Fishpaws Marketplace supports local charities in a unique way. For many years, we had offered free weekly beer, wine and spirit tastings to our customers. We were informed in September 2011 that due to Maryland liquor licensing rules we were no longer allowed to do that. Our staff decided to turn a negative into a positive by no longer having free tastings, but by allowing our customers to “pay” for their tasting with a donation to a monthly local charity. Our management team chooses the charity and customers donate any amount they feel comfortable with for their tastings. Fishpaws then matches all customers’ donations. Fishpaws has raised on average between $5000.00 and $6000.00 annually for local charities with these tastings.

In September 2011 Fishpaws organized a wine tasting event to benefit SPAN (Serving People Across Neighborhoods) an emergency assistance network which opened its doors 21 years ago to assist area families in crisis. Fishpaws Marketplace, Homestead Gardens, Zachary’s Jewelers and SPAN teamed up for a charity wine tasting event. We donated $3,225.00 to SPAN from this event.

In 2014, Fishpaws and Anne Arundel County Licensed Beverage Association participated with Wreaths Across America to place wreaths at Annapolis Veterans Cemetery and the Naval Academy Cemetery. Approximately 5000 wreaths were placed.

August Charity of the Month - Special Olympics for Anne Arundel County

Weekly Tasting Donation Totals

Date Charity Name Funds
Raised
Matched
Total
Donation
July, 2017 Disabled American Veterans Chartible Service Trust $157.00 $314.00
June, 2017 Hospice of the Chesapeake $205.00 $410.00
May 2017 Chesapeake Bay Savers $295.00 $590.00
April 2017 Severna Park Community Center $198.50 $397.00
March 2017 Make a Wish Foundation Mid-Atlantic $232.50 $465.00
February 2017 Providence Center $284.00 $568.00
Dec 2016 & January 2017 We Care & Friends $561.00 $1122.00
November 2016 SPAN - Severing People Across Neighborhoods $302.00 $604.00
October 2016 Fish 4 A Cure $325.00 $650.00
September 2016 Anne Arundel County Special Olympics $388.00 $776.00
August 2016 Food Link of AA County $343.00 $686.00
July 2016 SPCA of Anne Arundel County $344.00 $688.00
June 2016 Chesapeake Bay Foundation $295.00 $592.00
May 2016 Sarah's House $267.00 $534.00
April 2016 Chesapeake BaySavers $336.00 $672.00
March 2016 Make a Wish Mid-Atlantic $344.00 $688.00
February 2016 Ellie's Bus $376.00 $752.00
January 2016 Hospice of the Chesapeake $161.00 $322.00
December 2015 We Care & Friends $351.85 $703.70
November 2015 Michael DiPaola Foundation $253.00 $506.00
October 2015 Severna Park Community Center $422.00 $844.00
September 2015 Special Olympics of Anne Arundel County $278.00 $556.00
August 2015 Food Link of Anne Arundel County $302.00 $604.00
July 2015 Chesapeake Bay Foundation $340.70 $681.40
June 2015 Baltimore Animal Rescue & Care Shelter (BARCS) $345.00 $691.00
May 2015 Connected Warrior Foundation $345.00 $690.00
April 2015 Junior League of Annapolis $270.00 $540.00
March 2015 Food Link Maryland $242.70 $485.40
February 2015 Arundel House of Hope $352.30 $704.60
Dec ‘14 & Jan ‘15 We Care & Friends  $561.65 $1123.30
November 2014 Wreaths Across American   $1000.00
October 2014 Michael DiPaola Voundation $272.50 $545.00
September 2014 Ride for Kids - Pediatric Brian Tumor Foundation $212.00 $424.00
August 2014 MD Food Bank in partnership with CANnapolis $324.05 $648.10
July 2014 The Folds of Honor $153.70 $307.40
May & June 2014 The Jess Carson Foundation $378.05 $655.80
April 2014 Anne Arundel Special Olympics  $147.55 $295.10
March 2014 St Baldricks Foundation $160.00 $320.00
February 2014 USO Metropolitan Washington Baltimore  $126.70 $254.00
January 2014 SPAN  $262.90 $525.80
December 2013 We Care & Friends $314.10 $628.20
November 2013 Kellie Thompson Shiley Family Trust $368.99 $736.00
October 2013 Susan G Komen $215.00 $430.00
September 2013 Putts for Mutts $252.00 $504.00
August 2013 Hospice of the Chesapeake $287.65 $575.30
July 2013 YWCA of Annapolis & Anne Arundel County $238.60 $477.20
June 2013 Cystic Fibrosis Foundation $202.40 $405.00
May 2013 Friends of Jacqueline Short $492.40 $984.80
May 4, 2013 Shop Local Giveback Day - Partners in Care    $323.00
April 2013 Leukemia & Lymphoma Society $221.25 $442.50
March 2013 St Baldrick's Foundation $157.50 $315.00
February 2013 American Heart Associaton $332.50 $665.00
Dec ‘12 & Jan ’13 We Care & Friends $350.00 $700.00
November 2012 SPAN $171.00 $342.00
Nov 24, 2012 Shop Local Donation – SPAN   $222.00
October 2012 Wellness House of Annapolis $150.00 $350.00
September 2012 Ride for Kids - Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation  $175.85 $351.00