Category Archives: Tote Bag Project
Tonight we were taking some photos to send over to The Pittsburgh Tote Bag Project for a special video montage. Arianna asked if her tote bag was a super hero cape.
Well, let me think about that one.
If super heroes come up with amazing ideas to begin a Project that helps our neighbors carry food from the pantry to the bus to home using reusable grocery tote bags, then yes, it is a super hero cape (and has been evidenced at PodCamp!)
I’ll admit, the one thing I really look forward to each Thanksgiving is stuffing. We don’t have anything traditional to our family culture, but we sure do love our stuffing. Three years ago, I made 3 additional kinds of stuffing to add to my dad’s traditional loaves (what can I say, I was pregnant!). This year, my mom asked my dad to change it up a bit and turn his loaves into muffins. Stuffin’ muffins? Amazing.
I am excited to share with you another opportunity to attend a Pittsburgh Tote Bag Project #BlogMob. On November 8, bloggers (and any other guests) will tour the Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse (PCCR) and Construction Junction (CJ). This will be a first visit to CJ for me, but I’ve been to PCCR to re-purpose tote bags before. I can’t wait to share the experience with everyone who attends.
While touring Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank (my third tour there in a year), this image made me ask, “Are you with me?”
And really, I want to know if you are with me. Hunger is a real issue in our nation, and one each and every one of us can help with. Here are some of the things I learned during #BlogMob #Hunger that can help our neighbors.
Last week, summer decided to make a return to Pittsburgh, and my skin was ill prepared. Thank goodness WRRYFree Skin Care decided to team up with The Pittsburgh Tote Bag Project, Coupon Billie, and myself to help fight hunger this month.
What does that mean? It means I was able to test out the Bast Sensitive Face Wash, my choice for three reasons. One, it is orange-ish, the color of Hunger Action Month. Two, we have sensitive skin around here, if you didn’t know. Three, my skin has always been a pain to keep clear, but last week it was like I stepped back to 1999 and my 16th birthday party, ouch!
Today, I am going orange for hunger. If you haven’t dressed yet, consider it! Being awareness to this fight…we Americans have too much greed and hunger, let’s fix that.
One of those events, #BlogMob #Hunger will be my favorite. No, it’s not because I am lucky enough to co-host the event with Elizabeth and Emily, two Pittsburgh bloggers (but that’s pretty awesome). No, it’s not because I’ll get to network with other bloggers who share my passion. No, it’s not because I love working with the Tote Bag Project.
Greg and I volunteer with The Pittsburgh Tote Bag Project, an opportunity that has taken us to various new places in town. This weekend, we had a chance to help organize bags and then got dinner with two others who were sorting. Sure, we could have decided to just grab a sandwich from anywhere, but we were easily convinced to go local after Greg and Ledcat went to pick up totes at Bistro To Go and ogling the turtle cheesecake.
This weekend, the Pittsburgh Tote Bag Project and Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank will be hosting a tote/food drive at the premiere of “Brave” in the South Side. If you are a Burgher and can make it out, you definitely should. The ‘lil Burghers just might even be there (we’re still working out details).