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Delray Beach nonprofit partners with beer hall to fundraise

'Every time you pour a beer out of here it helps a kid in the community,' says business owner
Posted at 5:50 PM, Jan 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-06 17:57:40-05

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. — A Delray Beach nonprofit is getting some help from a beer hall.

Hopportunities and the EJS Project have partnered together to fundraise to help the kids in the EJS program.

Emanual “Dupree” Jackson Jr. said his nonprofit helps kids in the community outside of school by mentoring and tutoring them.

“Our focus is to build and empower them,” said Dupree.

He said 2020 prevented them from hosting fundraisers and events, so any support is crucial.

Hpportunities owner, John Macantagy, opened the self-serve beer hall last year and said he always planned to give back to the community in some way.

“We feel whatever we put out in the universe we get back,” he added.

Macatangay said they have multiple ways for people to donate to EJS. One being the green handle in their tap area, 20% of the proceeds from that handle go directly to EJS.

“When they come in they will know this green top handle goes to EJS, every time you pour a beer out of here it helps a kid in the community,” said Macatangay.

Other fundraising events are planned to start on Jan. 16 where a percentage of the proceeds from that day will be donated to EJS. The duo said the goal is to help send the dozens of kids within the program on an outdoor tour with a local company.

Dupree said even before raising any money, the exposure from working with Hoportunities is helping, “Our kids need it.”