November 29 is Giving Tuesday! Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. In that spirit of generosity, we are sharing some Accessity-funded businesses that give back to the community:

Tim Parker, Co-owner of Chula Vista Brewery

Tim in his Third Ave location

Chula Vista Brewery is the only San Diego County Black-owned brewery that provides craft beers of great quality and flavor to each of its patrons. As a retired veteran of the United States Navy, Tim gives back by donating a portion of his sales to organizations that support veterans. Visit: Chula Vista Brewery

Melanie Granfors, Owner of Dog Devoted

Melanie (L) with local KUSI reporter Allie Wagner

In the garden area at the Sea Hive in Liberty Station is Melanie’s vintage bohemian gift shop, Dog Devoted. Dog Devoted is dedicated to supporting dogs in need. Melanie donates all of her sales to animal shelters, including The Animal Pad (TAP) based in La Mesa, Calif. Visit: Dog Devoted

Chef Chris Herko & Chef Jimmy Terwillinger, Owners of Pizza Cassette

Chris (L) and Jimmy (R)

Pizza Cassette at The Garten in Bay Park is San Diego’s newest spot for delicious wood-fired artisan pizza. They choose an organization or cause to support every month by donating a percentage of their tips. Visit: Pizza Cassette

***This November, grab a bite at Pizza Cassette, and a portion of proceeds will be donated to Accessity to support small businesses.***

Brenda Estrada, Owner of Nana’s Kitchen

Brenda in her storefront

Brenda and her staff at Nana’s Kitchen serve delicious, homemade, and authentic Mexican food in Imperial, Calif. They are the self-proclaimed “best tacos de guisado in town.” In addition to running her business, you can find her visiting and providing meals to those in need in Calexico, Calif., on Tuesdays. Visit: Nana’s Kitchen

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We hope these small businesses inspire you to continue spreading kindness and gratitude throughout this holiday season. Remember to keep your dollars local by shopping small and make the effort to acknowledge those who are making an impact on the world through voluntary acts of kindness.

Ways to support small businesses this holiday season and beyond:

  • Shop Small at our Client Marketplace for gifts your loved ones will enjoy for the holidays and support Accessity-funded businesses.
  • Donate To Accessity and be a part of our impact on our neighborhoods and communities all over Southern California.
  • Share a small business on your social media and in conversation with loved ones.