Help Us Raise $1000 for Underwear & Socks for Pittsburgh Homeless Shelter
Light of Light Ministries has an urgent need for socks and underwear! Here is the story…
Yesterday – @JanePitt posted the following tweet that caught my eye - what is so important that Ken Rice is retweeting.
First and only (so far) RT of my Light of Life tweet? @kenricekdka. My love. It grows and grows.
— Virginia Montanez (@JanePitt) September 4, 2012
This morning on the Pittsburgh Bloggers Facebook group – one of the bloggers, who also works for Light of Life Ministries posted that they have been out of clean underwear and socks … for weeks.
Within a few minutes the Pittsburgh blogging community began tweeting and Facebooking about how to solve this problem. We are asking you to help us help Light of Light Ministries restock on underwear and socks.
What is Light of Light Ministries? Light of Light Ministries is a non-profit organization, which is located on the Northside and was founded in 1952. They provide shelter and food for the homeless. You can learn more about Light of Light Ministries on their website at lightoflife.org. Light of Light has earned the GuideStar seal of transparency – their financial documents are available online at Guidestar here.
We have set the ambitious, but achievable goal of raising $1000 for Light of Life. We have estimated that by buying in bulk each pair of underwear costs $1 – so for each dollar you give – Light of Light will be able to purchase new underwear for the people they serve.
Donate online $1 = 1 Pair of Underwear
You can contribute to Light of Light by making a contribution on this Crowdrise page. (Crowdrise is an online platform that allows anyone to raise money for nonprofit organizations that are registered with Guidestar).
#GivingSkivvies – Can you help us spread the word!
Please help us spread the word about this important fundraiser – you can post the link to the Crowdrise page - http://www.crowdrise.com/cleanunderwear/ on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and any other social network you use. Please include the hashtag #givingskivvies so we can follow along!
Donate Socks and Underwear or Giftcards
If you would like to donate socks and underwear, or giftcards that Light of Life can use to purchase socks and underwear – you may drop off donations at 10 E. North Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212.