Briarpatch Youth Services provides innovative
services dedicated to strengthening and improving the
lives of youth, their families and our community.

One Barrel Brewing Company and Briarpatch Youth Services are teaming up to raise funds for Dane County's first shelter dedicated to homeless youth. Stop down to One Barrel (2001 Atwood) enjoy a craft brew and toss a donation onto their ceiling.

Toss $20 and get a free beer

Toss $10 and get $2 off a beer

Toss $5 and get $1 off a beer

Caption: Donations on One Barrel's ceiling


Currently under way and running through June, One Barrel proprietor, Peter Gentry, will donate 100% of the 'ceiling cash' to Briarpatch's 'Giving Homeless Youth a Chance' shelter campaign. Briarpatch's shelter officially opened October 1, 2015, and has served dozens of unaccompanied teens in crisis. The campaign is halfway to a goal of $3.1 million. One Barrel is also directing 1% of retail sales to Briarpatch.

"Reaching our goal means we will have the resources to ensure ongoing operations of the shelter, and the ability to retire the mortgage on our building," shares Cedric Johnson, Briarpatch Development & Communications Director. "We built the facility to accommodate the shelter and our previously cramped staff. Once we hit that goal, we'll be able to put $120,000 back into delivering our mission."

The agency plans to host a closing event with live music and other activities in late June. 

Visit One Barrel's website at: 

Learn more about the 'Giving Homeless Youth a Chance' campaign here: 

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