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,
- Supportive Services
- Economic Self-sufficiency
Each Quarter we will delve deeper into each pillar, highlighting how that topic pertains to the families at HEARTH.
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!
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 email@example.com.
Role of the Tees & Traps Committee
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
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.
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!
HEARTH’s Young Professionals Board is hosting a costume contest and Halloween party on Thursday, October 24th at Pittsburgh’s infamous Bar 11! The event will be from 7 pm until 10 pm.
There will be a cash prize for the costume contest winner as well as treats, tricks, and a silent auction!
Don’t miss your chance to have fun and raise money for the families at HEARTH!
HEARTH’s Young Professionals Board is looking to expand our members!
Our YPB is a thriving group of passionate individuals looking to make a difference in their community.
If you are looking to join a cause with a friendly and outgoing group of like-minded young professionals, please e-mail Tara Maziarz at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
The 18th Annual ‘The Art of Wine & Food’ to benefit HEARTH
on Thursday, September 19, 2019 !
Click here to purchase tickets!
Tickets are on sale now and discounted until Noon
on Thursday, August 22nd, 2019!
VIP Guests– $120. Discounted $100: Includes exclusive welcome cocktail, wine tastings, passed
hors d’oeuvres, free preferred parking, a souvenir wine glass, & admission at 5:30 PM.
Regular Guests– $75. Discounted $65: Includes a souvenir wine glass, free parking, & admission at
Designated Driver -$55. Discounted $50: Includes all restaurant tastings, free parking, and admission at 6 PM.
Celebrate families creating a better future for themselves by joining us on Thursday, September 19th, 2019 at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh for our 18th annual Art of Wine & Food tasting event! Guests have the opportunity to taste over 30 wines and sample food from the Pittsburgh area’s best restaurants and caterers… all while talking with friends, playing in the museum’s exhibits, and bidding on great silent auction items!
To learn more about our event, please visit our ‘The Art of Wine & Food’ page!
The golf portion of HEARTH’s ‘Tees & Traps’ event is re-scheduled for Monday, July 22, 2019. We will be posting more specific details soon. Please check back on our Tees & Traps page.