Making a Difference in the Community

    On May 7, more than 350 Diageo Chateau & Estate Wines employees celebrated the company’s commitment to giving back during Diageo’s 2nd annual Community Service Day.

     Wine Business reported that employees from Napa and Sonoma area cellars and vineyards, the DC&E main Napa office and employees from around the country worked together to support their local communities across the country.

     Through a partnership with Hands on Bay Area, 12 projects throughout California’s North Bay were identified. During the course of the day, DC&E employees helped make a positive impact, including:

     * Removing 1 ton of wild radish and planting more than 150 seedlings at San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge.

     * Removing invasive blackberry species on Mount George for the Land Trust of Napa County.

     * Assembling 600 cases of food for the Redwood Empire Food Bank.

     * Beautifying the grounds and creating gardens throughout the Veterans Home of California campus.

     * Converting the lawn to zero landscape at the Family Services of Napa and painting the facility.

     * Creating 200 welcome cards for kids and families entering the Ronald McDonald House.

     * Cleaning kennels and painting the kitten room at Pets Lifeline Animal Shelter.

     * Creating 2,767 HIV prevention kits for Bay Area Young Positives.

     “Now more than ever, it’s important for everyone to take time to help their local communities,” said Tom Scott, Diageo’s Vice President of Communications. “We are so proud to have such great partners that help make all of these projects so rewarding for our employees around the U.S.”

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