GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY

At LTD we have a motto - "We will always give back to the wonderful world that allows us to experience the greatness of beer". If you have an awesome cause, please let us know at Donations@ltdbrewing.com. We can't promise we can help everyone out (501c organizations only, please), but we will do our best!


Here are some great examples of causes we have helped and continue to give back to this wonderful world (we can't show them all).

CHOICE, Inc. 

http://www.choicejobs.org/​​​​​​​

Something near and dear to LTD's heart is helping people with intellectual disabilities. We have partnered up with Choice, Inc. to give jobs to people that otherwise would not have the opportunity to work. The Choice cleaning crew comes out 5 days a week, and keeps the taproom looking spotless!  LTD also hosts and donates beer to the Choice annual fundraiser called, "Brew for Choice" raising over $7,000 so far! 

Warrior Dog Rescue

http://warriordogrescue.com

Something near and dear to LTD's heart is helping dogs in need. Owner Blake has 4 rescue dogs of his own and continues to try and help out dogs in need wherever he can. That is why we partnered with Warrior Dog Rescue to host a fundraiser at LTD and host adoption events.  We love beer and rescuing dogs!

Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance

https://mnovarian.org/

Cancer sucks. Period. In all forms, so we teamed up with the Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance because we want to help in any way we can (give back 20% of our sales on a #givebacktuesday), and we believe in their mission:

  • Create an awareness regarding early warning signs that may be indicative of ovarian cancer.
  • Create and promote resources for support, networking and education for women diagnosed with ovarian cancer and their families.
  • Unite and educate individuals, the medical community and organizations to achieve earlier diagnosis, better treatment and a cure for ovarian cancer.
  • Advance ovarian cancer research toward earlier diagnosis, better treatment, and a cure.

LTD Brewing is always looking to increase awareness around autism. So when the Lionsgate Foundation approached us, we knew we wanted to team up to help. We donated 20% of our sales on a #givebacktuesday in support of innovation in academic, vocational and independent living skills benefiting students, educators and families in the autism spectrum community!

Junior Achievement of Upper Midwest. Inc.  

https://www.jaum.org/

Junior Achievement offers financial literacy, college and career readiness, and entrepreneurship education to K-12 students in Minnesota, North Dakota and western Wisconsin. We believe strongly in supporting students success so we teamed up with Junior Achievement and Cargill for the JA Corporate Challenge to be the beverage sponsor donating kegs of beer and rootbeer for everyone to enjoy while raising funds. 

Cody's Dash benefiting Gigi's Playhouse TC

https://gigisplayhouse.org/twincities/

GiGi’s Playhouse is a one-of-a-kind achievement center for individuals with Down syndrome, their families, and the community. GiGi’s Playhouse offers more than 25 therapeutic and educational programs that advance literacy, math skills, motor skills and more; all of which are free of charge. Cody's Dash is a 5K & 1 Mile Inspirational Walk that raises money for Gigi's Playhouse Twin Cities. We donated our space for event signup, fundraising and 20% of our sales on a #givebacktuesday to help in any way we could to benefit Gigi's Playhouse!

Team Tucker: Play. Laugh. Love  

http://playlaughlove.org/

This nonprofit was founded after Tucker Helstrom, a local Hopkins Hockey player, lost his battle with a rare bone cancer in 2016. Their goal is simple - provide children in Hopkins, St. Louis Park, Edina, St. Michael and beyond, the opportunity appreciate their health and play and enjoy hockey, the game they love. We hosted a #givebacktuesday - donating 20% of our revenue to the cause along with donating growler fills/certificates to the Team Tuckers Hockey Explosion silent auction to help raise more funds for the cause. Kids should never have to go through what Tucker did, let's help other children in the area enjoy the sport he loved: hockey! 

