We unveiled a bunch of charging product and some fantastic partnerships Tuesday in New York City.
[RE[Charge] show](https://www.youtube.com/live/faQA62cddA4?feature=share) here if you’d like.
Being at a show of this caliber was awesome, but it was truly special to me to be given budget to bring some key community members to the event.
From left, Stella, me, @Robert_Hoffman / @rainbowrobb , @Ktkundy and @Matt_Tabor
We wanted to make sure our product leads and brand managers could talk to users of the products and get their perspective on everything Anker. I’ll say that @ktkundy blew our AnkerMake Brand Manager’s mind with her extensive knowledge of 3D printing.
Here’s the trio in front of the Anker Stage prior to the event starting. (Yup, I snuck them in early!)
Another shot of the Reserve Power Bank. The pop up lamp plus USB is pretty nifty:)
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This array of chargers is pretty deep – 250 watts? Nuts. Power in your purse. The Verge was there, and this is their reporter’s story about the charging product at the show.
And then there’s philanthropy programs we’ve launched.
The first is a partnership with Oceana and a commitment to reducing use of plastic in packaging. The VP of Oceana, Beth Lowell, shared that 33B tons of plastic end up in oceans each year, and it really is incumbent upon corporations to lead if we’re to reduce impact on ocean life. This is an organization with impact – Beth met with the Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland the day after the event.
We also announced a long-term partnership with the Kampgrounds of America Foundation and the Boys & Girls Club. At the kick-off event Monday night in Harlem at the Madison Square Boys & Girls Club, Anker presented a $100,000 check.
The kickoff was kid-inclusive. The kids who ranged in age from probably 5-14 years, participated in stations at the club, which has this amazing rooftop field with turf. They learned to tie knots, had a sleeping bag race, and they also erected tents in teams of four or five. I happened to be the one running this event station, and it was incredible to see the kids’ interest move from “whatever” to “can we get inside the tent now?” The adults knew the kids have very limited exposure to dark skies, to seeing stars, to participate in nature under a moonlit sky as a fire crackles. It hadn’t occurred to me that if they hadn’t put up a tent before, that they hadn’t been inside one before. The value of getting kids outdoors can’t be understated no matter where they live of course.
Naturally we had a “special” drink at the event in Chelsea, New York. The Solar Sunrise … sounds pretty good!
I’m very excited to be a part of a company that is giving back in these small-for-now ways. Anker has an eye on the future … of our product, our kids, and our oceans. Cheers to the future of #LiveCharged.