Come out and celebrate Giving Tuesday at West Ocean City’s West O Bottle Shop December 3rd from 5-8 to support the Maryland Coastal Bays Program (MCBP) while enjoying a wine tasting and oyster sampling.
Giving Tuesday is a national campaign where individuals are encouraged to donate to area non-profits. Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore (CFES) has created the Giving Tuesday online giving, 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. It’s an easy one-stop shop to donate to local charities. The effort is known locally as “Shore Gives More” and thanks to the generous sponsorship from Channel 47 ABC and Shore United Bank, you can access it online at www.shoregivesmore.org.
MCBP Staff wants to celebrate the spirit of giving and encourage donors to give while having fun on Giving Tuesday. South Point Oyster Farm will be providing fresh local oysters and there will be appetizers from local restaurants including Chick Fil A and Chipotle. Each person that donates as little as $10 during the event will receive a raffle ticket for a basket of goodies.
Donations to the coastal bays program from giving Tuesday will go towards supporting our watershed restoration programs. Programs include the planting Atlantic White Cedars at the Ilia Fehrer Nature Preserve and monitoring of the Assateague Island Living Shoreline and Bishopville Fish Passageway.
MCBP works with local, federal and state agencies to help protect and preserve the Coastal Bays. For more information, visit www.mdcoastalbays.org.