WE’RE HERE
FOR FLORIDA

For more than 50 years, Zephyrhills® Brand 100% Natural Spring Water has been flowing through Florida. We're proud to be a part of this community, which is why we help take care of it through sponsorships, donations and volunteering here in the Sunshine State.

ZEPHYRHILLS® BRAND FEEL-GOOD MOVEMENT

We are inspired by the people who make the Sunshine State a wonderful place to live, and we want to support those that are making a difference.

Over the next four months, with our “Good News Grants” program, we’ll be giving away $1K per day to charitable organizations across Florida to further the amazing work they are doing in areas such as education, food banks, community development, sustainability, and more.

The individuals and groups within these local organizations have inspiring stories about the amazing work that they are doing and we want to help them tell their stories. So we’ll be sharing the good news of their accomplishments and how they are changing their communities for the better.

 

JOIN THE MOVEMENT ON SOCIAL

Join us in the Feel-Good Movement by sharing good news stories from your local communities on social media and by tagging #ZHGoodNews for a chance to be featured on the Zephyrhills® social media pages

About Some of Our Latest Recipients

In honor of Veterans Day, we’re awarding our Good News Grants to a number of different military and veteran organizations in November. These organizations continue to help our troops on the frontlines as well as back here at home through various programs and initiatives. Below are just a few of the stories we’ve been receiving about how these $1,000 grants are helping them to continue to support current and veteran military members and their families.

4
ForgottenSoldiersOutreach-280x160

 

“Forgotten Soldiers Outreach has been supporting our deployed United States Armed Forces since 2003, with a mission to send monthly ‘We Care’ packages to our deployed troops, covering all world theaters and all branches of the military. Our primary focus is to reach out to those who receive little or no support from the home front. We simply want to boost the morale of those serving, send them much needed items as well as comfort from home and most importantly let them know they are not forgotten. It is truly an honor for us to be a recipient of a Zephyrhills® $1,000 Good News Grant that will ensure the shipping of 40 ‘We Care’ packages.”

JoshLogo-280x160

 

"We were surprised and honored to be chosen by Zephyrhills Brand Natural Springwater as a grant recipient. This has been an incredibly difficult year where most of our fundraising efforts have been indefinitely postponed or canceled due to the pandemic. As a result, we've had to reduce the number of care packages we ship to the troops every month. This money will be going directly into care package product purchases and shipping.”

- Kathy Hewitt, JOSH Founder

k9sForWarriors-280x160

 

“K9s For Warriors is a national nonprofit that procures eligible shelter dogs and trains them to be service dogs for servicemembers and veterans. It operates from two facilities in North Florida that procure and train the canines, pair them with an incoming veteran, then train the veteran and canine pair together. The majority of their Service Dogs come from high-kill shelters, which means that with each Warrior-K9 pairing, two lives are saved. Since opening in 2011, K9s For Warriors has graduated over 600 battle buddy teams and has rescued over 1,200 dogs. K9s For Warriors is honored to be a recipient of a Good News Grant from Zephyrhills®. With support such as this grant, we can continue to give both veterans and rescued shelter dogs a new ‘leash’ on life.”

WarriorsPlace-280x160

 

“My Warrior’s Place is a unique safe haven for our American Heroes and their families strategically designed to inspire healing through fellowship and tranquility. The Zephyrhills Brand Good News Grant will be used to provide retreat stays for our American Heroes and their Families to assist in strengthening family bonds as well as providing necessary funding for maintenance and repairs of the cottages.”

- Kelly Kowall, President and Founder of My Warrior’s Place

“GOOD NEWS GRANTS” RECIPIENTS

These are some of the organizations that are doing great things in Florida. Keep checking back for more!

 

 

August

 

Aug 4th – Keep Orlando Beautiful

Aug 5th – United Way Miami

Aug 6th – Main Street Zephyrhills

Aug 7th – Second Harvest of the Big Bend

Aug 8th – Pioneer Florida Museum

Aug 9th – Peace River K9 Search and Rescue

Aug 10th – Make a Difference

Aug 11th – Tampa Bay Watch

Aug 12th – Boys and Girls Club, Tampa Bay

Aug 13th – The Arc North Florida

Aug 14th – Treasure Coast Food Bank

Aug 15th – Frontline Foods Northwest Florida

Aug 16th – Zoo Miami Foundation

Aug 17th – Tampa Bay YMCA

Aug 18th – Reclaimed Earth

Aug 19th – Future Farmers of America Florida Chapter

Aug 20th – Big Brothers Big Sisters Miami

Aug 21st – Feeding Tampa Bay

Aug 22nd – Athletes + Causes Foundation

Aug 23rd – E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center

Aug 24th – Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce

Aug 25th – Farm Share

Aug 26th – Hope for Miami

Aug 27th – Fairways for Warriors

Aug 28th – Bread of the Mighty Food Bank

Aug 29th – Lee Conlee House

Aug 30th – Feeding South Florida

Aug 31st – Healthy Start Coalition of Madison County

 

September

 

Sept 1st – Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful

Sept 2nd – High Springs Chamber of Commerce

Sept 3rd – Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County

Sept 4th – Feeding Northeast Florida

Sept 5th – K9s For Warriors

Sept 6th – YMCA of the Suncoast

Sept 7th – Meals on Wheels of Tampa

Sept 8th – Bream Fishermen Association

Sept 9th – Food for Life Network

Sept 10th – Hunger Fight

Sept 11th – Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida

Sept 12th – Walton Middle School Agriculture Program

Sept 13th – South City Foundation

Sept 14th – Liberty Strong

Sept 15th – Keep Pinellas Beautiful

Sept 16th – Branford High School FFA Chapter

Sept 17th – Homeless Empowerment Program

Sept 18th – Charity for Change

Sept 19th – Greater Pasco County Chamber of Commerce

Sept 20th – Bell High School FFA Bee Keeping Program

Sept 21st – Owl's Nest Sanctuary for Wildlife

Sept 22nd – Keep Polk County Beautiful

Sept 23rd – Citizens Moving Forward

Sept 24th – Fort White FFA

Sept 25th – Feeding the Gulf Coast

 

