Sip + Support
Through our Sip + Support initiative, Urban Kitchen Group selects a local charity to support each month. We donate a portion of sales from every glass or bottle of our CUCINA private label wine. If interested in submitting a non-profit for our Sip + Support program, please contact us.
ARTS + Pretend City
CUCINA CARES | For the month of March a percentage of every glass or bottle of CUCINA wine sold will be donated to A Reason to Survive (ARTS). ARTS believes that creativity is a powerful tool that can transform the lives of young people and set them up for success. When young people thrive, the positive efffects ripple throughout their families + communities.
Learn more at areasontosurvive.org and follow along on Instagram at @areason2survive
CUCINA CARES | For the month of March a percentage of every glass or bottle of CUCINA wine sold will be donated to Pretend City Children's Museum. Pretend City is "the world in a nutshell". It is designed for children to learn how the real world works, ensuring that each child is set up for school success by providing real world learning experiences that children need to develop essential foundational leaning skills.
Learn more at pretendcity.org and follow along on Instagram at @pretendcity
The Brain Observatory + Alzheimer’s Association OC
CUCINA CARES | For the month of February a percentage of every glass or bottle of CUCINA wine sold will be donated to The Brain Observatory who are creating the first brain museum in the world, with exhibits, neurological research, and science education, all under one roof.
Learn more at thebrainobservatory.org and follow along on Instagram at @thebrain_observatory
CUCINA CARES | For the month of February a percentage of every glass or bottle of CUCINA wine sold will be donated to Alzheimer's Association Orange County chapter. Their mission is to provide hands-on care and support, information, referrals, education and resources for individuals and families in OC and surrounding areas who experience memory loss, Alzheimer’s and other dementias, while advancing critical research for a cure.
Learn more at alzoc.org and follow along on Instagram at @alzorangecounty
Baja Dog Rescue + Animal Assistance League of OC
CUCINA CARES | For the month of January a percentage of every glass or bottle of CUCINA wine sold at our San Diego locations will be donated to Baja Dog Rescue. Their mission as a no-kill shelter is to rescue and rehabilitate unwanted or abandoned and neglected dogs and find them happy homes. Baja Dog Rescue relies solely on the generosity of the public and volunteers and they need our help to save street dogs in Baja California and San Diego!
Learn more at bajadogrescue.org and follow along on Instagram at @bajadogrescue_
CUCINA CARES | For the month of January a percentage of every glass or bottle of CUCINA wine sold at our Orange County locations will be donated to Animal Assistance League of Orange County. Their mission as a no-kill shelter is dedicated to aiding lost and homeless pets, helping people with pet related problems, promoting responsible pet ownership and pet population control and preventing cruelty to animals through educational programs.
Learn more at aaloc.org and follow along on Instagram at @animalassistance
Marine’s Toys for Tots
CUCINA CARES | For the month of December a percentage of every glass or bottle of CUCINA wine sold will be donated to Marine Toys for Tots. Their mission is to assist the U.S. Marine Corps in providing a tangible sign of hope to economically disadvantaged children during the holidays. Marine Toys for Tots is committed to uniting members of local communities in a common cause during their annual toy collection and distribution campaign and to contribute to improving communities in the future.
Learn more at toysfortots.org
SD Hunger Coaltion + OC Food Access Coalition
CUCINA CARES | For the month of November a percentage of every glass or bottle of CUCINA wine sold at our San Diego locations will be donated to San Diego Hunger Coalition. 1 in 7 San Diegans don’t always have enough to eat. SD Hunger Coalition leads coordinated action to end hunger in San Diego County supported by research, education and advocacy. SD Hunger Coalition works with school. districts and nonprofits through its Hunger Free Kids program to create free and nutritious meal options that reach as many kids as possible.
Learn more at sandiegohungercoalition.org and follow along on Instagram at @sdhungercoalition
CUCINA CARES | For the month of November a percentage of every glass or bottle of CUCINA wine sold at our Orange County locations will be donated to OC Food Access. Almost half of all OC’s children receive free or reduced price lunches at school, and for many, that will be the healthiest meal of the day. Food insecurity is a condition of not having enough good to eat but also not having access to a sufficient variety of foods for adequate nourishment. OCFAC’s mission is to create access to healthy, local food options for the most nutritionally vulnerable residents.
