Angel Battalion is 1350 Distilling's charitable arm. As printed on every bottle, "We pledge to donate ten percent of all profits to veteran and local charities."
We have yet to be profitable, but have chosen a few local, non-profit organizations to be represented at our Grand Opening, Charity Night, Friday, November 8th from 5-7pm. 13.50% of sales collected during the event will be split among the visiting organizations who will be sharing information about the positive work they are accomplishing in Colorado Springs. Our Grand Opening organizations will be:
Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center provides transition and employment assistance, behavioral health and wellness, supportive services, connection to community resources, and safe event space for veterans, military members and their families. Our non-profit has directly impacted more than 5,000 unique clients in the Pikes Peak region through more than 20,000 client visits since 2016.
NAMI Colorado Springs is an affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the United States' largest grassroots organization dedicated to improving the lives of people with mental illness. Their programs and support groups are peer-led and always free to the community. They emphasize that mental illness is biologically based, treatable and common — with 1 in 5 of us experiencing it in any given year.
Project Angel Heart was founded in 1991 to address a major challenge for Coloradans who are ill: getting the nutrition they need to get stronger, heal, and remain at home. Many are too sick to get to the grocery store or unable to cook for themselves. Others find they have to choose whether to buy food or medication to make ends meet.
That’s why Project Angel Heart prepares and delivers medically tailored meals to people living with life-threatening illnesses. Each week, our professional chefs and registered dietitian prepare thousands of delicious meals, from scratch, and tailor them to meet the medical and dietary needs of those who are ill.
Our first charitable action occurred the weekend of the IAFF Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend in 2019. We committed to provide a 13.50% discount on all bottle and merchandise sales over the weekend and raised $315.56.
The fund helps for travel, hotel, and meals to all participating family members that visit Colorado Springs during the weekend to witness their loved one honored. The honoree's name is announced at the ceremony and it is engraved into the permanent and powerfully emotional memorial that resides in Memorial Park. This includes airfare, shuttle busses to and from the airport, the hotels, and the events throughout the weekend. This is a big deal, and 1350 Distilling and Angel Battalion encourage all to experience and/or help by donating to the fund.
Find out more about this event and the fund here.