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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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Getting ready while drinking barrel proof 😅🤪
Ps this bottle is seriously good bang for your buck 👌🏻🙌🏻
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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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You have to open your eyes to happeniess
#happiness #dontbesad #change #happy #bepositive✌ #loveyourself #motivation #quotes #quoteoftheday #liftyourspirits #lifelessons
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Jalisco: The home of Tequila and Mariachi music! ...

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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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I’m deeply upset. ⁠

All dine-in services in restaurants will be shut down in WA state again...my friends and I lost our jobs for at least a month...again.⁠

This hurts. I understand why it needs to happen, but this hurts.⁠

I’m posting financial resources for restaurant industry workers - these are NEW resources than what I’ve posted before. Please see my past post for mental health resources.⁠

Your servers, bartenders, bussers, dishwashers, hosts and chefs are truly at-risk. ⁠

🍷 We talk to A LOT of people who don’t have a mask on.⁠

🍷 We don’t require a negative test. ⁠

🍷 We clear used glassware and dishes from multiple tables ALL NIGHT. ⁠

🍷 We don’t always turn away people who are non-compliant.⁠

We are scared, tired, and cornered.⁠

TIP EXTRA, order to go, and please be overly kind and patient.⁠

Anotherroundanotherrally.org⁠

Restaurantworkerscf.org⁠

Ofwemergencyfund.org⁠

Jobget.com⁠

Liftyourspirits.org⁠

#serverlife #mentalhealthinhospitality #intheweeds #sommlife #womeninwine #mentalhealthinrestaurants #healthyhospo #notforeverjustnow #restaurantstrong #hospitalityfamily #restaurantlife #professionalserver #mentalhealth #liftyourspirits #saverestaurants #financeforservers #supportourservers #supportlocal #dinelocal #ordertogo #coronavirusrelief #shutdownroundtwo #supportourrestaurants
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All the essentials for a quality at-home cocktail. ...

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

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Absolutely loving this barrellbourbon Dovetail.

Appearance: Rose gold with highlights of worn copper.

Nose: Opens with mature aromas both sweet (canelé, panna cotta, crème de noyaux) and savory (walnut oil, leather). This is followed quickly by a vast array of fruit derived both from the spirit (smoked apricot, grapefruit peel) as well as the cask treatment (sloe gin, damson jam). The aroma is high toned, pungently floral and herbaceous, with subtle, balancing pops of minerality.

Palate: Darker (cocoa, molasses, burnt marshmallow) and spicier (cola, nutmeg, Tellicherry peppercorn) than the nose, an effect well-complemented by the cask treatment and rendered more complex by the savory and herbaceous themes running throughout.

Finish: A sweet and elegant signature of rose jelly, chestnut honey, and Pineau des Charantes that also features hazelnut, eucalyptus, and Corsican mint.

Thanks for the hookup orrsumspirits can’t wait to try the full Barrell lineup!


#barrellcraftspirits #barrellbourbon #bourbon #whiskey #dovetailewhiskey #liftyourspirits #barrelstrength #caskstrength #ryewhiskey #Barrell #kentuckybourbon #tennesseewhiskey
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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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Forgive yourself relentlessly.💙
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Just a quick reminder that you’re human and not perfect and that’s okay. You’re going to let yourself down. You’re going to disappoint yourself. It’s part of being real and honest and whole.
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But don’t forget to forgive yourself too! Give yourself grace and lift yourself back up. You’re not perfect but you are amazing.😘
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#forgiveyourself #forgiveness #forgive #selfforgiveness #selfacceptance #selflove #selfworth #giveyourselfgrace #giveyourselftime #selflovejourney #selfcare #selfcaretips #selfcompassion #liftyourspirits #liftyourselfup #loveyourself #forgiveyourselfrelentlessly #selfencouragement #youareamazing #youareenough #ladybluebottle #bluebevyink
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Sundays are for homemade brunch and Partida margaritas. 📸: thebourgeoispig

Recipe:
2 oz. Partida Blanco
1 oz. fresh squeezed lime juice
½ oz. agave nectar
½ oz. water
Shake all ingredients with ice in a shaker. Strain over fresh ice into a rocks glass.
Garnish with lime wheel.
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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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#wakeupandmakeup #mua #naturallook #softsmokeyeye #makeupartist #glowingskin #makeupaddict #makeupartists #loveyourself #havefunwithmakeup #mac #maccosmetics #abh #anastaciabeverlyhills #barebrows #nofalsies #lovemakeup #scottishmakeupartist #scottishmakeupartists #models #supportsmallbusiness #makemeup #feelgood #liftyourspirits #makeupartistry #enjoymakeup #makeuplover ...

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Master_Sheik pairs our limited Single Barrel Reserve Medio with TatujaeCigars.

Medio provides flavors of cooked agave, vanilla and butter, and if you're not into cigars, try pairing it with a fine piece of dark chocolate. Cheers! 📸: Master_Sheik
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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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I cried in my husband’s arms last night.

As I’ve shared with you all before, I’m a psychic and medium - and a lot of how I get my information is through feeling energy.

Last night, all I felt in my energetic field was pain.

Pain for:
👉🏿myself, and the trauma I’ve experienced over the past few weeks and a lifetime.
👉🏿the black community, and how much we’ve endured for centuries.
👉🏿every black business owner I know who is struggling to work right now as she navigates her emotional field.
👉🏿my business and everything I want for it, because right now, showing up is a struggle every day.

If I’m being honest, there’s some fear, too.

I’m scared of:
👉🏿fucking it up if I don’t show up fully.
👉🏿everything I have falling apart.
👉🏿not being able to serve my clients fully when a part of my brain power is just working to keep me from falling apart.

So, why am I sharing this?

As a woman who is committed to leading the WOC community, I refuse to pretend I’m perfect and things for me are easy.

I want you to know you’re not alone.

So if you’re a WOC and every day feels like a struggle right now… …and you’re navigating pain, fear, and heartbreak, I want you to hear me when I say:

You are allowed to show up halfway.

Even half of your genius still serves your clients deeply.

Your business isn’t going anywhere.

You don’t have to compartmentalize your pain to have success or hide the heaviness in your heart to lead and serve.

The most powerful version of you is the version that shows up and says, “I’m not okay.” That version of you is courageous.

That version of you is inspiring.

That version of you is liberated, and free.

If you’re ready to liberate yourself and your business… …and want to join in community with WOC entrepreneurs who are doing the same, join my workshop & community call this Thursday.

We’ll be:
1️⃣Re-evaluating the way we’ve been doing business as individuals, and what we want to change
2️⃣Setting boundaries for what we will and won’t tolerate from allies and collaborators
3️⃣Setting actionable steps for ourselves and our community to make sure this is a movement, not a moment

Join us via the link in my bio gieselleallen
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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.