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Category Archives: Volunteerism
Disclaimer: I was asked to share the information below with you. My personal connection to the fight against Cancer was enough of a reason to say yes.
If you are a busy mom (aren’t we all?) looking for a reason to run, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) of Western PA and West Virginia has a program for you. The Moms in Training program is designed to give moms the training they need and help to find a cure for blood cancer at the same time.
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!)
Today, I am thankful for people (yes, ourselves included) who raise givers. There are so many people in this world who take, take, take and are selfish. I hope that our kids are different.
When you work for a food retailer, it’s very easy to forget that people are living in hunger. What a humbling thought, right? In my job, the focus is on selling groceries, so when you get an email with (essentially) that message, it really makes you stop and think.
Hopefully you enjoyed my earlier post about the #BlogMob #Hunger at the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. This whole month is dedicated to fighting hunger, and I am excited to share with you one more way you can help out.
From September 16 to 22, you can visit participating restaurants and dine out for No Kid Hungry. What does that mean? That means that when you and your family have dinner this week, you can help Share Our Strength with programs to end childhood hunger.
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).
Thanks to Pittsburgh Cares and the Tote Bag Project, we got to attend our first Pittsburgh Power game. Plus, my brother and cousin were there as VIP, seated in the first row of the end zone. Jack got a ball after a kickoff, and he made this ‘lil girl’s night. (Ok, that and the monkeys riding dogs and dancing on the jumbotron, but having a real game ball wins!)
Greg and I have made the Pittsburgh Tote Bag Project and food banks (such as the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank) as our main community organizations to support. Yesterday, we had the chance to walk in the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community as Team Tote Bag, raising money for the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and spreading awareness of the Tote Bag Project. Greg even got Highmark to donate a box of totes!
Remember how The Pittsburgh Tote Bag Project was collecting supplies for Women’s History Month and I posted a challenge to gather some supplies? Well, I have to admit, I was slightly disappointed that Mr. Burgher was the only one to pull in supplies in my effort to fill up the car, but I was super excited that he gathered up 250 supplies (filling 5 tote bags) for us to take to the end of the month celebration at our favorite restaurant, Las Velas.
Friends, there is a harsh reality in the world around us. People living in poverty, unable to provide clothing, food, or shelter (basic needs) for their families. This shouldn’t be news to any of us, but today, I want to call attention to a special situation that is the harsh reality of poverty. Today, I am teaming up with a number of other local bloggers in a #BlogSwarm and we are going to bring it to you. This isn’t your typical ‘lil Burghers topic, but I urge you to listen.