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361 Degrees Steps Up to Support Community Partnering with Orange County United Way to Offer a Special-Edition Sneaker that Gives Back

361 Degrees Steps Up To Support Community Partnering With Orange County United Way To Offer A Special-Edition Sneaker That Gives Back

Building stronger communities is about stepping up when there is a need, finding ways to make a difference with the skills and/or resources you have, and committing to driving lasting change that will improve lives for generations to come. That is exactly what 361 Degrees, a performance footwear company with North American headquarters in Irvine, is doing via its partnership with Orange County United Way.

A perfect pairing for a milestone Journey. 

Recognizing the importance of using its brand recognition to make a meaningful impact, 361 Degrees jumped at the opportunity to support Orange County United Way’s Journey to 100 centennial, providing a way to give back via its special-edition sneaker: the award-winning 361-Centauri.

With its sleek design, the sneaker is built for comfort, durability, and enhanced performance on your daily walk or run while simultaneously giving back to our community. To celebrate our centennial and join our century-long legacy of community impact, the 361 Degrees shoes discount offers $30 off to anyone who purchases the 361-Centauri. But that’s not all, 361 Degrees is donating 20 percent of all proceeds to support United Way’s local work to empower our community by creating equitable opportunities for all.

“Our tagline ‘One Degree Beyond’ shows our promise to push past limits and go the extra mile—that goes for giving back to our community as well. Through our partnership with Orange County United Way, we’re taking our passion for doing more to the next level.”
– Philip Anthony, Brand Manager, 361 USA INC.

“Our brand is about going beyond what’s usual, surpassing expectations, and achieving more,” said Philip Anthony, Brand Manager, 361 USA INC. “Our tagline ‘One Degree Beyond’ shows our promise to push past limits and go the extra mile—that goes for giving back to our community as well. Through our partnership with Orange County United Way, we’re taking our passion for doing more to the next level.”

Check out the 361 shoes and lace up your sneakers with confidence, knowing that you’re making a difference in our local community. (Visit this special link to get your 361-Centauri sneakers $30 off. No code needed.)

Increasing impact through valuable community partnerships. 

For a century, Orange County United Way has been committed to breaking barriers and improving lives for everyone who lives in Orange County. Through our key initiatives—United for Student Success℠, United for Financial Security℠, and United to End Homelessness℠—we are working to ensure local students succeed, families gain financial security, and our unhoused neighbors find a place to call home. We also offer vital support via 2-1-1 Orange County (211OC), our key service that connects thousands of our most vulnerable residents with health and human service resources.

Our focus has always been to understand and address our community’s most critical issues head on. But, we can’t do it alone. We believe everyone has a role to play in making Orange County the best it can be.

That is why our partnerships are so incredibly valuable. Not only do we gain support, which bolsters our efforts, we also expand our reach to an even larger audience.

By collaborating with like-minded individuals, businesses, and organizations to empower our residents to thrive, we invest in our community. And that makes Orange County stronger and safer for everyone who lives and works here.

Covering more ground by working together.  

Last year, through our direct services and programs, funded partners, and community outreach, we helped 676,853 people in Orange County.

Wear your 361 Degrees shoes and make an impact with every step.

As part of our Journey to 100 centennial celebration, Orange County United Way is organizing several events throughout 2024 to encourage our community to come together, commemorate this milestone, and discover new ways we can make a difference. One of these ongoing events is a walking series led by our very own President and CEO, Sue Parks.

To honor and recognize our county, Parks is going on a 3-mile casual walk in 33 of our cities, culminating in a symbolic 1-mile route in Anaheim, Orange County’s first city, resulting in 100 collective miles.

These family –friendly walks are designed to help our residents learn more about each city and how United Way has made an impact in our community over the years, all while enjoying good weather and quality company.

Please join us at a Walks with Parks event, get to know your neighbors better, and show off your new 361 shoes!

Our community is stronger when we invest in its success. And we know delivering long-lasting, measurable results takes time and dedication—as the saying goes ‘it’s a marathon, not a sprint.’ So, it’s truly inspiring to see caring companies, like 361 Degrees, step up to go the distance and drive positive change in our community.

Thank you, 361 Degrees, for joining the #JourneyTo100 and committing to making a difference in Orange County!

Shop and Give Back: 

Use this special link to get $30 off your 361 Degrees shoes.

Want to Journey to 100 with us?

Join us for our centennial celebration and be part of a century-long legacy of community impact as we gear up for another 100 years of improving lives in OC!

Learn more about our Journey to 100.

View the Walks with Parks Schedule.

Want to support your community and engage your company in cause marketing? Please contact Bo Bonanni, Director of Community Collaboration, at [email protected] or 949.263.6133.

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