Lost Acres sponsoring Giving Tree

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Lost Acres Vineyard, in partnership with four local nonprofit organizations, is introducing its Giving Tree initiative to raise money and awareness for those in need this holiday season.

For every bottle of wine purchased this December, Lost Acres Vineyard will donate $1 to a local nonprofit. At no extra cost, customers can stock up on holiday wine and know that they are giving back to the community at the same time.

As an added twist, customers will decide which organization will receive their dollars. All month long, each bottle of Lost Acres wine purchased will earn customers a Token of Gratitude (conveniently in the form of a token) to deposit in the gift box of one of the featured nonprofits. At the end of the month, Lost Acres Vineyard will make donations to all four organizations, reflective of the number of tokens in each box.

Lost Acres Vineyard has carefully selected four organizations that will provide aid to veterans, the food-insecure, those going through health crises and homeless animals in our community. Vineyard customers will have the choice of giving their token to Fresh Access of Granby, One Call Away of Southwick, Bandit’s Place of East Hartland, VetDogs Puppy Prison Program of Somers or, of course, to all four.

Fresh Access donates more than six tons of healthy produce raised by Holcomb Farm to more than 1000 people. Working with partner organizations, Fresh Access serves food-insecure individuals and families who have trouble affording or accessing healthy food and individuals and families who are struggling with a health crisis.

One Call Away is a PTSD support network that aids in the prevention of veteran suicide. One Call Away provides a hotline to receive calls from veterans in distress as well as direct financial support when needed.

Bandit’s Place is dedicated to rescuing homeless pets and placing them in loving, forever homes. According to founder Liz Bennett, “It matters not where they’ve come from, but it matters greatly where they go.”

Inmates at Somers Correctional Institute are raising and training puppies that will work as service dogs for wounded veterans. Each weekend, puppies go home with volunteers who socialize them to the world outside of prison. When the dogs are ready, VetDogs places these highly skilled service and guide dogs with veterans with physical injuries, PTSD, vision and hearing loss and seizures.

Lost Acres Vineyard looks forward to working with its customers and partner organizations to show gratitude and give back to the community this December. For more information visit lostacresvineyard.com