FORT COLLINS — The new owners of WaterPik have made a $200,000 donation to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Larimer County, one of the largest corporate gifts the organization has ever received, according to its director.

Church & Dwight Co., the publicly traded company that bought Fort Collins-based WaterPik in August, “determined Boys & Girls Clubs of Larimer County is a wonderful organization to partner with and give back to the community where its employees live and work,” according to a release from the nonprofit.

“Boys & Girls Clubs of Larimer County provides services to kids who truly need it the most; and because they help thousands of kids each year in our backyard, this made the decision to give strategic and quite easy,” WaterPik executive vice president and CFO Todd Whitbeck said in the release.

The Boys & Girls Clubs organization has clubs in Loveland, Fort Collins and Wellington and a summer program in Estes Park. It provides out-of-school services to young people ages 6 to 18.

“This gift is one of the largest corporate donations our organization has ever received,” executive director Kaycee Headrick said in the release. “We are unbelievable grateful.”

WaterPik, founded in Fort Collins in 1962, is known for its water flossers, shower heads and professional oral care products. Church & Dwight has been in business since 1871 and owns brands such as Arm & Hammer, Orajel, OxiClean and many others.

WaterPik had a facility in Loveland but closed it in 2006. The previous year, it had been listed as one of the city’s top 10 employers.

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