Liberty Bottle Works hosted the Children’s Village one 2 one Kid’s Club for a tour of their Yakima facility over the summer. The kids got to see how they make water bottles and even draw their own designs to be entered into a Back to School Art Contest, giving one aspiring artist a chance for their work to be featured on a limited edition Liberty bottle.
“These new kid’s bottles have been a lot of fun for our illustrators to design, and we know there are some talented young people out there who can do us one better,” said Liberty Co-Founder Ryan Clark.
The winning design, chosen by votes on Facebook, was submitted by 6-year-old Klay Koler, during his visit with Kid’s Club.
“He wasn’t all that excited about sitting down to do a drawing at first,” his mother Joanna Koler laughed. “He was so interested in everything around him, but once he got started he was really into it.”
His design, a self-portrait, was printed on a limited run of Liberty’s new 16 oz. kid’s bottles and is being sold at libertybottles.com as well as participating local retailers including Ace Hardware, Fiddlesticks, Sport Haus and the Memorial Gift Shop. The company is donating $7 from each bottle sold to Children’s Village.
“We had a wonderful visit to Liberty Bottle works,” Koler said. “It was fun to watch Klay carefully draw his picture and proudly turn it in. I might have to start figuring out a way to save his sidewalk chalk drawings!”
A big thank you to Liberty Bottle Works and the local retailers featuring Klay’s bottle. When it comes to serving children with special health care needs and their families, Children’s Village is in constant awe of the generosity and support the community pours out.