Waldorf School of Pittsburgh
The Mission: To foster each child’s capacity to become an independentthinking, compassionate, and purposeful human being.
The Mission: To serve all, regardless of religious affiliation, at their time of great need.
What It’s Doing: The school provides the capacities required for a successful, purposeful, and joyful life; ingrates an intrinsic passion for learning; and inspires responsibility for self, community, and the world.
What It’s Doing: As the primary social service agency of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, Catholic Charities assists neighbors who need help with housing, health, hunger, training and employment, and economic security and stability. Through 25 programs, the nonprofit strives to provide direct assistance, as well as a path to greater stability.
Who It’s Helping: Students at the Waldorf School of Pittsburgh receive an education that’s joyful, creative, thorough, and advanced. The curriculum prepares children to graduate with a love of learning; reverence for the beauty and wonder of the world; and an ability to think flexibly, analytically, and creatively. The school truly educates head, heart, and hands. How To Help: Make a monetary donation or attend the annual gala on March 7. Community members are invited to celebrate, raise funds for the nonprofit, and become a corporate sponsor, if able.
Who It’s Helping: Neighbors and families across six counties of Southwestern Pennsylvania benefit from the nonprofit’s good works. How To Help: Make a monetary donation, volunteer to increase the impact of the nonprofit’s mission, or attend an event.
PLUS: Every year, 100 percent of the Annual Fund supports the Waldorf School of Pittsburgh’s students.
PLUS: Don’t miss the Vintage Christmas Experience at Stage AE on December 13 (12.13.14!) The holiday bash includes dancing to the grooves of the 60s, 70s, and 80s; a 12 Days of Christmas auction; Christmas fare; and a Christmas Giving Tree.
Waldorf School of Pittsburgh, 201 S. Winebiddle St., Bloomfield. 412.441.5792. waldorfpittsburgh.org.
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, 212 Ninth St., Downtown. 412.456.6950. ccpgh.org.
Vincentian Collaborative System
The Mission: To support and empower individuals with disabilities and their families.
The Mission: Compelled by the love of Christ, Vincentian Collaborative System nurtures and sustains a ministry of compassionate care that preserves the human dignity of persons within a diverse and changing society.
What It’s Doing: ACHIEVA is implementing innovative programming to better serve adults and children with disabilities and/or development delays. Its current projects include reducing the waiting lists for services for individuals with disabilities, providing job training and employment opportunities, enhancing the opportunities for families to secure their financial futures, and increasing energy efficiency throughout the organizations’ more than 100 facilities.
What It’s Doing: Vincentian Collaborative System’s annual fundraiser, Affair of the Heart, takes place February 21 at LeMont on Mt. Washington. The signature event raised more than $120,000 last year, as attendees enjoyed entertainment, fine dining, and breathtaking views of Pittsburgh — all for a good cause!
Who It’s Helping: More than 14,500 individuals with disabilities and their families benefit from ACHIEVA’s services.
Who It’s Helping: All funds raised at the event directly benefit residents of Vincentian de Marillac in Pittsburgh and Marian Manor in the South Hills, two of Vincentian’s senior communities.
How To Help: ACHIEVA is able to provide some support services to families free of charge. Make a monetary donation to directly fund those services
How to Help: Registration and corporate sponsorship opportunities for Affair of the Heart opens in early 2015. Please call 412.548.4056 for more information.
PLUS: Support the nonprofit at ACHIEVA’s Pittsburgh Promenade Auction on March 21 and ACHIEVA’s 17th Million Dollar Golf Outing on August 17.
PLUS: Vincentian Collaborative System is part of the worldwide Sisters of Charity of Nazareth congregation.
ACHIEVA, 711 Bingham St., South Side. 412.995.5000. achieva.info.
Vincentian Collaborative System, 412.630.9980. vcs.org.
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Photograph from Vincent Noe, Catholic Charities, ACHIEVA, Vincentian Collaborative System