Giving Tuesday: Bmore Gives More Campaign Sets $5M Goal For Charitable Donations

BALTIMORE(WJZ)–The Tuesday after Thanksgiving is known across the world as a time to donate your money, time and services to those who need it most. And Baltimore is rolling up its sleeves to pitch in.

Christie Ileto has more on how the city’s doers and donors are teaming up with local businesses.

The Charmery in Hampden whips up some special deals.

“We’re doing a special flavor called #Bmore Gives More,” said David Alima.

They’re just one of many Baltimore restaurants  teaming up with city businesses and charities in Baltimore’s version of Giving Tuesday.

The campaign, “Bmore Gives More,” aims to drive up donations or services to area charities with the same excitement that shoppers do on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

The goal is to raise $5 million in one day.

Across town at Dooby’s, discounts are given to those who donate dollars to charity, while Joe Squared serves up deals on pizza to those who give back.

The mayor even rolls up her sleeves, making a Bmore Gives More pizza.

“I want to make sure that Baltimore is the most giving city in the country,” Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said.

Peter Jackson, with Givecorps, is organizing the city-wide fundraiser.

He says people can donate to any nonprofit of their choice, such as BARCS, Moveable Feast and countless others.

Even if you can’t make it to a local business, you can always give online because the idea is that giving any amount goes a long way.

The official White House blog even spotlights Baltimore as one of the cities leading the charge on this national day of giving.

So don’t miss your chance to give back and help your Baltimore neighbor.

For a list of charities to donate to, click here.

Donations will be accepted right up until midnight.

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