Ask Bacchus: A Guide to Better Living and Giving

Welcome to GIVING TUESDAY. What is it? It's a movement to create an international day of charitable giving at the beginning of the Christmas and holiday season. A toast to generosity! Draft beer is only $3/pint all day/all night at Bacchus every Tuesday!

The Giving Tuesday movement is fueled by the power of social media and collaboration and encourages you to donate money or time to a nonprofit organization in your community.

We encourage you to investigate any individual or group you are giving money or time to – or even spending time with.
Ask around…

He Might Be a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing
What may seem like generosity from a friend could just be the redistribution of $75,000+ worth of liquor, beer and other goods he stole from an employer.

Charity Gone Wrong
Remember When: Alcoholic beverage company Diageo, which owns brands Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff, Tanqueray and Guinness, among many others, donated 34,560 bottles of water – “enough to fill a semi-truck”, as the company proudly proclaimed in a press release about the donation – to the residents of Tulare County, one of the areas hardest hit by California’s 2016 drought. A month earlier, an investigative piece in Mother Jones magazine had revealed that most bottled water in the United States comes from drought-ridden California, where Arrowhead and Crystal Geyser are soaking up groundwater, and Aquafina and Dasani were filtering and bottling municipal tap water. Oy!


Click this link to find nonprofit charities in the Honolulu area.

JL