‘Tis the season of giving and Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and local businesses and nonprofits have joined forces to encourage Baltimoreans to donate tomorrow, Dec. 3, during the second annual #GivingTuesday initiative. The goal: to raise $5 million to benefit more than 200 participating local charities.
Here are just a few ways to participate in Baltimore’s Giving Tuesday tomorrow:
- Visit www.bmoregivesmore.com anytime on Dec. 3 to find an inspiring nonprofit project to donate to and search for volunteer opportunities. Donations made directly to your charity or nonprofit of choice on Dec. 3 will count toward the BMore Gives More $5 million fundraising total.
- Businesses will offer “donation incentives,” from discounts to freebies, throughout the day. Participating locations include B Bistro, Birrotecca, Dooby’s, Fleet Street Kitchen, Gertrude’s, Joe Squared Tapas Teatro, Ten Ten and The Helmand Restaurant.
- Joe Squared will offer a BMGM pizza with special toppings, including roasted garlic sauce, caramelized onions, crushed pepper, arugula, mozzarella, boursin and crispy garlic. Twenty percent of proceeds from each BMGM pizza sold from Nov. 22 through Dec. 3 will be used to match funds on #GivingTuesday. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will visit Joe Squared tomorrow at noon to make a BMGM pizza.
- The Charmery ice cream shop in Hampden has partnered with Michele’s Granola to come up with a custom ice cream flavor! Beginning last Friday and until close of business tomorrow, a percentage of ice cream sales will be donated to BMGM.
- The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore is holding an all-day phone-a-thon.
- CrossFit Federal Hill is sponsoring a BMGM WOD (workout of the day). A donation “Change Jar” will be set up at the facility.
- Bonjour French Bakery & Café on Falls Road is selling a tasty BMGM Raspberry French Macaron. Fifty percent of proceeds from Nov. 30 to Dec. 3 will be used to match funds on #GivingTuesday.
- Clementine Restaurant is hosting a dinner tonight with a percentage of proceeds going to Gather Baltimore.
Some of the charities that stand to benefit include The Living Classrooms, The National Aquarium, Wide Angle Youth Media and more.
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