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
Building New Hope has been one of those things that has sort of been on my Pittsburgh radar, but not something I have blogged about before. Building New Hope is a Pittsburgh non-profit organization that imports coffee beans from El Porvenir, a worker-owned coffee cooperative in Nicaragua. The coffee is roasted locally by Coffee 19 in Washington County. Proceeds from the sale of coffee are used to fund two schools and other youth programs in Nicaragua.
Sample Building New Hope at the Fair Trade Marketplace at ECS
There are so many great ways to shop local this weekend in Pittsburgh.… Read the rest
Today, Tuesday, December 3, is #GivingTuesday. (If you are reading this via our email updates, you wont get this until Wednesday – but keep reading – all of the information is still relevant).
I have been thinking about GivingTuesday for the past week. The blog The Motherhood (which happens to be based in Pittsburgh) had a post last week about the 12 days of giving leading up to GivingTuesday.
This is the 2nd annual #GivingTuesday – the idea is to have a national day that promotes giving as a follow up to Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday. While GivingTuesday… Read the rest
The Sprout Fund is a Pittsburgh non-profit that has been giving out grants to project big and small that make this city a better place to live. This year the Sprout Fund has put together a special round of grants for film and video projects.
On Monday, November 25, the public is invited to watch the trailers and vote for their favorites. Afterwards you will have a chance to vote for your favorites. Voting will be factored into the decision of which projects receive funding from the Sprout Fund. This event is open to the public and free to attend.… Read the rest