Proceeds from mug and water bottle sales will be donated

The wildfires raging across British Columbia this year have devastated homes, families and businesses with record-breaking intensity. Active fires are continuing to cause widespread destruction and taking a toll on environments and communities across the province.  

Farm to Glass Wine Tours launched a fundraiser to be of service in this time of crisis. The company conducts its wine tours in the Okanagan and the Similkameen Valley with a focus on the Naramata region. In line with its offerings, founder Jess Hopwood designed two mugs and two water bottles with B.C.’s “nine official wine regions” printed on them. A part of the proceeds from sales will be donated to three organizations: the Central Okanagan Food Bank, United Way of BC's Southern Interior, and ALERT. 

“Anywhere from $8-10 for each item sold is the amount that will go back to the three organizations mentioned above,” Hopwood said in a release, adding that “no proceeds from the sale of these items will be retained personally.” 

For those who donate $50 to any of these organizations, Hopwood is also offering access to high-resolution images of the mugs and water bottles for personal use. 

“Your support means a lot during these trying times,” she said. “Let's come together, be kind and make a positive impact and celebrate B.C. wine.”