HEARTH’S Annual The Art of Wine & Food – 2017

Presented by Allegheny Financial Group-

Celebrate families creating a better future for themselves by joining us at the 16th Annual Art of Wine and Food! Guests have the opportunity to taste over 30 wines and sample food from the area’s best restaurants and caterers… all while talking with friends, playing in the museum’s exhibits, and bidding on great silent auction items!

CLICK HERE to purchase tickets

VIP Guests- $100. Includes exclusive wine tastings, admission at 5:30 PM, preferred parking, a souvenir wine glass, and passed hors d’oeuvres compliments of Myrna’s Catering.
Regular Guests- $60. Includes a souvenir wine glass and admission at 6 PM.

Purchase by Friday, September 8 at 3 PM and save $10 on regular and $15 on VIP admission!

#SafetyNetPGH Results

THANK YOU! After 16 hours of donations this past Tuesday, 106 donors contributed $39,327.50 to HEARTH through The Pittsburgh Foundation’s Critical Needs Alert #SafetyNetPGH.

We cannot thank our generous donors enough for your continued support to help, “open doors,” to families in crisis. For all that you have done and all that you will continue to do, thank you.

Only One Week until #SafetyNetPGH

Only one week left until #SafetyNetPGH. On Tuesday, May 23rd, starting at 8am, your donation to HEARTH will receive a prorated matched from a $600,000 pool created by The Pittsburgh Foundation and its donors. 8am – 11:59pm. One day only.

It’s easy to donate:
1. Visit www.pittsburghgives.org on Tuesday, May 23rd, between 8am – 11:59pm
2. Search for HEARTH
3. Enter a donation between $25 – $1,000

Kennywood Tickets for Sale

HEARTH is now selling Kennywood FunDay passes for $30! If purchased at the gate, they would be $44.99. They are good any day in May, June, or September and WEEKDAYS in July and August.

THIS JUST IN …

JUST ANNOUNCED!!!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 from 8 a.m. – midnight. “The #SafetyNetPGH campaign will prorate payouts from the pool based on the total raised by each organization. The goal is to encourage public giving over the full 16 hours of the Critical Needs Alert. Donations of $25 to $1,000 per donor will be eligible for matching dollars.”

For more information, please click link.

Looking to make a difference in a child’s life?

HEARTH is looking for volunteers for our Monday Night Child Care session. Timing is usually from 6:45 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. Volunteers must be at least 13 years old. Clearances are required for volunteers 18 and older. There is an orientation prior to the start of volunteering. Interested? Please contact our Communications & Community Outreach Manager via email at: vlgill@hearth-bp.org.

The HEARTH Designer Wine Bag Project

ALL NEW!  Available at our Purses with a Purpose event!

One of our dedicated volunteers, Susan Mucha, has come up with a beautiful idea to help HEARTH. She has been busy coordinating volunteers with sewing skills, including herself, and finding fabrics to create designer wine bags.

Volunteers are busy making fantastic bags, each one unique. The varied fabrics have been donated by Loom Fabric in the Strip District. All material and work is 100% donated, which means 100% of the money collected for these goes directly to HEARTH.

These will be available for $20 each at the Purses with a Purpose event on Sunday, December 4, 2016. Our goal is to have 100 wine bags available for purchase. You can’t beat the cost of something so unique and creative. If you are coming to this event, consider buying one for yourself. Plus these are a great gift idea!

We are working on plans to make these available at future events in 2017, and possibly at HEARTH.  More information to come. We are excited about this new opportunity and give kudos to Susan for inventing and coordinating such a great project!

Scroll down to see many sample of these wine bags, more fabrics that will be made into bags, and the work in progress.  If you want to volunteer to help, please contact Vicky Gill at vlgill@hearth-bp.org. Thank you for your support!

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Amazon Smile for Hearth

Where are you shopping this holiday season?

Try AmazonSmile and 0.5% of the purchase price will come to HEARTH

If you love shopping on Amazon, shopping on AmazonSmile is no different EXCEPT 0.5% is donated to the charity of your choice. Why not choose HEARTH? There’s no cost to you, the customer, and there’s no charge to HEARTH.

Your your holiday gift just a little more meaningful.

Visit www.smile.amazon.com

FAQs About Recent Funding – Get the Full Story

As Allegheny County’s Homeless Advisory Board votes to eliminate funding, you may have a lot of questions about how this all relates to HEARTH.

We can assure you we are doing everything in our power to continue advocating for the families in our program, to provide safe transitional housing and to continue to open door for families in crisis.

We’ve put together a list of commonly asked Questions regarding this matter, with Answers to these questions:

  1. How does HEARTH help end homelessness?
  2. What is occurring with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and their funding for HEARTH?
  3. Do we know why HUD and HAB are taking these actions?
  4. What does the impact of this funding loss mean for HEARTH and the families it serves?
  5. What is HEARTH doing in order to survive this funding loss?
  6. If 20 programs are affected by this decision, why is HEARTH the one in the news?
  7. What can I do to help?

Find Answers to all of these questions here on our new FAQ page >