Friday, November 28, 2008

BEST Supports the Maryland Food Bank

With the holidays fast approaching, the members of BEST want to take the time to give a little something back to our community. Several members will be donating money from the sale of the their items to the Maryland Food Bank.

The Maryland Food Bank provides nearly 14 million pounds of food annually to 1,000 Network Partners - including food pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, low-income day care centers, after-school programs, senior centers, rehabilitation centers, and other feeding programs. They supply food for over 50,000 Marylanders each week who otherwise would go hungry or not eat enough, including families with children, the elderly, the homeless, the homebound, low-income workers, the recently unemployed, and people with AIDS and other health problems. For every $1 contributed to the Maryland Food Bank, they are able to provide 3 meals to Maryland’s needy families and individuals.

From November 27th through December 11th, the following participating BEST members will be donating the following:

  1. - 10% from entire store

  2. - 10% from entire store

  3. - 10% from entire store

  4. - 10% from the entire store

  5. - 10% from the entire store

  6. from entire store

  7. 15% from all soap sales

  8. - 10% from entire store

  9. 10% from entire store

  10. - 10% from entire store

  11. 2% of all sales from store and shows

  12. - 10% of all earring sales

  13. - $5 from each sale of Holiday Theme Plates

Take some time to visit these fantastic Etsy shops, support handmade and know that when you make a purchase between Nov. 27- Dec. 11th, you will be helping to provide food and services to someone in need this holiday season. Here are some other ways to support the MD Food Bank:

  • Deliver the food directly to the Maryland Food Bank at 2200 Halethorpe Farms Road. Please call 410-737-8282 to arrange your delivery.


GumballGrenade said...

I think this is absolutely fantastic! Our UtahEtsy Team just did a similar event and raised about $400 for a local shelter! I love that your team is doing this and love that my holiday dollar can be stretched to pull double duty!

Anonymous said...

congrats on being featured on etsy :)
i found your blog that way!


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