GIVING BACK

To show our appreciation and support for the communities where our beer is sold, we’re partnering with like-minded non-profit organizations to present a month of service projects throughout our distribution footprint. Each non-profit will receive a $2,500 donation to support their efforts, and a limited number of volunteers at each of our partner events will receive a thank-you gift from GLBC. To learn more about the Month of Service event in your area and how you can get involved, contact your city’s partner organization from the list below. Stay tuned to this page and follow us on social media to see how our family of employees spreads good vibes year-round.

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Alliance for the Great Lakes
1000 North Lakeshore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60611
United States
Great Lakes Brewing Company and Alliance for the Great Lakes celebrated three years of partnership this April. Thirty-five volunteers braved the rain to remove trash and debris from the beach along Oak Street.
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Buffalo Niagara River Keepers
40 Different Sites
Buffalo, NY 14200
United States
Volunteers did a shoreline sweep to remove trash on the Buffalo waterways and lakes. A total of 15 bags of trash were collected and 90 trees were planted along the trail.
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Casey Trees
2400 15th St NW
Washington, DC 20008
United States
At this unique service event, volunteers broke into groups to survey the trees in the area. Their duties included documenting tree species and measuring their height, diameter of the trunk, and width of the crown.
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Clean Ocean Action
Several beaches across NJ
Highlands, NJ 07732
United States
Volunteers participated in beach sweeps, cleaning up the beaches in New Jersey. After the work was over, they were invited out for a GLBC brew, with $1 per pint purchased being donated back to the Clean Ocean Action to continue the great work they do!
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Cleveland Metroparks
4101 Fulton Pkwy
Cleveland, OH 44144
United States
There were a total of 31 volunteers who came out to clean up at Wendy Park. Volunteers removed 200 pounds of trash and debris in two hours.
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Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association
Cascadilla St (Beaver Marsh)
Durham, NC 27704
United States
Volunteers did a land and creek based clean-up at Beaver Marsh. A report from our friends at Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association relayed “The weather was perfect, the cleanup was effective, the volunteers were happy, and the beer was cold!”
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Flint Kids
6702 N. Dort Highway (Greater Holy Temple Church)
Flint, MI 48505
United States
Volunteers gathered at a local church serving as a point of relief for residents during the Flint water crisis. Volunteers worked to load bottled water into cars for Flint residents.
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Friends of Sandusky Greenhouse
601 Franklin St
Sandusky, OH 44870
United States
Voluneers took part in the Go Green Celebration, which included an educational piece followed by a ceremonial tree planting. Keep an eye out for more tree planting in the Sandusky parks in the coming months!
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Friends of the Mississippi River
36th St. & West River Parkway
Minneapolis, MN 55406
United States
Volunteers participated in the Minneapolis Earth Day clean-up, removing trash and debris from the park. A total of 75 volunteers came out to make this event a success!
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Friends of the Riverfront
1350 River Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
United States
The third year partnership event with Friends of the Riverfront proved to be a huge success as volunteers did a clean-up of the Three Rivers Heritage Trail. The group was hard at work doing tree maintenance, planting flower bulbs, and removed over 8 tons of trash!
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Green Columbus
160 N High St
Columbus, OH 43215
United States
Volunteers partook in the Earth Day Columbus 2016 Branch-Out Celebration. Their work involved tree planting and litter removal.
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Keep Cincinnati Beautiful
2121 Hatmaker St. (Hatmaker Park)
Cincinnati, OH 45204
United States
As part of Keep Cincinnati Beautiful’s Spring Neighborhood Enhancement Program, volunteers came out to clean up the Price Hill neighborhood. Their efforts cleared 4 dumpsters worth of trash and debris as well as 150 tires.
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River Alliance of Wisconsin
201 W.Water St
Cambridge, WI 53523
United States
River Alliance of Wisconsin, Great Lakes Brewing Company, and their volunteers all bundled up to participate in this clean up. Volunteers worked to clear the Koshkonong Creek of debris and trash so that it is navigable for paddle craft.
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Roxborough Dog Park
4125 Mitchell St
Philadelphia, PA 19128
United States
Volunteers came out to groom the dog park, removing trash and raking the ground to get it ready for the pups to play in all summer long.
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