Give Thanks in Baltimore this Thanksgiving and Beyond

November 21, 2022 | Holidays
Give Thanks in Baltimore this Thanksgiving and Beyond

Fundraisers and drives are accepting monetary contributions, and donations to give back to the local Baltimore community this Giving Tuesday and beyond. 

Promoting Generosity and Kindness

Since 2012 in New York, GivingTuesday has motivated thousands around the globe to give back to their local communities and charities. The movement encourages us to donate or give our time to enhance our collective future. 

Commemorate GivingTuesday’s tenth anniversary this November 29th by celebrating kindness, supporting a peer, or making someone smile. It all starts with generosity. 

Donate to Our Food Drive
Union Wharf is hosting a canned food drive for the local nonprofit Maryland Food Bank. Join us in ending hunger and assisting those in need. Please consider donating shelf-able food items. The front desk is accepting all canned food items. 

View this list to read what items are acceptable for a canned food drive. 

Give Back for Giving Tuesday

Don’t feel blue! Blue Water Baltimore is raising funds for the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust. Their current goal is $35,000; donations will go towards protecting the Maasai community and its surrounding grasslands. 

The Chesapeake Bay Trust is collecting contributions this GivingTuesday to catch polluted stormwater and remove litter within the bay. In addition, the Trust aspires to transform urbanized areas into “green” areas with plant pollinator gardens and trees. 

Mental health is more important than ever. Unfortunately, mental health services can be expensive. Therefore, Pro Bono Counseling will remove socioeconomic barriers and provide quality services for free. Donate to their cause.

The National Federation of the Blind is observing Giving Tuesday by hosting a fundraiser for supporting those with low vision or visual impairments. For $10, you can give back and aid in payment for hospital bills, support services, or transportation. If interested, text “blind” to 85944.

The Maryland Book Bank is currently accepting donations towards new books for local youth. In addition, the Book Bank is encouraging individuals to purchase books directly from their Amazon Wishlist.

Support Someone This Season

Donate to the following fundraisers to give back and spread kindness. 

The Maryland SPCA is accepting donations to save animal lives. Patrons may donate in memory of a loved one—especially furry friends who have passed.

Contribute to someone’s meals and clothing this winter season. The United Way of Central Maryland is collecting funds to give to families and children in need. Donations will also cover storage and moving costs for displaced families. 

Be more humane this month. The Baltimore Humane Society is accepting donations to ensure that homeless and abused animals receive proper treatment and loving homes. Or, adopt a furry friend this month and give them a better life. They will celebrate GivingTuesday by bringing a smile to your face, too!

Back on My Feet gives back to the homeless through community, fitness, employment opportunities, and housing. Help support their cause with a monetary contribution. 

For 35 years, Living Classrooms has assisted hundreds of Maryland residents by providing education, workforce development, and health and wellness programs. By doing so, they’ve combatted socioeconomic disparities within the state. Join them in their cause and donate.

Health Care for the Homeless bridges gaps and disparities regarding who can afford to receive proper medical services. Last year, they supported 10,000 individuals on their wellness journey. Donate today to assist. 

Give Back on Giving Tuesday and Beyond!

Happy GivingTuesday! We hope you inspire your family and friends to participate in generosity and positivity this holiday season.