Harpoon Helps Women’s Equality
August 26, 2020
August 26th is Women’s Equality Day and this year marks the 100–year anniversary since the passing of the 19th Amendment which prohibits the states and federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States based on sex. Since that historic day, gender equality has certainly progressed, but we still have a long way to go.
According to the most recent U.S. Census data from 2018, U.S. women of all races earned, on average, just 82 cents for every $1 earned by men of all races. To help make up for that, (at least for one day), we’ll be donating $1.18 cents for every pint sold at both of our breweries in Boston, MA and Windsor, VT to two fantastic organizations working to provide equal opportunities for women and girls.
In Boston, we’ll be donating to the Women’s Foundation of Boston, who creates, funds and accelerates programs that equip Boston women and girls to be financially independent, successful and valued leaders in their communities. This all volunteer organization has done a lot since their founding in 2017! Learn more about the programs they support here.
In Windsor, we’ll be donating to Vermont Works For Women, who helps women and girls recognize their potential and explore, pursue and excel in work that leads to economic independence. Learn more about their vision and programs here.