Giving Back Creatively

Businesses have a responsibility to give back to the community. Often times, we see it as a fundraising event on a slow night, where a portion of the fee goes to a nonprofit or community group. This activity doubles as a marketing tool, because while it’s a good thing for the community group, it also attracts customers and ultimately benefits the business, too.

At Canvas and Cabernet, we like to take things a step further. We have an ongoing charitable contributions program: we participate in TAGG, we offer special staff pricing for nonprofit staff, and we provide monthly fundraising events.

Recently, we had an opportunity to do a creative activity and support Casting for Recovery. All of our artists except CaSandra, who was out of town, gave their time and painted 28 wooden fish for the participants of the Nebraska events. Needless to say, the evening was fun and meaningful…the artists were excited to be involved, and we enjoyed the opportunity to give back creatively!

Supporting our Community

The 2015 numbers are tallied, and we are proud to announce that last year, we donated $9,829 in cash and in-kind contributions (gift certificates/paintings, etc.) to local nonprofit and service organizations. We believe that it is our duty as a business to support and give back where we can. Sure, we would love to do more, but as a small organization–nearly $10,000 IS significant.

In addition to these direct contributions, we provide special nonprofit staff pricing, free meeting space for up to 3 hours, and host fundraisers every month for nonprofit organizations. We don’t just talk about it; we demonstrate our values every day!

New in 2016, our charitable contributions program is now going exclusively through Together A Greater Good (TAGG). TAGG allows guests to support the organization of their choice with the click of a button. Allowing our guests to designate a contribution on their behalf is empowering, and we hope our guests and nonprofit organizations will embrace this opportunity. Be sure to TAGG your purchase in our gallery!