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Here at Tree Brewing, we strongly believe in giving back to the community especially when it's going to a good cause. Our way of showing our support is by donating $2.00 from every $4.00 taproom tasting fee to a variety of thoughtfully chosen charities. We have chosen nine different charities for 2014 with all of the proceeds benefiting local chapters. These organizations have been selected by one or more of our staff members who are directly connected to each of these causes.

Here's what's coming up for 2014...    

 FEBRUARY-MARCH - Okanagan Boys and Girls Club

APRIL- Paws It Forward Dog Rescue- Kelowna

Paws it Forward Dog Rescue is a 100% non-profit organization run entirely by dedicated volunteers who offer their time and resources to house, train, transport and care for rescue dogs in need. The Okanagan-based rescue focuses their efforts on rescuing, rehabilitating and finding loving forever homes for dogs that have been owner surrendered, abused, neglected, abandoned and left in high kill shelters to die. All of their dogs are spayed or neutered, vaccinated and micro-chipped. They are then placed in our loving foster homes until they are adopted. To learn more about Paws it Forward, visit their website at http://www.pawsitforward.org/

MAY- Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of Canada- BC

Volunteers are the heart and soul of the CCFC. Through their efforts, the Foundation funds research projects, provides education programs about IBD for patients, families and the public, and increases awareness of the Foundation and IBD in general.  Local volunteer groups (Chapters, Chapters in Development and Affiliates) hold monthly meetings to plan fundraising, education and awareness activities to further our mission. Volunteers can choose to take on leadership roles in the Chapter, help out as an event volunteer or simply come to the meetings to share their ideas and to gain fellowship and support by spending time with their peers.

The British Columbia/Yukon Region is home to six Chapters and three Affiliates which are locally run volunteer groups.

JUNE - Tree Athlete Ambassador- Evan Guthrie
 For the month of June, we will introduce our first 'Tree Ambassador', Evan Guthrie. Tree Ambassador's are young adults (legal drinking age) aspiring to become professionals in their given sport. These ambassador's have proven results with an amateur status, proven community involvement and are all around good people.
 
Guthrie is an Okanagan-born cross-country mountain bike racer for the Canadian National Team and the Norco Factory Team. The 22-year old already boasts an impressive resume such as competing in the Junior 17-18 year old category in the World Cup and World Championship races and a four-time National Champion in cross-country mountain biking and cyclo-cross. His biggest goal is to compete at the Olympics for Team Canada.
 
Learn more about Evan Guthrie on his website: www.evanguthrie.com

JULY- Axel Merckx Youth Foundation

AUGUST - Rotary Center for the Arts

SEPTEMBER - Multiple Sclerosis Canada

OCTOBER - BC Cancer Foundation- Kelowna

NOVEMBER- DECEMBER - Kelowna Community Food Bank 

Thank you for your continued support of Tree Brewing Company.

Total Donations for 2013....

$9,516

January - Kelowna Community Foodbank
February - Heart and Stroke Foundation
March - Ride to Conquer Cancer
April - Crohn's and Colitis Foundation
May - Rotary
June - Axel Merckx Youth Development Foundation
July - Rotary Centre For the Arts
August - KGH Foundation
September - MS Society of Canada
October - Beer for Breast Cancer - BC Cancer Foundation
November - Prostate Cancer
December - Kelowna Food Bank