Hosted by: technogranny
Title: Positively Pittsburgh Live! Special Preview 43rd Annual Thomas Merton Award
|Time: 10/20/2015 07:00 PM EDT|
Episode Notes: Preview this evening of the 43rd Annual Thomas Merton Awards Dinner honoring U.S. Congresswoman Barbara Lee who serves the 13th District of Calfornia.| Event Planners for the event, co-founders of Celebrate and Share, JoAnn Forrester and Bonnie Di Carlo will join host Joanne Quinn-Smith, TechnoGranny this evening along with Thomas Merton Thrifty Store Manager Shawna Hammond. Shawna will discuss the mission of the Thrifty Store and the clients it serves.| She will also discuss the needs of EAST END COMMUNITY THRIFT STORE for volunteers and donated winter clothing. | If you have a mind to help over the holidays, please listen in and by all means share with others who may be able to help.
East End Community Thrift
The East End Community Thrift (Thrifty) is an all volunteer-run thrift shop, which provides quality, low-cost, used clothing and household goods, to the surrounding community. Since its inception in 1993, Thrifty has worked with over 100 area homeless programs to offer their residents vouchers to shop free for items they need for themselves and their families.
We are a community service site for many nonprofit organizations, such as Renewal and Sojourner
This year Thrifty (a super project of the Thomas Merton Center) celebrated its twentieth year of service in the Garfield community. In the photo to the left is dedicated volunteers Alice Wilson, Thrifty Store Manager Shawna Hammond, volunteer Mig Cole (who also helps with bookkeeping at the Thomas Merton Center) and founded and manager Shirley Gleditsch. We are so proud of their kind and supportive work in support of everyone that enters their doors.
Thrifty gives a portion of all the donated clothing that they receive to people that are served at homeless shelters, half way houses, and low income supported housing arrangements. They do this by providing clothing vouchers to established nonprofits who then distribute them to their clients and participants. Over the past two decades thousands of homeless and low-income community members have benefitted from the good work of the more than 20 volunteers who have dedicated their time, resources and attention to helping others thrive in the face of adversity.
Thrifty is always looking for volunteers! If you can volunteer your time and strength (or have a gently used donation), please don’t hesitate to contact us (ask for Shirley or Dolly) at (412) 361-6010. After hours and on Saturdays, you can reach Shawna Hammond at email@example.com or by calling (412)721-6811.
We appreciate your donations more than you know! But please do not leave donations outside the door if Thrifty is closed!
|Shawna Hammond, 2nd from left.|
|L to R, Bonnie Di Carlo, JoAnn R Forrester|