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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 ‘State Forty Eight Liquid’ 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 ‘State Forty Eight Liquid’ 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.

“AZ Liquids is thrilled to offer this delicious opportunity to give back,” said Fares Tarabichi, co-founder of AZ Liquids. “State Forty Eight’s nonprofit work has generated tangible results across the Valley, and their values are in line with AZ Liquids.”

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.

“This partnership with AZ Liquids is a prime example of how we like to collaborate,” said Mike Spangenberg, CEO, and co-founder of State Forty Eight. “What started as a T-shirt collaboration has evolved into so much more and now, we are working together to make a collective impact.”

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 Foundation’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.

“We’re honored that AZ Liquids has chosen our organization as its beneficiary,” said Alyssa Moore, executive director for the State Forty Eight Foundation. “With 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.”

The ‘State Forty Eight Liquid’ collaborative beverage with AZ Liquids will be available at the following locations:
- Foch Café & Bistro
- Eat Clean Phx website, Eatcleanphx.com
- AZ Liquids website, AZliquids.com
- The Crepe Club at ASU and Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall
- Tammie Coe at Terminal 4, Sky Harbor Airport
- The Bodhi at ASU’s Manzanita Hall and Hayden Library.

Sales start on April 2, 2022.

About AZ Liquids
Focused on providing high-quality raw juices and coffee products to health-minded individuals, AZ Liquids was founded by local restauranter Fares Tarabichi in 2021. French-educated with a Parisian culinary experience, Tarabichi’s careful concern with the freshness of produce and the cold-press process has seen AZ Liquids distributed in gourmet restaurants and stores across the Valley. Tarabichi has a collective eight years of experience in the food industry as co-founder of French eatery Foch Café and Bistro, The Bodhi, and founder of The Crêpe Club. For more information, visit https://azliquids.com/.

About the State Forty Eight Foundation

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 Arizona’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 Foundation’s latest activities, follow State Forty Eight Foundation on Instagram and Facebook accounts or visit http://www.statefortyeightfoundation.org.