nuEra launches “Puff Puff Pride”, a fundraiser with proceeds collected from the sales of a special edition infused Pre-Roll. LGBTQ+ Awareness Organization selected to benefit from the Donation Program.
nuEra Announces Month-Long Fundraising Initiative to Raise Awareness for LGBTQ+ issues.
CHICAGO, May 24, 2022 – nuEra, a rapidly expanding cannabis company today announced a month-long fundraising initiative with proceeds benefiting Howard Brown Health, which specializes in providing services to the LGBTQ+ community of Illinois.
Throughout the entire month of June, nuEra’s six dispensaries plus other participating Cannabis dispensaries in Illinois will be donating $1 per unit sold of a special nuEra brand “Pride Edition”, infused pre-roll. nuEra will also donate all net revenue from the sales of a “show your support” nuEra Pride logo pin. All proceeds will go to the Howard Brown Health, which provides LGBTQ+ affirming healthcare and transformative social policy work to actualize human rights and equity for all, serving more than 40,000 adults and youth in its diverse health and social service delivery system.
To kickoff the month-long fundraiser, nuEra will be participating in Higher Love’s Pride Month Kickoff Event on June 1st hosted by Bambi Banks Couleé, with fabulous performances by Khloe Couleé and Kenzie Couleé and RuPaul Drag Race Season 13 contestant and Chicagoan, Denali Foxx.
nuEra’s special “Pride Edition” product is from their High Times Cannabis Cup 1st place winning line of Dubble Joint infused pre-rolls. It is an inclusive mix of nuEra’s best flower and bubble hash in a tasty terpene filled, smooth burning 1g joint.
This is nuEra’s second “Shop for a Cause” fundraiser, following up on a very successful campaign that gave a $1 donation per nuEra product sold during Breast Cancer Awareness month last October to Gilda’s Club, a non-profit whose services include support groups, counseling, education and healthy lifestyle programs for those affected by Breast Cancer.
nuEra has a history of giving back to the community. Since full legalization in January 2020 nuEra has sourced a majority of their staff from Disproportionately Impacted Areas (DIAs), sourced interns and apprentices from the Cannabis Studies program at City Colleges of Chicago, and whenever possible partners with minority and women owned businesses for ancillary services. Recently nuEra’s Hillcrest Cultivation Center donated $100,000 to Illinois Valley Community College’s cannabis production certificate program, and nuEra Dispensaries have donated over $370,000 to the Social Equity Cannabis Business Development Fund, to be used to support new Social Equity Cannabis license holders in Illinois via low interest loans and other programs. nuEra sources the highest quality products to suit the needs of qualified Illinois Medical patients and 21+ adult-use customers alike. nuEra currently operates three Medical/Adult Use dispensaries in Chicago, East Peoria, and Urbana, and three other secondary Adult Use only dispensaries in Aurora, Champaign and Pekin.
You can find out more about nuEra at www.nueracannabis.com
About Howard Brown Health:
Rooted in LGBTQ+ liberation, Howard Brown Health provides affirming healthcare and mobilizes for social justice. We are agents of change for individual wellbeing and community empowerment.
More information on Howard Brown Health at www.howardbrown.org
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