In other words, there is always something left to give, if I’m willing to make myself uncomfortable.
Okay, so maybe taking my pants off doesn’t make me uncomfortable, and nobody wants to see me take my skivvies off, but you get the meaning. There is always something left to give. And there is no better day than today to give it. At the very least, make me give it.
(Comment below telling me your favorite Pittsburgh charity, and I will choose one to give an extra $25 to today!)
Today is Pittsburgh’s Day of Giving. Last year I went hairy for the month of October, using my waxing money to donate to my favorite organizations. My brother dubbed it Ewoktober. 😉
This year, I gave up something more personal, and more important. And although what that is isn’t what matters here, it has given me the ability to donate again this year.
Remember, this day is SO important to give, because The Pittsburgh Foundation adds money to the donations we make. EVERY LITTLE BIT REALLY DOES COUNT! I’m not living in Pittsburgh these days. In fact, I’m not even on the continent, but wherever I am, this day will always be a day for Pittsburgh.
And this year, I’m going to make it a little more fun for you.
COMMENT BELOW WITH YOUR FAVORITE PITTSBURGH CHARITY FROM THE LIST OF ELIGIBLE NONPROFITS, AND I WILL ALSO DONATE TO ONE OF THEM. YOU MUST DO IT TODAY, OCTOBER 3, FOR IT TO COUNT!
In the meantime, here are the places I’m already giving to today, and why each matters to me:
MARLA’S 2013 PITTSBURGH DAY-OF-GIVING NON-PROFIT DONATIONS WENT TO:
WHY IT’S PERSONAL: They made me feel less insecure about trying new outdoor activities. Exercise became fun again.
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, PittsburghThe Pittsburgh Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® is dedicated to combating breast cancer at every front. Up to 75 percent of the Affiliate’s net income goes toward funding grants to community hospitals and organizations that provide breast health education and breast cancer screening and treatment programs for medically underserved women. The remaining net income (a minimum of 25 percent) supports the national Komen Grants Program, which funds groundbreaking breast cancer research, meritorious awards and educational and scientific programs around the world.
WHY IT’S PERSONAL: My friend Jean. My aunt Sarah.
The need is great for housing and we are grateful to be able to help so many.
WHY IT’S PERSONAL: Sister Mary Parks.
WHY IT’S PERSONAL: As a student I was able to attend incredible lectures for $10 or less. I wanted to give that opportunity to other students.
WHY IT’S PERSONAL: Just 10 minutes from our home in Lover, PA, I’ve researched and written in this library. I think they work very hard to make the community better. I also give to the Charleroi Library, but Washington County is not part of this Day of Giving.
Communities in Schools, PittsburghCommunities In Schools of Pittsburgh-Allegheny County (CIS) is a private, non-profit dropout prevention organization that is an affiliate of the nation’s largest stay-in-school network. The CIS Mission is to help young people successfully learn, stay in school, and prepare for life. We achieve our mission through working in public schools, facilitating after-school programs, and through CIS-operated, state-approved non-traditional alternative educational academies. CIS believes that every child needs and deserves: 1. A personal one-on-one relationship with a caring adult / 2. A safe place to learn and grow / 3. A Healthy start and a Healthy future / 4. A marketable skill to use upon graduation / 5. A chance to give back to peers and the community
WHY IT’S PERSONAL: I used to work at CISPAC and I saw firsthand the sincerity and intent of the staff.
WHY IT’S PERSONAL: I’ve been to readings by writers from around the globe. I’ve never left unchanged.
WHY IT’S PERSONAL: The Working Poet (my favorite book of poetry exercises)
WHY IT’S PERSONAL: I think they’re doing more to educate the public and protect animals than any other animal non-profit in Pittsburgh.
Please take 5 minutes and give to YOUR favorite non-profit TODAY, OCTOBER 3, 2013.
It’s really easy. Just click the logo below:
10 thoughts on “If You Have Nothing to Give, Take Your Pants Off”
What a brilliant idea, such a shame I have only come across it now. I will be more prepared for next year!
Okay, folks. Well it’s about 9pm here in South Africa and that means it’s bedtime.
Since I had three suggestions by time to sign off, I donated to all three: $25 each to Westmoreland Cleanways, Allegheny Valley School, and Bloomfield-Garfield Corp.
Good luck with each of your charities and have a wonderful night! 🙂
Bloomfield-Garfield Corp and Oakland Planning and Development Corp are both working hard with limited budgets to serve struggling residents in their neighborhoods. They would both be worthy recipients of your donations. Thanks for considering, and for posting this–it’s great to see such a widespread movement of generosity in the city!
Living in Friendship, very close to the Bloomfield/Garfield part of Penn Ave, I second the Bloomfield-Garfield Corp.
Thanks, Rebekkah, $25 donated to Bloomfield-Garfield Corp. 🙂
Allegheny Valley School
Westmoreland Cleanways please 🙂 http://www.westmorelandcleanways.org/
You got it! 🙂
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