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 email@example.com. Thank you for your support!
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.
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:
- How does HEARTH help end homelessness?
- What is occurring with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and their funding for HEARTH?
- Do we know why HUD and HAB are taking these actions?
- What does the impact of this funding loss mean for HEARTH and the families it serves?
- What is HEARTH doing in order to survive this funding loss?
- If 20 programs are affected by this decision, why is HEARTH the one in the news?
- What can I do to help?
HEARTH is pleased to announce the “Dreammakers” for 2016.
A “Dreammaker” has culmulatively donated $10,000 or more to HEARTH
- Genie and Michael DiChiazza
- Jim and Jackie Eakin
- Leslie and Doug Kittenbrink
- Glenn and Erika Kolod
- Paul and Camille Kurtanich
- North Boroughs Rotary Club
- Reed Smith LLP
Thank you for your continued support, providing the families at HEARTH a “hand-up, not a hand-out” as they work toward independence and self-sufficiency, making their dreams a reality.
“Volunteers don’t necessarily have the time, they have the heart”
HEARTH is pleased to announce our 2016 Volunteers of the Year:
Girl Scout Troop 51227
The Mlecko Sister ~ Alexis, Jenna & Maura
We applaud you for your continued support for families, fleeing domestic violence experiencing homelessness.
Judy Eakin, HEARTH, Executive Director, was selected as a winner of the William R. Baierl Award, and was named the “Business Woman of the Year” by the Northern Allegheny County Chamber of Commerce. The award is based upon community, volunteer, and Chamber involvement, as well as business accomplishments. Judy has been very active with the Chamber and sits on their board; in addition to other community activities. With her involvement, she has helped to raise awareness of HEARTH. Included here is a picture of Judy along with the awardees.
Judy Eakin – Business Woman of the Year
Chris Kail – Emerging Business Man of the Year
Erika Schuster – Emerging Business Woman of the Year
Bryan Hinds – Business Man of the Year