Community involvement and contributing to charities is one of the highest priorities for Top Hat Provisions. We started almost two years ago as a grassroots idea dreamed up by a man focused on how he could contribute more to the world. In the beginning, more was an abstract concept, sometimes referring to volume of libations we brought to beautiful events, sometimes a larger picture of what we could do to give back. We have roots in both San Diego and San Francisco and managed to find organizations in both with which to flex our philanthropic muscle.
Elixir, declared ‘San Francisco’s Second Oldest Saloon’ was one of our first accounts and we assisted the owners in creating a cocktail for their Charity Cocktail on Tap program. This cocktail commemorates the heartwarming tale of The Golden Hydrant, which saved The Mission District from total destruction after the earthquake of 1906.
Each drink sold contributes $1 dollar to a rotating list of non-profits that support relief for annual wildfires in California and the American West. This past April, the 100th anniversary of the earthquake, Elixir donated 100% of the cocktails proceeds to the Novato Fire Foundation. We found great pride and joy in being able to contribute with the Elixir Mule; a derivation of the popular Moscow Mule utilizing Square One Botanical Organic Spirit, Top Hat Ginger Syrup and muddled rosemary, as well as three other rotating options.
The other organization we’ve been lucky to work with for the last two years is called Home Start,
based out of San Diego. It is an all-expansive group focused on strengthening families and providing tools to prevent child neglect and abuse. We have participated and donated to their Hallo-Wine event, an annual auction that raises funds to go towards their many different programs in place. Through Home Start, families can receive help with financial and career decisions, teach parents about Family Self Sufficiency and provide mental health services otherwise unattainable. They also provide support and shelter to young mothers and new families, helping with the First Five Steps and then continue to be a resource throughout some harder times they may face. The organization recently opened up a small thrift boutique so local San Diegans can contribute anytime, based on the idea of repurposing for a purpose. Home Start has provided one of the greatest services to San Diego by reaching out a hand to those in need. We look forward to all the opportunities we may have as a small company to do the same.
Visit Elixir in San Francisco to try your very own Golden Hydrant Cocktail and Home Start Thrift Boutique in San Diego to begin contributing today!