I am sorry that I didn’t get to post this sooner – there is still time to register! I am happy to spread the word about a great event to benefit a great organization – CHS (Community Human Services). Thanks to Ms. Mon for putting this post together.
Come join your fellow Pittsburghers for “A Walk to End Poverty for All” March 26, 2011 from 9 a.m. to noon. The title of the event sounds a little idealistic, but that’s what this town is founded upon – great ideals. Every step – and in this case – we take that very literally – toward raising awareness of the extreme poverty that exists within our own country – and city – is one step toward making things better.
Community Human Services, a South Oakland-based nonprofit that provides shelter, housing, food, rental assistance, in-home help and community supports is reaching out to residents of Allegheny County to help their less fortunate neighbors by joining them at Harmar Grove Pavilion in North Park Saturday, March 26, to walk, run or roll a 1.3 mile course around the South Ridge Loop across from Pie Traynor Field. (You don’t know who Pie Traynor is?)
There are 41,000 children under the age of 18 affected by poverty in Allegheny County. In Pittsburgh, every fourth person standing in a soup kitchen line is a child. By pledging a small amount of money you can make a big difference. So come out and mingle with some good-hearted Pittsburghers and get some fresh air!
There are planned activities, free snacks, swag bags, event T-shirts, raffle tickets, music and more (by that we mean some local celebrities!).
For all the details and a registration application, visit www.chscorp.org