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Baltimore restaurants pitch in for 'Giving Tuesday'

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On Tuesday, Dec. 3, Baltimore restaurants are joining other local businesses and area non-profits in Bmore Gives More, a one-day citywide fundraising effort.

The Bmore Gives More campaign, which hopes to raise $5 million for area charities, is part of Giving Tuesday, a "national day of giving" that organizers hope will gain the same calendar recognition as Black Friday and Cyber Monday. 

The first Giving Tuesday in 2012 was created and developed by New York City's 92nd Street, which now organizes the campaign in partnership with the United Nations Foundation.

Bmore Gives More, which was noted for its innovativeness on the official White House blog, is being organized by Givecorps Baltimore, an online hub that facilitates philanthropic efforts, with support from the Mayor's office.  

On Tuesday, restaurants including B Bistro, Birrotecca, Gertrude’s, Tapas Teatro, Ten-Ten, Dooby's, Fleet Street Kitchen and the Helmand are offering customers giving incentives throughout the day.

A few restaurants have come up with special Bmore Gives More menu items.

The Joe Squared locations on North Avenue and at Power Plant Live are donating 20 percent of proceeds from sales of a specially created Bmore Gives More pizza to help match funds on Giving Tuesday. 

The Charmery ice cream shop in Hampden has partnered with Michele’s Granola to come up with a custom ice cream flavor and is donating a percentage of its sales to the campaign, and Bonjour French Bakery & Cafe on Falls Road is donating 50 percent of sales of special raspberry French macaron to Bmore Gives More.    

For more information about Bmore Gives More and Giving Tuesday, visit bmoregivesmore.com.

  

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