Ocean City Maryland Business Owner is Giving Back

When thinking of how people give during this time of year, we picture volunteers ringing a bell for the Salvation Army or children’s gifts collected by the United States Marines for their program, Toys for Tots. We buy extra for local food banks or help at a food kitchens. These opportunities to give have become synonymous with Christmas & the giving spirit of the holidays. However you give, thank you. Your efforts to show love and compassion go a long way, and mean the difference between a presentless Christmas or an empty belly. During this season of giving, we want to spotlight the efforts of some local people & businesses, and it is our honor to showcase them.

Quiet Hero Moment

This year Pickle’s owner, Justin Acita, is fundraising to become this year’s King of the prom for Believe In Tomorrow, a foundation that has locations here in Ocean City, MD. Justin and Brittney Acita have owned Pickles for the past five years. They host 1-2 BIT families a week for their choice of lunch or dinner 100% of the cost is covered by Justin and Brittney. The Acitas say they will continue to do this as long as they own and operate Pickles. Last year, Brittney, ran for Prom Queen of the Beach Bash and raised $19,000. Justin helped her with all her events and decided he wanted to run this year. They have been very involved with the BIT for years and plan to continue. “We have hosted many events at Pickles and always participate in the “Beach Bash”, and help whenever and wherever we can. Having 3 children of our own and one on the way, the foundation has always been very near and dear to our hearts. We can’t imagine what these families go through, and we just want to help their stay be as smooth and relaxing as possible.”

Justin’s Fundraisers

Justin has already hosted a “wing cook off” bringing in over 3k. OceanCity.com was at hisTattoo Party at Independent Tattoo of Selbyville on Saturday, November 23 , and it was a huge success. Independent Tattoo, was expecting the event to start at 7pm, but event goers started showing up at 5:30 and they opened their chairs then!

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Jessica Bauer
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