GIVING BACK TO OUR LOCAL COMMUNITIES
We invest in people. In communities. In the dream. And we know it’s all worth it. But the hardest work truly comes from our employees, the people who lend a helping hand to their neighbors. We’re grateful to our colleagues who have dedicated their time and efforts to supporting causes that mean something to them. That’s really what it’s all about.
Here are some examples of the great initiatives supported by our employees and their families:
Habitat For Humanity
Over 100 Anheuser-Busch employees and their families spent Saturdays throughout the summer building a home with a deserving St. Louis family. Additionally, more than 250 of our employees and wholesalers partnered with New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity to help clean up neighborhoods and build homes during our annual sales convention.
Anheuser-Busch’s Jacksonville brewery workers spent several days volunteering as homebuilders for a local family through HabiJax, the Jacksonville local chapter of Habitat For Humanity. Since 1999, Anheuser-Busch has contributed a total of nearly $600,000 to HabiJax.
Every year, the Anheuser-Busch Corporate Headquarters, each brewery city, and facility location raise money to benefit their local United Way chapter. In 2015 alone, Anheuser-Busch and its employees gave more than $3.7 million to 36 United Way chapters across the country.
Employees of Anheuser-Busch’s Merrimack Brewery, 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.
Car and Bike Shows
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.
Anheuser-Busch’s Merrimack Brewery hosted the 37th Annual Show N’ Shine Car Show to benefit Make-A-Wish® Foundation in New Hampshire.
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.