A more socially conscious effort is planned for our community on Black Friday, as participating Ballard businesses are donating a portion of their proceeds to a local non-profit for Ballard Gives Back.

More than a dozen Ballard area businesses are putting a generous spin on Black Friday by participating in the Ballard Gives Back program.
Ballard’s business owners are encouraging shoppers to skip the crowds and shop locally in Ballard for a good cause on November 27, 2020, Black Friday.

 Many businesses are extending their donations throughout the entire holiday weekend. Here is a list of participating
businesses and the charity they are donating to when you shop at their location on Black Friday:

Annie’s Art and Frame Operation Sack Lunch
Clover Toys Treehouse
Fair Trade Winds Ballard Food Bank
Fleet Feet Seattle Ballard’s Elementary Schools
Horseshoe YWCA King County
Market Street Shoes Labateyah Bridge Housing
Monster NW Community Bail Project
Other Coast Cafe The Bail Project
re-souL YouthCare
Secret Garden Books 7th Annual Book Elves Drive
September Real Rent Duwamish
Studio RA YouthCare
Sweet Mickey’s Candy Shoppe Safe Crossings Foundation
Ballard Reuse Ballard Food Bank

The program began in 2013 and continues to grow each year as more businesses flock to Ballard’s bustling shopping and dining district.

“In addition to the ‘giving’ portion of the post-Thanksgiving weekend, the Ballard merchant community is promoting a message to shop local and shop small. When small businesses thrive, communities thrive. When people support their local merchants and small businesses, more of their money stays in the community,” said Legh Burns, co-owner of re-souL.