Spirit of Community

We have always been committed to our community, and feel that it is the responsibility of all companies, large and small, to be involved and support their communities when possible. In that spirit, we have partnered with a variety of organizations through donations of time and effort, money, the creation of signature cocktails for fundraising events, merchandise, and in many other ways.

Unfortunately, we receive far more requests for donations than we could possibly fulfill. In an effort to maximize the resources and impact of our sponsorships and donations, we have committed ourselves to focusing on one particular theme each year.

Our theme for 2014 is supporting local animal rescue organizations and other organizations that help the neediest members of our community. If you have visited us, you know we have a distillery dog, Sunshine, who spent nine years of her life at a wonderful no-kill shelter in our area. She adds so much joy to our life, and we have decided to focus more this year on helping organizations that help out our animal friends. And, with the economy as it has continued to be, we feel passionate about helping those who have fallen on hard times and will continue to help organizations who help them this year.

Requesting a Donation or Sponsorship

If you are involved with an organization whose mission fits into our current theme and would like to talk to us about getting involved, please feel free to contact us. For us to consider your request, you must send us a proposal telling us about your charity/event, which includes:

  • a concise description of the event
  • what type of donation is being requested
  • how the donation will be used
  • the date of your event
  • number of attendees expected
  • and any other details you would like us to know.

This information can be emailed to donations (at) northshoredistillery.com

Or sent to:
North Shore Distillery, LLC
Attn: Administrative Assistant
PO Box 279
Lake Bluff, IL 60044

Donation requests will be reviewed on/around the first business day of each quarter. Please plan ahead. Please do not call or stop by to make donation requests, we are busy making spirits!

Past and Current Partnerships

The following is a sampling of the organizations we have supported in the last year:

Chicago Legal Clinic
PADS Lake County
Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago
Chicago Abused Women Coalition
Big Brothers Big Sisters McHenry County
BENNU Legal Services
Women Employed
Orphans of the Storm
Young at Heart

In addition, we routinely support a few causes close to our hearts, and to our community, that we have supported for a number of years, including:

Green City Market
Taste of the Nation for Share our Strength
Cabrini Connections