Toys for Tots   

http://Toysfortots.org/

Since beginning the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program in 1947, Marines have distributed more than 512 million toys to more than 237 million needy children. This charitable endeavor has made U.S. Marines the unchallenged leader in looking after less fortunate children at Christmas. Over its life span, the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation has supplemented local toy collections with more than 98 million toys valued at more than $694 million; plus provided promotion and support materials valued at over $8.5 million. LTD loves kids and wanted to help those in need so we hosted a toy drive at the brewery, donated 20% of our sales for a #givebacktuesday and was a designated drop off for toys in the community. 

Alzheimer's Foundation of America 

https://alzfdn.org/

The Alzheimer's Foundation of America unites more than 2,600 member organizations nationwide in the goal of providing optimal care and services to individuals living with dementia and to their families and caregivers. This cause is near and dear to the LTD family, Jem's father-in-law, Mike, was diagnosed with Early-onset Alzheimers. We teamed up with the Alzheimer's Foundation of America and donated 20% of our sales for a #givebacktuesday. Help continue the fight against this terrible disease!  

Young Champions of Alzheimer's  

https://www.alz.org/mnnd/

The Young Champions is a diverse group of emerging leaders who are dedicated to changing the face of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias by engaging our peers and raising awareness across generations. More and more people are affected by this terrible disease everyday, including the LTD family. Jem's father-in-law, Mike, was diagnosed with Early-onset Alzheimers before the age of 60. We teamed up with the Young Champions and donated 20% of our sales for a #givebacktuesday. Help continue the fight against this terrible disease with LTD Brewing Co.!

Water is one of the world's more precious resources, and not every country is as fortunate as ours to have a plentiful supply. In an effort to bring awareness to the need of potable drinking water along with raising money for the dire need in Haiti, LTD Brewing  a portion of every beer purchased on Tuesday, March 20th between 4 and 9pm. Funds raised supported clean water projects through Haiti Outreach. 

In Haiti, over half of the rural population has no access to clean water. But you can help to change that! Please keep raising awareness the need to build clean water wells for people in rural Haiti!

Move Forward MN 

http://movefwdmn.org/

Move Forward MN (formerly Teens Alone) provides barrier-free counseling to youth and families along with housing assistance to young people who are homeless or at risk for homelessness. We donated 20% of our sales for a #givebacktuesday to the cause. 

MyHealth - a non-profit clinic in Hopkins, MN serving teens and young adults ages 12-26 for medical and mental health care is a huge resource in our community. So, to give back and to make learing fun, MyHealth hosted a special Tuesday trivia night featuring sex ed while LTD Brewing Co. donated 20% of the sales for a #givebacktuesday to the cause. 

LTD Brewing is donating 20% of our sales to College Possible Minnesota, a non-profit service provider that coaches low-income students to and through college. They proudly serve more than 2,500 high school students attending 56 high schools across the state, and 5,500 college students on 249 campuses across the country.

 

College Possible was founded in Minnesota in 2000 to ensure that every child’s future is determined solely by their talent, motivation and effort. Since their founding, 99% of College Possible students have earned admission to college, and they are four times more likely to graduate from college than their low-income peers. LTD Brewing Co. donated 20% of our sales for a #givebacktuesday to the cause. 

Underdog Rescue MN 

http://underdogrescuemn.com/

We have a slogan here @ LTD Brewing... "I just want to drink beer and rescue dogs". Something near and dear to LTD's heart is helping the true "Underdog". That is why we partnered with Underdog Rescue, MN to host a fundraiser at LTD, donate items to a silent auction to help raise money, host multiple adoption events and donate beer to the big annual fundraiser for Underdog.  We love just drinking beer and rescuing dogs!

Fundraisers are one of the best ways for LTD to help organizations with a good cause. It is hard to beat the cause that Reach for resources strives for - "support individuals with disabilities and mental illness to reach their full potential." LTD hosts the Reach for Resources annual summer gala and is proud to help them continue their great work.

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Arthritis Foundation

http://www.arthritis.org/

The Arthritis Foundation is the Champion of Yes. Leading the fight for the arthritis community, the Arthritis Foundation helps conquer everyday battles through life-changing information and resources, access to optimal care, advancements in science and community connections. Our friend Shawn was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis when he was 29 and relied heavily on the foundations support. As a result, we conducted a fundraiser as part of #givebacktuesday and donated 20% of our sales for the day to the Arthritis Foundation!

