The list of recipients included The Breast Cancer Fund, Canine Companions for Independence, Corazon de Vida, San Diego Down’s Syndrome, All Souls Episcopal Church and the San Diego LGBT Community Center.
“Being a small-business owner means finding creative and sustainable ways to support others making a difference in your neighborhood,” said Sandy Hanshaw, owner of The Wine Pub. “It’s important that when our customers come in for great food and wine, that they also get a taste of community engagement and feel-good fun.”
According to Hanshaw, The Wine Pub makes a resolute effort to weave giving back into everything they do – from large events that draw hundreds of friends together to small, neighborhood gatherings over a simple dinner for two.
This year, the pub's biggest event remained Bike for Boobs – a bike ride and outdoor auction supporting The Breast Cancer Fund. As a breast cancer survivor, Hanshaw celebrates Bike for Boobs as the merging of a personal triumph and supporting a local, heartfelt cause.
More under-the-radar, The Pub’s weekly Woofer Wednesday special donated 10 percent of every person’s check that dined in with a four-legged friend. The North County-based nonprofit Canine Companions for Independence was the beneficiary for this weekly fundraiser in 2016.
Outside of its self-hosted events, the Point Loma restaurant also participated in Dine Out For Life – a citywide fundraiser for the San Diego LGBT Community Center every April.
“Though our donation wasn’t monumental in size, joining this event taught me just how far a small amount can go. We feel very proud to have done our part,” said Hanshaw.
The Wine Pub plans to exceed its goal to raise $10,000 for local causes by bringing Point Loma a mix of familiar favorites as well as new philanthropic fun.
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