Alma Rosa Winery and Vineyards Announces New Philanthropic Partnerships
Continuing our commitment to mental health awareness, treatments and cures, Alma Rosa Winery is pleased to announce two fundraising initiatives for 2021:
May 2021-Mental Health Awareness Month
For the second year, we are donating 10% donation of all retail proceeds during the month of May to Mental Wellness Center. Any purchases you make in our tasting room, over the phone or online will contribute to this cause. Since 1947, Mental Wellness Center has been building hope for individuals and families in Santa Barbara County, providing mental health education to local students, a residential services program, family support groups, employment services, and social connection programs.
July 2021-Peace of Mind: 10,000 Steps in the Right Direction
We are also pleased to announce our second annual fundraiser, the Peace of Mind: 10,000 Steps in the Right Direction walk on Saturday, July 24, 2021. Please save the date!
Participants will have the opportunity to raise funds with family and friends toward the beneficiary of their choice: Mental Wellness Center or One Mind. In 2020, we raised $144,225 in support of research and treatment for anxiety and depression, exceeding our goal of $100,000. The event was a virtual walk across our estate that allowed participants to build teams to increase their fundraising efforts. This year we are pleased to add the live walk as well, which will start at the front of our estate, wind through our vineyards to the furthest and highest vineyard block on our property, then bring participants back to the front of the ranch. This route is approximately 10,000 steps, just under 5 miles.
Please stay tuned for more details for signups and team fundraising options in June.
Our Commitment: Alma Rosa proprietors Bob and Barb Zorich created Peace of Mind out of concern for the prevalence of depression and anxiety conditions in our society. Deeply involved with this cause, Bob currently serves as Chairman of the Hope and Healing Center & Institute in Houston and supports the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation in New York City.
About Mental Wellness Center: Since 1947, Mental Wellness Center has been building hope for individuals and families, providing support in recovery and raising awareness of mental health within the Santa Barbara community. This important organization provides mental health education to local students, a residential services program that safely provides a home to more than 100 community members across seven residential sites, and serves individuals and families impacted by mental illness through support groups, employment services, and social connection programs.
About One Mind: One Mind was founded 26 years ago and to date has raised just over $500 million in direct and leveraged funding towards their vision of healthy brains for all. One Mind’s mission is to speed up discoveries in brain health through large-scale, open-science research. They bring together the best minds in neuroscience around a collective goal to more effectively diagnose, prevent and treat brain disease and injury. Guided by an expert Scientific Advisory Board, One Mind supports researchers who are willing to share their data, stay focused on the needs of patients, and place clinical tools and improved therapies before academic achievement and journal publishing recognition.