We hosted a #GiveBackTuesday where we donated 20% of the sales for the day to the pack along with running a "Grown-Up Pinewood Derby" to raise funds by providing a nostalgic experience for adults to compete once again in pinewood derby racing!

The mission of Perspectives is one be believe in strongly - Breaking Cycles for At-Risk Families and Children for Total Family Recovery. So we teamed up together and hosted a #GiveBackTuesday where we donated 20% of the sales for the day to Perspectives along with hosting a trivia Night where benefits go directly to perspectives.

Angel Foundation

https://mnangel.org/

Angel foundation provides support to adults in the Twin Cities when cancer strikes. We provide emergency financial assistance grants for non-medical bills like rent, mortgage, utilities, food and gas costs. We also have a program called Facing Cancer Together that focuses on improving communication and understanding within the family, since a cancer diagnosis impacts the entire family, not just the patient. We have donated 20% of our sales on multiple #givebacktuesday to help support the efforts.

The Childbirth Collective

http://www.childbirthcollective.org/

Their mission is to enhance the childbearing year by promoting doula support, advocating evidenced based care and providing accessible education based on the wellness model of maternity care. they are a collective of birth professionals who support women and families during the childbearing year.  To help the cause, LTD Brewing donated over $400 to help support the efforts.

Three Rivers Park District https://www.threeriversparks.org/​​​​​​​

We love parks at LTD Brewing. They are one of the best places for people to relax and enjoy wildlife. That's why we support the mission of Three Rivers Park District - promote environmental stewardship through recreation and education in a natural resources-based park system. We donated all of the beer to "Party in the Prairie," an event to help raise money for the Three Rivers Park District. 


American Cancer Society 

https://www.cancer.org/

If we had a list of things that we hate on this world, cancer would be up there at the top, and we at LTD believe in the American Cancer Society's Mission - "Free the world from cancer. Until we do, we'll be funding and conducting research, sharing expert information, supporting patients, and spreading the word about prevention. All so you can live longer — and better."


As part of #givebacktuesday, we donated 20% of our revenue for the entire day to the cause and every year they host a gala to help raise funds for the Hope Lodge of Downtown Minneapolis, a cost-free home away from home for cancer patients across the state who are receiving treatment at the University of Minnesota. We were able to donate multiple growlers with free fills at the taproom for the silent auction, help us both rid the world of cancer by supporting the American Cancer Society!

We all know health care is important, and we at LTD believe everyone should have great options for every specialty healthcare option that you might need. The Phillips Eye Institute is the only hospital in the region that specializes in eye surgery and other eye treatments; charitable gifts make it possible to invest in critical technology for diagnosing and treating eye conditions. Donations also support Phillips Eye Institute’s extensive commitment to community service, including the early identification and treatment of vision problems in school children, and improving access to eye care across the region.

 

As part of their annual fundraiser called, "Urban Cocktail Party", we were able to donate multiple growlers with free fills at the taproom for the silent auction. Learn more at - 

-  https://www.allinahealth.org/Phillips-Eye-Institute/Foundation/The-Urban-Cocktail-Party/

The Lifecore Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that coordinates Lifecore Biomedical employee charitable contributions and volunteer efforts. We focus on helping the communities in which our employees live in the Twin Cities metro area and throughout the state of Minnesota. The Lifecore Foundation works through Lifecore Biomedical and with other local nonprofits to raise funds and awareness for a variety of causes. This is done through donations of goods, services, or funds raised through several activities throughout the year.

As part of their annual fundraiser silent auction, we were able to donate multiple growlers with free fills at the taproom for the silent auction.

