In an effort to better help our community in a time of need, we at High Street Wine Co wanted to create a program that gave help where it was needed most. With the closing of bars and little money coming in, we thought the best way to keep our team employed and serving others was to design a wine program that could effectively build in hours with local nonprofits and community services. Furthermore, the program could also directly raise money and awareness for each nonprofit and at the same time fill vacant volunteering positions. If we sell enough wine, we can keep more of our team employed and send them to do good work in the community. The world may not need bars right now, but it does need help in so many other areas–like hospitals, homeless shelters, food banks, hospice care facilities, and crisis centers. So, for every wine pack or wine class you purchase, you’ll be helping us support our community and, at check-out, you’ll get to choose which organization you’d like to support. If you want to match our labor contributions to pay our staff to take more time to volunteer in the community, you can do that online as well!
“SA Hope Center exists to offer grace-filled mentoring and programs to empower individuals and families experiencing crisis and/or poverty to become sustainable.
From 2001, until 2014, SA Hope Center provided one of the cities largest food pantries, as well as a children’s ministry, Bible studies and more. In 2014, SA Hope Center took a shift in its program focus to become relationally based and focused on addressing the root causes of generational poverty.”
“OUR MISSION: Promote the dignity and independence of seniors who are in need of nutritious meals,companionship, and Alzheimer’s care.
Eliminate hunger, alleviate isolation, and foster independence among seniors, in partnership with volunteers and the community. Nourishing lives, Enabling independence, Caring for our
“The mission of West Avenue Compassion is to meet the immediate needs of our community while furnishing them the tools to MOVE FORWARD. West Avenue Compassion started within its neighborhood. We asked the community what it needed and formed an organization to provide more than just immediate assistance. WAC offers programs to further develop its impact on the those around us so that they may stand proud on their own two feet and move forward! We’ve consistently grown since then, all thanks to the helping hands of this amazing community! Our amazing team of regulars and part-time volunteers are committed to helping others. We help foster healthy families and create a stable environment for both the families and our entire community. Volunteer opportunities include: food pantry, clothing pantry, various targeted projects in the community.”
“Our focus is for clients to
have food for today but to also have the resources to be self-sufficient in the future.
Fighting hunger is our number one priority but we also serve to educate and provide assistance in many other ways. We achieve this through our variety of programs
and resources available to families, individuals, seniors, children, and military members in need.”
DONATION DROP OFF INITIATIVE
For the best use of our space and for the needs of our community, we are transforming our bar into a donation drop off. Our community has many needs, and we want to serve our community in the best way that we know how. Below, are a list of acceptable items for donation that High Street Wine Co. will be delivering to our nonprofit partners. And, to kick start the program, we are going to be giving away Pearl beer to anyone who drops a donation from the approved list. After all, generosity should be rewarded.
We do need to make clear that we are not a nonprofit ourselves, just partnering with other nonprofits. Purchasing each wine pack will not be tax deductible, but it will come from the goodness of your spirit. However, with the money gained through these wine packs, we will be able to fund nonprofit and community service labor into our greater community. Everyone is encouraged to donate to our nonprofit partners seperately or to volunteer their own time when possible.
Collections begin on Thursday, 07.23.20, and the following items are being accepted:
•CLOTHING (clean): like new or gently used mens’ and womens’ clothing, socks, underwear, shoes, slippers, long johns, gloves, scarves, hats, coats, masks, bras, blankets, sheets, twin size plastic mattress covers, standard size plastic pillow covers.
•TOILETRIES & BATH ITEMS (especially travel size or from hotels): soap, shampoos & conditioner, lotion, brush, comb, nail clippers, toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, mouthwash, hand sanitizer, wet wipes, body wash, deodorant, hand soap, toilet paper, clean towels & washcloths, feminine hygiene items, razors, shaving creme, diapers, baby wipes, kleenex.
•NON-PERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS: canned goods, dried goods, instant soup, instant coffee & hot chocolate, tea, spices, snack foods, paper plates, disposable food utensils.
•SCHOOL/OFFICE SUPPLIES: pencils, markers, crayons, paints & paint brushes, art sets, rulers, chalk, notebooks/pads, sketchbooks, loose leaf paper, erasers, like new backpacks, flash cards, pencil pouches/boxes, Fiskar scissors, glue sticks, 8oz glue bottles, Play-doh, trapper keepers, tactile learning items, magnetic letters and numbers, word-flash cards, reading supplies (especially books for different reading ages), mathematics supplies (blocks, ten-frames, cubes, fractions & decimals blocks, money sets, base ten sets, geometrical shapes, compass, protractor) and science supplies (magnifying glass, eye dropper, measuring cups, magnets, tweezers, scale).
•FIRST AID KITS/ITEMS: bandaids, antibiotic ointment, cortisone creme, antifungal creme, bandages, medical tape, cotton swabs, aspirin, OTC antihistamines, antidiarrheal, cotton swabs, alcohol, hydrogen peroxide.
•CLEANING SUPPLIES: all purpose cleaner, toilet bowl cleaner, floor cleaner, disinfectant wipes, disposable gloves, paper towels, plastic spray bottles, bleach.
•MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS: new or like new toys (especially in the box), ear buds, old unlocked cell phones (restored to factory settings), reusable water bottles, batteries, reading glasses, reusable grocery bags, duffle bags, gift cards, garden gloves, heavy duty rake, yard waste bags.