With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, it’s a great time of year to consider giving back to our local community. One way to help give back is to come out and celebrate Giving Tuesday at Burley Oak Brewery in Berlin, MD on November 29th from 4-9 PM to support two important local environmental non-profit organizations, the Lower Shore Land Trust (LSLT) and the Maryland Coastal Bays Program (MCBP). MCBP is partnering with LSLT to host a happy hour at Burley Oak Brewery to promote the Giving Tuesday campaign, where individuals are encouraged to donate to area non-profits.

Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore’s (CFES) has created the Giving Tuesday online giving day to consolidate local end of year charitable fundraising opportunities.  For one day, there is a link provided to donate to over 60 area non-profits, including MCBP and LSLT. It’s an easy one-stop shop to donate to local charities. The effort is known locally as “Shore Gives More” and you can access it online at www.shoregivesmore.org.

Through sponsorships, the CFES has raised funds to contribute to some of the lucky charities that are able to capture several support incentives. LSLT and MCBP are competing for the most donations during happy hour time, 4-7, so it is only fitting that they encourage donors to give while having fun. For each person that donates as little as $5, a raffle ticket will be given to win a prize during the happy hour time slot. To be entered into the raffle, you must be present at the event and show proof of donation. Mike Dryden will be providing music during happy hour and there will be appetizers from local restaurants.

MCBP works with local, federal and state agencies to help protect and preserve the Coastal Bays. For more information, visit www.mdcoastalbays.org. LSLT is dedicated to preserving rural lands, to promoting vibrant towns, and to building a more healthy and connected Eastern Shore. For more information visit www.lowershorelandtrust.org. For more information on this event you can contact Sandi Smith at sandis@mdcoastalbays.org or call 410-213-2297 ext. 106.