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It’s That Time of Year Again…

Announcing the Release of Our FY2021 Annual Report

We’re delighted to share the release of our fiscal year 2021 Annual Report and invite you to share in our successes and learnings.

Last year was quite an experience for our staff, board, and program participants; however, we achieved new heights and deepened our impact in the Pittsburgh community with your support.

Because of people like you, every mom at HEARTH will have the opportunity to provide the life her children deserve. Please click the button below to view more!

Recognizing the Diversity and Boldness of
Our Hispanic and Latino Community

In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, HEARTH joins millions in celebrating the strength, liveliness, and perseverance of our Hispanic and Latino brothers and sisters.

Whether from North America, South America, Europe, or the Caribbean, your contributions to the world around us are beyond measure. National Hispanic Heritage Month, which occurs annually from September 15 to October 15, honors the culture and contributions of both Hispanic and Latino Americans. For more information on Hispanic Heritage Month, please visit www.hispanicheritagemonth.gov.

HEARTH’s Happenings

Less Than Two Weeks Away From Our Art of Wine & Food Fundraiser!

There is still time to reserve your VIP or General Admission ticket for Thursday, September 30.

Don’t miss the opportunity to sample hors d’oeuvres from the Pittsburgh Field Club and taste a unique portfolio of wines from Grapes to Glass, LLC. All proceeds support Pittsburgh mothers with children as they achieve economic mobility. Unable to attend in person? We encourage you to still participate in our virtual silent auction opening Monday, September 27!
We Need Your Time, Talent, And Treasure!
Is it too early to start thinking about next summer? No! Our Tees & Traps Planning Committee is recruiting new members to help plan our 2022 signature summer fundraiser.

Committee members will meet monthly, starting in January, to support this historic event. If interested, please contact our Fundraising and Special Events Manager, Morgan Weaver, at mlceschini@hearth-bp.org.

Donate While You Back to School Shop!

Thank you to our generous partners and individual supporters for donating backpacks, gift cards, and school supplies to HEARTH families! Do you have a few last-minute school supplies to order from Amazon?

Don’t hit that “Place Order” button until you’ve connected to AmazonSmile and selected HEARTH as your charity! With every online purchase you make, Amazon will donate a percentage of your order to our organization at no extra cost to you. It’s truly a simple and easy way to make a meaningful impact on our families.

A Little Retail Therapy For Our Hardworking Moms

New life, New Look Closet Volunteers continue to oversee HEARTH’s on-site clothing pantry, providing fabulous clothing for both mom and her children.

Last month, they helped organize a special night for HEARTH moms with long-time partner Treasure House Fashions.

HEARTH moms had a blast and walked out with shopping bags filled with everything from interview essentials to causal items, and warm winter coats. 

HEARTH Stories of Change

We’ve been providing housing for moms in need for over 26 years. Here we’ll share the stories of women who have found success and security at HEARTH. 

While living with her 1-year-old son and 5-year-old-daughter, a horrible house fire caused Samantha to lose everything. She lived with her mom for a short time, but she learned that it wasn’t a healthy environment for her and her children. 

In realizing, she needed additional supportive services, Samantha sought help from the Salvation Army shelter before finding HEARTH. 

At HEARTH, Samantha enrolled her son into the Early Head Start program, which was difficult at first because she had never left him in the care of others. With the help of HEARTH staff, she made it through the transition period. Her son loves the Early Head Start program, and Samantha is thrilled to see him thriving and learning. 

Her daughter is seeking therapy from Crisis Center North to help work through some of the trauma of transition she has experienced. 

With her children’s needs being met, Samantha was then able to focus on achieving her goals. She has been working hard with Pittsburgh Financial Empower Center to repair her credit and learn new money management strategies. 

During the pandemic, she met virtually with one of HEARTH’s volunteer tutors twice a week to study for her GED exam. Since starting tutoring, Samantha’s confidence has skyrocketed. She even noted, “Everything is going very well! Thanks to the staff of HEARTH for the help, but especially to Mrs. Maryellen for her support and patience with me.”

Samantha and Maryellen are just one example of how volunteers can make an impact on our moms. For more information on virtual or in-person volunteer opportunities, please email Volunteer Coordinator Harriet Riley at hriley@hearth-bp.org!

HATS OFF 2022 Photos

Thank you to all of our sponsors and attendees for your participation during this event. We hope to see you all again next year!

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Norwin Show Choir

Cheryl Walter was introduced to HEARTH in 1998 when she was looking for a service project for the Norwin High School Show Choir. She signed

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