Co-Founder 100 Women Who Care Pittsburgh
Joined April 2020 · Pittsburgh, PA
Dress for Success Pittsburgh
The mission of Dress for Success is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.
Orange Arrow Players Association
Orange Arrow trains and supports college student-athletes to coach grade school student-athletes off the field. Participants develop the skills, healthy dispositions, and expanded social connections that help them aim for success in the game of life.
The Caileigh Lynn McDowell Foundation
Working to transform political, social and economic systems and institutions to create a kinder, more equitable and just society for all.
At Christopher’s Kitchen we provide both food and drink to families caring for admitted children at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.
Hello Neighbor works to improve the lives of recently resettled refugee and immigrant families by matching them with dedicated neighbors to guide and support them in their new lives.
Community Kitchen Pittsburgh
Community Kitchen Pittsburgh uses food as the foundation to change lives and strengthen communities by providing culinary training and opening career pathways to individuals who experience barriers to employment.
The Allignment Chapter
Penn Hills, PA
At the Allignment Chapter, we seek to help low income mothers make it through their 30, day month with the basic necessities needed to wash their children, brush their teeth, and properly clean their clothes. In the summer of 2019 a mother drove onto the Homestead Bridge, existed her vehicle and jumped from the bridge to her death while her three children sat in the car and watched in horror. The mother had no support nor help to provide for her children and lost all hope. Our mission is to help single mothers stay aligned with their financial obligations while maintaining an stress-free household by providing them with a bag of household necessities. After conducting a door to door survey in HomeWood Brushton the poorest community in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania we concluded that 82% of the residents where single mothers who did not have the necessities that they needed to take care of a household of three. 10% of mothers used soap to clean their children’s clothing by the 3rd week of the month, 17% had to make a choice about if they wanted to purchase sanitary wipes or hot dogs and bread to feed their children, 5% used paper towels as toilet paper, and 11.7% let their infant and toddler soil their diapers to save the quality of diapers they had left. This survey triggered me and a fellow coupon mom to start the Bags for Moms Drive.
Young Adult Survivors United
Allison Park, PA
YASU is the largest community in Western PA for young adult cancer survivors and their co-survivors, providing them the ability to cope and thrive from emotional, social, and financial support under professional guidance and with peers who understand and can relate.
Footbridge for Families
Our goals are 1) to protect children by addressing the stress that caregivers face in financial crises; 2) to give families an opportunity to ask for the help they need; and 3) to give donors a clear, trustworthy means of helping their community members' real needs in real time.