“At Standing Stone, we work to operate our restaurant and brewery in a way that protects and restores the environment, and supports the health and happiness of our community, guests and employees.” This is our mission statement, and it influences our business practices and our commitment to social responsibility.
One example of this is Pints for a Purpose, Standing Stone Brewing Company’s (SSBC) annual “season of giving” program. Once a month on a Tuesday evening, from November through March, SSBC hosts a Rogue Valley non-profit organization; these participating groups are selected by Standing Stone employees. Each of these chosen organizations work locally to contribute to many of the same core values and concerns of our business, our staff and our clientele: education, environmental sustainability, community and local food production.
The way it works? Each organization invites its staff, volunteers, friends and supporters to come down to Standing Stone on its particular benefit night for libations, refreshments and camaraderie. SSBC donates $2 for each pint of beer sold that evening to the participating organization. Last year, we raised over $2,000 for these local non-profits.
Pints for a Purpose is a win-win arrangement; Standing Stone has the opportunity to host a lively, fun-filled evening for our community and friends, the benefiting groups receive publicity, networking opportunities and much-needed funding, and guests enjoy fabulous food, company and the joy of drinking beer for a good cause.
This year’s Pints For a Purpose beneficiaries are:
The Bee Girl Organization – Tuesday November 27
Planned Parenthood of Southwestern Oregon – Tuesday, December 11
Rogue Valley Mountain Bike Association – Tuesday, January 8
The Children’s Advocacy Center – Tuesday, February 12
Equamore Foundation – Tuesday, March 12
So, be sure to mark your calendars. Invite your friends. Plan to come out for Pints for a Purpose and drink beer (responsibly, of course!) for a great cause.