We’ve had an overwhelming response to our $100K in 100 Days initiative. To summarize:
We have set a goal to help organizations doing good work in our neighborhood, City, and State raise $100,000 in the first 100 days of operation at our new barrel-aging and souring facility, The Garage, set to open in September.
The application process has officially closed, but we have started scheduling events for some wonderful non-profits. We wanted to share the good work of these 19 organizations (and counting) that we will be donating our space, and beer, and time to. Click on an image to be taken to the organization’s website, or scroll down to read more on each organization. We’re looking forward to working with even more organizations in the coming months, so stay tuned!
The Organizations (So Far)
- The Shirlock Foundation is focused on helping families of college students battling cancer with the financial burden incurred. The foundations name honors Georgia Tech Student, Jonathan Shirlock, who was lost to Leukemia in 2006. Jonathan’s passing motivated his friends to start a fund for students in similar situations “so that something good could result from the sorrow of his loss”.
- Bearings Bike Shop provides the youth in West Atlanta with a safe and positive environment to thrive in. Teaching our kids how to fix, and maintain bikes allows them to learn a trade, while building character that will help them be successful.
- In 2014, the CDC reported that 58.9% of youth in Georgia do not have access to exercise equipment. Urban Perform strives to provide a pathway to a healthy lifestyle for those who don’t have the funds or access to a gym. They provide free access to children under 18, and a very low fee to others attempting to allow all people the chance to work out.
- BeLoved has decided to confront the human trafficking problem in Atlanta head-on. BeLoved Atlanta provides a two-year recovery program for women to escape sexual exploitation and rebuild their lives.
- Good Sam gives low income families high quality health care for affordable prices. General medical care, dental, mental health, social services, and health education are all available to affected Atlanta residents.
- The Midtown Assistance Center is focused on helping our local community in crisis. Providing a food pantry, transportation, even Georgia ID cards for employment are among the many services that the Midtown Assistance Center provides to help people get back on their feet.
- With a focus on the Pittsburg and Adair Park neighborhoods, BluePrint58 wants to foster a healthy community by mentoring at local schools, and promoting healthy living.
- Headquartered here in Atlanta, The American Cancer Society assists those affected by cancer, The society educates, funds research, and provide support to those not only in Atlanta, but also around the world.
- The Urban Arts Alliance is focused on blending the art and culture of the East Point area, with businesses to benefit the local community.
- Since 2003, The Atlanta Police Foundation works to fund high priority projects that enhance the City of Atlanta’s ability to fight and prevent crime. This organization supports the Mayor, the Chief of Police, and the Atlanta Police Department helping the city stay safe as it continues to grow.
- WeCycle is a non-profit bike shop in Atlanta that provides learning opportunities to maintain bicycles as well promoting healthy lifestyles.
- Susan G. Komen is helping those affected by breast cancer. Providing breast cancer services at home for those who cannot afford treatment, as well as funding research to find cures, the Susan G. Komen organization is making a difference in Atlanta.
- Paint Love offers free “transformational art workshops” that focus on people affected by poverty and trauma. Artists work to promote self-esteem, acceptance, and emotional healing throughout the Atlanta area.
- The Southern Center for Human Rights is an advocate for equality, justice, and dignity in the criminal justice system, specifically in the Southern United States. Focused on representing people of color, the poor, and other marginalized groups, SCHR’s mission is to end mass incarceration, capital punishment, and other criminal justice practices.
- In an attempt to stabilize Southwest Atlanta, Committed To Communities works to renovate and showcase Atlanta neighborhoods. They also strive to educate the community on the benefits of being a homeowner.
- PAWkids is focused on helping parents in the Grove Park area, raise their kids with a strong sense of community and spirituality. They help their neighborhood by supporting families and leaving an “imprint” on their youth.
- The Christmas season is a sensitive time of the year for families in need. Since 1972, The Empty Stocking Fund helps keep the Christmas spirit alive by providing gifts for underprivileged children in the Atlanta area.
- Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta works to save and change the lives of children and teens, especially those who need us most, by providing a safe, positive, and engaging environment and programs that prepare and inspire them to achieve Great Futures.