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Pour with a Purpose | Turning the Table on COVID-19

Our purpose is to recognize and raise funds to support workers in the foodservice industry whose livelihood is being significantly impacted by COVID-19. Proceeds from the #LiftYourSpirits campaign will support the restaurant worker relief efforts at the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation.

Pour with a Purpose
Turning the Table on COVID-19

Our purpose is to recognize and raise funds to support workers in the foodservice industry whose livelihood is being significantly impacted by COVID-19. Proceeds from the #LiftYourSpirits campaign will support the restaurant worker relief efforts at the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation.

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Thank you @jordanletner for saving the best margarita video for last. You definitely lifted our spirits! ...

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Who saw our story on @chronicle5 ? Thank you to everyone who has helped us spread the word. Keep those challenge videos coming! @joebuck @the_sturgeon_general @bfaxon @catherinevaritek33 @swillofnantucket @dirtywatermedia @bostonmanmag @bostonglobe @fabriziogoldstein @susielight72 @teresadu4 @taliiialaurito @rickticks ...

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For all those who haven’t had a chance to apply, or if you started an application and couldn’t finish it, you will be able to complete one today starting at 12pm. Link in bio. ...

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Thank you @bostonglobe for spreading our message. Our work continues... ...

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Grants are live today! Please spread the word to your friends and colleagues in the service industry. Head to ours website to apply! #liftyourspirits #liftyourspiritschallenge ...

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Huge shoutout to one of our earliest supporters @bfaxon and his frozen grapefruit ice ball! Keep sharing those challenge videos! ...

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@joebuck has challenged @katehudson and @theoliverhudson ⚡️⚡️⚡️ You have 24 hours to share a drink that lifts your spirits and donate! Thanks for sharing your video, Joe, and thanks to @bfaxon for the original challenge! ...

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@jimskeffington of the @pawsox is the latest to join the @liftyourspiritschallenge and pledge a would be bar tab or tip to the @nraefoundation Employee Relief Fund. Thank you Jim! ...

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@Kjp is sharing the recipe to his super secret Summer cocktail. And since he can’t be out enjoying it at his favorite bar or restaurant tonight he’s turning his would be tip into a donation at our website. You’re up next @sophieschumacher0 @fecastleberry @richardross it’s time to lift some spirits and tip for good! ...

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@nickhardwick showing us that you don’t even need to use alcohol to have fun with our challenge. This is something the whole family can do that makes a real difference. Head to Nick’s page to watch his full challenge. Thank you! ...

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Huge thank you to Erin from @waterloogintx and @treatyoak for sharing one of her favorite at-home cocktails, a Bees Knees. We love seeing both individuals and brands support the cause! ...

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David and Carly of @mobilemixologist have thrown their support behind our challenge! Keep sharing your videos and challenging your friends. We will post another fundraising update by the end of the day 🥂🍻🎉 Cheers! ...

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@susielight72 is calling out @goon_356 @themorris23 @beautybyhaleygarber | you have 24 hours to complete the challenge and make a donation at LiftYourSpirits.org 🙏🏽 ...

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In less than 48 hours we are closing in on our goal of $10,000! It may be time to move the goal posts back a bit and see how far we can go with this. Thank you to the earliest supporters who have blown us away with their generosity and enthusiasm. How far should we go?! How much can we raise?! The sky’s the limit! @nraefoundation @werrestaurants ...

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Repost from @bear_6060 “Just trying to do my part to help out the hospitality industry. Take those be tips and visit www.liftyourspirits.org to make a donation. I challenge @jones60ben @travisrdenning @jarrett_stidham8 #liftyourspirits “ ...

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Lift Your Spirits Challenge 101 #liftyourspirits @nraefoundation ...

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Repost from @lasprezzaturista @carlypatane
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Thanks for turning tonight’s tips into donations! Keep sharing videos and spreading the word!
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@lightfoundation has laid down the gauntlet and challenged @daviosrestaurant @robninkovich50 and @jasonaldean to pour with a purpose and #liftyourspirits who will you challenge in your video?! @nraefoundation ...

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First half of day 1 and we’re just getting started!! Thank you to the earliest supporters. Keep making videos and spread the word! ...

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The Challenge

For many of us, restaurants and bars — as well as the workers behind those establishments — are what make our cities a better place to live.  As restaurants across the country cut hours, suspend business, and close for good, many workers will be faced with long-term loss of income.

Make a video in which you mix your favorite drink, say a toast to those affected in the restaurant, foodservice and hospitality industry, and post it to your social media accounts using #LiftYourSpirits.  The last step is to challenge your friends to do the same and to send a gift to the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) that turns a tip into a donation for restaurant, foodservice and hospitality workers impacted by the COVID-19 crisis!

