3 Cheers for Charity!
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Something very cool happens each and every Thursday at your neighborhood Big Dog's... When you purchase a Big Dog's Brew each Thursday, you not only receive a delicious, award-winning hand crafted beer to enjoy, but you also receive a wooded Big Dog's Brewing Co. token.
What in the world is the Wooden Nickel for? Every Thursday at your neighborhood Big Dog’s, we celebrate 3 Cheers for Charity! For each Big Dog’s Brew you buy, Big Dog’s will donate 25¢ to a charity of your choice. As you enjoy your Big Dog’s Brew, we give you a wooden nickel for each beer you buy throughout the day and night, every Thursday. Each token represents a 25¢ donation. At each entrance, you will see a wooden box at each door. Each box has 3 slots, one for each of our featured charities.
The featured charities will change from time to time. All are good causes worthy of your support. It’s easy - on your way out the door, just place the tokens you’ve received in the wooden box in the slot designated for your charity of choice. We’ll take care of the rest.
Our current featured charities:
SLOT 1: Patrick Kelley
It is the Patrick Kelley Youth Foundation's goal to help under-privileged children through the Las Vegas Valley. We provide incentives to children who have achieved their goals. Common goals that PKYF sets for individual children are good grades, citizenship and school
attendance. Children who meet these goals receive a new bicycle and helmet. It is our goal to touch at least 300 elementary students in 2016. In addition to rewarding the elementary children, we want to fund at least (2) $20,000 scholarships for deserving high school seniors.
SLOT 2: Three Square
The vision of Three Square is simple: No one in our community should be hungry. By bringing together the resources, experience and passion of the people and businesses of Southern Nevada, we can make sure no one has to. We provide bakery, produce, dairy, non-perishable products and ready-to-eat meals to non-profit and faith-based organizations. We also facilitate childhood and senior nutrition programs. Three Square is a community collaborative partnership with the gaming industry, businesses, non-profit agencies, food distributors, UNLV, the CCSD, governmental entities, the media and hundreds of volunteers to efficiently and effectively serve hope to the hungry.
SLOT 3: Streetdogz
Our mission is to ensure that no pet is surrendered due to lack of resources on the part of their human. In 2015, Southern Nevada was the home of 7,509 homeless people. Our rate of homelessness was 30.8% greater than the National average. Additionally, nearly half of our homeless population lives unsheltered – that is 20% greater than the rest of the nation. With such drastic rates of homelessness, we are compelled to do what we can. We understand that the homeless epidemic will not end overnight but hope that we can fill the day’s journey with just a bit lighter. Many of the efforts in place to combat pet homelessness involve spaying & neutering, fostering & shelters. We sought a different solution, a more preventative approach to ensure that pets are not surrendered in the first place. We strive to provide assistance to pets of homeless and those in need by offering food & supply distribution, assisting with the funding of spaying & neutering of pets, meeting the needs of special food diets, medications, and vaccinations, and working to provide temporary housing for pets. In addition to offering material support, we find that our efforts to help humans care for their companions offer a sense of dignity, comfort, and hope.
See you on Thursday!
Charity lineup subject to change.
Have a bonafide charity that would like to benefit from the 3 Cheers program? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.