I wanted to post a reminder about supporting Community Human Services Holiday Gift Project. The response to my post earlier this week has been amazing. This is a great way to highlight some local business owners that have donated items for the raffle as well. Here is an update on the event and on the online fundraising campaign & raffle – we’ve added some more great Pittsburgh items to give away.
IheartPGH has been a supporter of the CHS Holiday Gift Project for the past 3 years and we hope you will take a moment to learn more about this organization and check out some of the great local businesses and bloggers that have helped to support this project in 2012.
What is Community Human Services (CHS)? CHS is a Pittsburgh based non-profit that in located in Oakland and serves the entire Pittsburgh area. CHS is over 30 years old and offers a variety of programs for Pittsburghers struggling with homelessness, mental illness, health issues and more.
What is the CHS Holiday Gift Project? CHS will use the funds raised to provide a small gifts for the individuals and families they serve. Many of these individuals and families are not included in other holiday gift programs which are geared towards children and the elderly.
Party @ Hough’s Tonight
The Community Human Services Hoilday Gift Project Party today (Thursday, November 29, 2012) @ Hough’s in Greenfield. We’ll be there 6-10pm. (Facebook Event Link) There will be christmas cookies and some great raffle prizes…
- a tote bag full of about $100 worth of goodies from Fleet Feet in Squirrel Hill (one of those goodies is a $25 gift card!),
- a great (and fun!) “Wizard” basket from Eljay’s used books, (which also includes a gift card), that has some pretty neat stuff,
- a bath & body basket
Donate Online or Tweet about the CHS
We know not everyone can make it to Hough’s this evening but you can still help support the cause! I’ve been looking for a way to give away some of our favorite Pittsburgh things here on the blog – and this is the perfect excuse for a raffle. There are lots of ways you can enter – check out the Rafflecopter widget below (if you are reading this post in an email you will need to click on the Rafflecopter link).
|$25 Gift Certificate to East End Book Exchange
Pittsburgh’s newest used book shop opened 2 weeks ago on Liberty Avenue in Bloomfied. In addition to local books the East End Book Exchange has a section of new books by local authors. Follow East End Books on Facebook for update and events here.
|Pittsburgh Love T-shirt Special Edition Printed by Commonwealth Press
This t-shirt has been available from our online shop for years – but we had our friends at Commonwealth Press print up a special order of this design. You can pick from sizes S to XL.
|Autographed Copy of the Food Lovers Guide to Pittsburgh
This is THE book on eating local published by the bloggers who write eatPGH. The authors have kindly agreed to sign a copy of the book for our giveaway.
|Bike Pittsburgh Membership
We think Pittsburgh is a better place thanks to the work of Bike Pittsburgh. Even if you aren’t a cyclist – making Pittsburgh safer for people to be outdoors on bike or foot is good for everyone. Since we are already a card carrying member – we want to give away a year of membership to someone else who loves Pittsburgh and bicycles too.
|A Pair of Pierogi
These little dumplings are made by Pittsburgh artist and author Alicia Kachmar and available on Etsy here or can often be found in the Pittsburgh-Craft-o-Tron Machines.
Check out these other bloggers that have been writing about the CHS Holiday Gift Project: