Southern Wine & Spirits of New England Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate sponsorship, community involvement and educational excellence are vitally important charitable concerns at Southern Wine & Spirits of New England, according to Randy Barnhart, Vice President, General Manager of Southern Wine & Spirits of New England, whose operations encompass Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.

I.   Hannaford of Maine Charities

Hannaford of Maine Charities plays an active role in improving the quality of life in the communities we serve. The charitable group provides financial and other forms of support at the local, regional and corporate levels, to eligible, not-for-profit organizations. Since 2010, Southern has contributed to the Hannaford of Maine Charities through a major sponsorship of their annual golf tournament.

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II. United Way of Greater Portland

United Way Worldwide is the leadership and support organization for a network of nearly 1,800 community-based United Ways in 41 countries and territories. In 2014, Southern made in-kind donations of exclusive wines and spirits from its portfolio to various United Way of Greater Portland fundraising events. The proceeds from these events support Westbrook Children’s Project, Portland ConnectED and health and dental care for deserving individuals, among others.

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III. Easter Seals Annual Winter Wine Spectacular

The Easter Seals New Hampshire Winter Wine Spectacular, one of the most popular consumer wine events in the state, attracted more than 1,500 guests in 2014. The event is held annually in cooperation with the New Hampshire Liquor Commission—along with the support of Southern and many generous local sponsors, restaurants and business establishments, as well as individual participants.

Proceeds from the 2015 Winter Wine Spectacular will support