Sun King is invested in giving back to the Indianapolis community we share with our loyal fans and friends. As always, we stay true to a variety of causes,
good beer and active community involvement. Each month, on top of our already famous donation jar givebacks, we have revamped our #GiveBackThursday
initiative. This year, a new organization will receive $1 back from every growler fill, every Thursday of the month. On top of that, on two Thursdays
a month, our selected partners will activate our tasting room with a mission-focused activity and receive $1 from every pint sold in our taproom that
evening. This month, we’re highlighting School on Wheels.
School on Wheels provides one-on-one tutoring and educational advocacy to school-aged children impacted by homelessness. Their vision is to break the cycle
of homelessness for these children by equipping their entire family with the educational tools necessary to achieve success in life.
Join School on Wheels for a #SharetheLoveIndy Encouragement night at Sun King on Thursday, February 8 from 5-7:30 pm. Homelessness is hard at any age.
While School on Wheels tutors and staff offer support to all their kiddos during the tutoring hour, additional inspiration goes a long way. Bring positive
thoughts and words of encouragement, and we’ll provide the art supplies. You’ll have the opportunity to write notes of affirmation that will be placed
in kids’ backpacks and be handed out during tutoring. You can also make Valentines to give to your friends and family while you learn more about how
YOU can help break the cycle of homelessness through education.
Thursday, February 22 School on Wheels, in partnership with Half Full Nelson, (link to hfnelson.com) will bring a Virtual Reality exhibit to Sun King that
lets you experience one homeless child’s after-school routine. Callie, a first grader and School on Wheels student, will take you on a tour of what
she does the moment she steps off the bus until it’s lights out at her shelter. Callie’s reality is something over 5,000 children in Marion County
experience each year, and School on Wheels will give you ways you can help them break the cycle of homelessness through education.
February Donation Jars
Each month, both of our downtown and Fishers tasting rooms highlight different organizations to benefit from the donation jars at each location. Instead
of taking tips, we wanted to give our great fans the opportunity to invest in the betterment of the Indianapolis community while quenching their thirst
for beer, because, without the Indianapolis community, we don’t know where we would be today.
Throughout February, Child Advocates and Outreach Inc will benefit from our downtown locations donation jars. At our Fishers location, Food Rescue and
Prevail will benefit. A further description for each organization can be found below. Come share a beer with us and these amazing organizations this
Indy Donation Feb. 1st-15th (Child Advocates)
Child Advocates, formerly known as the Guardian Ad Litem Project, was founded by the Indianapolis Section of the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW)
in 1982, because NCJW and the courts recognized the need for abused and neglected children to have independent representation. In 1988, NCJW turned
over the Guardian Ad Litem Project to the Indianapolis Legal Aid Society. In 1982 the project was incorporated as Child Advocates, Inc. and became
a stand-alone agency.Child advocates number one goal is to provide independent, child-focused representation to every child who has suffered abuse
and/or neglect. Child Advocates is the only agency to hold contract with the Indianapolis Juvenile Court to provide this service.
Fishers Donation Feb. 1st-15th (Food Rescue)
Prior generations are responsible for the current mindsets and policies regarding food waste in America. Food Rescue believes the best hope to solve the
food waste crisis, (the crisis of having an abundance while ignoring those in need and potential environmental damage caused by food waste) is to engage
future generations through education and leadership development. Our K-12 Food Rescue Program in 500 schools addresses the estimated 1 billion Unwanted,
Unpeeled, and Unwrapped food items wasted annually in America, and simultaneously engages students to lead us out of the mess through our Student Leader Entrepreneurial Initiative,
or S.L.E.I. for short. (Pronounced SLAY). Food Rescue is actively seeking High School student leaders to become the face of the school food waste issue,
and subsequently lead our country into a new mindset. Food is not trash!
Indy Donation Feb. 16th-End of month (Outreach Inc.)
Outreach is a faith-based nonprofit organization in Indianapolis, Indiana, that reaches out to homeless young men and women (14-24) with the compassion
of Jesus Christ. Their goal is to equip and empower these at-risk young people to achieve stability and life transformation.Homeless youth come to
Outreach when they have hit rock bottom. Abandoned, abused, and forgotten, they live on friends’ couches, in shelters, hotel rooms, abandoned buildings,
even the street. Many hope they can just make it to tomorrow, much less dream about graduating from high school or going to college. They are isolated,
alone, and at a crossroads.
Fishers Donation Feb. 16th-End of month (Prevail)
Prevail, Inc. educates and engages the community to prevent crime and abuse while helping restore the lives of those who have been affected. Our community
is safe; however, when crime and abuse occur, our response is compassionate and restorative. Prevail believes in the power of education, awareness
and empowerment. With integrity and leadership, Prevail sets out to carry out its mission.
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