Learn more and follow along on Instagram at @ocfoodaccess
Partnerships With Industry
CUCINA CARES | In honor of National Disability Awareness Month a percentage of every glass or bottle of CUCINA wine sold will be donated to Partnerships With Industry. Partnerships With Industry is a program serving adults with various developmental, intellectual and physical disabilities enter the work force. PWI’s mission is to create win-win partnerships between businesses and adults with disables who want to work and focus on their many ABILITES rather than disabilities!
Learn more at pwiworks.org and follow along on Instagram at @pwiworks
Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation
CUCINA CARES | For the month of September support the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation. PCRF identifies and invests in leading edge research that demonstrates the best hope for a cure to childhood cancer. Since 1982, PCRF has made huge strides in the treatment, care and preventions of childhood cancers knowing there is more work to be done! Join CUCINA as we sip to support our friends at PCRF and give hope to children and families. Follow Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation on Instagram + Facebook for updates on supporting their mission!
Learn more at pcrf-kids.org and follow them on Instagram at @pcrf_kids
San Diego Food Bank
For the month of August support San Diego Food Bank’s Food 4 Kids Backpack Program through their annual Dollar-A-Dish Campaign! Restaurants, breweries and cafes all over San Diego County participate in the Food Bank’s Dollar-A-Dish campaign every year, including CUCINA! Every time a lunch pizza at CUCINA urbana or CUCINA enoteca + dinner pizza at CUCINA sorella is ordered, $1 is donated to the Food 4 Kids Backpack Program. The Food 4 Kids Backpack Program provides weekend backpacks filled with nutritious food to elementary school students living in poverty. Kids on the program receive free school meals Monday through Friday, but face hunger at home on the weekends. The backpack of food they receive sees them through the weekend so they can return to school ready to learn on Monday. Learn more at sandiegofoodbank.org/dollar and follow them on Instagram at @sdfoodbank
Voices for Children
For the month of July CUCINA will donate a percentage of sales of every glass or bottle of CUCINA wine to Voices for Children, an organization that transforms the lives of abused, abandoned or neglected children by providing them with trained, volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates. Many feel very much alone—until they meet their CASA. While the foster care system comprises many talented and passionate professionals, it is also overburdened. CASAs visit with their case children at least once a month. This provides the children with stability and consistency and allows the CASAs to better understand the needs of the children, as well as the children themselves. Learn more at speakupnow.org and follow them on Instagram at @voicesforchildren
For the month of June CUCINA will donate a percentage of sales of every glass or bottle of CUCINA wine to Project HEAL, whose mission is to prove that full recovery from an eating disorder is possible and should be accessible. Led by a powerhouse female team, Project HEAL has come to understand that money is not the only barrier to accessing treatment and that clinical treatment is only a piece of the puzzle. After creating Project HEAL’s Treatment Access Program and the Communities of HEALing with chapters all over America, they continue to seek new knowledge and understanding of eating disorder recovery from both academic research and first hand experience. Learn more at theprojectheal.org and follow them on Instagram at @projectheal
The Seany Foundation
The Seany Foundation is a nonprofit foundation that exists to improve the lives of children, teens + young adults affected bu cancer through programs that bring hope + happiness. Sean Lewis Robinson was diagnosed with Ewing sarcoma in 2003. Inspired by his own battle with the disease, he helped found The Seany Foundation and after Sean's death in 2006, the Robins family began working on making Sean's dream a reality + to date have raised over 8 million dollars in the fight against childhood cancer. Learn more at theseanyfoundation.org and follow them on Instagram at @theseanyfoundation.
Surf Rider is the only non profit organization who is 100% focused on our coasts! Learn more at surfrider.org and follow them on Instagram at @surfrider. photo by: angel beas
Kitchens For Good
Kitchens for Good aims to break the cycles of food waste, poverty and hunger through innovative programs in workforce training, healthy food production, and social enterprise. Learn more at kitchensforgood.org and follow them on Instagram at @kitchensforgood.