12 Days of Christmas

The Society of Italian American Businessmen started the 12 Days of Christmas campaign in December 2017 with funds remaining from our small grant request allocations. In November 2017, SIAB’s board of directors reviewed our options and discussed what could be done with these additional funds to help serve the community. We decided that we would use the funds in a way that would impact smaller non-profit charities by giving them a small unsolicited grant. This year we are excited to announce that we are increasing these grants from $1000 to $1500 each.

Today, the 12 Days of Christmas campaign is ingrained into our charitable giving process and has been approved again for December 2024.

How it Works:
Each November, the charitable giving committee solicits requests from its members for up to two qualifying 501c3 charities, typically smaller in size, that will help impact its operations. The charities are reviewed and verified for their non-profit status. If they meet the requirements and we have more than 12, they are selected randomly by the committee from a container. Once the 12 charities are determined, the charitable giving committee submits them to the board for approval and then to the general membership. The announcements are made to the selected charities by the members who sponsored them. Available members gather to present the check at the non-profit’s offices during the two weeks leading up to Christmas. There you have our 12 Days of Christmas!

SIAB’s members thoroughly enjoy meeting with each organization to learn more about how they serve the community and help change lives. We also love spreading the Christmas spirit.

Day 1: Harford Family House

Day 2: Choose Hope Women’s Center

Day 3: The Salvation Army of Central Maryland

Day 4: Beyond Borders

Day 5: Empower4Life

Day 6: Mann House

Day 7: The Humane Society of Harford County

Day 8: The Hope Center of Central Maryland

Day 9: Family Support Center of Maryland

Day 10: Sea Scouts

Day 11: C Milton Wright Music Parents Association

Day 12: The Harford Center

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The Society of Italian American Businessmen is a 501c3 charitable organization. Tax ID#: 46-2965362.