46 in 7

Jamie and Ali were hoping to find scholarships for their 46 kids in 46 days, but because Pittsburgh rocks, it happened in seven days.

Here’s Jamie and Ali’s brother Fredo showing you all the stars.*

From the Haitian Families First website:

You paid tuition for 46 kids, you bought 3 sets of uniforms for each of those children (which includes employing several seamstresses for several weeks), you bought the various school books 46 kids need for the entire school year, and you even covered a daily snack for every single school day this year for all 46 children.

Way to go everyone who was able to pitch in or who helped by spreading the word about the need. Every small bit of help comes together to form the support system in some way.

Now that that’s done, go learn about the amazing Haitian Families First Live Rock n’ Roll Karaoke Costume Party taking place at the Shadow Lounge!

Singing karaoke with a live band in front of a crowd while dressed as your favorite singer? I cannot wait to watch that.

Thanks again, Burghers! Group hug!

*Kervens was replaced by Nedge on the list because he qualified for a government program and no longer needed tuition assistance.


  1. Kacie
    September 12, 2012 9:50 am

    Woo hoo! So happy for those 46 kids and their families! May they have a wonderful school year.

    Ginny, thank you for bringing this to our attention. I wonder how many sponsors were actually your readers? You and your blog are being put to good use!

  2. bucdaddy
    September 12, 2012 11:23 am

    You can have a “1st annual” anything. It isn’t annual until the second one.

    Sorry. I literally can’t help it.

    • Erik Estrada
      September 12, 2012 1:45 pm


      Thank you for that keen eye you have. I’m not sure this event could have continued without pointing that out. Since the first invitation appeared to be holding you back, I have taken the liberty of creating you a personalized one (I linked to it below). Don’t forget to RSVP on their Facebook page so they know you’ll be coming. The $15 donation you’re making will go and help children just like the 46 on Ali’s list above.


      It’s an extraordinary organization run by 2 amazing young women, and they’ve helped more people than you and I can ever imagine. Thanks for the grammar lesson, but why don’t you focus on the positives instead. Go support their efforts & be proud to call them a fellow Pittsburgher. I know I certainly am.

      Go piss in someone else’s cornflakes

  3. Angela
    September 19, 2012 4:32 pm


    *does happy dance & throws in some awkward kung-fu moves for Ginny*

    So I pitched the idea of helping HFF to my AVID friends (AVID is a college prep program that’s pretty awesome. I ran it at my school for five years and now my friend Megan does while I just help out.) and they are “dahn” with it! Starting in October and running for three weeks, the four AVID classes will be collecting for, and donating themselves, too, HFF. Then we’ll get to total it all up and have a check cut to send the donation in.


    So my Esteven will have more friends at school to play soccer and run around with.

    Did I mention I was excited, because I’m REALLY excited!


    Thanks for publicizing this, Ginny!