This year we decided to give back to our community in a big way. Some of our proceeds from EVERY SINGLE transaction will be donated to one of the organizations below, and YOU get to choose which one! Below you will find 6 organizations we partner with and support!
Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS)
BARCS is a non-profit organization operating Maryland’s largest animal shelter and pet adoption center. They are an open admission shelter, granting refuge to every abandoned, neglected, abused, lost or surrendered animal that comes through their door. A staggering 30 or more animals are surrendered to BARCS every day. No matter what the circumstance, they do not turn away any animal in need of shelter, food, medical care and a loving touch, which is why they are always needing our support and donations!
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Baltimore Metropolitan
NAMI Metropolitan Baltimore improves the lives of individuals living with a mental health condition, their families, and communities through education, support, and advocacy. They are an affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization. NAMI Metropolitan Baltimore provides services and programs throughout Baltimore City and Baltimore County, reaching more than 6,500 individuals each year. Donations help expand the reach and program options for those struggling with mental illness.
Simple Sacrifice is a Baltimore based non-profit focusing on helping the homeless and hungry by delivering lunches to them every Sunday. They work towards a future free of hunger and homelessness and full of love by providing simple opportunities for people to give back and interact with those that experience hunger and homelessness. Their values include love, courage, passion, and joy. Donations would go towards providing food and supplies for the homeless and hungry in Baltimore!
Living Classrooms Foundation
Living Classrooms Foundation strengthens communities and inspires young people to achieve their potential through hands-on education and job training, using urban, natural, and maritime resources as "living classrooms." Founded in Baltimore in 1985, Living Classrooms Foundation has grown into an educational and economic force that combines one of the city's most cherished assets - its beautiful and historic harbor - with some of its most overlooked - the thousands of bright, ambitious children and young adults who are struggling to succeed against terrible odds. What began with one program in one city has grown into dozens of programs across a region that now encompasses Washington, DC, Virginia, and Maryland.
United Service Organization (USO)
About USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore: Dedicated to “serving those who serve, and their families” in Washington D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia, USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore (USO-Metro) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization chartered by Congress and trusted by the community since 1941. USO-Metro consistently earns the highest rating on Charity Navigator for outperforming most charities in its cause and exceeding industry standards. As a non-government-funded organization, it is only through the generous financial, in-kind and volunteer support of individuals and corporate partners that USO-Metro is able to succeed in its mission: to strengthen America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home, and country, throughout their service to the nation. USO-Metro constantly adapts its programs and services at area military hospitals, through its Mobile USO, five USO Centers and four USO airport lounges to meet the needs of our military. Signature programs and services include holiday programs like Turkeys for Troops and Project USO Elf, career transition programs, and caring for our wounded, ill and injured troops and their caregivers. Designate CFC #63343 or United Way National Capital Area #8202 to contribute. For more information or to get involved, please visit usometro.org or connect online @USOMetroDC.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of their founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family's ability to pay. Discoveries at St. Jude have profoundly changed how doctors treat children with cancer and other catastrophic illnesses. Since St. Jude was established, the survival rate for acute lymphoblastic leukemia, the most common type of childhood cancer, has increased from 4 percent in 1962 to 68 percent today. During this time, the overall survival rate for childhood cancers has risen from 20 percent to 80 percent. St. Jude has treated children from across the United States and from more than 70 countries. Doctors across the world consult with St. Jude on their toughest cases. Also, St. Jude has an International Outreach Program to improve the survival rates of children with catastrophic illnesses worldwide through the transfer of knowledge, technology and organizational skills.