We are excited to bring back our Giving Tree initiative. In partnership with four local nonprofit organizations. Lost Acres Vineyard will raise money and awareness for those in need this holiday season. Last year we donated over $1000 to local nonprofits, let's beat that this year!
For every bottle of wine purchased this December, Lost Acres Vineyard will donate $1 to a local nonprofit. At no extra cost, customers can stock up on holiday wine and know that they are giving back to the community at the same time.
As an added twist, customers will get to decide where their dollars will go. All month long, each bottle of Lost Acres wine purchased will earn customers a Token of Gratitude to deposit in the gift box of one of the featured nonprofits. At the end of the month, Lost Acres Vineyard will donate 1$ for each token deposited.
Lost Acres Vineyard has carefully selected four organizations to team up with for this initiative. Vineyard customers will have the choice of giving their token to Fresh Access of Granby, Angel Horses, Granby Land Trust and Achilles.
Angel Horses mission is to provide a permanent retirement for horses that have been healers and teachers in the therapeutic world. Angel Horses provides these very special horses, who have given so much during their therapeutic riding career, nurturing companionship and love for their twilight years.
The horses of Angel Horses have excelled in taking care of many people; children who have been abused, some who live with cancer or other serious illnesses, adults who are dealing with life altering accidents or illness and some people who may just need encouragement.
Angel Horses is dedicated to ensuring that these horses receive the love and care that they so richly deserve. The horses continue to be involved in the teaching and enrichment of the lives of many people.
Angel Horses is a place of possibilites…where beautiful, generous animals that could otherwise have a terrible end at auctions or slaughterhouses have a peaceful place to live out their lives.…where humans come to experience the magic of connecting with such sensitive beings.
Achilles International is a non-profit organization supporting goals of athletes with disabilities. Every day, in parks, gyms, and tracks all over the world, Achilles provides athletes with disabilities with a community of support. Able-bodied volunteers and disabled runners come together to train in an environment of support and community.
A member of our team, Kim Lowman is an athlete with a disability and she has been a big supporter and participant of Achilles International. Kim she started running in 2012 after receiving life-changing news. "I started getting some facial numbness, some headaches," she said. "So I went to the emergency room. They said this is something serious." A few months later she was diagnosed with MS, a chronic disease that affects the central nervous system."They said you really have to focus on your health, focus on your energy, focus on keeping your stress-level low," Lowman explained. She said running helped her do all of that.
"I started running one step at a time, one lap around the track, and then I started counting telephone poles," she said. "And the next thing you know, I was running a 5K, very slow. And then I ran a half marathon." This year, Kim completed the Hartford Half Marathon, which was her 11th half marathon and the third time she's run the event in Hartford.
Each year, Fresh Access donates more than six tons of healthy produce raised by Holcomb Farm to more than 1,000 people. Roughly speaking, that’s $25,000 worth of nutritious, local produce annually. Fresh Access works with the following groups The Wheeler Clinic utilizes Holcomb Farm produce in its community kitchen and in its comprehensive wellness and nutrition programming at their holistic health campus in the Asylum Hill neighborhood;
The Hartford-based Hispanic Health Council, whose mission is to improve the health and social well-being of Latinos and other diverse communities;
The Granby Senior Center, which distributes our produce to Granby’s senior citizens, many of whom are on fixed incomes and do not have easy access to fresh produce;
The Waste Not Want Not Community Kitchen, which serves a weekly community dinner, free-of-charge, to support those in need and to bring the community together;
The Town of Granby Social Services Department, which identifies food-insecure families from Granby who could benefit from a helping hand;
The Healing Meals Community Project, which serves healthy, 100 percent organic meals to clients and families who are struggling with a health crisis. These meals are provided free of charge and delivered to the client’s doorstep.
Granby Land Trust
The Granby Land Trust works to preserve Granby's Natural Heritage through the conservation of its scenic vistas, open space corridors, wildlife habitat, ecologically sensitive areas, and agricultural land.
Founded in 1972, the Land Trust owns approximately 1,800 acres in Granby and has preserved another 800 acres through conservation easements. In addition to acquiring land, we protect and care for these properties.
Working with a range of conservation partners, the Land Trust is committed to forever preserving Granby's rural character and its beautiful places.