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CRAFT Cares

We believe in making a positive impact in everything we do, from our workplace to our community to the planet as a whole. CRAFT Cares is the embodiment of our mission to support our team members, offer a helping hand in the community, and make the world a better place – one beer, one meal, one experience at a time.

Community

CRAFT isn’t just a place where people go to have a beer and a bite. We are actively involved in our community and, like a good neighbour, we try to make positive contributions wherever possible. We have partnerships with several organizations doing great work in Calgary. Over the past four years we have volunteered over 3000 hours and raised over $100,000 to support the following initiatives:

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St. Vincent de Paul Society

Over the holiday season we challenge our staff to donate funds to provide groceries, clothing and gifts for families in need. We then match their donations. Since 2011, we’ve raised over $70,000 for this program. Check out some of the amazing work our team did in 2014: CRAFT Cares - Christmas 2014

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Mealshare

Buy one, give one - it's that simple! For each Mealshare menu item purchased, one meal will also be provided to someone in need. Half the meals provided stay right here in our city while the other half are provided internationally. We are proud to be partnered with Mealshare, a non-profit dedicated to fighting hunger throughout Canada and around the world.

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Ronald McDonald House of Southern Alberta

Once a month, our team members volunteer with the Home For Dinner program at Ronald McDonald House, where they cook up a delicious dinner for families with kids being treated at the Alberta Children's Hospital. We also donate $1 from the sale of every CRAFT branded glass to this great organization.

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Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta

These amazing folks are dedicated to helping young people and their families affected by childhood cancers survive and thrive in body, mind and spirit. Each year during Stampede, we partner with a local brewery for our "Give Kids Cancer the Boot" campaign. Our partner brews up an exclusive beer for us and we direct the proceeds to support the great work of the KCCFA.

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TOMS Shoes

We encourage our team to wear TOMS shoes as part of their dress code. Under TOMS’ “One-for-One” program, for every pair of shoes purchased, a pair is donated to a child in need. To date our staff has helped donate over 2000 pairs of shoes!

Sustainability

We believe that environmental and economic sustainability go hand in hand. From composting and recycling to clean energy and green tableware, we pursue a variety of earth-friendly initiatives as part of our sustainability program.

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LEAF Certified

We are the largest LEAF-certified restaurant in Canada. LEAF, which stands for Leaders in Environmentally Accountable Foodservice, is an independent body that measures restaurant sustainability.

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Bullfrog Power

All of our beer operating systems – coolers, taps, keg room – are Bullfrog-powered. Bullfrog's generators put 100% green electricity into the grid to match the energy used by our beer systems, thereby reducing our CO2 emissions by 109 tons per year.

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Ocean Wise™

Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Wise™ program educates and empowers people to make sustainable seafood choices. We support the health of our oceans by serving certified sustainable seafood and donating $1 of every Vivreau and Q Water sold to the program.

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Vivreau & Q Water

This system, which supplies still and sparkling water in reusable glass bottles, eliminates regular deliveries, disposal and packaging while conserving energy. $1 from each bottle sold goes to Ocean Wise.

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Dress Code

Our team uniform includes Levi’s waterless technology jeans, chosen specifically because the manufacturing process saves tens of thousands of gallons of water every year.

Think Global, Support Local

We use local or regional products whenever possible to minimize our environmental impact and help support businesses in our community.

Waste Management

Every year, our composting and recycling program diverts thousands of kilograms of garbage from the landfill. We also use biodegradable to-go containers, napkins and other paper products.

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