Commitment to Community
We feel that it is the responsibility of all companies, large and small, to be involved and support their communities when possible and to build partnerships with other local organizations. In that spirit, we have partnered with a wide variety of non-profit organizations through donations of time and effort, money, the creation of signature cocktails for fundraising events, merchandise, and in many other ways.
As we continue to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic, we are limiting our donations and sponsorships. We seek ways to make our involvement with local groups good for us as we recover and grow our business, and also good for the organization. Sometimes that is through hosting an event here at our facility at a discounted rate, or through pouring samples at fundraising events.
2023 Donations and Sponsorships
If you’d like to discuss hosting an event at our tasting room, please contact us for our event guidelines and to discuss the possibilities. If you’d like to request a donation or sponsorship for your event somewhere else, please review the following guidance and process. We will only be able to respond to requests received through this process.
Before you submit, please be aware that we do not sponsor events with religious or political affiliations, and we tend to favor smaller organizations that are active in our distribution area rather than large national ones. We are artists, so we have a soft spot for arts organizations. We also have a soft spot for those who take care of the most vulnerable members of our community, such as homeless shelters, animal shelters and emergency support groups.
Donation Request Process
At least 30 days before your event, please send us an email to donations (at) northshoredistillery.com that includes:
- The name of your organization/group and its mission and focus
- Your name and contact information
- Details of the event or purpose for your donation request
- Details of the donation/sponsorship you are requesting, including:
- What, specifically, you are asking for us to do/provide
- When and where your event is occurring
- What benefits/promotional opportunities/etc. we would receive for making the donation
We will endeavor to review donation requests at least once a month, and to reply to each inquiry we receive that follows this process. However, we are a very small team, and sometimes we don’t achieve that goal. Please feel free to send a follow up email to prompt a response if it has been 30 days, but do not call or contact us through social media to elicit a follow up.
If you would prefer to send us something by mail, please include the above information and send it to us at:
North Shore Distillery, LLC
PO Box 279
Lake Bluff, IL 60044
Thanks for following our guidelines and understanding where we’re coming from – we understand you’re trying to do the best for your organization, and if we are able to help, we will.