We wish every Tuesday was Giving Tuesday.

Happy Giving Tuesday everyone! If you're looking for a worth charity to donate to today, we have a few suggestions for you:

CurlyRed has had the great privilege of providing services for many several fantastic non-profits that would greatly benefit from your donation today. These include The Community Crisis CenterZion Project, and Business Volunteers Unlimited, just to name a few.

But we also wanted to shine a light on two incredible organizations. This year, our family is “gifting” our girls with adopting a little girl named Laurence through Compassion International. They are “the world’s leading authority in holistic child development through sponsorship.

Holistic child development means they begin, in some cases, with prenatal care and go all the way through leadership development for qualified young adults. It means they take a long-term approach to what they do and go beyond simple involvement in the lives of the children and families they serve.”

For a small monthly fee, we will be helping this young girl get what she needs to thrive. And we are hoping our girls will be inspired to also send letters, pictures and well wishes all year long!

Another organization that's doing great things is World Relief. “World Relief's mission is to empower the local church to serve the most vulnerable. With initiatives that focus on disaster response, health and child development, refugee and immigration services, economic development and peacebuilding, they work holistically with the local church to stand for the sick, the widowed, the orphaned, the alienated, the displaced, the devastated, the marginalized and the disenfranchised.”

World Relief does this awesome thing every holiday season called the “Give Hope Shop.” You can select “gifts” to donate under the names of family and friends, that go directly to those in need. So much better than a gift card, don't you think?

We encourage you to join us in the act of giving today, and through this entire holiday season long. Grace and peace!


Association highlight: The Garrett County Chamber of Commerce

Since CurlyRed made this move a few months ago, we felt it was important to get plugged in to our local community. We have met with several community leaders, attended events like Oakland Renaissance, and made the decision to join the local chamber.

The Garrett County Chamber of Commerce is the largest professional business association in Garrett County with nearly 600 member firms representing every industry in the region. The Chamber also serves as the Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) for the County. They are responsible for attracting more than 1.2 million visitors per year to Garrett County. 

The Chamber has a lovely website full of great information (always a plus), with truly stunning branding by the extremely talented Mark and Laura Stutzman (who happen to be new neighbors of ours!).  Cheers to new adventures!


Start your week off right with a FREE CurlyRed giveaway!

If you live in the Baltimore area, and love free food, drinks and music, pay attention! 

This Saturday night, Nov 12th, from 7-11pm, our friends at Baltimore Volunteers Unlimited are putting on a great event called "Get Down to Do Good," featuring Motown & Soul Sounds from the Legendary Winfield Parker and the Wilson Pickett Band!

At CurlyRed, we had a wonderful time designing the branding, flyers and invitations for this event, and now we get to share something special with you:

That's right! We are GIVING AWAY 4 tickets for the event (which includes food, drinks and live entertainment)—an incredible $300 VALUE!!!

All you need to do is comment either here, on our Facebook or Instagram pages on why you want to be at this event, and we will randomly choose one lucky winner! This contest closes this Wednesday, November 9th at 10am, so you need to act fast. Good luck! And thank you BVU!

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