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Harpoon Helps Spread Holiday Cheer!

December 24, 2009

In the midst of the holiday season and with a Harpoon Winter Warmer in hand, I can’t help but reflect on the hard work and holiday cheer spread by my fellow Harpoon Helpers. On Saturday, December 5th, 550 volunteers, along with 50 Harpoon Brewery employees, decorated 40 homeless shelters, soup kitchens, and play spaces for the holidays. We call this Harpoon Helps Spread Holiday Cheer, and it is the largest event put on by the brewery’s charitable arm, Harpoon Helps. This was the 6th year of Harpoon Helps Spread Holiday Cheer, and it was the biggest.  We decorated locations from Massachusetts to Maine to Texas, resulting in locations in 11 states looking much brighter for the holiday season. I can’t believe how much this event has grown!

That special day was more than bows, garland, and lights. It was a day for Harpoon Helpers to brighten up the holidays for their neighbors, to get themselves in the spirit of giving and sharing, and to Spread Holiday Cheer to those that need it most.

Check out some of our pictures below from the day:

Laying out all 40 artificial trees to make sure they have all of their parts!

Laying out all 40 artificial trees to make sure they have all of their parts!

Enjoying coffee, donuts, and bagels provided by Dunkin Donuts

Enjoying coffee, donuts, and bagels provided by Dunkin Donuts

Team 22, led by Harpoon brewer Jaime Schier (middle, in red jacket), is ready to go!

Team 22, led by Harpoon brewer Jaime Schier (middle, in red jacket), is ready to go!

A volunteer in Boston proud of his wreath-hanging skills

A volunteer in Boston proud of his wreath-hanging skills

Volunteers were there with bells on!

Volunteers were there with bells on!

Enjoying a pint after decorating in Manchester, NH with Harpoon NH representative Joe O’Connell (2nd from right in green shirt)

Enjoying a pint after decorating in Manchester, NH with Harpoon NH representative Joe O’Connell (2nd from right in green shirt)

Enjoying a few pints and tacos (thanks Chipotle!) at the Boston brewery

Enjoying a few pints and tacos (thanks Chipotle!) at the Boston brewery

For more photos from the day, and to see what is coming up next for Harpoon Helps, please visit http://www.HarpoonHelps.com.

Although we here at the brewery did our best to thank you after all of your hard work with a pint of Harpoon and some food, I feel I must say it again: thank you to all our volunteers, and for sharing in our brewery’s commitment to its community. I hope you all decide to join in on another Harpoon Helps event very soon!

Cheers!

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