15 Ways to Give Back in Annapolis
If there’s any word that sticks out from the thick of the coronavirus pandemic, then for us it’s “together”. From “we’re in this together” to “together we can stop the spread”, you’ve heard it countless times, and for a good reason. Together gives us a sense of community, and that’s why investing back into our local community of Anne Arundel County is so important to us. It strengthens our connection and sense of belonging, well – together.
We like to think of ourselves as an ad agency with a heart and soul, and that’s why giving back to our community is just one of the ways we build a positive, generous, and outward-looking culture.
For our 15th anniversary here at Liquified Creative, we’ve put together a list of 15 of our favorite ways to make a positive impact right here in Annapolis and across Anne Arundel County. Interested in getting involved with us? Click on the links below and find out more about how we can do that – together!
The Annapolis Lighthouse Shelter combats homelessness with programs to manage employment, housing, and self-sufficiency. Opportunities to help are widely available, including donations of food, clothing, toiletries, monetary gifts, and more.
Fish For A Cure is an annual fishing and fundraising competition that benefits the Cancer Survivorship program at Luminis Health Anne Arundel Medical Center. Registration is now open for the 16th annual Fish For A Cure, and every dollar raised goes towards the program.
The SPCA takes in the furry residents of Anne Arundel County to ensure that they are taken care of while they find their forever homes. Support can come from donations or attending their annual fundraising events like Lights on the Bay.
Oyster populations in the Chesapeake are dwindling, yet the species remains vital to the ecosystem we call home. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation asks for donations of empty oyster shells to recycle and volunteers to help rebuild the reefs at Shady Side Oyster Restoration Center.
Established in 2017, Live Water Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Annapolis, MD, was formed to expand on the signature community give-back programs of the team at Capital SUP. Live Water Foundation currently supports three initiatives within the Veteran community, underprivileged and disabled youth, and promoting clean waterways. They always promote volunteer opportunities on their Instagram and in their newsletter.
Buying locally grown produce means you are getting farm-to-table freshness, while supporting a local business. Check out farmers’ markets nearby, such as Diehl’s Produce in Severna Park or at the Eastport Shopping Center.
Donate to Secondhand Stores
Donating unwanted clothes and furniture to secondhand stores is good for the environment, our local community members, and keeping your home clutter-free. Contribute by giving away household items, toys, books, and more by visiting the Annapolis area Goodwill or Salvation Army.
Support our Troops
Send a letter or picture to those who protect our country by offering words of appreciation and gratitude. The organization, A Million Thanks, will deliver your messages to active and former service members.
Dine at Local Restaurants
Searching for a fresh and delectable meal that benefits multiple local businesses? Try a restaurant that uses ingredients from within our local community, such as Preserve, Vin 909, or Bread and Butter Kitchen.
Blood is a precious resource, as it can help save the lives of our fellow community members. Donations can be taken at Luminis Health Anne Arundel Medical Center, and all of the blood donated at the LHAAMC Donor Center (and on the Blood Mobile) stays right here in this community. While most people are eligible to donate, some requirements inevitably defer some potential donors. Be sure to visit their website to get all of the info you need!
Supporting Local Arts
Annapolis is filled with artists who are eager to show off their craft. Check out one of the numerous art galleries downtown, the Art in Annapolis website has all the details! You can also buy tickets to a show at the Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre, or the Colonial Players Theatre. Why not check out some local live music? Subscribe to the Naptown Scoop newsletter for the perfect local live music guide.
Liquified Creative encourages you to try our 15 Ways to Give Back, as the future of Annapolis depends entirely on how we treat our community.
Stay tuned for next month’s list of 15 Local Heroes, Business Owners, and Leaders.