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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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My #ethnicwear 💚💙💗
I admire #indianfood and #indiandresses
Even when life is a struggle they wear colorful bright dresses for lifting the spirit

#liftyourspirits #liftyourmood #makeitworkforyou #indianmantra #indianspirit #colorfulindia #cherrypie_ii #pickmeup #brighttheday #maxidress
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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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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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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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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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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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#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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Jalisco: The home of Tequila and Mariachi music! ...

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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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Buona domenica! Che piani avete per oggi?
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Have a nice Sunday! Any plans for today?
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#yogadiary #yoga #reversewarrior #diarioyogaillustrato #yogaart #miacarayogini #diarioyoga #arteyoga #motivation #liftyourspirits #bepositive
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day 67.. I was behind the camera this time 🎥 soon we will back hosting our bostonmanmag events with actual people! #boston #bostonmanmagazine #keelvodka #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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It’s St Swithin’s Day! Weather folklore has it that whatever the weather is like on St Swithin’s Day – be it rain or sunshine – it will continue to be the same for the next 40 days and 40 nights. The thought of constant rain for more than a month is not something we want! We need lots more sunny days to lift our spirits because Clevedon in the full summer sunshine is absolutely glorious - just as in this photo taken by aurelpaduraru.ro clevedonlake

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#facesofclevedon
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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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I DARE YOU to go outside today and find yourself a leave. 🌿
Then take a moment to look at it. Not a quick glance like we usually look at things - REALLY look at your leaf.
Discover at all its little details, it’s patterns, it’s changes in colors, it’s edges. Look really really close. Take it all in. Breathe. 🌬
Then close your eyes and try to imagine the leaf as detailed as you can in front of your inner eye. Stay here for a moment. 👁
Now keep your eyes closed and slowly start running your fingertips across your leaf and really experience it. Feel it’s texture, it’s ripples, it’s smoothness, it’s density. Explore everything. Breathe. 🌬
Once you have done this, take your leaf and place it on your heart center with your eyes still closed. Feel how appreciative and grateful you are for it’s beauty and it’s existence. Breathe deeply into your heart center. Stay here as long as you want. ❤️
Whenever you’re ready, gently smile and slowly open your eyes. Feel how your energy has shifted. 🌈
Have the most amazing day! Thank you for being. I love you 💛🙏✨
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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.