Support Classroom Central At Your Neighborhood Brewery

Enjoy Local Beer While Supplying Resources To Local Students

This year’s event will feature a six week long partnership with several beloved Charlotte breweries, who have come aboard as sponsors to allow patrons to raise money for a quality cause while drinking quality beers! A portion of funds generated during the event will benefit Classroom Central, a non-profit dedicated to supplying teachers across the Carolinas with the resources they need to inspire their students and ensure success.

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Classroom Central’s Influence

Classroom Central equips more than 100,000 students and their teachers in nearly 200 schools across six school districts in the Charlotte region. Their mission is to equip students in need to effectively learn by collecting and distributing free school supplies to their teachers.

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Quality Beers, Quality Impact

Six local Charlotte breweries have joined the Pints for Pencils initiative with the goal of making education in North Carolina more accessible for underprivileged children. Classroom Central attempts to tackle the lack of resources in school systems statewide, and that’s worthy of a toast!

Commemorate the Cause

BURKE Integrated Marketing created a commemorative, limited edition pint glass to honor the Pints for Pencils initiative! With a minimum $10 donation given during the event, you’re receive a beer of your choice along with the limited edition custom pint glass.

Event Schedule

Check out our event schedule and find a supporting brewery near you!

Sept. 8 - 14

Legion Brewing Co.

SouthPark: 5610 Carnegie Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28209

Plaza Midwood: 1906 Commonwealth Ave, Charlotte, NC 28205

Legion Brewing Company was born from the ethos that sharing good beer with friends is one of life’s great pleasures. That spirit of culture is alive in both our neighborhood of Plaza Midwood, as well as at our second location in SouthPark!

Sept. 15 - 21

Bold Missy Brewery

610 Anderson St, Charlotte, NC 28205

Bold Missy Brewery is born from the celebration of great Bold Missies. We create the best for every pour of well-loved styles of craft beer and our delicious eats. Our philosophy is to balance passion and fun with business and growth, reach out and bring it in with our guests and community, and celebrate life’s enjoyment and the people who live life in a bold way.

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Sept. 22 - 28

The Unknown Brewing Co.

1327 S Mint St, Charlotte, NC 28203

The Unknown is not about being mysterious. It’s not that we couldn’t come up with a name and gave up. The Unknown is about a way of life. You only have one chance at this thing called life, so make it count. Try anything, question everything, no regrets and most of all, live without boundaries. We will encourage this any chance we get. So, our call to you is... STEP INTO THE UNKNOWN.

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Oct. 3 5PM - 11PM • Oct. 5 1PM - 4PM

Town Brewing Co.

800 Grandin Rd, Charlotte, NC 28208

Sept. 29 - Oct. 5 - School Supply Drive

Brewing Beer. Building Relationships…Beer is our universal language. Raise it in celebration. Sip it thoughtfully. Trade joys, woes, life over it. Town Brewing is that connected camaraderie. We are a collection of people and endless stories. Beer brings us together. Community keeps us together.

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Oct. 6 - 12

Wooden Robot Brewery

1440 S Tryon St #110, Charlotte, NC 28203

Wooden Robot is an urban farmhouse brewery, proudly located in Charlotte, NC. We aim to blend the disparate elements of art & science to create unique beer that embodies a wonder union of tradition and innovation.

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Oct. 13 - 19

Pilot Brewing Co.

1331 Central Ave Suite 104, Charlotte, NC

After a dozen years in the beer industry, Rachael decided it was time to showcase everything she has learned. Together with her husband Jeff, a professional pilot, they’re taking it back to the small batch! Pilot Brewing will have a strong focus in sourcing local ingredients as well as maximizing community involvement within our brewing practices. We are very excited to be the local neighborhood nano-brewery.

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Thank you to the local Charlotte organizations who made this event possible.

Pints for Pencils is a fundraising initiative founded to benefit Classroom Central on behalf of A Big Heart Foundation, in partnership with BURKE Communications.

Big Heart Foundation

A Big Heart Foundation, Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization founded in 2010 as a way for BURKE to give back to the Charlotte community. With funds raised through their annual Toys for Tots Golf Tournament, the have donated over $400k to various charitable causes. Click here to learn more about their upcoming tournament on September 23, 2019!

BURKE Communications

BURKE specializes in combining their unique skill sets under a singular brand voice, creating a seamless experience for any client’s target audience. They build deep brand relationships by creating authentic, human connection through meaningful moments that grab customers and communities by the heart and mind.