Plus: Don’t miss the annual Bright Spot on Shady community light-up event on November 14.
Held in The Nimick Family Therapeutic Garden on The Children’s Institute Squirrel Hill campus, the free event features family-friendly entertainment and light refreshments.
Its goal is to provide help for 150 families with children who have seizures and need short term or intermittent care.
Who It’s Helping: Every year, approximately 2,500 families across Western and Central PA who are affected by epilepsy/seizure disorders rely on the foundation.
The Mission: To ensure the well-being of companion animals, while ending overpopulation, abuse, and unwarranted euthanasia.
What It’s Doing: Animal Friends’ biggest concern right now is finding homes for more than 250 resident dogs, cats, and rabbits in its care.
Who It’s Helping: More than 6,400 children who face major health challenges come to The Children’s Institute annually from across the region and around the world.
How to Help: Make a monetary donation to the Make an Amazing Difference Campaign or the Amazing Kids Fund; participate in the Project STAR gift drive; volunteer; or help plan fundraising activities and events.
This Thanksgiving season, we’re giving to our city’s nonprofits and thanking the community members who brighten such worthy causes in our neighborhoods.
What It’s Doing: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh provides innovative, after-school learning experiences for youth; cutting-edge technology and collaborative spaces for job creators and seekers; and programs and services that foster civic engagement and cultural awareness, and build a community of readers.
Who It’s Helping: The library welcomes more than 2.2 million visitors every year.
Plus: Headquartered in Oakland, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh boasts 19 library locations throughout the city.
The Mission: To improve the quality of life for children, young people, and their families by providing a specialized continuum of services that enable them to reach their potential.