Sure, Mother’s Day was Sunday. But in Fells Point, they’re celebrating all month long.

Thirty Fells Point businesses are partnering with their neighbor, the global health nonprofit Jhpiego, for an “Eat Shop Play Locally, Save Moms Globally” campaign that helps the local economy and families in the developing world. 

“Jhpiego is dedicated to ensuring women and families, mothers and newborns in the places where we work have the quality health services that every family deserves,” said Leslie Mancuso, Jhpiego CEO and President. “This partnership with our Fells Point neighbors reflects their extraordinary generosity in helping keep women and families alive and healthy. We believe where a woman lives shouldn’t determine if she lives.”

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Jhpiego (pronounced “ja-pie-go”), is an international nonprofit health organization affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. For more than 40 years, Jhpiego has empowered frontline health workers by designing and implementing effective, low-cost, hands-on solutions to strengthen the delivery of health care services for women and their families. 

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How does it work? Participating merchants have agreed to make a donation to Jhpiego’s global efforts to prevent the needless deaths of women and their families in thanks for business generated during the month of May by patrons who support Jhpiego.  You’ll know a business is participating because you’ll see the sign in the window!

The participating businesses include Abbey Burger Bistro, The Admiral’s Cup, Alexander’s Tavern, aMuse Toys, Bertha’s, BOP, Brassworks Co., Brightside Boutique, CFG Community Bank, DogWatch Tavern, Emporium Collagia, Fells Point Surf Co., Freesia, The Horse You Came in On Saloon, Joe’s Bike Shop, Kali’s Court, Kilwins, Kooper’s Tavern, Mezze, One-Eyed Mike’s, Papi’s Tacos, Pitango Bakery + Café, Pitango Gelato, Points South Latin Kitchen, Poppy and Stella, Slainte Irish Pub and Restaurant, 7-Eleven, Su Casa Furniture, Ten Thousand Villages, and Zelda Zen.

“Neighborhood businesses are excited to partner with Jhpiego, bringing awareness to the amazing work they do abroad while also highlighting the businesses that make our neighborhood, Fells Point, unique. It’s a win-win,” said Claudia Towles, co-owner of aMuse Toys (featured in image above).

So honor mom all month long. Invite her to lunch at a local Fells Point pub or buy her a present at a funky boutique — and you’ll help contribute to the health of women and families around the world.


Images from Fells Point District Facebook Page and Jhpiego Facebook Page