Let’s continue with the Mister Rogers theme, why not?
Next Tuesday is the Pittsburgh Foundation’s Day of Giving, a 24-hour period where the Foundation will match a gift you give to any approved organization. You can read the rules here about how it all works (pro-rating, minimum and maximum gifts, etc.). You can search to see if your favorite nonprofit is eligible for the match by clicking here and searching or browsing.
The Day of Giving is a beautiful day in Pittsburgh, regardless of what the sky may be doing on that particular day. It’s a day of frenzied generosity.
If you don’t have a favorite nonprofit, allow me to use my superpower: The Power of Suggestion [swishes cape and runs off in dramatic fashion].
The links take you to the Day of Giving profile page for that organization. In alphabetical order:
1. Allegheny County Court Appointed Special Advocate Program (CASA): Helping the abused and neglected children of Allegheny County who have no one to advocate for their best interests as they navigate the foster care system. I wrote about them here and here.
2. Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation: SICK KIDS. Reminder, this is a separate 990 than UPMC’s. This money goes to the hospital’s nonprofit arm which funds the Free Care Fund, etc.
3. Community and Human Services: Helping the needy individuals and families of Pittsburgh via homeless assistance programs, mental health residential programs, family assistance programs and more. I wrote about them here.
4. Genre’s Kids with Cancer Fund: Helping families of children diagnosed with cancer at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. Disclosure: I sit on this board of directors and I write about the organization all the time.
5. Haitian Orphan Rescue: Jamie and Ali’s nonprofit helping Haitian families in the continuing aftermath of the earthquake. Disclosure: I sit on this board of directors and write about these girls all the time.
Those are my babies, but I’m sure you might have one or two that are near and dear to your heart.
Feel free to shout out in the comments section and tell us who you are donating to and why.
Always looking for new nonprofits to support!