As summer comes to a close, United Ways across the country are preparing for their upcoming campaign season. From creative themes and giveaways to donor and volunteer engagement, I am always excited to see what United Ways are going to do each year for their campaign kickoff.
The community of Asheville, North Carolina will be raising their glasses during this year’s campaign kickoff. United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County (Asheville, North Carolina) partnered with Asheville Brewing Company for a benefit beer, and they will be holding a United Way Benefit Beer Release Party & Campaign Kickoff to energize their community.
A beer was crafted that will be available for a limited time and $1 of each pint sold will benefit the work of United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County in the areas of education, income, and health. For $5, community members can attend the party, which includes appetizers and a drink ticket, and for $10, community members also get a souvenir pint glass.
This is a great way to encourage people to attend your campaign kickoff, while also raising funds and making a difference in the community!
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We wish your United Way luck as you prepare for campaign season and hope your campaign kickoff is a success!