Each year, Total Beverage Solution is proud to recognize one of our own employees with the “First Class Award.” This year the title has been given to Andrea Brady, who has chosen to help shine light on the local non-profit One80 Place.
Andrea has worked for TBS since 2015, and last year she was named as an honorable mention for the 2018 “First Class Award.” The “First Class Award” is given each year to a TBS employee who has most displayed the qualities of dedication, positive attitude and teamwork over the past year. The title is awarded by other TBS employees—in addition to the honor of being named, the winner receives $1,000 in prize money as well as a $1,000 donation towards a charity of their choosing. Last year in 2018, the title went to Krystin Kilman who donated the money to the Boston Children’s Hospital Trust.
The charity that Andrea has chosen to recognize, One80Place, is a non-profit organization dedicated to ending homelessness in the Lowcountry of South Carolina. The charity takes an impressive all-encompassing approach to assisting those in need—providing housing, shelters, a healthcare clinic, legal services, veteran outreach and job training, in addition to a community kitchen, cafe and food rescue program. By providing assistance at so many different levels, they are able to “help stop the cycle of homelessness and promote self-sufficiency.”
The work done by One80 Place is important to Andrea, who explains why she chose to help support them, “Every person’s story is different and instead of blaming and shaming those who are less fortunate for their circumstances, we should look for ways to help them when we are able to.”
“It means a lot to me to keep this donation local and support those in need in the Lowcountry. I am very proud and grateful that TBS is able to make this donation to a local organization like One80 Place.”
TBS is honored to award Andrea with the “First Class Award” for 2019, and to help support the important work that One80 Place does to enrich the local community. To find out more about how you can help make a difference, visit One80Place.org to learn more about supporting South Carolina’s homeless community.