The Mason community is filled with popular restaurants, breweries, cafes and more. Many choose to give back in a variety of ways beyond their standard services. From fundraisers to donation drives and charity programs, these local establishments seek out ways to continuously help those in need.
So Sweetly Blessed Desserts
The Sweetly Blessed ice cream cart, created by Liticia Morgan Walker and her daughters Joshlynn and Atlanta, offers ice cream and other sweets. They also provide their own crafted line of dog treats. They contribute a portion of their sales to meaningful local organizations.
“We believe in addressing areas of need. Among our favored organizations is the Restoration Ranch Boys Home in Lebanon, Ohio,” Liticia tells us.
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CincySammys makes ice cream sandwiches from scratch with small batches of homemade cookies.
Every October they hold their “GIVE-tober” event, where each week a different local nonprofit is sponsored, receiving 10% of all sales. They also host regular "Dine and Donate" nights on the first Thursday of each month where they donate 20% of sales to various local organizations.
“Last year we focused on Building Blocks for Kids, LOVElikeJJ, Live Like Maya and Claw Machines for a Cause,” founder Bud Strudthof shares. CincySammys.com
16 Lots Brewing
Mason’s first brewery, 16 Lots Brewing, boasts a wide selection of flagship and seasonal beers, guest ciders and wines. Additionally, they offer a menu from Mad Monks Pizza, their own in-house pizza kitchen.
They donate to many organizations annually including Mason Soccer, Live Like Maya, LOVElikeJJ and more. They also hold many "Dine and Donate" nights with local fundraising groups.
“We give a portion of the revenue generated for the evening back to the featured organization, both through Mad Monks Pizza and at the bar,” founder Mike Burton explains. 16Lots.com
Sonder Brewing taproom features a spacious bar area, a dog-friendly outdoor patio and a turf lawn game area. Their Givin’ on a Prayer program was created to benefit various nonprofit organizations.
“The Givin’ On A Prayer program occurs monthly and includes a dedicated tap where a percentage of sales go to our partner organization,” Program Director Haley Shutter shares.
Partnered organizations include the ALS Association, Dragonfly, Cancer Support Community, Best Point Educational and Behavioral Health, Shine Like Sable and more. SonderBrewing.com.
Joe Barr American Legion Post 194
The Joe Barr American Legion Post 194 branch was established in 1944, welcoming veterans from all branches of the Armed Forces. They’ve since provided much service to the community and nonprofit partnerships.
Such sponsorships include Scout Troop 194, Challenger League, TOPSoccer and Mason All-Stars Basketball League. They also support Mason Parks Foundation and contributed to the Common Ground Playground and Adaptive Ball Fields.
“We often partner with local organizations and split the proceeds from our public breakfasts, held on the second Saturday of each month,” says Sergeant-at-Arms David Charpentier. MasonAmericanLegion.org
Kala Coffee House
Kala Coffee House is passionate about doing good for the community. Beyond their efforts to joyfully serve, they also partner with the nonprofits that make up the Do Good Coalition, including the Greater Project, Building Blocks for Kids, Luke5Adventures, Focus on Youth and Shine Like Sable.
“We have linked up with organizations that are targeted toward helping kids in our local area, and l have committed to a partnership that goes beyond just a monetary contribution,” Kala Coffee House Manager Josh Romano explains. KalaCoffeeHouse.com.