United Way

Maryland nonprofits join 'Giving Tuesday' movement, solicit donations, volunteerism

Maryland nonprofits join 'Giving Tuesday' movement, solicit donations, volunteerism

A coalition of young people is searching for 614,000 pledges of time, money or acts of kindness as part of a local #GivingTuesday campaign to secure one charitable action in honor of every Baltimore resident.

The global fundraising movement has raised tens of millions of dollars locally and generated creative outpourings in Maryland since it was established in 2012, such as a dance crew posting step-by-step video tutorials on social media to raise money for after-school programs, a proceeds giveaway by a local coal-fired pizza shop and the adornment of the Edgar Allan Poe statue at the University of Baltimore in bright blue bows to broadcast every donation received.

The goal...

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