This Week’s Buzz Around Town from Fort Pitt Web Shop
In case you missed it, here’s a roundup of news from area nonprofits:
Animal Rescue League
Special offer from the Animal Rescue League for June. Male cats will be neutered free plus receive a dose of Advantage, and rabies and distemper vaccination for $20. This is a great bargain and limited appointments are going fast. Call 412-345-7300 x211 today.
Grow Pittsburgh’s Edible Forest Garden Workshop on May 30 gives you a look into growing food from trees and shrubs and the cost to attend is just $5. It will be held at the Hazelwood Food Forest.
Nine Mile Run Watershed Association
The Nine Mile Run Valley is a jewel of nature, easily accessible right in the urban area, and you can enjoy a bird walk and breakfast there on Sunday, June 7 with the Nine Mile Run Watershed Association. The rescue and restoration of Nine Mile Run is inspiring to anyone who remembers it as the polluted, sewage and trash filled stream of the past. A lesson in hope!
Neighborhood Allies and Repair the World
Got two hours to devote to a good cause? Help Neighborhood Allies and Repair the World’s Pitch In 2 Pitch In on Sunday, May 31 from noon to 2:00 PM. Help clean up the streets of East Liberty and take ownership of the neighborhood.
412 Food Rescue
Are you planning a wedding or graduation party? 412 Food Rescue has volunteers on call to safely and quickly transport good excess food from parties, restaurants and stores to organizations that feed the hungry. Tell your caterer to arrange a pickup after the event.
Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
Attention blues fans! Sweaty Betty’s Blues Jam, featuring top local musicians, a 50/50 drawing and raffles is happening on May 31 at Latitude 360 for the benefit of the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. Be there!
Three Rivers Arts Festival
Did you know the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival is “among the largest and most celebrated FREE arts festivals in the world”? It’s been there all our lives, since 1960, and keeps getting bigger and better. June 5-14.
Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse
The Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse takes a wild assortment of discards, buttons, office supplies, art supplies, you name it, from businesses and individuals and repurposes them as creative materials for educators, kids and adults at events and at their retail store. On June 7 you can craft with them at the Allegheny Wine Mixer and they’ll be at the Three Rivers Arts Festive June 5-14
“Sharing surplus, saving lives” is the motto of Global Links and on June 13 you can drop off any usable medical supplies you have such as non-motorized wheelchairs, canes, crutches, nebulizers, etc.at UPMC Passavant from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. People in Nepal, Haiti and other places desperately need our surplus materials. The drop off event, ReUse Fest, is also accepting other types of material for use by various nonprofits.