Our Pints for a Purpose application period has just opened for the 2014/2015 season! Encourage your favorite nonprofits to apply for the beer-sales donation program between July 15th and October 15th for a chance to be chosen by our employees as one of five local organizations to be celebrated here at the brewpub.
Giving back to our community has always been one of Standing Stone’s central missions, and providing donations to nonprofits is one way we like to do it. A few years ago we put together our first formalized in-house donation program dubbed Pints for a Purpose. Employee-chosen organizations are given specific benefit evenings, during which $2 of every pint of beer sold from 5-10pm goes to the featured nonprofit. It’s that easy!
Here are the participants from last year’s Pint for a Purpose:
Ashland Food Project – Bringing in over one thousand pounds of food a year for local food banks.
CASA of Jackson County – Speaking for the safety and well-being of children who have come under the care of Child Welfare due to abuse and/or neglect.
Rogue Valley Farm to School- Educating children about our food system through hands-on farm and garden projects, and increasing local foods in school cafeterias.
Friends of the Animal Shelter- Helping animals in area shelters by encouraging adoption, improving quality of life, and educating the community.
OSF’s Daedalus Project – Raising funds to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS and support those living with the condition.
All in all, our beer and nonprofit-loving customers raised over $2,000 last season for these grassroots groups. It’s a great way for supporters to enjoy local brews and give to a good cause at the same time.
To apply, go to our online application page and check out the guidelines. Once the application period has closed, we’ll put together a list of all the applicants for our coworkers to vote on. We’ll then host monthly benefit evenings for the chosen nonprofits throughout the winter. Together, we’ll get the word out for fans, friends and family to come out, enjoy a beverage (responsibly, of course) and support these groups!