Back in March, a group of Pittsburgh bloggers organized a March Madness bracket challenge – we all agreed that each blog would write a post about the winning bloggers favorite nonprofit organization.
Kate Stoltzfus (aka the brains behind the blog Yinzpiration) had the winning bracket and her nonprofit of choice is PULSE. I am more than happy to write about PULSE as I think this is one nonprofit that has been quietly making a big impact on some Pittsburgh neighborhoods and is well positioned to continue to do more for the city.
PULSE stands for Pittsburgh Urban Leadership Service Experience. … Read the rest
Have you heard about No Menu Mondays at Bar Marco in the Strip? It’s a chance for different chefs to take over the kitchen and offer up their own menu for the evening. This popular event will be taken over this Monday (April 6), from 5-10pm, by The Brazen Kitchen and Yinzpiration and friends from the Highland Park Kitchen Staples Food Co-op (also one of the 10 yinzpiring things about Highland Park) .
All proceeds from the event will go toward tools and other materials for the Barack Obama High School Cooking Club which is part of Food Revolution Pittsburgh.… Read the rest
After a week off, here’s your list of things to do this week. My calendar is a little thin at the moment, but feel free to post a comment and I’ll update the post!
Wednesday 6p, Free
Big Idea Bookstore, Bloomfield
This 2012 documentary film tells the little known stories of employee-owned businesses that compete successfully in today’s economy while providing secure, dignified jobs in democratic workplaces. After the movie, there will be informal discussion about the movie and cooperative owned businesses.
More information: (412) 687-4323
Pitts-burrrrgh Drowned Hog Swim
Saturday 11a, Charity Event
South Side… Read the rest
Occasionally we like to feature some Pittsburgh related Kickstarter projects here on the blog. This one caught our eye because it was designed by the folks who own 21st Street Coffee and created the FLIPSTAND for use in their shops. We know a few others local businesses that use an Ipad to process credit cards and could use something like the FLIPSTAND to keep their iPads from walking out the door.
There are 4 days left to support this project – so if you think this is a nifty idea – make sure to contribute ASAP.
Here are some other… Read the rest
I wanted to post a reminder about supporting Community Human Services Holiday Gift Project. The response to my post earlier this week has been amazing. This is a great way to highlight some local business owners that have donated items for the raffle as well. Here is an update on the event and on the online fundraising campaign & raffle – we’ve added some more great Pittsburgh items to give away.
IheartPGH has been a supporter of the CHS Holiday Gift Project for the past 3 years and we hope you will take a moment to learn more about this… Read the rest