Turning Beer into Soup.
The “Pint for a Purpose” charity initiative, in partnership with local breweries and Leo District 410A of the Lions Club International, has received a fantastic response from our loyal Beer lovers and partner breweries.
Seven local breweries have come forward in support of our initiative and the community in donating kegs of beer. Our Beer lovers have risen to the occasion and have purchased these awesome beers from our dedicated “Pint for a Purpose” Tap. Beerhouse in turn donates 100% of profit to a cause selected by the Leos.
We at Beerhouse are proud to be a business that is conscientious about its environment and the community and with the support of our loyal customers, wish to give back and support a worthy cause.
Our partner breweries so far; Cape Brewing Company ( Paarl), Apollo Brewing ( Gordons Bay), Lakeside Beer Works (Kommetjie), Ukhamba Brewing(Woodstock), Woodstock Brewery ( Woodstock), Agar’s Brewery (Kaya Sands- JHB) and Smack Republic! ( Maboneng- JHB) have stepped up and helped us raise our first round.
Our first donation went to a Soup Kitchen at the District 6 Haven shelter in Woodstock. This is a first phase shelter that houses about 70 people with the aim that the residents will develop themselves and move out into their own place or go to a phase 2 shelter. They have their own veggie garden. They sleep in old bunk beds, look after their beds and toilets and mostly eat just vegetables and stale bread.
The Pint for Purpose team visited District 6 Haven Shelter on Sunday the 12th September with enough ingredients purchased with cash that was raised by Cape Brewing Company’s donation to make a lunch of soup, bread and fruit and dinner for the whole shelter.
Beerhouse staff helped prepare the soup in the shelter’s kitchen. “The absolutely lovely people staying at this shelter were extremely grateful to the Leos and Beerhouse,” enthused Janine Van Wulven, Beerhouse Tapster who heads up this initiative.
Deon van Wulven, Leo District President said, “It was great to have a budget large enough to enable us to buy the extra luxuries that we don’t normally include in our soup project, for example the 7kg of meat was definitely a hit.”
Candice Rollings, Beerhouse staff, said, “I have done charity events before but nothing as satisfying as this. The people were so grateful and it made my day.”
We call upon our Breweries and suppliers to support us in this project. All donations are welcome. We will pull the levers and action our collective good will. The modern world has left behind the sense of community and replaced it with selfish consumerism. We at Beerhouse offer you the opportunity to throw off that shackle. Drink a delicious beer and contribute to the well-being and good will of the community
Through the love of beer we are looking to mobilize the community and raise not only funds but awareness and a sense of community outside our yellow walls.
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