If there’s one word that stands out from the thickness 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 good reason. Together gives us a sense of community, and that’s why it’s so important to us to reinvest in our local Anne Arundel County community. It strengthens our connection and sense of belonging, well – together.
We like to think of ourselves as an ad agency with heart and soul, and that’s why giving back to our community is just one of the ways we’re building a positive, giving, and outward-looking culture.
For our 15e birthday here at liquefied creative, we’ve put together a list of 15 of our favorite ways to make a positive impact right here in Annapolis and throughout Anne Arundel County. Interested in getting involved with us? Click on the links below and find out how we can make it happen – together!
The Annapolis Lighthouse Shelter addresses homelessness through employment, housing and self-sufficiency management programs. Aid opportunities are widely available, including donations of food, clothing, toiletries, monetary gifts, and more.
Fish For A Cure is an annual fishing and fundraising contest that benefits the cancer survivorship program at Luminis Health Anne Arundel Medical Center. Registrations are open for the 16e annual Fish for a Cure, and every dollar raised is donated to the program.
The SPCA welcomes furry residents of Anne Arundel County to ensure they are cared for as they find their forever home. Support can come from donations or participation in their annual fundraising events like Lights over the bay.
An initiative between Eye On Annapolis and our company was conceived at the start of the pandemic to help local workers in the hospitality industry stabilize incomes and provide a variety of resources to those who may need them. One can tip through a peer-to-peer online payment app such as Venmo, PayPal, or Cash App provided by the website.
Oyster populations in the Chesapeake are declining, but the species remains vital to the ecosystem we inhabit. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is asking for donations of empty oyster shells to be recycled and for volunteers to help rebuild the reefs at the Shady Side Oyster Restoration Center.
Buying locally grown produce means you get farm-to-table freshness, while supporting a local business. Check out nearby farmers’ markets, such as Diehl’s Produce in Severna Park or the Eastport Mall.
Donate to thrift stores
Donating unwanted clothing and furniture to thrift stores is good for the environment, our local community members and for keeping your home clutter-free. Contribute by donating household items, toys, books and more by visiting the Annapolis area Where Salvation Army.
Support our troops
Send a letter or photo to those who protect our country by offering words of appreciation and gratitude. The organization, A million thankswill forward your messages to active and former members of the service.
Dine at local restaurants
Blood is a valuable resource because it can help save the lives of members of our community. Anyone in good health aged 17 and over can donate. Donations can be received at Luminis Health Anne Arundel Medical Center or by visiting a Red Cross mobile blood drive event.
Support local arts
Annapolis is full of artists eager to show off their art. Discover one of the many art galleries downtown, buy tickets for a show at Annapolis Summer Garden Theater, or search for local musicians performing nearby by subscribing to Naptown Scoop newsletter.
Reduce, reuse, recycle
Reducing the effect of our carbon footprint is essential in our efforts to prevent climate change. You can save money while being environmentally friendly by buying products in bulk that use less packaging or by using rechargeable batteries.
Volunteering can make a difference in the lives of others and in the lives of yourself because it can give you purpose, teach you valuable life skills, and change the lives of others for the better. Many organizations in the Annapolis area are open to volunteers, such as the Boys and girls club Where CASA Anne Arundel County.
Random acts of kindness
A small gesture can make someone’s day. Whether you’re giving someone a compliment or letting someone merge ahead of you in traffic, these little things can make a positive difference to our peers.
Plant a garden
Are you looking for a healthy hobby that makes you forget the stress of everyday life? Planting a garden provides fresh produce, sunshine and fresh air. Gardening sustainably beautifies our natural landscape and promotes a healthy lifestyle.
Liquified Creative encourages you to try our 15 Ways to Give Back, because 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.
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