Tuesday
Apr082014

Teaming Up with the USO In Support of U.S. Troops

At a recent Beer Division employee meeting, employees presented a $10,000 check to the USO to support U.S. troops serving in combat. In addition to the donation, which will directly impact all branches of the armed forces, our 475 Beer Division employees paired up with dedicated USO of Illinois members to assemble dozens of care packages consisting of games, snacks, magazines, books and phone cards for service men and women abroad. 

Wednesday
Apr022014

April in Alcohol Awareness Month

Constellation is a proud member of the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility (formerly called the Century Council). For Alcohol Awareness Month, the foundation has compiled a number of videos, resources, and tips for talking to kids and teens about alcohol. Visit the foundation’s website to learn more!

Wednesday
Dec112013

Supporting the We Don't Serve Teens Campaign

Constellation Brands is proud to support the "We Don't Serve Teens" campaign to prevent underage drinking. This national campaign is coordinated by the Federal Trade Commission and supported by a coalition of public and private organizations, including DISCUS, the Century Council, WSWA and the Beer Institute.

To get the word out about the program, our sales team is working with on-premise and retail accounts to place point-of-sale materials; we are actively reaching out to the media; we are placing public service announcements; and we are supporting the campaign on our external and internal websites. 

For more tools and information to help parents and others reduce teen drinking and related harm please click here.

Wednesday
Dec112013

The Home of Hope Orphanage in Haiti

In 2012, Constellation Brands and the Rochester General Health System committed  resources and employees to accompany InterVol, an international humanitarian organization, to Haiti to continue their collaborative effort to provide assistance in the country. Not only did the team deliver medical supplies, building materials, and toys for the children at the Home for Hope orphanage, they also spent time building bunk-beds and assessing how they could work together in the future to continue to help Haiti.

InterVol is now ready to move forward with Phase II of this collaborative effort, which will entail building a bunk-house and kitchen/dining house to provide shelter and comfort for 48 orphans at the Home of Hope Orphanage. The bunk-houses will be pre-fabricated in Haiti, sourcing locals to assist with this portion of the job. The design has been configured into three connected bunk houses; each one sleeps 16 children.

The project will not only provide the children with shelter from Haiti's harsh elements, it will also offer work opportunities to local Haitians during the pre-fabrication process.

How to Get Involved
The total project budget is $45,000. Constellation Brands has made a lead pledge of $25,000, and InterVol and Rochester General Hospital have pledged a combined $5,000. Click here to donate to the effort

Friday
Nov222013

Matching Employee Donations to Red Cross Typhoon Appeal

Photo Credit: Jarkko Mikkonen, Finnish Red Cross

In the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, Constellation Brands has been working with our International team and community partners to find ways to make a positive difference in the region affected by the disaster. We also heard from many employees eager to help.

We are proud to match every employee donation 2 to 1 made to the Red Cross Typhoon Appeal, up to $100,000.

Employees: Click here to make your donation, and follow the instructions below to make sure your donation is matched.

1. After making a donation to the Red Cross, you must submit your completed Employee Match form by December 6.

2. Use the Red Cross' 501(c)(3) number 53-0196605 to complete the Employee Match form.