Thank You for Helping Us Raise $28,715 for the Coral Restoration Foundation!

by Aquatics on March 18, 2014

Recently we visited the Global Pet Expo to present our friends at the Coral Restoration Foundation (CRF) with a check for $28,715. Drs. Foster and Smith would like to send out a huge thank you to our generous vendor partners and customers who made this donation possible!

Dr. Marty Smith and Michelle Miller (our Aquatics Merchandiser) presenting the check to the Coral Reef Foundation

Dr. Marty Smith and Michelle Miller, our Aquatics Merchandiser, presenting the check to the Coral Reef Foundation

Last August, we began a “Get or Give Challenge” to help raise money for this global coral restoration campaign. The Coral Restoration Foundation Inc. is a non-profit conservation organization created to develop off-shore coral nurseries and reef restoration programs for critically endangered coral reefs at local, national, and international levels. Their goal is to enhance and promote awareness of coral reef health and survival, engage communities in nursery and restoration efforts, and to grow and restore threatened coral species and enhance reproductive output to stimulate a natural recovery.

All it took to participate in the challenge – and to help a great cause – was to buy a product that featured the “Get or Give Challenge” logo. We watched the fund drive total climb and climb, and we’re proud to present such a generous check! Great job to everyone who participated in this important cause. We’d especially like to thank the following vendors:


This year’s fund drive may be over, but responsible reefkeeping continues with you every day. Learn how you can help preserve the hobby for future generations with these smart reefkeeping tips from our expert staff.

Check out this interview with Dr. Marty Smith and Michelle Miller:

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