Hopkins Running of the Bulls 

http://www.hopkinsrunningofthebulls.com/

The Hopkins Running of the Bulls is the opening event of the Raspberry Festival on Saturday, July 8th. The event begins on 8th Avenue North at 2 PM with the participants and sponsors being led by Patches the bull down Mainstreet in a procession to the starting line on 15th Avenue South. All proceeds from this event are used to fund the world’s largest raspberry monument in downtown Hopkins. We conducted a givebacktuesday where we donated 20% of the sales for the day to the Giant Raspberry as well as was a major planner and coordinator of the event itself! 

Treehouse

https://www.treehouseyouth.org/​​​​​​​

The vision of TreeHouse is to reach every at-risk teen so they are loved, feel hope and realize life transformation. To accomplish this vision we seek to fulfill our mission to bring living hope to hurting youth and families leading to life transformation.


We love to support the TreeHouse vision so we help out by donating kegs of beer to "Rockin' with TreeHouse", a fundraiser to support the continued efforts and mission. 

event page - https://www.treehouseyouth.org/locations/minnetonka/rockin-treehouse

We are all about giving live a purpose to stroke and brain injury survivors by supporting awareness, education and outreach. Step to INSPIRE, a 5K* Run/Walk/Roll that raises funds to support Park Nicollet Foundation funded award winning INSPIRE programs for survivors of stroke and brain injury. When they asked us to donate to their silent auction, we were excited to provide multiple growlers with free fills at the taproom!

Domestic violence is a terrible thing, and since the fall of 1983 a small group of passionate women and men have been serving victims of domestic violence in South Hennepin County through Cornerstone. Because we want to do all that we can to help victims of domestic violence, we donated to their silent auction to help raise money for the cause.

Every year, the poker pub crawl raises money for brain cancer reasearch while playing poker! We love poker at LTD Brewing and we hate brain cancer so we conducted a #giveback tuesday where we donated 20% of the sales to the cause to help find a cure for brain cancer.

Wifflin’ For Wishes was dreamt up in early 2005 by a few members of an adult Wiffle® Ball league in the Twin Cities of Minnesota. It made sense that a game we all played as kids could be used to support a charity for kids. After some research into a few local charity organizations, The Make-A-Wish® Foundation made the most sense to us, and Wifflin’ For Wishes was born. About to hold our 12th annual summer event, tournament proceeds go toward granting the wishes of local children with life-threatening medical conditions.

Since the first event in 2005, Wifflin’ For Wishes has raised nearly $40,000 for the Make-A-Wish® Foundation of Minnesota! This year we hosted a #givebacktuesday to help raise even more money for the cause by donating 20% of our sales.

In honor of Memorial Day, we @ LTD Brewing teamed up with the Hopkins VFW Post #425 to raise money for veterans\. We moved #givebacktuesday in order to donate 20% of all revenue for the day to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Assistance Programs. We believe in supporting those who have fought and remind us that freedom isn't free.


Mis Amigos Elementary School

http://misamigosimmersion.com/

Mis Amigos spanish immersion School gives children a full Spanish immersion experience in the language and culture of Latin America. They can learn a second language the same way their native language was learned - quite naturally! LTD Donates beer to help fundraise for the school.

Hopkins, Minnetonaka, & Eden Prairie Sports 

It's hard to deny the importance sports can play in the lives of kids, so we make sure to do whatever it is we can to help.

We have supported the following groups - 

Hopkins Area Little League (donated 20% of our sales for a #givebacktuesday)

Hopkins Mountain Biking Team (donating LTD Brewing Co. space and beverages for fundraiser)

Hopkins High School Wrestling Team (donating LTD Brewing Co. space and beverages for fundraiser)

Hopkins High School Football Team - (donating beer for silent auction & 20% of our sales on a #giveback tuesday event)

Hopkins High School Baseball Team (donated 20% of our sales for a #givebacktuesday)

Eden Prairie Boys Lacrosse - (donating growlers of beer for silent auction)

Eden Prairie High School Band - (donating growlers of beer for silent auctions)

Team Fox Jet (swimming) - (donating beer for silent auction)

Minnetonka Skippers Boosters - (donating root beer keg for fundraising)

Hopkins & SLP Girls Hockey - (dontated 20% of our sales for a day to the organization)

Glen Lake Mighty Mites 

http://www.glmightymites.com/

It's hard to deny the importance sports can play in the lives of kids, so we make sure to do whatever it is we can to help. We sponsored an entire team of Mighty Mites baseball players to help them play the great American past time.


