FAIR STATE COOPERATES
In 2016, we launched our community engagement arm, Fair State Cooperates. Each month we partner with a different nonprofit organization, as selected by our Member-Owners. In our partnerships, we raise funds through beer sales, awareness through social media, and involvement through volunteerism. Every time you purchase a CROWLER in the taproom, 10% is donated to the month’s nonprofit partner. When the opportunity exists, a group of Fair State members and patrons gather to volunteer in a way that meets the specific needs of the partner organization.
DONATE YOUR DISCOUNT
Members have asked how they can donate more to our Cooperates partners. Now, anytime you receive a discount, be it Member happy hour or a price break on a CROWLER 3-pack, you can elect to pay full price and donate your discount to the month’s featured nonprofit. Just say “I’d like to donate my discount!”
MARCH’S PARTNER: OPEN ARMS OF MINNESOTA
It’s a simple notion: people who are sick should not be without food. Yet every day people in our community with life-threatening illnesses find themselves unable to shop or cook — and, often, without the support network to help.
That’s where Open Arms comes in. Open Arms of Minnesota is a nonprofit that cooks and delivers free, nutritious meals to people living with life-threatening illnesses in the Twin Cities.
They believe that food is medicine, and their work matters to the health outcomes of their clients. With the help of over 6,000 volunteers, Open Arms will cook and deliver more than 600,000 delicious meals this year to people living with cancer, HIV/AIDS, multiple sclerosis and ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), as well as their caregivers and dependents.
UPCOMING COOPERATES EVENTS:
3/6 – Cooking with Open Arms