September

 

Sept 26th – Wiregrass Ranch High School Band Program

Sept 27th – Ability Tree of Florida

Sept 28th – Healthy Start Coalition of Pasco County

Sept 29th – Keep Highway Park Beautiful

Sept 30th – Buddy System MIA

 

October

 

Oct 1st – Florida Breast Cancer Foundation

Oct 2nd – Feed the Need

Oct 3rd – Naples Zoo

Oct 4th – Keep Lake Placid Beautiful

Oct 5th – New Hope Charities

Oct 6th – Florida H2O Coalition

Oct 7th – Ability Tree First Coast

Oct 8th – The Rita Foundation

Oct 9th – All Faiths Food Bank

Oct 10th – F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Horse Rescue and Sanctuary

Oct 11th – Silly Sock Saturdays

Oct 12th – Healthy Start of North Central Florida Coalition

Oct 13th – Keep Manatee Beautiful

Oct 14th– First Step Food Bank

Oct 15th – Cancer Alliance of Help and Hope

Oct 16th – Waste Not Want Not

Oct 17th – Keep Pensacola Beautiful

Oct 18th – Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge

Oct 19th – Give Hope Foundation

Oct 20th – Keep Putnam Beautiful

Oct 21st – Just Our Soldiers' Helpers

Oct 22nd – Kids Cancer Foundation

Oct 23rd – Food Pantry of Green Cove Springs

Oct 24th – Selfless Love Foundation

Oct 25th – Joshua's Heart Foundation

Oct 26th – Orlando Dream Center

Oct 27th – Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League

Oct 28th – Children's Healing Institute

Oct 29th – Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation

Oct 30th – Florida Gateway Food Bank

Oct 31st – Southeastern Guide Dogs

 

November

 

Nov 1st – United Way of Collier and the Keys

Nov 2nd – Forest Animal Rescue

Nov 3rd – Biscayne Bay Foundation

Nov 4th – Timucuan Parks Foundation

Nov 5th – CREW Land and Water Trust

Nov 6th – Serenity's Grace

Nov 7th – Military Heroes Support Foundation

Nov 8th – My Warrior's Place

Nov 9th – Guardian Angel Medical Service Dogs

Nov 10th – Waste to Charity

Nov 11th – Combat Veterans to Careers

Nov 12th – Forgotten Soldiers Outreach

Nov 13th – Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation

Nov 14th – Veteran Barn Door Project

Nov 15th – MacDonald Training Center

“I’M NOT TRASH!”

 

As a water company that relies on nature, we have a responsibility to take action and protect it. Starting with our bottles. We’re proud to announce that our 20oz, 700mL, 1L, and 1.5L still water sizes will now be made with 100% recycled* & 100% recyclable plastic. This action reduces the need for new plastic, helps give existing bottles a new life, and helps keep plastic out of landfills and waterways.

 

But we need your help! Unfortunately, less than 30% of plastic bottles are recycled today in the US. Look for our “I’m Not Trash!” limited edition labels, and make sure you put empty bottles where they belong—in the recycling bin. The more plastic you recycle, the more we can use to create new recycled bottles, and the less plastic waste is generated. Now that’s some good news.

 

*excludes labels and caps

Zephrhills® Brand "I'm Not Trash!" bottles

INNOVATION THAT MAKES A DIFFERENCE

In addition to our partnerships, we also work within our own company to reduce waste. Since 1994, we've reduced the amount of PET plastic in our half-liter bottles by 60% and changed our labels to save almost 20 million pounds of paper. Our bottles are also 100% recyclable.

WHEELING WATER STEWARDSHIP ACROSS OUR STATE

How do you spread good water stewardship? One way (which we've been supporting since it took to the road in 2013) is through a fully equipped mobile learning lab called WaterVentures. This free resource, a customized 53-foot semi-trailer, brings environmental education and stewardship to schools and community events all around Florida 12 months a year, 6 days a week. In 2017, this educating machine reached its 1 millionth visitor!

SUSTAINING FLORIDA’S NATURAL BEAUTY

We've been lucky enough to be the leading sponsor and partner of the Crystal Springs Foundation since its start as a nonprofit organization in 2004. This world-class living laboratory and sanctuary provides quality environmental education programs which empower students to make environmentally conscious decisions. Through the Foundation, more than 50,000 students a year visit Crystal Springs Preserve to participate in hands-on lessons about springs ecology at the impressive 530-acre sanctuary. It's also a good opportunity to drop by their butterfly gardens, hike along miles of wooded trail or even go kayaking.

REDUCING WASTE IN WATERWAYS

Our partnership with Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful helps support one big goal — to promote environmental stewardship through volunteerism and educational opportunities. Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful, the Zephyrhills® brand and other supporters have banded together to focus on projects that will significantly reduce or eliminate the amount of litter and debris entering the Hillsborough River Watershed.

community volunteers

pounds of trash removed

In 2016 alone, Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful and its 7,762 community volunteers removed a whopping 241,755 pounds of trash from
waterways and shorelines.

A COMMUNITY EFFORT

20,000+


20,000+ estimated people given daily access to recycling bins, which will collect an estimated 60,000 lbs. of recyclables annually

120 + 100 recycling bin


120 permanent recycling bins added to public spaces and 100 event recycling bins supplied for community events