Frederick Beer Week gives back.

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One of the things I love about the craft beer industry is their philanthropic nature.  Breweries and craft beer centric events almost always give a portion of the proceeds to one or multiple non-profit organizations.  The Frederick Beer Week board of directors is no exception. While they are responsible for coordinating and planning the great events attended during Frederick Beer Week, they also raise a lot of money for non-profits.  In fact, they have raised more than $13,000 to date.

This year's beneficiaries are Goodwill Industries of Monocacy Valley and Team Rubicon.  Each organization will recieve a $3,000 donation during a ceremony at JoJo’s Restaurant this Wednesday, June 19, 2013 starting at 5:30 PM.

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Frederick, MD - The Frederick Beer Week board of directors proudly announces that this year’s Beer Week raised $3000.00 for each of this year’s co-beneficiaries; Goodwill Industries of Monocacy Valley and Team Rubicon. These non-profit organizations will be presented with their checks at a public ceremony at JoJo’s Restaurant and Taphouse in downtown Frederick on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 starting at 5:30 PM. Founded in the autumn of 2010, Frederick Beer Week was designed to be a celebration of local craft beer. Each year, the Frederick Beer Week board of directors contributes proceeds from premier, beer-centric events to at least one organization striving to make a positive impact on our community. To date, Frederick Beer Week events have raised more than $13,000 for local nonprofits. For the first time in Frederick Beer Week’s history, the board has selected two beneficiaries. Goodwill Industries of Monocacy Valley is a non-profit organization that believes in giving people “a hand up, not a hand out.” Since 1969, Goodwill’s mission has been to “create hope, jobs and futures in our community” by providing free job training and placement programs for individuals with disabilities and vocational disadvantages. Used goods donations play a pivotal role in Goodwill’s ability to fulfill their mission. Goodwill collects donated clothing and household goods, and then sells those items in their Retail Store & Donation Centers throughout Frederick and Carroll Counties. Created in January 2010, Team Rubicon has impacted thousands of lives – in Haiti, Chile, Burma, Pakistan, Sudan, and here at home, in Vermont, Maryland, Missouri, and Alabama. TR reaches victims outside the scope of where traditional aid organizations venture; victims on the fringe. TR is a disaster relief organization and a veteran-focused enterprise. It is a new paradigm in disaster response while redefining the meaning of veteran reintegration into society. Hundreds of US military veterans, many returning home after fighting ten years of war, find a renewed sense of purpose for their skills and experiences through TR. For more information about next year’s Frederick Beer Week events, or the organization, please visit or contact Kevin Smith, president emeritus of Frederick Beer Week

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