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Maryland charities collecting donations for #GivingTuesday

Posted at 11:36 AM, Nov 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-29 12:36:34-05

Looking to keep your donations local for #GivingTuesday?

Many Maryland charities are participating in the annual event, a worldwide day to encourage charitable giving. 

RELATED: ABC2 donates to the Maryland Book Bank on Giving Tuesday

Here's a list of some of those local organizations:

Donate or pledge $25 or more to the Foundation for Baltimore County Public Library on #GivingTuesday and be entered to win a private party in either of the library's two Storyville locations in Rosedale or Woodlawn. Donations can be made here, and pledges can be made by calling 410-887-3282.

The Maryland SPCA is asking donors to give the gift of second chances on #GivingTuesday. Here's how you can donate if you want to give a homeless pet a second chance at a forever home. 

From 5-10 p.m. Tuesday, BARCS animal shelter in Baltimore will host a fundraiser at Barfly's at 620 E. Fort Ave. The whole menu will be 15 percent off, and there will be donated raffle baskets from local and national breweries. A name-your-own donation at the door gets you a hand stamp for discounts, and all money raised will go to BARCS' Medical Fund.

The Bethesda-based Michael Mosier Defeat DIPG Foundation, which raises money to find a cure for brainstem tumors known as diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas (DIPG), is collecting money on #GivingTuesday.  The foundation was named for 6-year-old Michael William Mosier, who died of DIPG last year.

Bike Maryland is encouraging people who support safer cycling in Maryland to donate, or purchase Bike Maryland products.

On Tuesday morning, the Baltimore Blast practiced in pajamas to kick off its pajama drive for critically ill children. The pajamas, which fans can donate at games beginning on Dec. 10, will be given to The Casey Cares Foundation.

Pratt Library's #BookBowl, a football themed fundraising competition between Pratt Library and the Cincinnati Public Library, began at the kickoff of the Ravens/Bengals game on Sunday, and runs through the end of #GivingTuesday. The library with the most dollars raised wins.

This year, if Pratt wins, Cincinnati's director will wear a beehive wig and Ravens jersey and sing Crabs for Christmas; if Pratt loses, the Interim CEO will wear a Bengals jersey and dance the Ickey Shuffle while singing Welcome to the Jungle. For more info, contact Tracy Dimond at tdimond@prattlibrary.org or 410-396-5494.

Baltimore Teacher Supply Swap is collecting gently used office supplies, arts and crafts materials and games and toys. Donations will be accepted from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. at 1224 Wicomico Street in Baltimore.
 
Moveable Feast will host community partner MAC Cosmetics for a day of volunteering to celebrate #GivingTuesday. For more information, contact Samantha Flottemesch at SFlottemesch@mfeast.org or 410-327-3420 x52.
 
From 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, St. Ambrose Housing Aid Center's LED board at 1700 N. Charles Street will track progress towards the agency's fundraising goal and recognize donors who have given to the campaign. To drum up more participation, there will be a surprise flash mob at around 6 p.m. outside of Penn Station. The agency will also host a happy hour for donors on the 12th floor of the University of Baltimore's Angelos Center. For more information, contact Carla Hinson at carlah@stambros.org or 410-366-8550 x245.
 
For every gift received during #GivingTuesday, the University of Baltimore will put a #BowonPoe. Edgar Allan Poe will also be on campus that day to accept gifts and place bows. For more information, contact Beth McFadden at emcfadden@ubalt.edu or 410-837-6271.
 

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