For sponsorship and brand partnership opportunities, please contact Lonny Sweet

Tipping for Good

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation is the philanthropic foundation of the National Restaurant Association, the largest restaurant and foodservice trade association in the world, representing and advocating for more than 500,000 businesses and millions of employees throughout the country.  Proceeds from #LiftYourSpirits will support the NRAEF’s restaurant, foodservice and hospitality worker relief efforts.

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Proceeds from your donation will support the restaurant worker relief efforts of our good friends at the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation.

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Thank you @jordanletner for saving the best margarita video for last. You definitely lifted our spirits! ...

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Nothing quite like the magical Dragonfuit to colour up your cocktail and lift your spirits! 💐
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LADY MAGENTA

45ml melbourneginco Gin
15ml Cointreau
20ml Fresh Lemon Juice
10ml Sugar Syrup
Muddled frozen pink dragonfruit cubes
Egg white
Burlesque Bitters
Magenta Bloom Garnish 💐

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I’m taking advantage of a great hair day 💁🏻‍♂️ to share a very important message: I’m mixing my favorite drink at home, a keelvodka on the rocks with an 🍊, to #LiftYourSpirits and support those who need our help in the hospitality industry.
The money id normally spend tipping my server or bartender on this drink I’m turning into a donation at liftyourspirits.org (link in bio) 100% of the proceeds will benefit the National Restaurant Association Employee Relief Fund ( nraefoundation )
I’m challenging chessels and carlypatane to #liftyourspirits by sharing your favorite drink at home. You have 24 hours!
Join me in pouring with a purpose and help those who have been serving us all these years! #liftyourspiritschallenge
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Who saw our story on @chronicle5 ? Thank you to everyone who has helped us spread the word. Keep those challenge videos coming! @joebuck @the_sturgeon_general @bfaxon @catherinevaritek33 @swillofnantucket @dirtywatermedia @bostonmanmag @bostonglobe @fabriziogoldstein @susielight72 @teresadu4 @taliiialaurito @rickticks ...

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I'll toast to that! 🍉 Frozen watermelon vodka lime slushies to kick off the Memorial Day Weekend. Feel free to swap in your favorite clear liquor (vodka, gin, tequila, or rum) and blend with chunks of watermelon, ice cubes, and lime juice until you have a slushie consistency. Garnish with mint and blueberries. Cheers to a fabulous weekend!! We all deserve it!!!🍃 ...

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The soul, light as a feather, fluid as water, innocent as a child, responds to every movement of grace like a floating balloon.

Jean-Pierre de Caussade
#lakemary #mural #muralart #sundaysanity #liftyourspiritschallenge
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For all those who haven’t had a chance to apply, or if you started an application and couldn’t finish it, you will be able to complete one today starting at 12pm. Link in bio. ...

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love me a liquid sunset 💛
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appropriately, that’s what I’m going to call my chinola cocktail... ‘liquid sunset’ // .75 chinola, 1.5 therealhavanaclub, .5 simple syrup, .5 lime juice, 1 muddled strawberry — shaken and double strained into a chilled glass, garnished with a strawberry 🍓
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#chinola #findyourchinola #DIYcocktails #amberhandpose #quarantinediaries #workfromhome #crisiscocktails #happyhour #cocktailhour #cocktails #miami #magiccity #thirsty #ttcocktails #cocktailwriter #liftyourspirits #spirits #hospitality #igersMiami
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CFK was nominated by our friend Bill Lenahan cfk_bill to donate to the liftyourspiritschallenge created by keelvodka to support the service industry in this time of need.
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We happily did so, and in-turn nominate 3 of our friends to do the same: Dermot oystermanduxbury , Billy billkallenberg and Jimmy jimbomona , you guys are on the clock!
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Head to this link liftyourspiritschallenge to donate.
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Cheers!! 🍻☘️👊🏻
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#liftyourspiritschallenge
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Thank you @bostonglobe for spreading our message. Our work continues... ...

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Mom has been working extra hard these days. Treat her well on Sunday. || G.I. Mother’s Day Dinner = Whole Beef Tenderloin, Salad, Gnocchi, Sides + Italia Hazelnut Cake. $250, serves 6. >> Must pre-order by end of day tomorrow 5/7 [call 312.414.1100]. Flower arrangements available from kehoedesigns. #GibsonsItalia ...

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Try your hand at a custom tequila infusion: All you need is a bottle of Partida and your citrus fruit of choice. Infuse for at least 24 hours. Drink your creation either neat or in a cocktail. Cheers! ...

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Grants are live today! Please spread the word to your friends and colleagues in the service industry. Head to ours website to apply! #liftyourspirits #liftyourspiritschallenge ...

