Shops and shoppers give back on Small Business Saturday

Shoppers poured into downtown Portland today for Small Business Saturday.

PORTLAND (WGME) -- Saturday, shoppers poured into downtown Portland for Small Business Saturday. But as buyers looked to lend a hand to local businesses, those storefronts are serving a cause of their own.

Fifty businesses in Portland will be donating part of their proceeds to the Milestone Foundation, which supports those facing homelessness and addiction.

It’s the sixth annual Small Business Saturday, a national initiative created by American Express to invite shoppers to go local while buying for the holiday season.

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