CHARITY & PROCEEDS
Runners are asked to please bring at least TWO non-perishable food items to check-in/packet pickup on the day of the event. Food donations and a portion of the proceeds will go to the Lake Mills Food Pantry. The remaining proceeds will be divided amongst local charities.
Proceeds from our past Beer Run events total in excess of $148,600.00; each year we have also collected approximately 1,000 pounds of food. The 2016 donation amount was $22,918.06 and the Lake Mills Food Pantry also received almost 1,000 pounds of much needed food.
Help us to beat last year's totals in 2017!!
MORE ABOUT THE CHARITIES OUR EVENT BENEFITS
Lake Mills Food Pantry | http://www.svdplm.org/index.php/about-us/food-pantry
The Food Pantry, obviously, provides much needed assistance to our community by offering free food to low-income families. As part of our event, we hold a food drive during the Run, asking each participant to give 2 non-perishable food items. Each year, this event collects about 1000 pounds of food!
Humane Society of Jefferson County | http://hsjc-wis.com
The Humane Society of Jefferson County has proudly served our community for over 90 years. It is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, which receives no governmental funding. In addition to reuniting lost pets with their owners, the HSJC provides pet adoption, 24 hour stray animal pick up, low cost rabies vaccination clinics, a safe keep program, humane education classes and pet therapy visits. All of these efforts are done with the hope of creating a more informed, compassionate and humane community.
Rock Lake Activity Center | http://www.rocklakeac.org
The Rock Lake Activity Center opened in 2006 with the mission of positively affecting the health and wellness of the greater Lake Mills community through quality programming and activities. RLAC provides youth and adult activities focusing on education, enrichment, fitness and self-defense.
Christmas Neighbors | http://www.christmasneighbors.org
The Christmas Neighbors program offers toys, gifts, mittens, clothing and food to low-income families with children; providing a box of food, home-made mittens and $35 in gifts per child to needy families during the Christmas holidays. Parents are able to "shop" for gifts for their children about two weeks before the holiday. All the shopping items are donated or purchased with funds collected by the Christmas Neighbors.