Brewery Cities & Local Outreach
Employees at Anheuser-Busch’s breweries always have been actively involved in lending a helping hand to their neighbors. The following are some examples of initiatives undertaken by employees and their families in the communities where they live and work.
United Way: Each year, Anheuser-Busch Corporate Headquarters and each of its brewery cities raise money to benefit their local United Way. In 2011 alone, Anheuser-Busch employees gave more than $3.5 million to more than 23 United Ways across the country.
The Anheuser-Busch Foundation donated $65,000, and Jacksonville brewery workers spent five Saturdays as volunteer homebuilders for a local family through HabiJax, the local chapter of Habitat For Humanity. Since 1999, Anheuser-Busch has contributed a total of nearly $600,000 to HabiJax. HabiJax builds and renovates affordable houses in the Jacksonville urban core, concentrating on neighborhoods targeted for revitalization.
Anheuser-Busch’s Fairfield brewery hosted its first Bud Classic Car Show to benefit Families Helping Families, an organization founded by Anheuser-Busch brewery employees that has raised more than $250,000 for worthy causes in Solano County.
Houston brewery workers also sponsored a highly successful car show in their effort to raise money for the United Way.
For the 10th consecutive year, Cartersville brewery employees sponsored a charity bike ride to give back to the community and raise money for local charities, including Hickory Log Vocation School and Cancer Navigators. The event drew more than 1,400 riders.
For the 17th consecutive year, Anheuser-Busch’s Williamsburg brewery lent support for the “Green Team” program, a program administered by the Williamsburg–James City County Community Action Agency, in which teenagers are given summer employment to help needy residents make home repairs. The WJCC-CAA is a private non-profit organization whose mission is to reduce the causes and conditions of poverty in the area.
Anheuser-Busch’s Merrimack Brewery hosted the 37th Annual Show N’ Shine Car Show to benefit Make-A-Wish® Foundation in New Hampshire. Employees there, along with the Anheuser-Busch Foundation, contributed more than $140,000 to United Way of Greater Nashua.
The Baldwinsville Brewery employees are proud that their chili has been voted No. 1 at the annual United Way Cook-Off for the last seven years. Our United Way contribution per employee has increased each year for the last nine years, and the total contribution was more than $115,000.