Junior Diabeties Research Foundation

http://www.jdrf.org/

Millions of people around the world live with type 1 diabetes (T1D), a life-threatening autoimmune disease that strikes both children and adults. There is no way to prevent it, and at present, no cure. JDRF works every day to change this by amassing grassroots support, deep scientific knowledge and strong industry and academic partnerships to fund research. LTD Brewing donates beer to help fundraise for the cause.

American Diabeties Association

http://www.diabetes.org/

We lead the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and fight for those affected by diabetes.

We fund research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes.

We deliver services to hundreds of communities.

We provide objective and credible information.

We give voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes.


At LTD Brewing, we believe in doing everything we can to fight against diabetes, so we donated cash to help advance the effort.

ICA is a local non-profit food shelf helping neighbors in need. We asked how can we help? Luckily a brewery is a pretty great place to gather food so we decided to host two food drives and donated food from the brewery along with a #givebacktuesday where we donated 20% of the sales for the day! It is an awesome cause and one that needs your support!

Local Education

Education is extremely important, so we always do what we can to help raise money to keep. We donated to the following schools - 


Scenic Heights Elementary - Beer for silent auction

ISLA - Beer for silent auction & private tour with beer for 12 people

Alice Smith Elementary School - Beer/rootbeer donations for auction

Hopkins High School - Rootbeer kegs for senior party


National Night Out

​​​​​​​https://natw.org/​​​​​​​

National Night Out is an annual nationwide event that encourages residents to get out in the community, holding block parties and getting to know their neighbors as a way to encourage crime prevention. We donated root beer kegs to the neighborhoods around LTD to enjoy some great soda!

Every year St. Gabriel hosts an Oktoberfest party to help raise funds, every year we donate our kegs and pouring station to help out. Come out and join the fun!

Hopkins, EP & Minnetonka Rotary Club

​​​​​​​https://www.rotary.org/en​​​​​​​

The Purpose of Rotary is to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and to advance goodwill and peace around the world. So, LTD donates beer for fundraisers to help support the cause!

Hopkins Fire and Police 

http://www.hopkinsmn.com/departments/index.php​​​​​​​

Both police and firefighters put their lives on the line every day to help keep everyone in their community safe. Well, at LTD we believe this deserves a lot of thanks, so we donate as much as possible - we donated 20% of sale on two seperate days for the organizations and put together an annual appreciation night hosting both the firefighters and police officers to relax and drink some beer (on the house). Cheers to the people that help protect and save lives! 

Mahtomedi Fire Relief Association 

http://www.mahtomedifire.org/

Firefighters put their lives on the line every day to help keep everyone in their community safe. Well, at LTD we believe this deserves a lot of thanks, so we participate in a "beer fest" put on by the Mahtomedi fire team to benefit the Mahtomedi Fire Relief Association. 

Walk to end Alzheimer's

http://www.alz.org/

Some of you may know that Jeremy's father-in-law has been diagnosed with Early-Onset Alzheimer's, the same disease that took his mother at 62. While it is a terrifying disease as he just turned 59, we know that we can help by raising awareness and funds.

A few Alzheimer's facts: over 5 million people are currently suffering from the disease. It kills more people than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined. Since 2000, deaths from heart disease decreased by 14% while deaths from Alzheimer's increased 89%.

LTD Brewing donated 20% of the revenue for a day to the Walk to End Alzheimer’s along with hosting a bingo night to raise additional funds.

For those of you that want to join the fight beyond today, please join the team to walk or donate further here

From Jeremy's family - thank you for your love and support! Our entire family is blessed with the absolute best community around us. So much love to you all!