Help or High Water II: A Volunteer Fair (and a birthday party!)

The first “Help or High Water” event in January was such a success — hundreds of volunteers, dozens of nonprofit agencies in attendance — that Pittsburgh Cares is organizing another to help us commemorate our 25th year of serving the Pittsburgh region.

In other words, happy birthday to us!

We’re celebrating with food trucks, beer from Full Pint Brewing, wine from J&D Cellars, Blue Diamond Vodka, Maggie’s Farm Rum, Red Star Kombucha, celebrity bartenders, and more. Bring your friends, bring your wallets (suggested $5 at the door), and bring your willingness to improve your community by supporting one (or more) of Pittsburgh’s many worthy charities and service agencies.

While you’re here, get to know a bit more about the evening’s beneficiary, Pittsburgh Cares, which works to advance a culture of volunteerism and civic engagement in the region. Pittsburgh Cares matches non-profits with volunteers of all ages, and organizes one-time and recurring volunteer activities.

This volunteer fair is open to all ages, all abilities, anyone and everyone who wants to get active and give back, but is unsure where to start. Come out to the Union Project on Sept. 21, have a drink, and start building a more vibrant city by meeting amazing people from:

412 Food Rescue
ACLU of Pennsylvania
All for All
Amachi Pittsburgh
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh
Bike Pittsburgh
Book’Em (Pittsburgh’s Books To Prisoners)
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Community Human Services Corporation
Coro Pittsburgh
Dress for Success Pittsburgh
Engineers Without Borders Pittsburgh Professional Chapter
Focus On Renewal
GLCC of Pittsburgh
Girls Rock! Pittsburgh
Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council – GPLC
Homeless Children’s Education Fund
Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Pittsburgh-Refugee & Immigrant Services
Just Harvest
Keys Service Corps AmeriCorps
Lawrenceville United
Mattress Factory – Museum of Contemporary Art
Northern Area Multi-Service Center – Landmark Home Health-Refugee Resettlement
One Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Resources Council
Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse
PULSE – Pittsburgh Urban Leadership Service Experience
PPWP–Planned Parenthood of Western PA
Proud Haven
Wesley Family Services-In Service of Seniors
YNPN Pittsburgh

… and more to be announced!