Three Nonprofits: Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Pittsburgh, North Side Common Ministries, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank

I’m excited to post our second post in the “Three Nonprofits” series.  Each week we feature a Pittsburgher and three of the nonprofit organizations that they think are important.   Have three favorite nonprofit organizations that you would like to share?  Click here to submit your list.

3np-sue.jpgI’m exited to share this weeks post- Sue is an incredible force in Pittsburgh both online and off.  She has been blogging longer than I have!  Make sure to check out her blog – Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents.

Meet Sue Kerr  you can follow here on Twitter @pghlesbian24

Sue’s favorite thing about Pittsburgh is… This is my hometown.

Sue’s Three Favorite Nonprofits are…

Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Pittsburgh @GLCCPgh
Since 1981, the GLCC has been supporting the LGBT community and it continues to flourish as an all-volunteer organization. I met my partner Laura at the GLCC along with many of my dear friends. What resonates with me is the fact that almost every young adult involved as a volunteer was part of the GLCC’s youth programs at some point – almost to a person. That’s a powerful statement about the impact a Community Center has on a community.

North Side Common Ministries
NSCM is an example of faith in action in a way that’s respectful & authentic. They are the largest food pantry in Western Pennsylvania – serving over 1,000 families.

Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank @PghFoodBank
Simply put, they meet the needs of our hungry neighbors with dignity and resourcefulness. My family is a steel mill family so the rise of the Food Bank is entwined in my family’s DNA (sadly.)

What is the best way to get involved?
The Gay and Lesbian Community Center (GLCC) is all-volunteer. The most pressing need is for volunteers to staff the front desk to keep the doors open and the phoneline answered. This does require an orientation and training. The second “best” way to get involved is to participate in an activity – attend the women’s social group, bring a dish to the monthly potluck, play OUTrageous Bingo, try our belly dancing classes or pick what strikes your fancy.

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