Santa Claws Magic for Kevin in Monongahela

For the holidays, we are asking you to adopt a community cat caretaker to thank them for their year round work. Kevin, age 68, lives in Monongahela and cares for community cats. Kevin is a former railroad worker. He was suffered a massive heart attack and is now on disability. He currently has 3 neutered […]

Santa Claws Magic for Erica in Regent Square

Adopt a Family Christmas

For the holidays, we are asking you to adopt a community cat caretaker to thank them for their year round work. Erica and her mother live in Regent Square. Erica and her mother feed a colony in Wilkinsburg. They’ve named all the cats, know their relationships and heritage, and contact my rescue whenever someone new […]

Santa Claws Magic for Denise in Carnegie

For the holidays, we are asking you to adopt a community cat caretaker to thank them for their year round work. Denise and her husband moved to Carnegie about ten years ago. Like many caretakers, it began with one homeless cat. Denise fed this little girl and after she realized the cat was pregnant, she […]

Santa Claws Magic for Cindy, 50, in Hazelwood

Adopt a Family Christmas

For the holidays, we are asking you to adopt a community cat caretaker to thank them for their year round work. Cindy is a caretaker living in Hazelwood. In her own words: I currently care for approximately 18 cats. All are from the streets but many are socialized. All except one is spayed or neutered.( […]

Santa Claws Magic for Barbara, 80, Oakland

Adopt a Family Christmas

For the holidays, we are asking you to adopt a community cat caretaker to thank them for their year round work. Barbara is an 80-year-pld caretaker who has been taking care of Oakland cats for 10+ years. The colony started when someone dumped their friendly cats outside hear home and they started reproducing. Now there […]

Santa Claws Magic for Al and Karen in West Mifflin

For the holidays, we are asking you to adopt a community cat caretaker to thank them for their year round work. Al and Karen are retirees living in West Mifflin. They are in their early 70’s. Over the years, they have TNVRd eight cats out of their own pocket. Currently, their colony has five cats. […]

Be a Santa Claws for a Cat Caretaker in Your Community

Adopt a Family Christmas

Be a Santa Claws for a Cat Caretaker in Your Community Every neighborhood has at least one “cat lady” or “cat folx” as we like to say – the person who takes care of homeless cats, day in and day out. It is rewarding work, but work that can often be overlooked. Caretakers sacrifice time […]

UPDATED One Week Left to Donate Gift Cards for LGBTQ Elders #ReachOUT

Persad SAGE party

We met our goal in less than 24 hours after posting this recent update! Thank you, Pittsburgh! The headline is this – we still need gift cards for some of the LGBTQ elders connected to the SAGE project with Persad Center. They are all over 55 and have little to no family support so this […]

Reach OUT for the Holidays: Supporting LGBTQ Elders

  Once again, we are teaming up with the SAGE program at Persad Center to support LGBTQ elders who may not have strong family support during the holiday season. Some adults in the program struggle to meet their day to day needs because of limited incomes and resources. Homophobia, transphobia and racism in their community […]

Let’s Remember Teens Can Be Lonely at The Holidays, Too

When I worked for a foster care agency, it used to break my heart that the teens were often lost in the system. And as the person who organized the holiday projects, it fell to me to figure out how to solicit donations appropriate for their age group. This is not easy. Most programs are […]