We felt that in years past we were sending off a lot of wine but not making the significant impact we were hoping for. That's why in late 2014 we decided to change our method of giving.
Instead of maintaining our status quo of reacting to donation requests and giving a case here or a few bottles there, we decided to get proactive. We wanted to provide a large-scale donation that would acheive a specific goal for a local organization, and really commit to that cause. We have since committed to three: Tour de Paso, GleanSLO & must! Charities. By selling "Mystery Cases" of wine we were able to raise a total of $25,200 for these organizations over the last year and a half. Thank you to all of our customers for helping us reach this goal - you're the people who were really behind this!
More information about these wonderful organizations and what they did (or are doing) with our donation is available below. If you are a member of an organization that needs support, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know if you think we would be great partners!
ABOUT GLEANSLO | $6,300 in October 2014
Gleaning is the collection of leftover crops, both large and small, from farmers' fields after they have been commercially harvested or from fields where it is not economically profitable to harvest. GleanSLO organizes volunteers to collect these crops and these otherwise neglected produce is collected and distributed by the Food Bank Coalition to our neighbors in need. Over 44,000 San Luis Obispo County residents are served by the Food Bank yearly. Visit their website to learn more
ABOUT MUST! CHARITIES | $10,500 November 2015
must! charities, located in Templeton, CA is dedicated to lessening the effects of poverty by working alongside existing organizations to make a greater, more focused impact through collaboration. must! charities fosters relationships through a blend of expertise, research, and other resources, to empower existing non-profits to make strategic, sustainable change throughout the region. Visit their website to learn more
ABOUT TOUR OF PASO | $8,400 June 2015
Tour of Paso is an annual bike ride that supports the Cancer Support Community, a national non-profit organization that provides support, education and hope to people with cancer and their loved ones. Through participation in professionally led support groups, educational workshops and mind/body classes utilizing the Patient Active Concept, people affected by cancer learn vital skills that enable them to regain control, reduce isolation and restore hope regardless of the stage of disease. Visit their website to learn more