Thanksgiving may be over, but in the craft beer industry, the giving never stops. We notice all sorts of great charity drives and donations from craft breweries all throughout the year. Here are two recent examples.
No-Li raises money for heroic mother and her family
Earlier this month Angel Fiorini, mother of three children, went into her burning house and saved her children’s lives.
Angel sheltered the final child with her body while the house collapsed and burned atop them. Angel and her third daughter both went unconscious in the burning house.
They were both rescued, but with 3rd degree burns and serious lung issues. Last we heard, Angel was in Harborview Hospital in Seattle in ICU. Here’s some original reporting on the story.
No-Li Brewhouse, which has popularized its “Spokane style,” works to make a positive difference in its community all of the time. After this story came out, the brewery worked with The Inlander and the Spokane Community to sell 600 cases of Big Juicy IPA CANS for $25 each in front of its brewery.
The event raised $15,750 in 10 hours. All of that was donated to Angel and her recovery.
Overshores Brewing provides support for teens at-risk
Overshores Brewing, in conjunction with the Jason William Hunt Foundation, promoted Therapeutic Wilderness Awareness during October. The brewery’s participation allowed teens identified as at-risk due to alcohol and or substance abuse and their co-related issues, as well as behavioral dysfunctions. to attend therapeutic wilderness expedition treatment programs. Each brewer had information available and donated based on the October sales of pints of their specially designated beer — Wild Mint Infused Belgian White.
Wilderness expedition treatment programs are developmentally effective in changing lives. Youth at-risk learn to believe in themselves as they are faced with the natural challenges of living in the wilderness for 40 to 80 days while operating within what starts out as a small group of strangers only to become a band of friends. They learn respect for self, respect for others and to accept responsibility for their own actions, teamwork and confidence. With a cost of $500 a day these programs are very expensive.
“Many parents are unaware of these highly effective treatment programs. Some teens do not respond to the traditional one on one clinical one hour weekly sessions. It is our foundation’s mission to help parents become aware and to provide financial assistance as needed” said John Hunt, Executive Director.