MommyJuice Wines Partners with Family Giving Tree to Provide School Supplies to Children in Need

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Since 1995, Family Giving Tree has provided backpacks full of school supplies to Bay Area children in low-income neighborhoods, sending them to school prepared to learn. MommyJuice Wines will donate a portion of their proceeds to Family Giving Tree.

It’s great to have a brand made-for-moms, by-a-mom, contribute to our mission. We are grateful.

MommyJuice Wines and Family Giving Tree announced today a partnership that will support Family Giving Tree’s mission to provide backpacks full of school supplies to children in need. Since 1995, Family Giving Tree has provided these to Bay Area children in low-income neighborhoods, sending them to school prepared to learn. The Back-to-School Drive targets local schools that have a high percentage of students that qualify for the Federal Free and Reduced Price Meal Program. Last year’s drive assisted 21,000 Bay Area students.

“Family Giving Tree is dear to my heart and I am honored to support their efforts,” said Cheryl Murphy Durzy, mother of two and Founder of MommyJuice Wines. “I remember how much fun it was to get new school supplies as a kid. I believe it is an important way to start off a brand new school year--armed with new pencils and notebooks, and ready to learn."

MommyJuice Wines will donate a portion of the proceeds from their regional events to Family Giving Tree. In addition, MommyJuice will promote donations to Family Giving Tree at the winery and online, as a way to get families involved in giving back to their communities.

“We thank Cheryl and MommyJuice for their support in providing backpacks and school supplies to the children who are most in need,” said Jennifer Cullenbine, Executive Director of Family Giving Tree. “It’s great to have a brand made-for-moms, by-a-mom, contribute to our mission. We are grateful.”

About Family Giving Tree
Family Giving Tree’s Holiday Wish Drive has granted the specific holiday gift request of more than 900,000 Bay Area underprivileged children since its creation as a San Jose State University MBA project in 1990. In 1995, Family Giving Tree created an additional Back to School Drive program that has delivered more than 140,000 backpacks and school supplies to low-income Bay Area children in time for the first day of school. Family Giving Tree utilizes more than 7,000 volunteers each year to process gifts and supply-filled backpacks. More information can be found at http://www.familygivingtree.org. Facebook: Familygivingtree, Twitter: @FGTtweets and Pinterest: @fgtelves.

About MommyJuice Wines
MommyJuice Wines was founded by Cheryl Murphy Durzy, a mother of two and nearly 15-year veteran of the industry via her family's winery, Clos LaChance, in San Martin, California. MommyJuice strives to provide balanced, fruit-forward wines that bring a bit of peace after the chaos of everyday life as a parent. The wines will soon be available at CVS Pharmacy stores and can currently be found at Northern California Target stores, as well as online at http://www.mommyjuicewines.com. Facebook: MommyJuiceWines, Twitter: @MommyJuiceWines and Pinterest: @MommyJuice.

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