It was a cold and blustery night Jan. 11, but that didn’t stop dozens of charitable beer lovers from venturing out to Elmhurst for the Winter 2016 Hops for Humanity event.
Hops for Humanity is a local 501(c)(3) non-profit membership organization created in 2014 by Elmhurst tax attorney Patrick T. Sheehan. Its mission is to raise money for local charities through four annual events, featuring incredible locally brewed beers and delicious food.
During each event, members hear about three charities and vote for a favorite. The selected charity then receives all the money donated to Hops for Humanity that evening. All donations go directly to the charity and are tax deductible.
January’s selected charity was Chicago-based SurvivorVision. SurvivorVision empowers survivors of childhood cancer by raising awareness on policy issues, and through the funding of follow-up studies, support services and the distribution of educational resources.
Hops for Humanity would like to thank owner Tony Gambino and his wonderful staff at HB Jones in Elmhurst for hosting January’s event. HB Jones specializes in handcrafted gourmet burgers. The featured brew for the January event was Westmont-based 51st Ward Beer Company. Thanks also go out to 51st Ward master brewer Tim Hoerman who attended and discussed his beer.
The spring 2016 Hops for Humanity event is set for Monday, April 11, with a venue to be announced in the coming weeks. We look forward to our next event, and we’re proud to announce that in just five events we’ve raised about $50,000 for our selected charities!
For more about Hops for Humanity, including membership information, check out the organization’s website. For more about SurvivorVision, watch the video below.