Pitt in Action

Pitt aspires to be a University that strengthens our communities. In fulfillment of that mission, CGR invites faculty and staff to participate in service and volunteerism opportunities. Collectively, we can mobilize for mission and connect to community. Sign up to receive our monthly volunteer newsletter here.

Signature Day of Service: Christmas Day at Pitt

CGR is once again collecting new hats and gloves for adults and unopened toys for children to be distributed at Christmas Day at Pitt and to our neighbors in need.

Gifts should be new, unopened, and have a retail value of $20 to $25. They should be wrapped as a holiday present with a visible and secure tag containing information about the appropriate age and gender for the gift. Tag pickup can be coordinated with Tami Hirth: hirth@pitt.edu

Volunteer during the annual Christmas Day at Pitt, held in partnership with the Salvation Army and Sodexo. Christmas Day at Pitt is one of the signature days of service CGR coordinates for University faculty and staff is a great team building opportunity while contributing to the University's mission.

Details: Held at Market Central, volunteers will distribute meals to members of the Pittsburgh community. Gifts will also be handed out to adults and children.
When: December 25, 2019
Register: Registration will open November 18, 2019

Please contact Jamie Ducar, director of community engagement, with questions.

Monthly Faculty and Staff Service Opportunities

Looking for a way to give back and get involved with the Pitt and Pittsburgh communities? The second Thursday every month is a repackaging and redistribution event at the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. The University provides a shuttle from Bigelow Blvd. by Soldiers and Sailors leaving promptly at 3:30 p.m. Parking is also available at the Food Bank if you choose to drive yourself. The Food Bank is located at 1 N. Linden Street, Duquesne, PA 15110. Closed toed shoes are required to participate in this event.

Register for November 14 here. Please email Tami Hirth at hirth@pitt.edu if you are planning on using the shuttle.