‘Ballard Gives Black Friday’ is back

This Friday more than 20 Ballard businesses will donate a portion of the day’s proceeds to local charities.

“Ballard Gives Black Friday” began in 2013 as a way to attract more shoppers into Ballard while helping local non-profits. The charities include the Ballard Food Bank, YouthCare, Mary’s Place and the Vera Project, to name a few.

“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,” explains Legh Burns, co-owner of re-souL. “Seattle has a strong, independent mindset and there is no better example than the businesses of Ballard coming together to spread the message.”

There are 23 participating businesses — here’s the list along with their charities — so get out there on Friday and support both our neighborhood businesses and some of Seattle’s best charities.

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