The Treleaven family has always been avid supporters of local charitable organizations. Whether it’s donating wine and gift items, or pouring at charitable events and raising money, we’ve always been keen help our local non-profits. We strive to provide the community with the same standards of excellence we aim to provide each and every family member and guest of Treleaven. Our partnership with the community continues and we seek opportunities to support charities and other worthy causes. It is our goal to give back to the community we are so proud to be a part of.
Since 2012, Treleaven has partnered with the CNY Food Bank, donating a portion of its tasting room sales throughout the year. From 2012 through March 2015, Treleaven has collected over $8,000 for the Food Bank. This year, Treleaven donated a portion of its tasting room sales to the King Ferry Food Pantry of Good Shepard Catholic Community in an effort to help fight hunger in the local area.
The King Ferry Food Pantry received a $3,688 donation at a check presentation at the food pantry during a food delivery from the Food Bank of CNY.
“It’s been a long-standing Treleaven tradition to give to those in need throughout the year. The King Ferry Food Pantry has given the local community amazing support and we are delighted to return this support in a meaningful way by helping their efforts,” said Director of Operations, Lev Saltonstall.
The winery generated the donation directly from tasting fees from January 2015 to October 2015, with $1 from each $4 fee going to the charity.
The winery’s efforts will continue in the final months of 2015, and carry on into the following year.
Red, White & Blue Slushy for a Good Cause
Treleaven by King Ferry Winery donated funds to the Ithaca chapter of Team Red, White and Blue – created by Cornell University’s Veterans Colleague Network Group (VCNG).
On November 6, Jase Baese, Team RWB’s Ithaca community captain since February of 2014, accepted a $500 check from the winery’s Director of Operations, Lev Saltonstall.
“We are really honored to be able to provide support to the men and women of the Ithaca chapter of Team Red, White and Blue who care for our Veterans,” said Saltonstall. “Jase and his team are doing a wonderful job in re-engaging veterans in their communities – these men and women served our country and kept us safe, so we are proud to be able to give back.”
The funds were raised from Patriot Wine Slushy sales during The Great New York State Fair, which ran from August 27 through September 7.
School Garden Projects in NYC
For the past six years Treleaven has been selling their wines in NYC at the open air Greenmarkets that are managed by GrowNYC. If you visit grownyc.org you will see that they are much more than just these markets. One of the areas that they are very involved with is making people aware of where their food comes from. To this end they support school garden projects in all five boroughs.
In the spring of 2011, after talking with one of our market managers, Treleaven decided to donate a ton of vineyard compost to a school garden project at PS 226 in the Bronx. President and Co-Owner, Pete Saltonstall, and his son, Lev, drove this truckload to the school on a beautiful spring day and took turns shoveling it off the truck. The guidance counselor was so happy to have this “Black Gold” and sent pictures of the kids and their families planting their garden. The kids were especially excited to hear that there was horse manure mixed in with the compost. They loved handling the “horse poop”.
Donation Request Form
If you would like Treleaven to consider making a donation to your charity, please complete the form below in its entirety. Once every two weeks, our review committee will decide on each application. We will e-mail our response in a timely manner.
All of our donations are on a basis of 50/50, i.e., for each bottle of wine that your organization pays for we will donate one bottle. Please check the appropriate box below to indicate whether you are requesting a 50/50 split, or some other basis that we have done in the past. All requests to be considered must be entered through the donation request form for tax purposes. Those events most likely to be considered will be for fundraisers occurring in states which we have a sales presence in (requests in NY or NJ) and organizations tied directly with charitable acts. The maximum quantity that one organization may obtain in a year is one case (12 bottles).