Sugarlands Distilling Company to disperse $60,000 among 12 elected non-profit organizations during ‘Year of Giving’ campaign.
Gatlinburg, Tenn. (PRWEB) February 03, 2015 — The votes have been cast, counted, and the results are in. Twelve non-profit organizations from across the U.S. have been chosen by the public to receive $5,000 each from Sugarlands Distilling Company MoonShare program.
Members of the public were able to show support for their favorite organizations by voting on Sugarlands Distilling Company’s Facebook page from Jan. 1 to Jan. 31. In total, nearly 100,000 votes were cast, and twelve deserving recipients were chosen.
“I am so proud of our company and thrilled by the public support the program received,” said Courtney DeLaura, director of the MoonShare program. “The mountain way is to lend a hand, and our company is built on the philosophies of the first families that settled in the area. Through this program, and through our products, we are able to share that philosophy with fans of our moonshine, wherever they are.”
In addition to the monetary award, each of the 12 organizations will be assigned a month to be featured in a “Month to Shine” on Sugarlands Distilling Company’s website and social media platforms to help highlight their cause.
“All of the organizations involved in MoonShare, whether they were awarded money or not, deserve attention and support from the public,” said Jay Miller, public relations coordinator for Sugarlands Distilling Company. “We are happy to highlight the efforts of these groups through the MoonShare program, and we look forward to seeing how they continue to positively influence the lives of others.”
Sugarlands Distilling Company made 2015 its “Year of Giving” by launching MoonShare, a community works program that donates a portion of its proceeds to organizations that positively impact the community.
The mission of the Year of Giving is to provide monetary donations to 12 elected non-profits, one each month. The company will give away $60,000 in grant funds to nonprofits across the U.S in addition to other charitable work.
About Sugarlands Distilling Company
Sugarlands Distilling Company is a producer of craft quality moonshine located in downtown Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Inside the distillery, guests can taste free samples of authentic Sugarlands Shine, take a behind-the-scenes tour of the production, and purchase a variety of moonshine flavors, mountain merchandise, and apparel. To enhance their experience, guests can enjoy live music and book outdoor adventure tours in the Sugarlands, an area of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park historically referred to as “Moonshiners’ Paradise.” The company is East Tennessee-owned, with a focus on bettering the local community through a variety of events and charitable giving. Sugarlands Distilling Company’s phased strategic distribution strategy is supported through a partnership with TAG USA, one of the most respected beverage marketing/sales organizations in the country. Twitter: @SugarlandsShine.