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by Torque Staff Report

Quadratec, Inc., the world's largest independent Jeep® aftermarket parts and accessories retailer, today announced a new online fundraising campaign designed to support Tread Lightly!, a U.S.-based nonprofit dedicated to promoting responsible outdoor recreation through ethics education and stewardship projects. The company also renewed its Official Partnership with Tread Lightly!, a relationship spanning nearly three decades.

Quadratec’s fundraising program to benefit Tread Lightly! features an optional donation button that customers can access during order checkout—allowing them to add on a donation amount to sustain the mission of Tread Lightly! through on-the-ground stewardship projects and responsible recreation education.

“Quadratec and Tread Lightly! have had an enormous impact within the Jeep community over the years and we couldn’t be more excited to unveil this new campaign,” said Quadratec Chief Marketing Officer Ralph Mondeaux. “Our customers go to great lengths to make sure their Jeeps are outfitted with everything they need for their off-road adventures, and now they can also help support educational and restorative projects designed to protect outdoor access and keep those adventures going for years to come.”

Since 1992, Quadratec has supported Tread Lightly! as an Official Partner and through a signature stewardship grant program called ‘Quadratec Cares.’ Under this program, proceeds from Tread Lightly! branded floor liners were placed into a stewardship fund and distributed to Tread Lightly!’s club and individual members to enhance and clean up off-roading trails across the country. The program launched in 2009 and has supported 71 stewardship projects that improved more than 11,000 miles of trails and cleaned up 60 tons of trash.

“Thank you to Quadratec for their continued support of Tread Lightly! and the outdoor recreation community,” said Danielle Fowles-McNiven, Interim Executive Director of Tread Lightly!. “Quadratec’s commitment to promoting responsible trail use and protecting access is evident through their years of support. We look forward to continuing this great work together.”

Find out more about Quadratec and Tread Lightly!’s relationship here.

About Quadratec

Built on 30 years of excellence, Quadratec, Inc. is more than just an industry leader in the aftermarket Jeep world. It is a dream builder, problem solver and passionate advocate for all enthusiasts of the legendary Jeep CJ & Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee and Gladiator vehicles. Quadratec delivers the very best parts and accessories that provide Jeep owners with a sense of security to handle any journey with confidence.

About Tread Lightly!

Tread Lightly! is a national nonprofit organization with a mission to promote responsible recreation through ethics education and stewardship programs. Tread Lightly!’s educational message, along with its unique training and restoration initiatives are strategically designed to instill an ethic of responsibility in outdoor enthusiasts and the industries that serve them. The program is long-term in scope with a goal to balance the needs of the people who enjoy outdoor recreation with our need to maintain a healthy environment. Tread Lightly!’s award-winning materials, programs and services are solutions to some of the nation’s most pressing recreation issues. Individuals and businesses can commit to Tread Lightly! and protect outdoor access by becoming a member at www.treadlightly.org

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