Tito’s Handmade Vodka, America’s original craft vodka, is proud to announce their new partnership with Shiftgig, the largest online community for the service and hospitality industries in the country. Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Shiftgig will launch a 12-month program, beginning March 24, 2014, that will seek out worthy recipients of Children of Restaurant Employees (CORE) services. CORE is a charitable organization funded by donations from food and beverage operators, suppliers and distributors. 100% of the funds raised are used for children of the hospitality industry’s workforce.

“We feel strongly about supporting our community and the challenges of many restaurant employees who have children suffering from life-threatening conditions,” said Eddie Lou, CEO of Shiftgig. “We’re proud to partner with Tito’s Handmade Vodka and CORE to support this important cause.” 

To kick off the program, Tito’s Handmade Vodka is making a direct donation to CORE of $15,000. The official presentation of the check will be held at the VIBE Conference 2014 (March 25-26), the industry’s #1 forum for top-tier on-premise executives and their supplier partners.

“We are thrilled to be included in such a worthy endeavor. It's nice to give back to an industry, which gives so much to all of us, every day. Cheers,” said Tito Beveridge, Founder and Master Distiller of Tito’s Handmade Vodka.

Tito’s Handmade Vodka is and always has been 100% American-made and produced in Austin, Texas. It was the state’s first and oldest legal distillery, and is one of the fastest-growing micro distilleries in the country. Tito’s Handmade Vodka continues to be a privately owned liquor brand developed by Tito Beveridge and can be found within the United States, Singapore, provinces in Canada, many of the Caribbean Islands, as well as through United Airlines and American Airlines. The slow, six-times distilled vodka is called one of the smoothest vodkas on the market by the country's top bartenders, and was awarded a score of 95 by Wine Enthusiast.

Shiftgig is the service industry network, the premier online community where members connect with each other and businesses to access informative and funny content, jobs, and industry deals.  With over 750,000 registered members and 17,000 businesses, Shiftgig has become the largest online destination for people in the restaurant, nightlife, hotel and retail industries. For more information about Shiftgig, visit www.shiftgig.com.


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