I admit it. I get donor fatigue this time of year. Every nonprofit sending me letters and emails saying “hey, kick us more cash!” Everyone needing food and clothes and toys and blankets. I do give, and then it just seems like the more you give the more you get asked, and sometimes I’m all omg leave me alone already!
Then I take a step back and remember that it is my civic duty to help my neighbors. We are all in this together, and we need to help each other out. I’m particularly moved by collections/drives run by people who just want to help people out, and are helping out our neighbors in very tangible ways.
Lindsay Patross of I Heart Pgh is working her buns off to raise at least $2,500 for Community Human Services to distribute holiday gifts to their clients. Community Human Services provides amazing programs, support and resources for struggling, homeless and in-crisis Pittsburghers.
I have planned fundraisers for causes that mean a lot to me, and I know how hard it is to drum up enthusiasm, especially when you’re competing with so many other worthy causes during this time of year. CHS is making a valuable impact directly in peoples’ lives, and right in our city. To top it all off, I Heart Pgh is giving away AWESOME Pgh themed prizes to donors and promoters of the drive, including a pair of Pens tickets! So kick in your $10 or $20, and lets get this drive moving. Our neighbors are depending on us.