The Colorado company High 5 Plumbing announced Tuesday that it’s donating 100% of the September and October proceeds from its online store to FRIENDS of Broomfield, an organization that helps people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
“FRIENDS of Broomfield was recommended to us by a client,” said Levi Torres, co-owner of High 5 Plumbing. “What we noticed every time our team went out to their facility was that there were always 30 plus people there, so that showed us how much of an impact that this nonprofit was having. There was never a day when this facility wasn’t jam-packed with people they were trying to make a difference for.”
The plumbing company chose FRIENDS of Broomfield as its nonprofit partner of the month under the High 5 Cares program.
“We have a High 5 Club that people can join — $10 for every club membership we sell goes back to the nonprofit of the month, as well as $500 that we set at the company,” Torres said. “And then all the profits from our clothing go to the nonprofit.”
The company decided in 2018 to switch its standard plumbing uniforms out with baseball jerseys and other apparel in an effort to break stereotypes in the industry.
“We started making different hats, t-shirts, different jackets, and it just kind of exploded,” Torres said. “Our customers started asking where they could get hats and shirts from, so we have people calling us, wanting to get it — and we said, ‘heck, we don’t need the money, let’s just give all the profits back to the nonprofits.’”
Rabin Walters, development officer with FRIENDS of Broomfield, said the organization is honored to be selected.
“High 5 is not only revolutionizing the plumbing industry, they are committed to helping the community they serve, and we couldn’t be more grateful for our new found friendship,” Walters said.