Bogs Footwear Launches “Bogs Gives Back” Facebook Contest, Seeks To Award Four Non-Profits With $2,500 Grant

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Bogs Footwear asks its Facebook fans to submit deserving non-profit organizations in need of extra financial support to reach their goals. Four winners (two American, two Canadian) will each receive a grant.

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Bogs Footwear ( is asking its Facebook fans to nominate hard-working non-profit organizations that inspire and encourage people to get outside, and which may be in need of extra support to achieve their goals. The new and improved “Bogs Gives Back” Facebook contest and grant program launches today and will run through July 24, 2013.

Bogs Footwear’s Facebook fans may nominate an organization they feel deserves one of four $2,500 USD grants to help achieve its goals. The two Canadian and two American organizations with the most votes from Bogs’ Facebook community will each receive a grant. Facebook fans are asked to nominate by submitting a photo of the deserving non-profit organization to Bogs’ Facebook Timeline, with the organization’s website address in the photo caption.

“At Bogs, we strive to support organizations that choose hard work over short cuts. People who are committed to making a positive impact on their communities and are in true need of footwear that works as hard as they do,” said Bill Combs, president and founder of Bogs Footwear. “Our new Bogs Gives Back grant program gives our fans an opportunity to support similar organizations and communities from the ground up.”

The official guidelines for Bogs Gives Back applications stipulate that the nominated non-profit must be a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization existing within the U.S. or Canada with an operating budget under $500,000 dollars. The organization must be non-political and non-secular, cannot promote alcohol, tobacco, illegal or illicit drugs, firearms, weapons or sexually explicit activities. And the organization must not discriminate against race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability or religion. Each individual Facebook fan can nominate only one non-profit organization.

“We look forward to expanding the group of non-profits we support, such as Portland Farmers Market, Cedarsong Nature School and urban farming collectives Alleycat Acres and Eagle St. Rooftop Farms,” said David Cook, marketing director for Bogs. “Whether it’s a non-profit focused on planting school gardens, teaching children using the outdoors or connecting communities with fresh, local produce, we know there are thousands of deserving non-profits out there who need all the help they can get. We are excited to see which organizations our Facebook community nominates for the grants.”

The campaign will leverage Bogs’ social media followers to help spread the word about the “Bogs Gives Back” grant campaign, which will run today through July 24, 2013. Anyone interested in submitting a qualifying non-profit for the campaign can like Bogs Footwear on Facebook at and spread the word on Twitter and Instagram using the @bogsfootwear handle or #bogsgivesback hashtag. The winners will be announced July 25, 2013 via Bogs Footwear’s Facebook page.

About Bogs

Since 2002, Bogs has made warm, waterproof and comfortable all-weather boots for people who work (or play) in the most uncomfortable conditions. With more than 40 years of experience in the shoe industry, Bogs offers durable footwear made with high-quality materials for the men’s, women’s and kids’ outdoor, casual, industrial, hunting and agricultural industries. For more information about Bogs, please visit, “like” us on Facebook at or follow @BogsFootwear on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

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