Hops for HEARTH Cancelled

    

HEARTH will be cancelling our Hops for HEARTH event being held next Friday, March 20, 2020 and it will not be rescheduled. This was a difficult decision for us, but our community’s safety is our number one priority.  We came to this decision after numerous discussions with staff, supporters, and community members. Governor Wolf and the PA department of Health have recommended suspension of all social gatherings over 250 people. Hops for HEARTH has many more than that in attendance and, out of an abundance of caution for everyone in attendance, we feel that this was the right call to make.

Silent Auction Items – HEARTH will still host our silent auction; however, it will be displayed virtually! You can still browse all of our items that would have been at Hops for HEARTH and bid via BidPal. The auction will open on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at noon and will run until Monday, March 23, 2020 at noon.

You can bid at this link – https://one.bidpal.net/hopsforhearth2020/browse/all(details:item/1)
Any questions about bidding can be directed to Morgan Ceschini at mlceschini@hearth-bp.org
We will notify you if you win a silent auction package. We will notify you when you can come to HEARTH to pick-up your items, this date will be determined as COVID-19 information is updated. If there are time sensitive materials such as tickets in your package, those will be mailed to you right away.

For ticket refunds – HEARTH will issue full refunds within the next 7 days (thru Friday, 3/20/20 at midnight). You must contact Morgan at mlceschini@hearth-bp.org  to receive your refund. We have had several attendees donate their ticket purchase to the organization and we are very grateful for their support! Just a reminder, the Hops for HEARTH provides around $34,000 annually to the HEARTH budget. Please consider making your ticket purchase a donation to HEARTH. We will have a significant financial hole to fill in the wake of this crisis and cancellation.

Thank you! We would like to thank all of our sponsors, vendors, and attendees for being incredibly understanding during this period. It is at times like these that we are very grateful to have such a caring and supportive community surrounding HEARTH! We will continue to update you with more information as we receive it.

Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Etna donates cold and flu kits for HEARTH’s Families

Cold and flu season is still upon us! HEARTH was thrilled to receive a donation of cold and flu kits for our families, collected and put together by the congregation of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Etna. Mary Jo and Kevin Smith delivered the packs to our facility,  which mean each family has a pack to provide relief and comfort when seasonal bugs strike.

Thank You Emmanuel Lutheran!

HEARTH’s exciting new match opportunity!

HEARTH is pleased to announce that we have an anonymous donor
matching 2:1 all new or increased donations up to $250,000
for our 25th Anniversary Year! The match will run from March 2020 until March 2021.

How do you qualify for the match? It’s easy! All new or increased donations will be matched 2:1!

Here are some examples to better explain the match!

Example 1: You are a new donor. You have heard of HEARTH and decided to get involved! You donate $100 for the first time to the organization. Your $100 will be matched 2:1, making it a $300 donation!

Example 2: You have been donating or sponsoring HEARTH for many years. You typically give $100. This year in honor of our 25th year, you decide to donate $150. $50 of that $150 will be matched 2:1, making the donation total $200!

*Ticket sales and silent auction purchases are not eligible for the match.

Collaboration Beer 10-25 HEARTH featured in Pittsburgh’s City Paper

HEARTH is excited to announce the name and style of our special anniversary beer! The beer is a collaboration effort between First Sip Brew Box, Lincoln Avenue Brewery, Bedillion Honey Farm, CNC Malt and HEARTH!

This year 10-25 HEARTH a honey pale ale will be unveiled at the 10th annual Hops for HEARTH event! The beer takes it’s name from two important milestones in HEARTH’s history, 10 years of Hops for HEARTH and 25 years of HEARTH in the community.

Read City Paper’s Article about this special effort by clicking here!

 

 

 

The 4 Pillars of HEARTH

As we prepared for our 25th anniversary, we started to re-think how to describe our program. HEARTH is very unique with many moving pieces. This means we needed to develop a clear way to explain what exactly our program does for homeless women with children.

This year we will take the time to delve into each pillar. Our goal is to present you with quarterly information on each of these topics. This will help us to reminisce on our past and look to our future.

The Four Pillars of HEARTH are,

  1. Housing
  2. Supportive Services
  3. Economic Self-sufficiency
  4. Relationships

Each Quarter we will delve deeper into each pillar, highlighting how that topic pertains to the families at HEARTH.

Hops for HEARTH tickets are on Sale Now!

Join us for our 10th annual ‘Hops for HEARTH’ a beer tasting, presented by Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh! The event will once again be held at Nova Place in Pittsburgh’s historic North Side neighborhood. Check out our ‘Hops for HEARTH’ page for more information on vendors and sponsors!

You can purchase your tickets by clicking here!

We are Looking for Tees & Traps Committee Members!

Join HEARTH’s Tees & Traps Committee!


Do you love golf or trap shooting? How about helping your local community? The Tees & Traps committee is looking for you!

Interested? Contact Morgan at mlceschini@hearth-bp.org.

Role of the Tees & Traps Committee
Operational

Purpose of the Committee: As an operational committee of the organization, the Tees & Traps Committee is responsible for planning HEARTH’S signature fundraiser, “Targeting Homelessness Tees & Traps Event”.
• Members of the Tees & Traps Committee assist the Chairperson and Special Events Coordinator                with planning the event. The chairperson(s) or board liaison of the committee reports to the board            on all aspects of the event.

Reporting: As an Operational Committee, it will report to Special Events and Development Coordinator
• The Board Liaison (or Chairperson) with report to the Board the responsibilities for the event

Committee membership and operations: Members include both Board and non-Board members. All committee work is done in partnership with and through the leadership and enabling of assigned staff. The CEO makes all staff assignments. The committee does not usurp the authority of the Board, and neither directs nor oversees staff.

Scope of work for the Tees & Traps Committee:
1. Attend meetings
2. Fulfill areas of accepted responsibility
3. Solicit sponsors and foursomes/fivesomes
4. Secure silent auction packages
5. Secure foursomes to the event
6. Recruit committee members and Friends of Tees & Traps Committee
7. Donate one bottle of wine or liquor for the silent auction

Skill Set required:
• Commitment to the vision, mission, and goals of HEARTH
• Ability to engage donors & sponsors in order to meet Tees & Traps goals
• Adept at maintaining relationships with donors and vendors
• Capacity to attend and participate in committee meetings

Frequency of meetings: As necessary, estimated at 9 times per year

Meeting logistics: First Tuesday of the Month at HEARTH or offsite

Homelessness is not what it appears

HEARTH was featured in this week’s Post-Gazette issue in response to their series on homelessness. HEARTH board member and volunteer Barb Smith submitted a powerful letter to the editor. In it she highlights the importance of transitional housing.

You can read Barb’s letter by clicking here.

The original articles on homelessness were a two part series.

Part one

Part two

Help HEARTH win $20,000!

HEARTH has been selected by Aetna to participate in their #VoicesofHealth campaign for a chance to win $20,000 for our mission!

You can vote for HEARTH 4 times per day via Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and your e-mail! The contest runs through October 13, 2019 and we are up against some other amazing non-profits in Pittsburgh!