“Lest we forget”
Ahead of Remembrance Day on November 11th, it’s always important to remember and honour our veterans. It’s also equally important to honour and recognize those who presently serve both abroad and within our communities. So that’s why this year, Watson Gloves chose to partner with Wounded Warriors Canada, a national mental health charity whose mission is to honour and support Canada’s ill and injured Canadian Armed Forces members, veterans, first responders and their families.
The organization provides a wide range of programs and services for individual members and families affected by Operational Stress Injuries. Here are some programs to highlight (although all programs are highly important contributions to our communities):
- PTSD animal assisted therapy (equine & service dogs)
- Individual and couples-based clinical therapy
- Skills transition support
- 10 year, $400,000 PhD scholarship in mental health research
- Innovative educational programs empowering veterans and first responders
- Couples Overcoming PTSD Everyday (COPE).
Partnership with Wounded Warriors Canada
On January 2019, we proudly partnered with Wounded Warriors and chose to donate partial proceeds from our two brands launched concurrently with the Wounded Warriors partnership – the Shock Trooper and Commander (a total of six gloves). It was only fitting that these high performance gloves intended for everybody doing hard front-of-line work were used to help contribute to the Wounded Warriors charity. Resilient, hardworking, respectable. That’s how we’d describe both our forces and everyone who wears Shock Troopers and Commanders. To pay tribute to the veterans, forces and first responders who serve our country, we added the Wounded Warrior emblem to the top of the thumb on all of our Shock Trooper and Commander gloves.
Donation to Wounded Warriors Canada
We raised a total of $25,400 from our Shock Troopers and Commanders and presented a cheque to Wounded Warriors on November 6th, 2019. This contribution would help go towards greater mental health awareness and the life-changing and family-saving programs run by Wounded Warriors that makes a direct positive impact on our communities.