Press Release 2/08/2018
BEVMO! RAISES MORE THAN $15K FOR ANIMAL SHELTERS THROUGH ITS CHARITABLE DONATION PROGRAM, BEVMO! LOVES PETS
Leading Adult Beverage Retailer Donates Funds to West Coast Animal Rescue Organizations
Concord, CA (February 8, 2018) – BevMo!, the leading West Coast adult beverage retailer, today announced it will be donating more than $15,000 to various West Coast animal rescue organizations, all thanks to its in-store charitable program, BevMo! Loves Pets.
BevMo! Loves Pets debuted last fall as a way for the company to give back to the communities it serves. BevMo! takes 100% of the proceeds from its weekly wine and beer tastings in California and donates it to area pet charities. Typically, the retailer imposes a nickel charge for its weekly tastings, as required by law. In Arizona and Washington, where state law doesn't mandate a tasting fee, customer donations are encouraged.
The $15,000 will be divided up among the following charities based on how much was raised locally:
- Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation (Northern California)
- Lange Foundation (Southern California)
- San Diego Humane Society
- Arizona Welfare League & SPCA
- Humane Society Tacoma-Pierce County
"We always knew we had the best customers and this outpouring of donations proves it," said Dimitri Haloulos, CEO of BevMo!. "We've clearly seen the incredible connection our customers have with pets, and the money we helped raise will certainly help those animals most in need of assistance. We're proud to help these local groups make a difference in the community."
The BevMo! Loves Pets charitable donation program will continue through 2018. For more information, visit http://www.bevmo.com/bevmo-loves-pets/.
BevMo! is the leading alcoholic beverage specialty retailer in the western United States, with nearly 170 stores located throughout California, Arizona and Washington. BevMo! provides a uniquely friendly and welcoming environment for competitively priced alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. The retailer also has a wide assortment of complementary products such as specialty foods and snacks, cigars, glassware and related bar and wine accessories. Its friendly and product-knowledgeable team members assist both enthusiasts and first-time buyers of wine, spirits and beer. BevMo!'s philosophy is simple: we help find the "perfect drink for every glass." For more information, visit http://www.bevmo.com.