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Booty Lift is BACK!!! 🍑🍑🍑
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Join me LIVE tomorrow morning at 7:30am AEST for my FREE Booty Lift Session and be prepared to get down LOW!!! ⬇️⬇️⬇️
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• Bring your bands if you have some (but not necessary..)
• Towel
• Water bottle and a Broomstick for Balance!! 👌🏼
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Hit me up for the ZOOM link or request to be added to the group so you can tune into the recording at your convenience!!
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Look forward to seeing you all again in the morning!! 🍑🌿
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#bootylift #workout #freetraining #online #liveworkouts #nourishedlifelifestyle #getnourishedgc #community #wellbeing #happiness #health #liftyourspirits #boostyourvibe #mentalhealth #support #covidkindness
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✨💰✨ Are you looking for ways to help your beloved friends & family in the restaurant and bar industry stay afloat during this challenging (and by “special” yes Matt means epic and challenging) time? So are we!
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We found the #liftyourspiritschallenge at https://www.liftyourspirits.org. They’re making it super easy to support the werrestaurants National Restaurant Association’s relief efforts for our favorite servers, bartenders, and hospitality professionals affected by COVID-19 closures.
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Hoss Soss is donating 10% of all online orders to liftyourspiritschallenge and we encourage you to donate too! Simply visit liftyourspirits.org and remember — no matter how much you normally invest in mocktails, cocktails, kombuchas, craft beer, snacks or tips at your favorite bar or restaurant in a week, even as little as $1 today will make a difference.
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We challenge you to take the #liftyourspiritschallenge and share on your social feeds. Whether you’re sipping cocktails, mocktails, or hot tea with honey and lemon — pass it on!
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#hosssoss #coronavirus #covid_19 #covıd19 #stayhome #stillweatherspirits #salemisawesome #georgedickel #cocktails #pdxeats #pdxdrinks #portlandfoodscene #portlandbars #portlandeats #portlanddrinks #bendfoodie #pdxfoodie #pdxfoodies #salemfoodies #eugenefoodie #vancouverfoodie #seattlefoodie #salemeats #salemoregon #salemor #insalemoregon #salemoregonlife #salemismopo
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Huge shoutout to one of our earliest supporters @bfaxon and his frozen grapefruit ice ball! Keep sharing those challenge videos! ...

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As if you needed another excuse to drink... Our craft your own at home cocktail kits are the perfect way to take the edge off. Order now for delivery on caviar, doordash & grubhub. 🍸🍹🥃 #ThisIsOurHouse #LiftYourSpirits ...

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All the essentials for a quality at-home cocktail. ...

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@joebuck has challenged @katehudson and @theoliverhudson ⚡️⚡️⚡️ You have 24 hours to share a drink that lifts your spirits and donate! Thanks for sharing your video, Joe, and thanks to @bfaxon for the original challenge! ...

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Where my mind wanders...💦
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How are you all doing with the quarantine time? Are you using it for good, for creating something better, for growth?
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Not all of us so lucky to be “stuck” somewhere where would be actually a dream to be stuck. When I scroll on social media and I see people surfing, being on the beach, I will be honest. Makes my spirit feel a bit low. (Not because they are there, but because I am not there where otherwise I’d be) And I am sure, I am not alone with this. I know many who can’t even have access for a garden, what they have since weeks is a flat and their phone. (Respect to all of you) Social media has a strong effect on us, even if we don’t realize, or even if we are aware. I am 99% positivevibesonly person, and I am aware if I start negative self talks, and I would say I am pretty much mindful about how I think, but our feelings, emotions is another piece of cake. Many of us would like to be now somewhere else, we planned to be somewhere else... and some pictures might just put us in a melancholic state. But hey don’t get stuck there!
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Here to remind you and myself, that you are not alone, I am not alone, we are together in this, and if this is all happening for a greater purpose, than lets do this💪🏻
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Bring the most out of the time you got for yourself. Push your limits. If you’ve been long time ago planning to start yoga, get fit, learn to surf, or a new sport, then DO IT! 👊🏻 If long time ago you’ve been planning to make a lifestyle change, get healthier, try plant based then DO IT! 👊🏻 If you’ve been dreaming long enought to be self employed, study further then DO IT! 👊🏻 The best time to invest in your own self development is NOW.
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Plant your dreams 🌱 what you have is NOW. ⠀⠀
Keep your dreams close to your heart ... you know the saying; where intention goes, energy flows🧚‍♂️
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As the philanthropic foundation of the National Restaurant Association, the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation’s mission of service to the public is dedicated to enhancing the industry’s training and education, career development and community engagement efforts.

The NRAEF and its programs work to Attract, Empower and Advance today’s and tomorrow’s restaurant and foodservice workforce.