November 10, 2020

Step Into the Giving Season by Supporting these Local Causes

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Updated 11/17/2020

The holiday months are a time of general good will and merriment, and while this year may look a bit different, there are still many opportunities to support some local causes hosted by organizations and restaurants North of Boston working to bring some brightness into the world.

Here are some of those worthy causes to support in the coming months:

Salem Arts Fundraiser – Countdown to 2021 – 31 Days of Great Prizes

December 1-31, 2020

Salem Arts Association is making the best of a trying time in 2020 with hopes of recovering from the difficulties of being closed for much of the year and you can help! To participate, purchase one or more entries to win some great prizes. Click here to view the prizes or here to buy entries.

Celebrating 100 Years of The Cabot Theatre

December 3, 2020 @ 7:00 pm

The Lights. Camera. Cabot 100 Celebration is a live streamed event that is FREE so that everyone in our community can celebrate with us. We have recently made a significant investment in technology in anticipation of this exciting night. All you have to do is sign up! Register here.

They are also looking for sponsors for the event. Click here for more information.

North Shore Pride’s Virtual Holiday Fair

North Shore Pride is hosting their first ever Virtual Holiday Fair. The event will run from Friday, November 27th through the end of December. Click here to find out more information about how to be a vendor.

They are also looking for sponsors to the event. If you are interested, send an email to

Po’Boys and Pies Thanksgiving Fundraiser for Leap for Education

Po’Boys and Pies will be teaming up with LEAP for Education for 2020 pie sales! A percentage of each pie sale will be donated to LEAP.

Pickup orders will be ready the Wednesday before Thanksgiving.

The Derby Restaurant’s Mustache Fundraiser for the Salem Fireman’s Relief Fund

On average 22,979 fire fighters are injured on the job a year in the United States and there are over 1,000,000 fires a year ranging from residential to outdoors. From car accidents to medical emergencies to house fires or a cat in a tree, these guys are always here when we need them!

Now is your chance to say thank you! Stop down at the Derby in Salem and hang a stache for the Salem Firemen’s Relief Fund today. The fundraiser will be happening through the end of the month.

Feeding Opportunity and Community – Root’s 5th Annual Virtual Event

November 12, 2020 @ 6:30 pm – UPDATE 11/13 – While this event has passed, you can continue to support Root’s ongoing efforts here.

Support the power of individual and community resilience and Root’s response to the pandemic, and the launch of our Community Catering!

Join them in the Root kitchen, Thursday, November 12th from 6:30 to 7:00 PM for a Live-Stream Broadcast! Click here to register or to bid on the silent auction.

During the broadcast you can check out some of the virtual cooking classes being offered to benefit Root and the unique auction items available for bidding this week, or virtually Raise your Paddle for Root to help support our work in the year ahead.

Auction items include the opportunity to create your dream dinner working alongside Chef Frank McClelland, guitar or songwriting lessons with Livingston Taylor, and a Root catered dinner!

Hosting a fundraiser that isn’t listed here? Send our editor a message at for inclusion.

SHOP LOCAL! Support the small businesses that make up your community and are owned by your friends, neighbors, and fellow community members.

If you are a business and are interested in being part of this initiative please visit and sign up for our comprehensive business program!

#staylocallynn • #staylocalsalem • #staylocalpeabody • #staylocalbeverly • #staylocalmarblehead

We wanted to shine a spotlight on many of the small businesses that make up the fabric of our communities and support them as much as we can throughout the Winter.

Stay tuned to this event for information on businesses throughout the North shore. We will be highlighting the humans behind the small businesses, showcasing specials and promotions, and also curating experiences that will make your local shopping even better!A priority this year will be to educate consumers on the safety protocols that so many of our fantastic businesses have implemented in response to the Coronavirus pandemic.