todd Spaletto.
Last year, the retailer’s donation of 1% of all sales to the Public Lands Fund granted more than $500,000 to various conservation partners, both local and international.
And just days away from the annual celebration of National Public Lands Day on September 24, the Public Lands Fund has already announced several of its 2022 recipients. While this is not an exhaustive list, some of these beneficiaries include:
- Alaska Savage League
- Bears Ears Intertribal Coalition
- Conservation Lands Foundation
- First Waves Pittsburgh
- green columbus
- Rivanna Conservation Alliance
- Student Conservation Association
- The Conservation Association
- The Honnold Foundation
- The Public Lands Trust
- wild rock
- wild deer
Public lands are expanding this fall
In addition to doubling its donations back, Public Lands has other news to celebrate. This fall, the brand will open four additional stores: Framingham, Mass., on October 14; Melville, NY, Oct. 21; Kennesaw, Ga., Oct. 28; and Medford, Oregon, Nov. 4.
“We are thrilled to be able to double our donation in honor of National Public Lands Day to support the work of these organizations. We also look forward to welcoming people to our four new locations on public lands,” Spaletto said.
The Georgia and Oregon locations are the chain’s first stores in the Southeast and Northwest, respectively.