Category Archives: Charity

Tastes of SF: This is Restaurant Week!

Foodies unite! Need a good excuse to visit San Francisco in January? Then check out the magnificent list of culinary delights that will be featured as part of the annual SF Restaurant Week January 20-31th.

Find out more about participating restaurants that are serving 2 and 3 course lunch and dinner menus sampling from a selection of 25 different cuisines. Another special deal during SF Restaurant Week, when you eat at 4 or more participating restaurants, make a qualifying post on the Facebook event page, and you will be eligible to win 12 – $100 gift certificates to different restaurants in the City. RSVP on Facebook right now!

Your gastronomical endeavors benefit the
50 Fund charitable organization so go BIG!


Help Humanitas Wines with Soles4Souls: Clothes4Souls Coat Distribution on Sat Dec 5th

Humanitas Wines is partnering with Soles4Souls on both a regional shoe collection drive and national fundraising campaign this holiday season.

Humanitas, part of The Good Life Wine Collective along with sister wineries Jessup Cellars and Handwritten, will use the family-owned wine group’s dry goods storage building in southern Napa to house the shoes prior to national and international distribution. Visit the Soles4Souls: Napa Valley Shoe Drive Facebook page to learn more and get a list of local drop-off sites.

In addition to the shoe drive, Humanitas Wines is also partnering with Soles4Souls’ Clothes4Souls division to distribute 1,200 brand new coats donated from Macy’s to Lake County Fire Victims at a Holiday Party on Saturday, December 5 from 1pm to 4pm at the Middletown Lions Club (15399 Central Park Road). The afternoon includes a visit from Santa, treats, and craft activities.

Mix your wine with charity this weekend!

bless1If you aren’t feeling the pull, like I am, to the Sierra Nevadas this weekend (see The Big Crush), then perhaps you can enjoy some local sips to support worthy North Bay causes?

On Saturday October 3rd you can Raise the Roof  along with an assortment of farmers, wineries, restaurants, hoteliers, insurance agents, realtors, event planners, civic leaders, local law and fire department personnel, and many other local Sonoma County businesses.   Proceeds go to help victims of the recent Valley fire in Lake County.

roof2Attend the event and participate in the silent auction while enjoying delectable wines from the most sought after wineries and sensational bites from featured chefs including Dustin Valette, Duskie Estes, Guy Fieri, Nicolai Lipscomb to name a few. Tickets are $100 pre-sale or $125 at the Sonoma Jet Center doors in Santa Rosa.

On Sunday, October 4th is the 15th Annual Blessing of the Animals at St. Francis Winery. Bring your best furry friend to the Winery to be blessed and spend the afternoon helping raise money for the Sonoma Humane Society.

Admission is FREE! Winery Dog of the Year Contest entry is $10. Wines by glass, raffle tickets, silent auction all contribute to funds raised for animals in need.