We have a cause and we’re passionate about it.
We believe in supporting folks who suffer from conditions that conflict with alcohol consumption, along with friends who simply have no interest in boozing (yes, we know you’re out there). Today there are over 400 medications that come with a bright yellow ‘DO NOT TAKE WITH ALCOHOL’ warning, and when those little pills are the only things keeping you around, you tend to listen.
So here we are, crafting award-winning, alcohol-free beverages for people like us; people who face life’s challenges with a half-cocked grin, who appreciate every one of life’s amazing little moments, and who still want to celebrate them with a glass of wine or an ice-cold beer in hand.
To prove our commitment, we donate a healthy chunk of our profits to some of our favourite charities and medical foundations. Not some token, feel-better-about-ourselves amount, we’re talking over $1MM so far and still counting. So let’s stop reading about loveable, socially responsible businesses, buy some tasty bevvies, and keep that ticker rolling.
I’d been up and down the business world for thirty years when I got the news that my liver wasn’t keeping pace. Nothing to do with alcohol, but one of those conditions that gets worse with every drink. Not a great piece of news for someone with a killer Scotch collection. When I was asked to help build Hill Street, it seemed like all the stars aligned perfectly; great products, great team, great causes. After my family, I hope that people look at Hill Street’s legacy as the greatest achievement of my life’s work.
When we started the company, I had reached a stage in my career where I really wanted to focus on building a “legacy brand”; one that would support and help improve all the communities that we serve. We’re proud of our success so far, and our ability to raise over a million dollars for causes that are dear to us. Now it’s time to broaden our mission to support medical foundations where alcohol is contra-indicated. Succeeding as a business is our goal, doing good will be our legacy.
President & CMO
It’s important to me to be involved with businesses that improve people’s lives, and being at Hill Street gives me that opportunity. We’re committed to crafting premium, alcohol-free beverages that actually taste great, and we have a strong culture of giving back. We provide people a chance to do things differently and they’re excited about it. We support them in overcoming their issues, give them new ways to celebrate, and help them enjoy life a little more.
After 30 years of creating and selling packaged goods, a family problem occurred – It related to alcohol consumption. In dealing with this issue, and hearing other people’s heartfelt stories, Brian and I were inspired to create a line of alcohol-free beverages. We really wanted people to know these types of products existed, and to make them widely available. So far, so good. Hill Street products have won lots of awards, and our sales help fund medical foundations and charities across the country. My family is very proud.
The cause is very close to my heart. At age 22 my stepdaughter was diagnosed with a condition that makes her unable to consume alcohol. Our products enhance the quality of life for the tens of millions of people like her, who can’t or won’t consume alcohol for whatever reason. We’re giving these people an equal opportunity to celebrate life while funding the charities and medical foundations that tirelessly work to make these conditions more manageable.
I joined Hill Street because I love the product and the impact it has on people’s lives. It’s a great fit for me because my professional success is deeply rooted in the world of non-profit. I’ve worked with organizations across North America to improve the way they operate and market themselves, helping to raise over $57MM for charities and foundations. I’m here to do the same - to build strong partnerships and to take our fundraising efforts to the next level.
VP Strategic Partnerships
I am glad to see a company take a stand and show that one can have good business practices, have a heart and still make a profit