ASHLAND, OR – Standing Stone Brewing Co. is rolling into a new year of Pints for a Purpose, the brewery’s long-standing beer sales donation program. The upcoming donation season spans Fall 2012- Spring 2013, and the brewery is accepting applications from Southern Oregon nonprofits now through September 30th, 2012.
With Pints for a Purpose, nonprofits receive 25 cents for every pint of specialty beer sold at Standing Stone for three weeks. The brewpub also holds a kickoff party to launch each series where they offer the opportunity for organizations to receive up to $1 per pint.
Through this endeavor, Standing Stone has contributed a portion of specialty beer sales totaling $1,500 to five organizations in the Rogue Valley over the past year: Ashland Independent Film Festival – focusing on presenting and growing independent film through an annual film festival, as well as cultural and educational events held throughout the year. Bee Girl – preserving honeybees, beekeepers, and food resources by providing outreach, education, support, and mentorship for beekeepers and communities. Mt. Ashland Give a Kid a Lift – seeking to give the opportunity for all kids to learn to ski or snowboard regardless of economic or physical challenges. Peace House – promoting nonviolence, public advocacy and civil action. Rogue Valley Farm to School – educating children about our food system through hands-on farm and garden programs, and by increasing local foods in school meals.
“The Bee Girl board of directors and I were so touched that the Standing Stone crew offered this opportunity for us to collaborate,” says Sarah Red-Laird, Executive Director of Bee Girl and latest Pints for a Purpose recipient. “The Bee Girl and Standing Stone missions are both based on local food and community – Standing Stone even has their own bees and beekeepers that I get to offer support to – so I can’t think of a better pairing!”
Standing Stone is now looking toward the next donation season and encouraging Southern Oregon nonprofits to apply during the months of August and September.
“We welcome all local nonprofits to apply,” says Standing Stone co-owner, Danielle Amarotico. “We’re looking forward to another year of collaborating with customers to support great causes in our community.”
To apply, groups should fill out an application form online on the brewery’s Donations page, at http://www.standingstonebrewing.com/pintsforapurpose.html.
Guidelines for recipients are as follows:
- Recipients must be a registered 501c3 nonprofit
- The nonprofit’s work must align with Standing Stone’s mission to enhance environmental sustainability, local food, education and/or community.
- Recipients must be locally based and benefit the community
- An organization may not be chosen two years in a row to ensure Standing Stone can benefit a wider range of relevant, worthy causes.
- Please apply only if you haven’t received funding from this program in the past year.
- Recipients must be able and willing to promote the program and attend the kickoff night to support their fundraising success.
For more on Pints for a Purpose, visit: http://www.standingstonebrewing.com/pintsforapurpose.html