Humanitas Wines is partnering with Sole4Souls, along with Napa Valley businesses and student volunteers, to collect 25,000 pairs of shoes this holiday season. These shoes will be collected and sold to micro-entrepreneur partners in places such as Haiti, Honduras and the Philippines, creating an opportunity for thousands in developing nations to start and sustain small businesses selling shoes and clothing. This program, which runs through end of December, is a powerful way for people who are without a traditional job or training to lift themselves and their families out of poverty.
Humanitas, part of the Good Life Wine Collective along with sister wineries Jessup Cellars and Handwritten, will use the family-owned wine group’s dry goods storage building in southern Napa to house the shoes prior to national and international distribution. Visit the Soles4Souls Napa Valley Shoe Drive Facebook page to learn more and get a list of local drop-off sites.
“What a pleasure to work with such a plugged in, socially aware company,” said Soles4Souls CEO, Buddy Teaster. “Humanitas understands the power of a business that cares enough to make a difference with their employees, customers and community. The shoe collection and fund raising efforts will have a meaningful impact here at home and around the world. And people will have a great time in the process.”
Additionally, Soles4Soles is part of Humanitas Wines’ Shop to Drink Charitably holiday fundraising drive for three worthy charities, which also includes the Edith Sanford Breast Foundation and Shelter Me. By visiting the Humanitas Wines Drink Charitably page, shoppers may designate 20% of their purchases to one of these select charities.
Soles4Souls is a not for profit global social enterprise committed to fighting poverty through the collection and distribution of shoes and clothing. They advance their anti-poverty mission in two distinct ways: Free distribution and micro-enterprise. They live by the saying, “Give a person a fish and they eat for a day; teach a person to fish and they eat for a lifetime.”
Since 2006, Soles4Souls have collected and distributed 26 million pairs of new shoes to those in need in 127 countries around the world and all 50 states in the U.S.
Soles4Souls is a not for profit global social enterprise committed to fighting poverty through the collection and distribution of shoes and clothing. The organization advances its anti-poverty mission by collecting new and used shoes and clothes from individuals, schools, faith- based institutions, civic organizations and corporate partners, then distributing those shoes and clothes both via direct donations to people in need and by provisioning qualified micro-enterprise programs designed to create jobs in poor and disadvantaged communities. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Soles4Souls is committed to the highest standards of operating and governance, and holds a four-star rating with Charity Navigator. Visit soles4souls.org for more information.
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The Good Life Wine Collective specializes in small-lot, handcrafted wines sourced from Napa Valley’s finest vineyards. Our sister wineries include Handwritten, Jessup Cellars, and Humanitas – all created by our renowned winemaker, Robert Lloyd. We’re excited to announce that we now offer a full-day Good Life Wine Collective excursion up and down the Valley!
Each Stop on the Tour is a Unique Experience
At Jessup Cellars Tasting Gallery, located in the town of Yountville, we emphasis the art of the blend. Handwritten Wines – where we offer our Secret Farm House Gathering experience at an up-valley fourth-generation farmhouse — focuses on crafting hillside and mountain District Cabernet Sauvignons. With Humanitas Wines, we offer ultra-premium, vineyard-designate wines.
Your Good Life Wine Agenda
Your day begins at 9:30am at North Block Hotel, a modern boutique property that embodies casual luxury. With a fresh, contemporary design, luxurious amenities, on-site spa and just a touch of cheekiness, North Block offers a welcome and unpretentious wine country escape to call home for this intimate wine experience.
From there you’ll head to the Humanitas Tasting Annex in the Wine Crusher District of Napa where you’ll experience an educational tour of our production facility. Your “Pay it Forward” tasting (Humanitas donates 7% of revenues to housing, health and hunger projects) features Humanitas wines paired with molecular gastronomy spoon bites.
From Humanitas, you’ll depart at around 11:30am and travel up the picturesque Silverado Trail to the hills above the town of St. Helena. Here you’ll visit an original 1909 Craftsman home where you’ll enjoy a delicious farm-to-table experience with Handwritten Wines – all hosted by one of our certified wine educators. The stop also includes a tour of the surrounding farm to learn about sustainability farming practices. And then it’s off to Jessup Cellars…
Your day wraps at the Jessup Cellars Tasting Gallery around 3:30pm where you’ll experience a seated tasting in our art gallery with one of our wine educators. Surrounded by our upbeat, fun and artistic vibe, you’ll taste Jessup Cellars wines paired with artisan cheeses, nuts and chocolate. Your “Good Life” Wine Excursion concludes around 5pm with an easy stroll back to the North Block Hotel.
Booking Your Excursion
The “Good Life Wine Excursion” package is $1000 and includes all of the activities described above and one night accommodation in a Deluxe King room at North Block Hotel. Optional upgrade to a Premium King Room for an additional $50/night or to a fireplace room for an additional $100/night. Transportation is not provided, but can be coordinated through the hotel. Please call 707-944-8080 to book. Package available for a minimum of two people and maximum of six.