Just a lil reminder that there is still plenty of time to set up a holiday tote bag drive to help our hungry neighbors during the holidays. Courtesy of The Pittsburgh Tote Bag Project.
So far several folks have stepped forward to pitch in
- Cassandra’s Floral
- Animal Nature
- Concepts Management Group (Forest Hills)
- Pittsburgh Public Market
- Construction Junction
- and at least two private drives (we don’t disclose individual names)
With your help, the project can keep the momentum going and provide food to help families get through the entire month AND have the tote bags to ensure they have the ability to carry groceries home even in the worst weather.
Here’s a suggestion post with some creative ways to get involved …
There’s a 14 year old enlisting her neighbors and family to assemble “Stocking Stuffer” tote bags.
Also, a family in North Squirrel Hill collecting from neighbors and friends, as well as their children’s school.
A local office of Hartford Insurance gave up an employee gift exchange and decided that each employee would donate a tote with food instead. To make interesting, they still drew names and challenged each other to select food items their person would like. Kind of neat and very generous.
Could you ask your work colleagues to do the same? Or perhaps the adults in your family who do a grab bag?
One advantage Tote4Pgh can offer is the ability to accept donations right through the holidays. Sadly, hunger knows no season.