King Juice Company, Inc., Milwaukee, Wisc., proud producer of Calypso-flavored Lemonades, Limeades and Teamonades, has announced a partnership with Lemons of Love (LOL), Des Plaines, Ill., a charity organization that delivers Chemo Care Packages to cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy treatment. LOL was founded by Jill Swanson, a cancer survivor who underwent chemotherapy treatment in 2014. Lemons of Love’s care bags are hand made by volunteer stitchers and contain special products that were essential in Swanson’s healing during her own cancer treatments, the company says.
Beverage companies partner with World Food Programme
April 27, 2015
Food and beverage companies continue to show their philanthropic sides through donations to disaster relief and humanitarian efforts to support victims of the Nepal-area earthquake on Saturday, April 25.
Special-edition boxes urge consumers to support the cause
December 16, 2014
Salada Tea has partnered with the American Cancer Society to help the fight against cancer. As part of the partnership, Salada Tea donated $25,000 to the organization and is promoting awareness of its cancer research, education and prevention mission with special-edition packaging and inserts in all Salada Tea products.
Proceeds of wine purchase benefit Kershaw’s Challenge
November 18, 2014
OneHope Wine, Los Angeles, announced the launch of its Clayton Kershaw Signature Series varietal. This wine program was created to give influencers a platform to be used for a positive purpose, the company says.
Italian beer brand named official beer of Eat (Red). Drink (Red). Save Lives.
June 2, 2014
Peroni Nastro Azzurro, an Italian beer brand of London-based SABMiller plc, is teaming up with AIDS charity (Red) as the official beer of Eat (Red). Drink (Red). Save Lives. The new (Red) campaign, which runs through June 10, is led by chef Mario Batali and butcher and meat purveyor Pat LaFrieda to raise money and awareness to fight AIDS. Peroni will provide support at a number of participating restaurants and bars across the country during the campaign.
Starbucks Coffee Co., Seattle, introduced a new community model in the neighborhoods of Harlem, N.Y., and Crenshaw, Calif., where community organizations will share in the profits of a store in each community. Starbucks will donate a minimum of $100,000 to a local community organization for the first year of the partnership as it assesses the success of the program and gathers learning in hopes of creating a new type of corporate engagement in communities, the company says.
As a hip-hop artist and actor, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson is no stranger to collaborations. However, Jackson’s latest collaboration does not involve celebrities, but Pure Growth Partners, a New York City-based company that conceives and markets consumer brands with a philanthropic component.
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