Richardson’s priority: low-income children
The experience of wrapping gifts and delivering them directly to families in their homes would profoundly shape her life. She has continued to feel joy through the act of giving ever since.
“That’s just stuck with me in my heart,” she said.
Her efforts have persisted with OtterCares, the nonprofit charity tied to Otterbox, the Fort Collins protective case company founded by her husband, Curt.
Richardson raised two children, JC and Josh, in Fort Collins. As president of OtterCares, she aims to offer children the same opportunities her sons had growing up.
Richardson and her husband always have supported the region, but she started the nonprofit to help youth in a more strategic manner. The organization employs three staffers.
“We have a passion for children,” Richardson said.
Her nonprofit offers multiple programs, such as Pack2School, an annual school supply giving event where low-income students can pick up backpacks full of school supplies.
Richardson saw an opportunity to continue the program