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The Sustainable Giving Campaign 

The Sustainable Giving Campaign is an annual one-week fundraising campaign for nonprofit organizations working to build a more sustainable future in Baltimore. 

This year we are fundraising for Paul's Place, a southwest Baltimore neighborhood center that has served the Pigtown area since 1982. Paul's Place provides programs, services, and support that strengthen individuals, families, and neighborhoods, by fostering hope, personal dignity, and growth. Long known for their soup kitchen, today they provide a number of other services to the community such as laundry and clothing, healthcare and employment assistance, and more. This year also has potential to be special - if we hit our fundraising goal of $14,000 we will surpass $100,000 total donated through The Sustainable Giving Campaign since its inception in 2017.

How to Help: 

Click HERE to make a direct donation to Paul's Place, a registered 501 (c)3 nonprofit. Please use this donation link that Paul's Place has graciously set up for this campaign. 100% of your donation goes to Paul's Place. 

Numbers this week:

Total Tuesday evening:
$10,324 donated

Goal for this year: 

$14,000 donated 

What we've accomplished so far:
2017

$6,150 raised

2018

$6,085 raised

2019

$8,216 raised

  • $3,106 raised for the St. Francis Neighborhood Center 

  • $2,726 raised for Blue Water Baltimore

  • $318 raised for other Baltimore nonprofits 

2020

$17,846 raised

2017
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  • An additional $5,000 to the Maryland Food Bank

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2021

$13,631 raised

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  • An additional $6,342.89 for Tyrone's Ice Cream Cart business

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2022

$13,429 raised

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2023

$15,549 raised

Why Donate through The Sustainable Giving Campaign?
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$87,248.47 
Raised since 2017

  • Trust: Our local nonprofit recipients are carefully vetted organizations creating efficient change. 

  • Impact: Our collective gift enables immediate programming and action we couldn't inspire individually.

  • Value: Administrative work for The Sustainable Giving Campaign is volunteered. All funds go directly to the nonprofit via their chosen method of donations with no pass-throughs, percentages, or profits of any kind taken, ever.

  • Ease: One online donation directly to a nonprofit, without being added to a mailing list, with no extra work. 

  • Intent: Setting aside funds to give annually is better than lump-sum and spontaneous donations. 

The Sustainable Giving Campaign hopes to promote sustainability in two ways: by funding local community-building and environmental work and by encouraging our donors to think about giving annually and regularly. Ben founded the campaign in 2017 with the pledge to donate 5% of his total annual income. Our hope is that our donors eventually consider giving a percentage of their annual income to nonprofit organizations. Giving a percentage of income helps people be more generous during good financial times and also allows people to feel less pressured when they don't have as much financially. 

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