Since 2009 Blackfoot River Brewing has hosted organizations and non profits for our Community Monday program almost every Monday. Our intention was to help raise awareness and needed funding for those groups helping to make Helena a great place to live.
Organizations that participated were a broad representation of our Helena Community. Arts, culture, science, environment, sports, social justice & health and wellness were all part of the larger fabric that helped Helena support the needs and interests of our individual residents.
When the COVID pandemic hit Montana, causing the closure of businesses in March of 2020 and gatherings ceased, so did our Community Monday events.
We are proud of the long history of Community Mondays which hosted nearly 500 events for a total amount donated of over $227,000 all from $1 per glass sold on Monday evenings. We are also so thankful for the amazing support from our Helena Community who came to support their favorite organizations.
While we are still unsure of the future of gathering and while we hope for our community and country to heal from the pandemic, it has given us the opportunity to reevaluate the methods in which we will move forward with charitable giving.
Giving back to our community is an important part of our business and part of what makes the Blackfoot successful. So, we are taking this time to work with organizations individually, understanding their current needs and supporting as we can. It is with this understanding that we will no longer be hosting Community Mondays. We are looking forward to a brighter future and for continuing to support our community.