RALEIGH, N.C. – Mims Distributing Company, a North Carolina wholesale beverage distributor, is partnering with the SPCA of Wake County as the exclusive beer and wine donor for SPCA’s 10th annual “Bark & Wine with Your Valentine” event on Thursday, Feb. 12 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the SPCA Curtis Dail Pet Adoption Center, located at 200 Petfinder Lane. In an effort to promote the adoption of homeless animals, event attendees are invited to taste various wine and beer selections donated by Mims Distributing while visiting with the dogs, cats, guinea pigs and rabbits up for adoption.
“We are excited to work with SPCA of Wake County and donate to its annual Bark & Wine with Your Valentine event to raise awareness of the need to find homes for shelter pets, all while having a great time trying different beers and wines,” said Chip Mims, CEO of Mims Distributing Company. “This is a fun event that raises awareness for a local charity and we encourage the community to get involved.”
Mims Distributing is committed to supporting organizations like the SPCA that share its commitment to serving others. Through its donation to the Bark & Wine event, Mims Distributing aims to raise pet adoption awareness within the greater Triangle community while providing some of its finest wines and brews for attendees to enjoy. All proceeds from the event directly benefit SPCA of Wake County to provide for their greatest animal care needs. For additional information and to purchase tickets, visit spcawake.org/bark.
“We are excited to have Mims Distributing as a sponsor for the SPCA of Wake County’s 10th Annual Bark & Wine,” says Kim Janzen, SPCA of Wake County executive director. “We appreciate the opportunity to work with the company to raise awareness about homeless pets in our community and to find every pet a forever home.”
About Mims Distributing Company:
Mims Distributing Company, established in 1964 in Raleigh, North Carolina, is a family-owned beer and wine distributor servicing the entire state of North Carolina. The company offers the MillerCoors brands that domestic beer fans enjoy, and maintains extensive knowledge of what’s brewing in the craft beer industry. These expert brew sellers also share their passion for excellent beers on Tales from the Cask, a popular award-winning craft beer podcast covering everything from locally grown hops to seasonal ales and beyond. A proponent of the Triangle’s craft beer explosion, Mims Distributing offers favorites from AleSmith Brewing Company, Anchor Brewing, Carolina Brewing Company and Sierra Nevada Brewing, to name a few. Mims Distributing also recently reentered the wine distribution business. In addition to believing in the delicious beers and wines they sell, Mims Distributing is committed to supporting the local community, donating more than $60,000 in financial and in-kind donations to area nonprofits each year. A family-friendly company, Mims Distributing was the recipient of the 2013 and 2014 Carolina Parent Family-Friendly 50 award. Mims Distributing is also dedicated to sustainability as a way of life, and in 2013 was recognized with a Triangle Commercial Real Estate Women (TCREW) Champion Award in the Green and Sustainability category, as well as named a top three “green” Triangle business by Raleigh Downtowner Magazine. As always, Mims Distributing advocates for drinking in moderation. For more information, visit http://mimsdistributing.com.
About SPCA of Wake County:
Founded in Raleigh in 1967, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) of Wake County is dedicated to creating a more humane community where every adoptable animal has a home. Each year the SPCA rehomes over 3,000 animals through its innovative adoption programs. The mission statement of the SPCA remains as relevant now as it was when it was written in 1967: To protect, shelter and promote the adoption of homeless animals; to provide education about responsible pet ownership and to reduce pet overpopulation through spay/neuter programs. The SPCA of Wake County is a local, independent, non-profit organization that receives no government funding or tax dollars. We rely almost entirely on private donations to fund our annual operating budget of $2.4 million. The SPCA of Wake County is not affiliated with, nor do we receive funding from the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals).