AZ Liquids to Debut New Juice with Charitable Tie to State Forty Eight Foundation
By Claire Natale -
Tuesday Mar 29, 2022
Proceeds of the new â€˜State Forty Eight Liquidâ€™ juice will benefit Arizona entrepreneurs
Locally sourced and operated juice company, AZ Liquids, is collaborating with community-focused apparel company State Forty Eight in releasing a new, Arizona-themed beverage. The juice titled the â€˜State Forty Eight Liquidâ€™ will contain Arizona-themed ingredients like prickly pear cactus, aloe vera, lime, and apple. A percentage of profit from each sale of the limited-edition product will benefit State Forty Eight Foundation, a 501c3 dedicated to supporting Arizona entrepreneurs and activating the community through volunteer-driven events that benefit local causes and nonprofit organizations.
â€œAZ Liquids is thrilled to offer this delicious opportunity to give back,â€ said Fares Tarabichi, co-founder of AZ Liquids. â€œState Forty Eightâ€™s nonprofit work has generated tangible results across the Valley, and their values are in line with AZ Liquids.â€
Tarabichi began producing raw juices for his AZ Liquids business in 2021. The company utilizes a cold-press juicing method intended to retain maximum nutritional benefits from carefully sourced produces. AZ Liquids offers a variety of products, from the juice cleanse sets targeted towards heart health, to cold-brew coffees, teas and lemonade.
â€œThis partnership with AZ Liquids is a prime example of how we like to collaborate,â€ said Mike Spangenberg, CEO, and co-founder of State Forty Eight. â€œWhat started as a T-shirt collaboration has evolved into so much more and now, we are working together to make a collective impact.â€
Established in 2013 by local entrepreneurs, State Forty Eight was founded as an avenue to not only provide creative state-inspired apparel but to inspire meaningful change in the community. This passion for philanthropy sparked the creation of the State Forty Eight Foundation for more focused aid efforts. The Foundationâ€™s work is as diverse as the community it seeks to assist; its Entrepreneur Speaker Series seeks to provide resources, education, and critical funding to Valley business owners, while their collaborative events with organizations such as Habitat For Humanity houses vulnerable residents across Arizona. State Forty Eight Foundation has raised $17,454 for charities and awarded over $12,500 in funding for local startups since its launch in 2020.
â€œWeâ€™re honored that AZ Liquids has chosen our organization as its beneficiary,â€ said Alyssa Moore, executive director for the State Forty Eight Foundation. â€œWith each juice purchase, customers are helping entrepreneurs come one step closer to making their dreams a reality and directly contributing to the well-being of our community.â€
About the State Forty Eight Foundationâ€¨
State Forty Eight Foundation is a 501c3 founded in 2020 by the state-centric apparel brand, State Forty Eight. With a vision to foster a vibrant and prosperous Arizona, the foundation is dedicated to supporting Arizonaâ€™s entrepreneurs and its startup community through education and access to resources, as well as inspiring action through volunteer-driven events which benefit the community at large. Since its inception, State Forty Eight Foundation has engaged with more than 200 entrepreneurs (and growing), 336 volunteers and has helped raise over $17,000 in donations for various causes. To learn more about State Forty Eight Foundationâ€™s latest activities, follow State Forty Eight Foundation on Instagram and Facebook accounts or visit http://www.statefortyeightfoundation.org.