Emergency Toy Drive – How You Can Help

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There have been several news articles about this - but here is what you need to know, for some reason there is a toy shortage and a number of local nonprofits do not have toys to distribute for Christmas.  I have joined with several other Pittsburghers to address this ASAP. What we're going to do... Collect toys and money and work with all of the organizations impacted to make sure that every need we can meet is met. How you can help...  1. Donate money we've set up a Crowdrise page … [Read more...]

Chipped Ham Pink is Now a Nail Polish Color

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I've been working on a blog post about some great Pittsburgh Christmas gifts, but a tweet came across my radar with a Pittsburgh product that is probably worthy of its own blog post.  Chipped chopped ham is a distinctly Pittsburgh lunch meat.  If you didn't grow up in Pittsburgh, and you aren't familiar with the chipped chop ham or ham barbecue - head over to the chipped chopped ham Wikipedia page for a full education.  The fact that chipped chopped ham has its own Wikipedia page should be an … [Read more...]

CHS Gift Project Party @ Houghs – Will YOU Help Us Reach Our Goal?

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UPDATE: If we raise all $5000 by 8pm 12/11/2014 - I'll buy your first beer at Hough's tonight. Get the details here.  Today, Thursday December 11, 2014 is the party for the CHS Holiday Gift Project at Houghs.  I am not yet ready to celebrate because we have only raised 20% of the $5000 needed for 2014.  While I look forward to drinking a beer with you this evening, I'm more interested in making sure we turn that 20% into 100%! Click here to donate $10 to the 2014 CHS Holiday Gift … [Read more...]

Pitt-starter: Piebird – More Pie for Pittsburgh

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Piebird has been baking up sweet treats for Pittsburgh restaurants since 2011.  They are planning to open a storefront on Butler Street in Lawrenceville in 2015 and needs your help to support the purchase of upgraded commercial pastry kitchen equipment including ovens, mixers, refrigerators, cookie sheets, and all of other essentials that are necessary to make sweet treats. I have selected this Kickstarter to share for two reasons... 1. Who doesn't like pie? 2. Super creative … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Celebrate #GivingTuesday in Pittsburgh

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Happy GivingTuesday! Giving Tuesday is a movement to make the first Tuesday in December a day of giving. #GivingTuesday was founded in 2012 by New York’s 92nd Street Y in partnership with the United Nations Foundation. Together, with a team of influencers and founding partners, we launched a global movement that has engaged over 10,000 organizations worldwide. #IgivePGH - Share Your Pittsburgh Giving Stories We're using the hashtag #IgivePGH to share links about local #GivingTuesday … [Read more...]