Ayr Wellness, a vertically integrated U.S. multi-state cannabis operator (MSO) focused on becoming the most trusted producer of high-quality cannabis at scale, is unveiling “12 Days of Giving,” a philanthropic initiative inspired by Ayr’s ongoing commitment to being a Force for Good and designed to give back to Ayr’s customers, communities, and employees, as well as individuals harmed by cannabis prohibition.
“As the cannabis industry continues to grow and solidify itself within American culture, brands have a responsibility to give back to their communities and assist those adversely affected by prohibition,” says Jon Sandelman, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Ayr Wellness. “Our ‘12 Days of Giving’ program leverages our scale as an MSO by connecting our business and customers with organizations which directly support the unique needs of their respective communities.”
Beginning Monday, December 13th and concluding Friday, December 24th, the “12 Days of Giving” will support nonprofits with local ties, need, and impact across each of Ayr’s six regional markets (Arizona, Florida, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, Pennsylvania). Ayr invites its customers to bring in donations of coats, non-perishable food items and other winter necessities, with Ayr matching all donations and delivering them to local community aid organizations.
In-kind donation needs will vary depending on location. As an example, in its Nevada region, Ayr has teamed up with local food bank Three Square to donate the equivalent of six meals for families in need with each purchase of an eighth of its Kynd premium flower.
To kick off the program, Ayr is also making a $25,000 cash donation to Freedom Grow, an all-volunteer organization that works to provide emotional and tangible support to cannabis prisoners and their families, in support of their annual Holiday Christmas Drive. The donation will directly support families of incarcerated individuals to pay for food, gifts and other holiday and winter needs.
At a national level, Ayr will donate $1.12 from every transaction made over the twelve-day period to The Last Prisoner Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to cannabis criminal justice reform. Through intervention, advocacy, and awareness campaigns, the Last Prisoner Project works to redress the past and continuing harms of inhumane and ineffective laws and policies brought about by America’s history of unjust policy of cannabis prohibition. The Company expects to generate ~$100,000 of donations for Last Prisoner Project.
Please visit https://ayrwellness.com/force-for-good for more information.
About Ayr Wellness Inc.
Ayr is an expanding vertically integrated, U.S. multi-state cannabis operator, focused on delivering the highest quality cannabis products and customer experience throughout its footprint. Based on the belief that everything starts with the quality of the plant, the Company is focused on superior cultivation to grow superior branded cannabis products. Ayr strives to enrich consumers’ experience every day through the wellness and wonder of cannabis.
Ayr’s leadership team brings proven expertise in growing successful businesses through disciplined operational and financial management, and is committed to driving positive impact for customers, employees and the communities they touch. For more information, please visit www.ayrwellness.com.