The Pints for a Purpose 2015/2016 season has come to an end and we want to give you all a HUGE shout out for helping us make it such a successful year. We promised to donate $2 for every pint sold during the events and you all showed up, drank beer and helped us raise some money! The tallies are in, and a little over $2000 was raised for these local non profits (1,003 pints to be exact!).
Here are the groups that participated this season.
November- Sanctuary One
Sanctuary One provides a safe home to rescued farm animals and house pets. The farm includes expansive gardens which not only provide rich vegetables and food for the animals, but opportunities for growth of the people who tend them.
December- Bee Girl
To inspire and empower communities to conserve bees and their habitat. Bee Girl, a nonprofit organization founded by Sarah Red-Laird, aims to conserve our bees by educating the public on their importance through programs focused on community classes and events, public lectures, and their Kids and Bees program.
January- Children’s Advocacy Center of Jackson County
To meet the needs of children and families in our community by providing a community-based,
child focused center that facilitates a compassionate, multidisciplinary approach to the prevention, treatment, identification, investigation, and prosecution of child abuse.
February- Rogue Valley Farm to School
Rogue Valley Farm to School educated children about our food system through hands-on farm and garden programs, and by increasing local foods in school meals.
March- No LNG Campaign
No LNG Exports Oregon is a statewide coalition of activists, experts, and community members with the goal of stopping two LNG pipeline projects in Oregon.
We love giving back to our community and are excited for the next year’s program. Submissions are now open for the 2016/2017 Pints for a Purpose season! If you know of any non profit groups in the Southern Oregon area, now is the time to tell them to sign on up! You can visit our website for details on the application process and program guidelines. Once the application period has closed (September 30th), we will have our staff vote on their top 5 favorites.
And finally- thank you to all this year’s Pints for a Purpose participants. We appreciate all the hard work that you do in our community and we are honored to be able to support you all.