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Category Archives: Volunteerism
One of the organizations close to the ‘lil Burghers heart could use your help. With just a little over a month to go before the end of the year, The Pittsburgh Tote Bag Project needs about 2,000 Tote Bags to reach the 10,000 mark for the year.
Yesterday, I did something, well, beyond awesome. I mingled with a few of my favorite team‘s players (Starks, Batch, and Essex) while we helped the Food Bank and Max pass out turkey and fixings to a little over 250 families. This was truly a blessing–it feels so good to give back and do good at any time of the year, but especially around holidays.
Yesterday at school, Lil Miss A kept telling her teacher that she was hungry. As soon as she got in the truck, she told Mr. Burgher, “I am HUNgry!” This same little girl ate a good breakfast and washed it down with milk, got a snack, and a birthday cupcake (sans icing–thank you to that Mama for thinking ’bout my baby!), yet she was hungry.
Today, I did not worry about my personal hunger. I am lucky. Not everyone is. 1 in 6 people are suffering from hunger, and that’s a problem.
The moment I got into work for a Staff Appreciation Day and realized I took the last bagel, I at the same time thought, “Good thing I got here when I did”. What was I thinking? Did I forget everything I learned when I joined up with other local bloggers for a #blogmob of the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank last night? I should be thankful there were still donuts for the others to eat and that I did not have to go hungry. I sent my daughter to school with a full belly and two snacks for her 2 1/2 hours there. Others may eat their only meal between now and Monday at a school lunch while I will be enjoying subs, Kennywood chicken, and a baptismal picnic this weekend. My work provided me with an amazing lunch of foods from around the world and desserts out the wazoo. I should feel ashamed for the amount of food that I am sure we wasted today, and guilty for eating when I know others are suffering.