With Thanksgiving just one week away, one of the questions that pops up around this time of year is “where can I volunteer to help serve a holiday meal?” In addition to volunteering, here are some Thanksgiving events around Pittsburgh that support great local causes. Know of other events that should be on the list? Please share in the comments below.
Pedal for the Pantry 2018 – Food drive bike ride/race
Sat. 11/17 – for those who like to bike in the cold
This one caught my eye on Facebook because of the image posted on the Facebook event. Pedal… Read the rest
Do you like to dance but hate to stay up late? In Bed by Ten is the answer to all of your dance party scheduling problems.
What is In Bed By Ten?
Each month, In Bed By Ten hosts a dance party at Spirit in Lawrenceville. There is a $5 cover charge that is donated to a local nonprofit. DJ MB plays the best, most danceable songs from 6-9pm, by 9:30 pm you are on your way home and can be tucked into bed at the reasonable hour of 10 pm.
Last year, In Bed by Ten, raised over $16,000… Read the rest
[tl;dr: $10 gets you some soup from awesome Pittsburgh chefs and the $ goes to local artists.]
Soup N’At is back! Great to see this event continue. Soup N’at is the Pittsburgh version of the Sunday Soup crowdfunding. Check out some of our past posts on Soup N’at here.
How does Soup N’at work?
Each guest donates $10 in cash at the door
Guests eat soup donated by Pittsburgh restaurants, usually accompanied by delicious bread
Local artists present their projects
Each guest casts a vote for their favorite project.
The winning project takes home all of the $ that was… Read the rest
Two women-focused nonprofits were awarded $500 each at December 15th’s Social Venture Partners’ Full Circle Impact Accelerator Pitch Event. The event, held at Google Pittsburgh’s HQ, was a culmination of a fourteen-week accelerator program from Social Venture Partners Pittsburgh, a philanthropic grantmaking organization based on the venture capital model.
The night’s $500 recipients were Ujamaa Collective and Prototype PGH. Ujamaa Collective invests in the economic and social growth of Africana women entrepreneurs and artisans through a boutique in the Hill District and Prototype PGH operates a North Oakland maker-space and offers maker educational programming focused on equity and feminism.
At… Read the rest
Pens Tickets for Game 5 Raffle
2 tickets to Game 5, Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Ottawa Senators at PPG Paints Arena on Sunday, May 21st at 3 PM.
The seats are in Section 105, Row Q, Seats 3 and 4. 2 Lexus Club passes will also be included.
Raffle tickets are $30/each – purchase online via Eventbrite page.
Benefits Zimbabwean Surgical Elective Fellows Program in Pittsburgh.
Not only Zimbabwean surgical fellows, but WOMEN surgical fellows. There are only 108 registered surgeons in Zimbabwe. Of those, only 6 are women! We could help add 33% more women surgeons in Zimbabwe after one… Read the rest