Random Acts of Pittsburgh Kindness
Here are a few links and websites I wanted to share because Pittsburghers are nice people and a few clicks or dollars can go along way.
First, I want to start by linking to this post on BikePGH – R.I.P. William Thomas, kid’s bike mechanic extraordinaire – this is a really nice post about a really nice Pittsburgher who donated his time to fixing bikes for kids.
I have posted about this on twitter but I wanted to give one last link for this one. Today, July 31 is the last day to vote for Megan B. at the Nestle Family Dream Room Makeover Contest. One great family from Greensburg has made it to the final round!! So take a moment to visit and vote for Megan B. Greensburg PA.
One of the blogs that I have recently stumbled across from an email exchange about the upcoming Netroot Nation is The Causemopolitain – which is a great blog about Sloane’s Kiva fellowship in the Phillipines. Yes, that Kiva, the micro lending site that Oprah has talked about where you can support small businesses from around the globe. Sloane is originally from Pittsburgh – and we actually went to grade school together way back when. If you have any interest in social entrepreneurship and the Kiva process – you should definitely check out The Causemopolitain.
You can help with Sloane’s Kiva Fellowship by making a contribution
I have been following the blog With love from Pittsburgh for awhile now – with a name like that how could I not follow along. Laura wrote a nice post last week about her boyfriends mission trip to Mexico – I was about to head back and make a donation but it looks like he has successfully completed his fundraising for the trip. Laura – please leave a comment if there are other things people can do to help!