At Bottleshare, our mission is to support industry workers and their families when they experience adversity outside of the workplace. At any moment, a member of our craft beverage community can come face-to-face with a situation that prevents them from continuing to work, placing an undue financial burden upon them and their family.
Our commitment to the craft beverage industry reflects the creative, compassionate hearts and minds that make this community thrive. Through donations, events, and collaborations, Bottleshare supports industry workers and families experiencing adversity outside of the workplace, reciprocating the love and strength that characterizes craft culture and the people that make it so special. When a fellow craft beverage worker is experiencing an emergency or extreme hardship, we not only want to help them financially, we want to lift their spirits, give them something to celebrate, and share our story in such a way that they feel their very own hope renewed. That’s why our approach to fundraising is rooted in what uplifts the Bottleshare and our incredible partners -- a love for craft beer, wine, spirits, and an even deeper love for the beautiful community to which we all belong. In this way, our passion unifies all of our various stakeholders, regardless of whether they’re partnering, collaborating, giving, or receiving.
Meet Christopher Glenn, our Founder and the heart & soul behind Bottleshare. His story of inspiration and perseverance is what set the foundation for everything that we do.
"It all started January 6th, 2018. I can't remember a single time in my life where I was resentful of a negative situation. I've always lived by the motto, 'I never lose. I either win or I learn'. That all changed the night I was struck by a drunk driver while on my way home after closing the Tasting Room at Dry County Brewing Company.
I was left with severe neurological damage due to traumatic brain injury, the worst in the form of atrophy in several regions of my brain. I also experienced a plethora of physical injuries and many other long-lasting conditions. Recovery has been a slow and painful road. Almost 2 years later and I'm still learning to live with 'the new Christopher'.
The day I decided to quit living my life as a victim and started living my life as a SURVIVOR is the day everything began to change. I have an amazing family and support team that stepped in and took care of EVERYTHING for me so I could focus strictly on recovering. They've been incredible, but throughout my recovery I began to think, Why was I blessed with the optimal environment to heal while so many others who have suffered far worse don't have anyone but themselves?
When Trey Sinclair approached me with the Lyft initiative promo video and Bottleshare idea, I was immediately all in. We now have the incredible opportunity to be that family and support system for those who wouldn't have it otherwise. Although I'm still in the process of recovering, I'm finding the truest form of healing in the idea of helping others who can't find it anywhere else.
I have a passion for life, and my purpose is to share it.
Founder & President