Giving back has always been important to us and is a core part of our company culture. At OWS, we are committed to being a good neighbor and creating positive change throughout the community. From donations to volunteering, we take our social responsibility seriously. We’re committed to contributing to causes that we believe in through our energy and our profits. We work together with other businesses that share our vision of a world made better by the big impacts we have when we do a little something good. There is tremendous power and potential in our collective commitment.

Making A Difference

International Ozone Association PAG

Bringing together scientists, engineers, systems designers, technologists, equipment manufacturers, and end users to share their experiences and research data on ozone and other related oxygen compounds.

St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance

St. Mary’s Food Bank is one of the largest food banks in the United States, and proud of the impact it has had on Arizona—and the world.

The Phoenix Rescue Mission is a place of hope, healing, and new beginnings for men, women, and children in our community struggling with homelessness, addiction, and trauma.

Gulf Specimen Marine Laboratories, Inc.

Gulf Specimen Marine Laboratory’s mission is to further through study, research, publication, teaching and public display the knowledge of marine biology; to promote protection of marine life and the marine environment; to collect, classify and disseminate marine biological specimens.

Four Peaks Animal Rescue

Four Peaks Animal Rescue is a non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, training and placement of all species of domestic animals in need of medical care and sanctuary.

A Stepping Stone Foundation

Founded in 1989, A Stepping Stone currently collaborates with Alhambra Elementary School District to provide two preschool classes for a total of 35 three- and four-year-old preschool children, up to 13 younger siblings, and adult education and parenting classes for their parents in Phoenix, Arizona.

Regional Aquatics Workshop

The Regional Aquatics Workshop (RAW) is an annual conference for learning and professional networking among aquarium curators and aquarists.

Our Furry Buddies

When the economy slumped, we noticed a steady rise in the number of stray and feral cats roaming through our neighborhood. So for the past 11 years, OWS has been on a mission to help these homeless cats. We bring them into John’s office, feed them, give them shelter, get them shots medical attention, have them spayed or neutered, and show them lots of love. The socialized cats and kittens find forever homes with our friends and families. The others stay here, at OWS, where they get to be part of our family.

The next time that you’re in the area, stop in and say hello to our furry buddies.


Food Drive

Food Drive

It is our firm belief that no one should have to worry about being hungry. Last November, we held our very first food drive for St. Mary’s Food Bank. We plan to donate even more this year.


Four Peaks Animal Rescue Tour

Four Peaks Animal Rescue is proactive in providing the education designed to help break the cycle of abandonment. They are passionate in their belief that animal care education is the foundation for a rewarding interaction and lasting relationship. Education provides better communication and understanding between a guardian and a companion animal.


2015 RAW Sponsorship

Tim Lobb (RAW)

This is Tim Lobb. OWS was able to sponsor Tim so that he could attend this year’s RAW Conference. Tim has had an intense interest in animals, their habitats and lifestyles, and their care ever since he was a kid. He loves to learn and share his knowledge with others. Tim told expressed to us that “the RAW Conference represents a priceless learning opportunity and a chance to meet experienced members of the aquarist community.”

Tim, keep up the good work.