The Third Time Was Charming!

We had another great fundraiser last night; we raised over $700 and collected lots of pads and tampons! Thank you to everyone who came out to continue supporting the young girls who receive menstrual supplies, and other hygiene products at 68 different schools and centers throughout Allegheny County!!

We are very grateful for your continued support for this project and your dedication to continue to help the young girls in our region focus on their education instead of worrying about whether or not they’ll have a pad or tampon to use.

Congratulations to the silent auction winners! And a big thank you again to: Erin Morey-Busch, Rachel Filippini, Penny Fleming and Boyd England, GoddessWare, Commonwealth Press, The Pittsburgh Marshmallow Factory, East End Brewing Company, Tupelo Honey Teas and Capture Production Studios for donating the prizes.

As usual, we gorged ourselves on cookies, cupcakes and baklava:

We hope you all enjoyed the fun, and the amazing beer selections and specials from Hough’s, our wonderful hosts!

Don’t forget! You don’t have to come to an event to donate! Information on how to donate supplies or money is available here!

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What Happens When you Donate

So just where do all of the pads and tampons and cash money that you donate to On the Spot go? To all of these schools and other organizations that provide services to young girls in our region:

Schools:

  • Sto-Rox MS
  • Sto-Rox HS
  • Wilkinsburg HS/MS
  • Westinghouse
  • Faison K-8 Intermediate
  • Sterrett MS
  • CAPA HS and MS
  • Pittsburgh Conroy MS/HS
  • Lincoln K-8 Intermediate
  • Manchester MS
  • Langley
  • Oliver HS
  • Schaeffer K-8
  • Stevens MS
  • King MS
  • Peabody HS
  • Allderdice HS
  • Allegheny MS
  • Arsenal MS
  • Brashear
  • South Hills MS
  • Carrick
  • Classical Academy
  • Brookline MS
  • Carmalt K-8
  • South Brooke K-8
  • Colfax K-8
  • Greenfield K-8
  • Milliones/UPREP Hill District
  • Montessori K-8
  • Murray K-8
  • Pioneer Special Ed.
  • Science and Technology
  • Sunnyside MS
  • Perry HS
  • McNaugher MS/HS
  • Northview K-8
  • Mifflin K-8
  • Schiller K-8
  • Westwood K-8

Other schools/organizations

  • MACS
  • Arbor
  • City Connections East
  • City Connections West
  • City Connections CCAC
  • Gwen’s Girls Point Breeze
  • Gwen’s Girls-McKeesport
  • Gwen’s Girls-North Side Residential Program
  • Mon Valley Bridge
  • Women’s Center and Shelter
  • Beverly Jewel
  • Youth Places (All 17 sites)

I counted (so you don’t have to). That’s 68 different places that  now have supplies in place for girls who are in need of menstrual supplies!

Let’s all say it together: SQUEEEEE!

BUT… 68 is a lot. That’s why we need you to come out to Hough’s on May 24th and donate more supplies so that we can keep all of these places stocked up!

The need is real

You’ve heard about our next event.  You were moved by our mission when you first heard about it.  But let me remind you of why we need you to come to Hough’s on May 24th.

We first heard about the need for menstrual products and supplies over a year ago. Since that time, thanks to you generous and good hearted people, we have distributed almost 8,000 pads, panty liners and tampons and over 200 hygiene packs to 40 schools and 29 organizations serving girls and their families.   This morning I recorded a segment on KQV about On the Spot and heard first hand from Sue Steele about the response to your generosity.

During the interview, Sue mentioned that some of the students are staying with various relatives and are in fact transient.  Transient.  Children.  My heart aches at that thought.  There are children living in our region who don’t have homes. Who don’t know where they are staying from week to week, night to night. School is often the one consistent place in their life. These are some of the kids that are benefiting from On the Spot. And the need is great. Within weeks of distributing boxes of supplies to schools OTS postcards requesting resupply started coming back.   There are a few assembled boxes left, but the supplies are dwindling and the need continues.

Most of these boxes are empty, waiting for fresh supplies.

That is why we need you to come to Hough’s on May 24th.  It isn’t about the beer (though their selection is spectacular). It isn’t about the cookies (COOKIES!). It isn’t about the great stuff you can win.

It’s about kids struggling with problems way to big for their age and how you can make a difference in their life.