STAMFORD, Conn. (July 26, 2017) – Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s iconic community improvement nonprofit organization, today announced it will partner with Goose Island Beer Company on the brewery’s Migration Week Tour. Five partnership grants of $3,500 each will be used for community improvement projects in five cities during Goose Island’s international Migration Week beer and brewers’ tour.
Migration Week brings the popular Goose Island craft beer to more than 25 cities across the country and throughout the world, encouraging friends and patrons to meet their brewers and enjoy their beers. During five of the week-long tour stops, Keep America Beautiful community-based affiliates and partners will conduct community improvement volunteer events. The event locations and tour dates are:
• New York City – GrowNYC, a Keep America Beautiful partner – July 26-30
• Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Keep Philadelphia Beautiful – Aug. 2-6
• Atlanta, Georgia – Keep Atlanta Beautiful – Sept. 6-10
• Milwaukee, Wisconsin – Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful – Sept. 27-Oct. 1
• Indianapolis, Indiana – Keep Indianapolis Beautiful – Oct. 11-15
“Giving back is a huge part of our company philosophy,” said Ken Stout, president, Goose Island Beer Company. “Working with Keep America Beautiful will be a great partnership, as we make stops around the country to share our beers and make a positive impact in our host cities.”
Tapping Keep America Beautiful’s National Affiliate Network, Goose Island will bring people together for various hands-on projects in participating cities. The hands-on volunteer projects will range tree planting initiatives to community cleanups. Specific volunteer event information, including time, date and location will be posted on the Goose Island website for each city. Each event will also include a Goose Island happy hour to reward volunteers for their hard work.
“The work of Keep America Beautiful is more important than ever and the need to grow volunteer service more relevant than ever,” said Helen Lowman, president & CEO of Keep America Beautiful. “Through partnerships like this one with Goose Island, we can encourage and empower Americans of all ages and backgrounds to play an active role in transforming our public spaces into beautiful places.”
Consumers 21 years of age or older can participate. Find more information about projects in participating communities by visiting gooseisland.com/migration-week.
About Keep America Beautiful
Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s iconic community improvement nonprofit organization, inspires and educates people to take action every day to improve and beautify their community environment. Established in 1953, we strive to End Littering, Improve Recycling and Beautify America’s Communities. We believe everyone has a right to live in a clean, green and beautiful community, and shares a responsibility to contribute to that vision.
Behavior change – steeped in education, research and behavioral science – is the cornerstone of Keep America Beautiful. We empower generations of community stewards with volunteer programs, hands-on experiences, curricula, practical advice and other resources to deliver measurable environmental, economic and social benefits. The organization is driven by more than 600 state and local affiliates, millions of volunteers, and the support of corporate partners, social and civic service organizations, academia, municipalities and government officials. Join us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. Donate and take action at kab.org.
About Goose Island Brewing Company
Goose Island Beer Company is Chicago’s original craft beer company. Since 1988, the brewery has thrived on continual innovation and a reliance on quality of ingredients. Goose Island pioneered barrel-aged beer with the renowned Bourbon County Brand Stout which sits alongside the well-balanced and award winning portfolio of beers including: Goose IPA, Goose Four Star Pils and the barrel-aged Saison, Sofie. Access to the largest contiguous hop farm in the U.S., Elk Mountain Farms in northwest Idaho, provides the Goose Island brewers with everything they need to live up to their mantra: We don’t need to be the only beer you drink. We just want to be the best beer you drink. For more information on Goose Island, please visit www.gooseisland.com.