...and whether you love it or loathe it, we can all use a little extra lushness this time of year. Here's a roundup of good gifts for the modern wellness warrior: step up your own self-care game this season, or send a subtle hint that someone else in your life should.
Because Giving Tuesday should last all season
YES Drop-In Center is a safe space for homeless youth between the ages of 14-25. Support their work to establish relationships with staff and allies to help with long-term resources and opportunities.
Baltimore Hunger Project is dedicated to eliminating childhood hunger in Baltimore City by discreetly providing weekend food packages for school-aged children identified as food insecure.
Share Baby founded Baltimore's first diaper bank and provides diapers, clothing and baby gear to community organizations directly supporting families in need.
FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture is a creative collaboration to upset the culture of rape and promote a culture of consent. FORCE is nationally known for producing large-scale public art projects, including the Monument Quilt.
Go handmade for the win
1. MICA Art Market: Dec. 6-9 at the Maryland Institute College of Art.
2. 2018 Makers Alley!: Dec. 8 from 9 a.m.-noon at Local Color Flowers.
3. Holiday Bazaar: Dec. 9 from noon-4 p.m. at Waverly Brewing.
4. Builder’s Bazaar: Holiday Spectacular: Dec. 9, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at The Foundery.
5. Women’s Unity Artisan Market: Dec. 11 from 5-9 p.m. at Mary Gardella Photographer studio.
6. Black Business Bazaar 2018: Dec. 13 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Kappa Foundation of Metropolitan Baltimore.
7. Holiday Heap: Dec. 15 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at 2640 Space.
8. Greater Goods Market: Holiday Edition feat. City Seeds: Dec. 16 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at R. House.
9. Last Stop Hops & Shop: Dec. 20 from 5-9 p.m. at Peabody Heights Brewery.
10. Made In Baltimore Pop-Up Shop: now through Feb. 24 at 20 W. North Ave