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Hydrite Community Volunteer







A message about community giving from our Chairman of the Board:

Hydrite has a long history of supporting the communities in which we operate through charitable giving. Our culture fosters and facilitates community engagement by our people in both their personal and professional capacities. 

Several years ago, we launched Hydrite Helps, our community engagement program. Through Hydrite Helps, we leverage our company’s success to invest our time and resources in programs that impact our community. We focus our efforts in the areas of:

  • Children’s Needs & Development
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Local Needs

John Honkamp


Since the beginning of 2019, the Hydrite Helps program has driven over two thousand hours of volunteer time. We’ve built homes, we’ve cleaned waterways, we’ve done remodeling projects for families with kids fighting cancer. We’ve literally given our blood (and plasma), sweat (lots of it), and tears (some of the projects can be pretty moving) to this work. Below you will find a selection of some of the non-profits we have served.

There is much more work to be done, and we look to grow the impact of the Hydrite Helps program each year. 

We’d love it if you’d join us



Hydrite Helps volunteer event at Feeding America

Feeding America

Hydrite Helps Logo

Hydrite Helps volunteer event at Hunger Task Force

Hunger Task Force


Hydrite Helps volunteer event at United Way

United Way


Clean Lakes Alliance

Clean Lakes Alliance


Hydrite Helps volunteer event at the Boys and Girls Club

Boys & Girls Club


Spotlight: Steals for Meals

Hydrite's Steals for Meals program combines our employees' love for sports with our commitment to community support. Started in 2023, Hydrite collaborates with local sports teams to raise money for nonprofits serving families experiencing food insecurity. Whether it's a stolen base or basketball, Steals for Meals embodies the spirit of the game and the spirit of giving.


Steals for meals: baseball

During the 2023 baseball season, Hydrite teamed up with six baseball teams for Steals for Meals, an initiative working to end local hunger. Hydrite pledged to donate $100 for every stolen base for each participating team including the Milwaukee Milkmen, Lakeshore Chinooks, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, Lake Country DockHounds, Waterloo Bucks, and La Crosse Loggers. In total, Hydrite donated $42,000 to three organizations: Feeding AmericaWafer Food Pantry (La Crosse), and Northeast Iowa Food Bank (Waterloo).



Hydrite Steals for Meals


steals for mealS: basketball

During the 2023/2024 basketball season, Hydrite is teaming up with the Milwaukee Bucks to support local families experiencing food insecurity. Hydrite has pledged to donate $75 for every Bucks steal, with proceeds benefiting Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin and the Milwaukee Bucks Foundation. Donations will be used to help end local hunger in eastern Wisconsin.



Steals for Meals with the Milwaukee Bucks


Bobby Portis PB&J Challenge with Feeding America

Hydrite is a proud sponsor of the 21st Annual Bobby Portis PB&J Challenge through Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin. For every $5 donated, Feeding America provides 35 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to neighbors in need. As a reflection of our commitment to solving food insecurity, Hydrite will donate 100,000 meals to kids in the local Milwaukee community in 2024.

2024 Bobby Portis PB&J Challenge Feeding America




Some of the organizations we have served:



Clean Lakes Alliance





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