MEDIA ALERT: #GivingTuesday 2016 in Baltimore

November 28, 2016


CONTACT: Allison Albert, Membership/Marketing Director, Maryland Nonprofits or 443-239-0685
WHAT: #GivingTuesday 2016 in Baltimore
WHEN: Tuesday, November 29, 2016 
WHERE: Throughout the state 

#GivingTuesday, a global day celebrating generosity, takes place on Tuesday, November 29, 2016. It kicks off the charitable

when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Since 2012, when #GivingTuesday launched, Marylanders have participated in a big way. This year is no exception, programs around town include:

  • Pratt Library’s #BookBowl, a football themed fundraising competition between Pratt Library and the Cincinnati Public Library. The competition starts at

    of the Ravens/Bengals game on Sunday, November 27 (1 pm Eastern), and runs through the end of #GivingTuesday. The library with the most dollars raised wins! Last year the Pratt defeated rival Cleveland who conceded via video. 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, Programs & Publications: or 410-396-5494.
  • Baltimore Teacher Supply Swap is encouraging individuals and families to clear out the clutter in their homes and offices by donating gently used office supplies, arts & crafts materials, and games, toys, etc. BTSS will be accepting donations at their location at 1224 Wicomico Street, Baltimore, MD 21230 on Saturday, November 26 from 11 AM – 3 PM and Tuesday, November 29 from 9 AM – 6 PM. For more info, contact Melissa

    , Executive Director: or 443-826-9147.
  • Moveable Feast will host community partner MAC Cosmetics for a day of volunteering to celebrate #GivingTuesday. For more information, contact Samantha Flottemesch, Events & Social Media Manager: or 410-327-3420 x52.
  • St. Ambrose Housing Aid Center’s #GivingTuesday celebration includes several exciting components! Between 6-8 PM, the giant LED Board located at 1700 N. Charles Street will track progress towards the agency’s fundraising goal and recognize donors who have given to the campaign. To gain participation from passersby, there will be a surprise flash mob occurring at approximately 6 PM outside of Penn Station. Simultaneously, on the on the 12th floor of UB’s Angelos Center, within sight of the LED board, the agency is hosting a happy hour for donors. For more info, contact Carla Hinson, Resource Development Associate: or 410-366-8550 x245.

  • University
    of Baltimore – 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 info, contact Beth McFadden, Director of the Annual Fund and Special Gifts: or 410-837-6271.