Buy Beer, Do Good: The City Wide Pils Scholarship Fund
Throughout the year, hard-working individuals, organizations and startups benefit from your beer purchases—assuming you’ve been buying City Wide Pils. That’s because a portion of each purchase is donated to a scholarship fund that’s dedicated to helping St. Louis’ small business community grow in programs and connections.
The initiative from 4 Hands Brewing Company has just awarded three finalists for this quarter: My 180 Youth Program, Uke Go Girl and City Rec Allstarz. They were chosen through Nebula, a Cherokee Street workspace incubator.
The next winner will be selected by another workspace incubator, CIC St. Louis; previously, TechArtista had the honor of determining who would receive the scholarship. That winner was Edo Rosenblith, an artist chosen through a contest to redesign the iconic pyramids at the heart of TechArtista’s building in the Central West End.
City Wide Pils was added to 4 Hands’ City Wide program and portfolio in the spring of 2017. It joined City Wide American Pale Ale, which has a similar giveback program that benefits nonprofits. To date, the craft brewer has distributed upwards of $185,000.
“It’s important to us to contribute to our community,” says 4 Hands President Kevin Lemp, “and the City Wide Pils scholarship gives us the opportunity to connect directly to individuals whose ideas can help our city grow in programs and connection.”
Featured image courtesy of Nebula.
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