BREWS & BOOKS FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN
Supporting our community has always been a priority, especially when we hear of an immediate need in our neighborhood. The development of the children in our county is incredibly important, so we’re teaming up with Smart Start of Mecklenburg County to make sure that every child 0-5 has access to free books through Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library of Mecklenburg County! We’re encouraging everyone in the beer community to team up with us and help raise funds for this program through our Brews & Books Fundraising Campaign (from now until December 31).
“In 1995, Dolly Parton launched an exciting new effort, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, to benefit the children of her home county in East Tennessee, USA. Dolly’s vision was to foster a love of reading among her county’s preschool children and their families by providing them with the gift of a specially selected book each month. By mailing high quality, age-appropriate books directly to their homes, she wanted children to be excited about books and to feel the magic that books can create. Moreover, she could insure that every child would have books, regardless of their family’s income.”
The local program’s goal (that is coordinated by Smart Start of Mecklenburg County) today is to fully equip children with all the developmental resources they need to be literate and prepared for the future. Dolly’s hope (and ours!) is that every child will become “tomorrow’s most successful and productive citizens.” Our owners and many staff members felt strongly connected to this mission when we heard about the need, so we knew that we had to be a part of giving children access to this program.
It only costs $30 to support one child for an ENTIRE YEAR! We’re supporting the children in our backyard (28205 and 28206), so we’re challenging you to do the same by donating HERE.
You also have two opportunities to support the cause in the tap room:
- Friday, November 10 | 2-10 pm: Brews & Books Kick-Off Event
There will be live music from John Dungan, grub from TIN Kitchen, plenty of tasty beer and an awesome raffle; For every child you support ($30) you’ll receive one entry to a great prize (a night’s stay a local hotel, a gift card for dinner and some other awesome surprises)!
- Monday, December 11 | 4-9 pm: You Drink, We Donate – Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library
For every pint you drink in the tap room, we’ll donate $1 to this amazing organization, helping to provide even more children with access to free books! When doing good is this easy, how could you not help? Of course, TIN Kitchen will be here serving up dinner so you can make an evening of it.