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.
We combined our love for wine and animals this past year with the release of our newly rebranded sweet wines, the Treleaven Sophistocrats, to benefit the Tompkins County SPCA. The line is made up of three sweet wines formerly known as the Saumon, Gilded Lily and Mystére. The update included imaginative labels of illustrated animals, as well as the SPCA branding on the foil capsule.
A portion of the purchase price is being donated to the Tompkins County SPCA in their continuing work to advance the safety and well being of animals in the local area. Since being introduced to the market in July 2016, the winery has raised $2,010.78, including $720 raised in raffle donations during the Sophistocrat Wine Release party.
The Tompkins County SPCA is a non-profit no-kill shelter dedicated to preventing animal cruelty and overpopulation. Anyone interested in donating to the SPCA can make a secure online gift at spcaonline.com by clicking the “Donate Now” graphic, can mail a check to the SPCA at 1640 Hanshaw Road, Ithaca NY 14850, call 607.257.1882 or visit either the shelter or SPCA Annex at the Shop at Ithaca Mall.
During 2016 we continued our long standing tradition of contributing to the local food bank, donating a portion of our tasting room sales to the King Ferry Food Pantry, Inc. in an effort to help fight hunger in the local area.
The winery’s efforts will continue in the final weeks of 2016, and carry on into the following year.
The King Ferry Food Pantry, Inc. serves anyone in need, and is designated by the Food Bank of CNY to serve those living in the Southern Cayuga School District. In addition to food, the pantry has free books, children’s literacy programs, children’s holiday events, used clothing/toys, food tastings and periodic blood pressure screenings.
To volunteer or donate to the pantry, contact Debbie Patrick at 315.497.2049 or Debbie@electricalinvestigation.com.
Red, White & Blue Slushy for a Good Cause
For the second year in a row, a portion of Patriot Wine Slushy sales from The Great New York State Fair was donated to the Ithaca chapter of Team Red, White and Blue – created by Cornell University’s Veterans Colleague Network Group (VCNG). On Saturday, December 10, Jase Baese, Team RWB’s Ithaca community captain since February of 2014, accepted a $600 check from the winery’s Tasting Room Manager, Brian Mulvey.
Cornell University helps support staff and faculty veterans through the Cornell Veteran’s Colleague Network Group, sponsored by the Office of Inclusion and Workforce Diversity. The group has led the way on several campus initiatives benefiting veterans, including launching the Ithaca chapter of Team Red, White and Blue, which is a national not-for-profit organization who aims to improve the lives of America’s veterans by re-engaging them in their communities through physical and social activities including fitness, racing and community gatherings.
The check out Team Red, White and Blue’s impact on the lives of countless American Veteran’s click HERE, or join the Team Red, White and Blue – Ithaca Community for updates on weekly exercise opportunities and monthly events.
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).