Whether you’re already committed to regularly supporting a nonprofit cause or you just can’t quite fit it in yet with work and your side hustle, it’s easy to grab a beer and support a charity in town.
Here are 7 of the best ways to drink beer and do good this spring:
This is the grand finale of Charlotte’s DO GOOD Week, presented by Duke Energy with SHARE Charlotte. It’s an on-site volunteering event at NoDa Brewing that gives you the chance to jump into table-top volunteer activities including crafting bookmarks for Y Readers with the YMCA of Greater Charlotte, assembling snack bags for Girl Scouts Hornets’ Nest Council, and pairing socks and sorting outfits for Baby Bundles. Once you complete a few projects, you get a beer compliments of NoDa Brewing Co.
When: April 21, noon-3 p.m.
Where: NoDa Brewing Company, 2921 N Tryon St.
Bring your pup to walk the pet-friendly 2K route and support the Humane Society of Charlotte while indulging in the festival featuring food and beer from Birdsong Brewing Co., Olde Mecklenburg Brewery, Spoon’s BBQ Truck and the Blushing Bakeshop, among others. Don’t miss the adoption area or the Dog + Yoga class.
When: April 21, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: Independence Park, 300 Hawthorne Lane
Welcome to Lucky Dog’s first ever Wiener Dog Race! Support North Meck Animal Rescue by donating $10 to register for one race or $30 to register for four races. Certain time slots are for the wiener dogs and another slot is open for any class. Bonus: If you join the fun sans wiener, you can drink for good because 10 percent of bar sales will support the nonprofit. Register here.
When: April 28, 2-8 p.m.
Where: Lucky Dog Bark & Brew Charlotte, 2220 Thrift Road
This event hosted by Safe Alliance is part of the International Men’s March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault & Gender Violence. This lighthearted event is a chance for men to raise awareness about the serious causes and effects of men’s sexualized violence against women. All they have to do is walk a mile in a pair of heels (stilettos always look good) and make it to the after party to grab a beer. Men can register for $25 and women can register for $15 to participate.
When: April 28, 9 a.m. The after party commences at noon.
Where: NoDa Brewing Company, 2921 N. Tryon St.
The Urbanites present HousingFest Unplugged, a concert to end homelessness, featuring Justin Fedor and Reeve Coobs. Guests are encouraged to make a $10 donation at the door, plus $1 from every pint sold during the event will support housing for some of Charlotte’s most vulnerable citizens through Urban Ministry Center.
When: April 28, 6-9 p.m.
Where: The Barrel Room at Triple C, 2832 Griffith St.
Spend your afternoon playing with puppies and knowing that $1 per pint sold will be donated to Long Trails to Happy Tails Dog Rescue.
When: April 29, 1-4 p.m.
Where: Bold Missy Brewery, 610 Anderson St.
Clothe yourself in your best and brightest pink ensemble and sip a brew to raise funds for 24 Hours of Booty teams Team AmWins, Team Libstrong/Drew’s Crew, and Team Reeb. Expect a casual atmosphere at each location filled with live music and appetizers. Get your $40 ticket here.
When: May 10, 6-9 p.m.
Where: Sugar Creek Brewing Company (215 Southside Drive), Broken Spoke (227 Southside Drive, A1) and Olde Mecklenburg Brewery (4150 Yancey Road).
Featured Photo by Sarah McGraw, Humane Society of Charlotte