Pints for a Purpose Application Period Open
Summertime brings along so many good things: Lazy afternoons by the lake, cold beer in the shade, and the 2015/2016 application period for Pints for a Purpose. Every summer we send a shout-out to local nonprofits for our upcoming donation season, and now’s the time to rally your favorite Southern Oregon organization to join in the fun.
With Pints for a Purpose, we give $2 for every beer sold from 5-10pm to a chosen recipient on a dedicated benefit evening. It’s a chance to gather fans and beer-lovers together to toast great nonprofit work in our community! The more people who show up, the more money we’ll donate to a cause. What could possibly be better than having a beer to benefit a local nonprofit? You generous beer-connoisseur, you.
In the last two years we’ve had the pleasure of welcoming ten local groups to our program: Ashland Food Project, CASA of Jackson County, Friends of the Animal Shelter, Friends of the Ashland Public Library, OSF’s Daedalus Project, Rogue Climate, Rogue Farm Corps, Rogue Valley Earth Day, Rogue Valley Farm to School, and WaterWatch of Oregon.
Our staff of over 70 employees chooses the organizations each fall. We’ll collect applications now through October 1st, and then ask our coworkers which top five they’d like to see as Pints for a Purpose recipients. We then dedicate one night of every month, November – March, to a different nonprofit. They rally as many supporters as possible and have a big donation-raising party at Standing Stone.
Now’s the time to submit your application for the 2015/2016 season! Applicants must be locally based, grassroots organizations with 501c3 status. To benefit as many causes as possible, we’ll limit eligibility to organizations that were not recipients in the last year. Know of any local groups that would be great partners? Please let them know! The application is now available online.
We’re excited to debut the five chosen nonprofits for this year’s Pints for a Purpose donation program after the application period closes. Stay tuned for the rollout in mid-October, and stop in all winter long to toast local beer in the name of great local causes.