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Allegheny County holding forums for feedback on homelessness plan

The Allegheny County Homeless Advisory Board has a new plan to fight homelessness. The board’s plan is aimed to make the condition of homelessness “rare, brief and nonrecurring” in Allegheny County, and to ensure that various systems and social service groups are working together well. But before the plan is approved, the board is requesting feedback from the community.

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Online fundraiser for Pittsburgh region's needy generates nearly $1.3 million

An online fundraiser to assist the region’s needy has generated nearly $1.3 million for agencies that provide basic needs including food, shelter and medical care. The Pittsburgh Foundation said #SafetyNetPGH, held Tuesday as one in a series of Critical Needs Alerts it has sponsored in recent years, raised $616,000 in public donations. The remaining $657,000 was pre-committed matching funds from the foundation and other donors.

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Pittsburgh Foundation event raises $1.3M to help 'most vulnerable'

The Pittsburgh Foundation said its Critical Needs Alert fundraiser received $616,000 in pledges Tuesday. Combined with $657,000 in matching funds from the foundation, the first-year event raised nearly $1.3 million to help about 100 nonprofits in Allegheny and Westmoreland counties that directly support people with needs related to child care, food and nutrition, physical and mental health, housing and transportation.

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Critical Needs Alert, which replaces Day of Giving, set for May 23

This year, The Pittsburgh Foundation is suspending Day of Giving and focusing instead on what they call #SafetyNetPGH Critical Needs Alert—a full day of online donating for the most vital services, for those most deeply in need. On Tuesday, May 23, starting at 8 a.m. and continuing until midnight, The Pittsburgh Foundation is asking the public to donate to nonprofits of their choice at PittsburghGives. Donations between $25 and $1000 will be eligible for matching funds.

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KeyBank pledges $1M to Pittsburgh Promise

The philanthropic arm of KeyBank announced Wednesday that it will donate a total of $1 million over four years to the Pittsburgh Promise scholarship program. “As [Pittsburgh] newcomers, we were trying to identity a wonderful opportunity that aligned with our vision, mission and goals for the KeyBank Foundation, and this was on target,” foundation chair and CEO Margot Copeland said in an interview.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette