Take Action with Social Media!

If you’re reading this post, it’s likely that you know how terrible and invisible of a problem access to pads and tampons is in our country and around the globe. Do your friends know? How about your family? Help us bring light to the issue and support #PghOnTheSpot by donating your Facebook and/or Twitter status to our Thunderclap campaign on February 11th!

Right now, you’re probably wondering: What is Thunderclap? Thunderclap is a website that allows groups of people to pledge a tweet or Facebook message to automatically be sent out on the same day and time in order to achieve maximum effect. Think of it as an online flash mob in support of On the Spot and our mission. If at least 100 people sign up, a status promoting raising awareness and our next pad drive (2/12, 6-8p, at Hough’s!) will go out from all accounts at 12:30p EST on February 11th.

Sign up now with your Twitter and/or Facebook account and encourage others to join at http://ow.ly/Ia5aJ 

Let’s build a supportive and healthy community for young women together!

Ps. Have you RSVPd for the happy hour on 2/12?

Party with Pizza + Pads

We’re running low on menstrual supplies, but still running high on girls in need of them. We need more pads and more tampons! In exchange, we will give you cookies, as usual.

Our next party will be at one of Bloomfield’s finest establishments: Nico’s Recovery Room

Nico’s Recovery Room

178 Pearl St. (Bloomfield)

Wednesday March 6, 2013

6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

$10 or $5 and a package of pads/tampons (pads preferred) at the door

Wednesday also happens to be Pizza + Pitchers night at Nicos, which is where I have dinner at least 3 Wednesdays a month. 

In addition to the pizza, there will of course be a silent auction and the always decadent cookie table.

Menstrual Supplies and Football

We have to apologize. It’s been far too long since we’ve filled your bellies with delicious baked goods while taking your money and menstrual supplies. And we’re out of supplies!

School is back in session. Girls are back in our schools, trying to get learn, but struggling to focus as they do not have access to the menstrual supplies they need and deserve. So come party with us as we gather money and supplies to help give these girls the opportunity to focus on their education.

The next party will be in lovely Bloomfield:

Bloomfield Bridge Tavern

4412 Liberty Ave.

October 11, 2012

6pm-8pm

$10 or $5 and a package of pads or tampons (pads preferred)

There will be $1.10 bottles of beer, the always present cookie table, an auction, 50/50 raffle, and more! And since you’re already there, you can enjoy the Steelers vs. Titans game as well. 

Join Us!

We are capping off Women’s History Month with a happy hour supply raiser in conjunction with Pittsburgh Tote Bag Project.

Join us at Las Velas:

March 29th
5:00 to 8:00
21 Market Square  
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
 

There will be a cookie table, door prizes and drink specials. Just bring a donation of either feminine hygeine products, reusable tote bag(s) or better yet BOTH!  1 tote bag full of supplies can keep a woman supplied for 6 months!

All supplies and donations will be donated to the Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank.  More on Sister Supplies http://tote4pgh.com/special-drives/sister-supplies/

Celebrating Women’s History Month

It’s Women’s History Month and we’ve been busy here at On the Spot partnering up with other organizations to help make sure the girls and women of Allegheny County have access to menstrual products!

We’re working with Chatham’s Feminist Activists Creating Equality (F.A.C.E.), an amazing student group dedicated to social justice. They will be collecting menstrual supplies on Chatham’s campus the week of March 26th-30th! Stop by Chatham’s Eddy Theatre (104 Woodland Road, Pittsburgh, PA) at 7 p.m. on March 31st for the Vagina Monologues to watch their great production and donate menstrual supplies. They will also be collecting monetary donations for Pittsburgh Action Against Rape.

We will also be working with the Pittsburgh Tote Bag Project to collect supplies and tote bags  in March. Donate a tote bag of menstrual supplies at any of these drop off spots.

Help us celebrate Women’s History by donating menstrual supplies to Allegheny County’s women and girls!

Let’s get ready to party!

We know you’ve been hoarding extra packages of pads and tampons, anxiously awaiting the next On the Spot party.

We’ll guess what? We’re ready to party with you again!

November 11th, 6-8:30pm at Howlers (4509 Liberty Avenue, Bloomfield)

We’re currently hard at work rounding up some awesome raffle prizes for an all-local auction and deciding what kind of lovely baked goods to produce for the cookie table! Yes, there will be baklava. There will be boozed up cupcakes. There may even be boozy whoopie pies.

As always, it’ll cost you $5 and a package of menstrual supplies or $10 to gain access to gorge yourself at the cookie table. We’ll also hassle you throughout the night to buy your 50/50 raffle tickets and raffle tickets.

If you have anything you’d like to donate to the auction or cookie table, send us an email at pghonthespot@gmail.com!

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!