A Night of Philanthropic Adventurey Goodness and Beer

August 18, 2014

Coming Monday August 18, the Mountain Folk Adventure Series will set up base camp at Bloomington’s finest oasis, The Tap Beer Company. This time we will be celebrating the Adventurers of this year’s Rally of the Americas and raising funds for partnered charity: Gear Going Global and the Altivas Canas Children's Project. 

GGG is a local non-profit, that send athletic gear and school supplies to children in developing regions of the world. This particular event will be sending soccer equipment and school supplies to an orphanage in Cusco, Peru. The adventurers of this year’s Rally of the Americas will be hauling the gear with them, the length of the Americas, to deliver it personally to the Altivas Canas Children's Project. 

The Altivas Canas Children’s Project is a grass roots mission that reaches out to children in the neighborhood of Altivas Canas on the edge of the city of Cusco. It was started 9 years ago by a single mother of three children. She could not afford to feed her kids, nor could she leave them alone to work. Quintina felt called to do something about it. She went throughout her poor neighborhood in search of other single mothers that were in the same situation. She found a handful of them. She then invited the children of the other mothers to come to her home in order to help raise the kids in a healthy home environment. The other mothers were then able to go out and work, which began to provide some support for Quintina’s work. Thus, the grass roots of the mission.

Now, the mission is reaching 25-30 kids daily. At the end of the day, the kids have their homework done, are fed, have had some social interaction and physical activity, and they are ready to go spend time with their mothers who have been working hard all day and afternoon.

The limitation with the current project is space. Quintina has a dream of reaching more children, but without more space, her humble home is just not enough. She has recently purchased the neighboring property and has begun construction of a facility. She is well vested in the project and is committed to long term success of the project. MotoMission has partnered with Quintina and the Altivas Canas Children’s Project to positively impact the lives of these amazing children.

New this year to the Charity Chug is Upland Brewery and Salt Creek Brewery. The makers of these fine crafted ales have donated beer for this event, and the sales from their beer will go directly to the charity. Stop by the Tap Monday, August 18, from 6pm-10pm for live music, silent auction, and few cold ones all for the sake of philanthropy. Please bring your lightly used or new athletic gear and school supplies to donate to Gear Going Global, and have a beer for charity!

Items to remember to bring:

1. Drinking partner (preferably thirsty). The Tap has rolled out the red carpet for the event. So you finally have a respectable excuse to drink on a Monday.

2. Gently used or new athletic gear and school supplies for our adventurers to take to the charity in South America. Look for the Gear Going Global tubs over flowing with gear, then lay yours somewhere on the stack.  

3. United States Currency. The silent auction has everything from adventure gear to vacations, and most importantly great local brews.

Don’t be a tightwad. We have access to all the things. Share with those that don’t. It really is that simple.
— Mountain Folk Founder, M. Waterford

Join us August 18. Drink some beer, do some good. 

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Thanks to our official radio sponsor, WFHB Firehouse Broadcasting. Listen to them at 91.3 on your radio dial. Most folks aren't worth listening to, but these guys, they get it.