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Worcester County Celebrates Generosity on Giving Tuesday

“Shore Gives More,” a Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore (CFES) online campaign to promote charitable giving to Lower Eastern Shore nonprofit organizations takes place Tuesday, November 29. Worcester County Volunteer Connection is encouraging residents to support their favorite local charity during this year’s campaign.

“More than 20 nonprofit organizations serving Worcester County residents will directly benefit from financial gifts made during Shore Gives More,” Worcester County Volunteer Services Manager Kelly Brinkley said. “These nonprofits are listed on the Shoregivesmore.org website, so you can choose the organization you would like to support. This is a dollar to dollar campaign, meaning no administrative fees will be taken out of your gift, so one-hundred percent of your tax-deductible contribution will go to the charity you choose to support.” 
The effort, which CFES began last year with Worcester County nonprofits, has grown to include nearly 60 nonprofit organizations serving Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties. 
“Last year was the first time the Community Foundation organized a Giving Tuesday campaign in collaboration with nonprofits in Worcester County,” CFES President Erica Joseph said. “This year the campaign includes nonprofits from all three counties on Maryland’s Lower Eastern Shore.”
Shore Gives More provides opportunities for charities, families, businesses, community groups and students to come together for one common purpose, to celebrate generosity by giving. All online donations made through Shoregivesmore.org will solely benefit qualified nonprofit organizations.
“This campaign gives you the opportunity to make a gift in memory or in honor of a loved one,” Brinkley said. “Make one or more donations in the name of friends and family members, maybe someone who’s difficult to buy for during the holiday. Then tuck cards into their holiday bags announcing those gifts made in their names.” 
One hundred percent of all charitable gifts made by donors through the Shore Gives More website will benefit the nonprofits participating in this year’s online campaign.
To learn more about “Shore Gives More” online Giving Tuesday and to view a list of the local nonprofits that will benefit from donations to be made during the campaign visit www.cfes.org.