Big Grove for Good: Drink beer on Tuesday night and help DVIP

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Big Grove for Good and the Domestic Violence Intervention Program

Big Grove Brewery and Taproom, 1224 S Gilbert St — Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 5 p.m.

Big Grove Brewery and Taproom. — Zak Neumann/Little Village

People will have a chance to drink good beer and eat good food while doing good on Tuesday night, when Big Grove Brewery and Taproom partners with the Domestic Violence Intervention Program to raise money for the Iowa City nonprofit’s work to assist survivors of domestic violence.

A portion of all sales from 5 to 8 p.m. at Big Grove’s Iowa City location on Gilbert Street will be donated to DVIP. It’s part of the Big Grove for Good, which the brewery and restaurant launched a year ago.

“We always are looking for some way to help the things we love and care about, so we started up the program as a way to do that in a little more organized manner,” Danny Standley, Big Grove’s general manager, told Little Village shortly after the program started.

Big Grove hosts a Big Grove for Good event every other Tuesday. Recent nonprofit partners have included Camp Bangarang, a free camp for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families, Friendship Community Project, which assists refugees and immigrants with adjusting to life in Iowa City, and Let Me Run, a program that helps boys develop important life skills through running.

For almost four decades, DVIP has assisted people threatened by domestic violence. It’s grown to cover eight counties in southeastern Iowa — Johnson, Iowa, Cedar, Des Moines, Henry, Lee, Van Buren and Washington. Last year, it helped more than 900 people.

In addition to being able to enjoy all the standard Big Grove fare, people attending Tuesday night’s Big Grove for Good event will also have a chance to win prizes in raffles.

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