Can Zombies Save Pittsburgh? With your help yes! (If you are just looking for details on the Zombie Halloween Party scroll to the bottom of the page – keep reading for details on how and why I think you should check out the party).
For the past few holiday seasons, IheartPGH has joined with other bloggers to help a Pittsburgh non-profit – Community Human Services (CHS) – make sure that some of the less fortunate Pittsburghers have some holiday gifts. I was happy to support this project and over the past few years I have learned a lot more about CHS and the incredible and important services they provide.
Last year, at the holiday party I had the opportunity to chat with a woman who works for CHS and works with the kids in Allegheny County that have signed themselves out of the foster care system. These are 18 year-olds that don’t have families and many don’t have a place to live. CHS works to get these kids housing and to give them at least some sort of a holiday gift.
I have been thinking about the best way to write about CHS and their upcoming Halloween Party – and then I read this article in the Tampa Bay Times this afternoon - Amid churchgoers, an orphan pleads for a family, October 7, 2013. And I burst into tears. Please take a moment to read this story. I was struck by how along this kid felt and I’ve been thinking all day about what I can do about this. While I am not sure what I can do to help Davion find a family in Florida – I can help to support a Pittsburgh organization that is working on these issues right here.
Fortunately, you don’t have to wait until December to support CHS! This Saturday, CHS is hosting what is sure to be an incredible event, No One Survives Alone, a zombie themed Halloween Party – this Saturday, October 19, 2013. The party is going to be at Clear Story Studios – which is an incredible office space located on the South Side. Music by DJ Zombo, a beer bar sponsored by Yuengling, specialty cocktails with Fortis Vodka and Bluecoat Gin, appetizers from Whole Foods, Red Oak Cafe and Catering.
No One Survives Alone
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Clear Story Studios
$50 – in advance, $60 – at the door
Other ways to help:
- Like CHS on Facebook
- Make a contribution to CHS
- Stay tuned for CHS Holiday fundraiser details – and let me know if you want to help plan the holiday party!