We love gifts that give back, so this year we’re highlighting several of them. This one is the Gallo Family Vineyards’ Every Cork Counts program. Its benefactor is  the Meals On Wheels Association of America (MOWAA). They’re an organization whose goal is to end hunger among our senior citizens.

Gallo Family Vineyards' Every Cork Counts Benefits Meals on Wheels

With the help of the Gallo Family Vineyards, MOWAA will  be able to serve more of our seniors and to do that, they need your help too

. While you’re celebrating this holiday season with friends and family, take a look at your wine corks before tossing them. If you have a Gallo wine cork, take part in the program and return the cork to the Winery. For each cork returned (virtually or physically), a $1 donation will be made to the Meals on Wheels Association of America.

This is the 5th year that  Gallo Family Vineyards has worked to raise funds for this important cause and this year they  hope to make the  biggest donation yet. But that’s going to be a tough challenge because in the past five years, they’ve collected thousands of corks and donated more than $250K in cash. Already in 2014, the Winery has donated $100K in 2014 and they’d like to raise an additional $50K. They’re hoping you can help them raise the money to feed  the nearly 8.9 million seniors who face the threat of hunger.

How to return corks with Gallo Family Vineyards’ Every Cork Counts

  • Take a picture of  your  Gallo Family Vineyards cork or cap (one at a time please!)  and then text, email or snail-mail it to make it count. Limit one cork or cap per photo per text/email and up to ten corks or caps per day per phone number/email address. All corks or caps must be received by 11:59:59 PM PST on December 31, 2014
    • You can text the photo and the word GALLO to 811811 – follow the instructions returned by text on how to submit the Gallo cork or cap photo; message and data rates, and other carrier-specific rates and applicable taxes may apply
    • Email the Gallo cork or cap photo to [email protected]
    • Mail your Gallo Family Vineyards corks or caps to Gallo Family Vineyards 2014 Every Cork Counts, P.O. Box 3017, Grand Rapids, MN 55745-3017.

For complete Official Program Rules, visit the Gallo Family Vineyards’ Every Cork Counts Official Rules webpage.

So this holiday season, toast to good times with your friends, DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE – always have a designated driver – and send your Gallo corks back to the vineyard to help seniors.