This is one of those events that highlights some of the best of Pittsburgh. Hosted by Pittsburgh Cares, a non-profit organization that matches people who want to volunteer with organizations that need volunteers, this party is a chance to find out more about where you can volunteer your time. Pittsburgh Cares is a great organization and they are bring together over 35 other amazing organizations for a big awesome volunteer party at the Union Project. (The Union Project is a perfect spot for a Pittsburgh volunteer fair because most of the remodeling of the building was done by, you guessed… Read the rest
Thanksgiving Day Greetings (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Three years ago, on Thanksgiving eve, I was asked via a Facebook post from a friend to volunteer to serve food at a free Thanksgiving dinner. I had no idea when I walked into the kitchen, that I was walking into much more than a dinner.
One of the many things I have learned from writing this blog, is the importance of meeting and talking with your fellow neighbors. While I am thankful that this blog, (the Facebook page, Twitter & Instagram accounts, and many local MeetUp groups) have made it possible to share… Read the rest
A quick post of a call for volunteers to help build a Kaboom playground in Brighton Heights this Saturday. Join the Brighton Heights Citizens Federation to build a playground on the campus of the Pittsburgh Morrow Middle School.
They need at least 200 volunteers to make this a success! Donate a few hours of your Saturday to help make this playground happen.
When: Saturday, November 7, 8am-3pm
Where: Brighton Heights Community Playground at Morrow Elementary School, 3530 Fleming Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
What’s Provided: Breakfast, lunch and plenty of water will be provided. Gloves and other safety materials will be… Read the rest
East End Brewing Cycling Jersey
One of the many good people that I have gotten to know through writing a blog about Pittsburgh, it Scott Smith, owner of East End Brewing. The tagline for East End Brewing is “Buy a Good Friend a Good Beer.” Not only does East End Brewing make some good beers, but they quietly do lots of good stuff for the community. Last Christmas, when I was working with lots of other good Pittsburghers to deliver literally thousands of toys in time for Christmas, Scott sent a tweet offering to lend a hand. Within hours, he… Read the rest