12 Giveaways of Pittsburgh: #1-4

chs-squareFirst of all, I want to thank everyone who donated to the CHS (Community Human Services) Christmas Fundraiser this year and who attended the event at Hough’s earlier this month.  Your generosity this holiday season is greatly appreciated.  I’ve just heard back from the folks at CHS and we have only raised HALF of what is needed to make sure that each of the people they serve have a gift for the holiday.

For the past several years, I have joined with other Pittsburgh bloggers to support CHS holiday gift drive.  While all of the efforts to support worthy causes are important, CHS stands out for me because they serve many fellow Pittsburghers who don’t receive any holiday cheer from programs that cater to kids and seniors.

I was just about to share a blog post with my favorite Pittsburgh gifts – but I’m turning this into an opportunity for you to help CHS and to win some awesome Pittsburgh holiday gifts.  As of today CHS still needs to raise $2500 to save Christmas.  Currently we are only about 25% to the total goal!

Rather than just tell you about great Pittsburgh gifts, I’m going to give them all away! For the next 3 days – I’m going to launch a new raffle where you can enter to win great Pittsburgh gifts that you can keep for yourself or give as a gift.  (I’m going to try my hardest to get all of these delivered by 12/24).

There are lots of ways to enter to win – the best way to help is donate to CHS, but you can also earn entries by tweeting, pinning and blogging about the 12 Giveaways of Pittsburgh!

  • 5 entries = donate $10 to CHS
  • 10 entries = donate $20 to CHS
  • 1 entry = tweet about the 12 Giveaways of Pgh and include the #pghsavesxmas
  • 5 entries = write a blog post that links back to this post
  • 3 entries = leave a comment
  • 1 entry = pin this image to pinterest and tag it with #pghsavesxmas
  • 1 entry = like CHS on Facebook

You can donate to CHS online here and use the Rafflecopter box below to enter to win! We’ll draw four winners for this giveaway.

Here are the first four giveaways:

  1. $25 Gift Certificate to Pavement Shoes – locally owned boutique in Lawrenceville that sells shoes, clothes and accessories
  2. A Digital Subscription to Rustbelt Almanac – a beautiful quarterly magazine about the best section of the country
  3. Pierogi Pillow – a huggable version of Pittsburgh’s favorite food made with love by Commonwealth Press
  4. Copy of the Alternate Histories of the World Book by Matthew Buchholz – Entertainment Weekly’s book gift guide describes this book as “blazingly creative.” – and it was authored by a Pittsburgh resident.


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Some additional ways to help!

  • Donate directly to CHS 
  • Donate a prize for the raffle – if we have more than 12 giveaways – that is ok.  We’ll keep running these until we reach the fundraising goal. (email lindsay@iheartpgh.com)
  • Be an elf – volunteer to help deliver prizes next week (email lindsay@iheartpgh.com)
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  • Jennifer Scott

    This is such a neat idea! Good luck!

  • Stephanie

    Reusable steeler bags as gift bags. And a few things from I made it market.

  • flem829

    What an awesome way to give back and learn even more about the wonderful city of Pittsburgh

  • dharmagrl

    Winningsomething would be great and helpingspread the word about a great cause too

  • jferringer

    Such great gifts!!

  • Jengurl

    I never even heard of this organization before tonight. Sad ….

  • Kate

    I love buying locally made, Pittsburgh things. I bought some lovely items from Handmade Arcade this year. I got some prints from Go Carr Go and printed them. (Her work featured here: http://gocarrgo.com/) It’s very unique art with a local flare. I also made my hubby by the “Sebak is my homeboy” shirt by Commonwealth Press. (Link here: http://compressmerch.com/collections/commonwealth-press/products/sebak-is-my-homeboy) But trust me, their pierogie pillow was so tempting to get, too. So here’s my chance! Too adorable!

  • Molly Pitcher

    I bought my mother-in-law a Heinz Pickle ornament!

  • Jocelyn McGaffic

    Just purchased some Pens gear in Pittsburgh to take back to Florida!

  • Heather

    I bought a piece of pottery from fireborn studios in South Side.

  • Jia

    Bought some original art from local artists during Unblurred.