Good Sam Lawson’s Finest Sunshine Fund Recipient for January

From January 1 through 15, customer donations at Lawson’s Finest will benefit Good Samaritan Haven, a central Vermont nonprofit that provides emergency shelter and services to people experiencing homelessness. Customers are encouraged to visit the Lawson’s Finest Liquids taproom to enjoy a hearty brew, delicious fare, great music and excellent customer service.

Lawson’s Finest launched their Sunshine Fund in 2018, when they opened their Waitsfield brewery, taproom, and retail store. The Sunshine Fund pays forward the generosity of their taproom customers with the goal of helping local communities thrive. Because Lawson’s Finest provides their staff with living wages and generous benefits, 100% of donations made are given to local charitable endeavors.

“The Sunshine Fund allows us to support organizations that provide essential services to Washington County residents to ensure healthy, thriving, and sustainable communities,” said Lawson’s Finest co-owner Karen Lawson. “All donations made at our taproom or on our website from January 1-15 will go directly to Good Samaritan Haven to continue the incredible work they do for our neighbors.”

Good Sam has been providing stability, safety, and hope for people experiencing homelessness in Washington County for 35 years.

Last summer, Good Sam purchased the Twin City Motel in Berlin and is working hard with their development partner, Downstreet Housing, to create a beautiful new emergency shelter and Welcome Center. The new facility will have 35 beds and expanded services to care for the growing number of people experiencing homelessness in our community.

“Despite the pandemic, cold weather, and challenging conditions, we welcome, feed, and house the homeless each and every night,” said Good Samaritan Haven Executive Director Rick DeAngelis. “The community’s extraordinary support makes this possible. Our effort is, simply, an expression of the generosity and compassion of many individuals, faith communities, and businesses. Lawson’s Finest is one of them and we are grateful to be included in their tradition of charitable giving.”

Whether you are on a ski holiday, are a craft beer lover, or a local catching up with friends and family in the New Year, we encourage you to stop in to Lawson’s Finest and support both a business that is committed to enriching its community and Good Sam at the same time!

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