Community Human Services Corporation (CHS) provides a variety of services (see below) to those in need in South Oakland and the greater Pittsburgh area.
They have many opportunities for you to help out kids, families and adults this holiday season and there's a really fun one this Sunday hosted by iheartPGH.com:
Chevy Road to the Playoffs Steelers Tailgate Party/Holiday Drive for CHS
WHEN: Sunday, December 5, 2010 6-10pm, 6pm: Tailgate Party Starts, 8:20: Kick Off Steelers Vs. Ravens
WHERE: Double Wide Grill, East Carson and 24th Streets, South Side, Pittsburgh 15203
WHAT: "Come down to Double Wide Grill to watch the Steelers game, test drive Chevy vehicles, donate gift cards to CHS and win prizes
Please consider bringing an extra gift card to donate to the CHS Holiday Drive (http://www.chscorp.org//Holiday%20Giving.htm) Scroll down for additional gift card info.
Everyone who attends will receive an entry to the raffle for Steeler’s Gift BAskets and Double Wide Gift Certificates. For each $5 in gift cards donated your will receive another raffle entry."
RSVP @ Facebook here.
More than 300 children and adults in our area will benefit from this year’s Holiday Gift Drive sponsored by Community Human Services Corporation (CHS), a Pittsburgh-based non-profit, with the help of two notable co-chairs: Kevin Acklin and Monica Douglas.
CHS seeks donations of gift cards, presents and cash contributions and provides a host of opportunities for individuals, families and groups to become involved. This includes adopting an entire family, sponsoring an individual, contributing a food basket or donating gift cards from local retailers and restaurants.
CHS assists more than 1,500 homeless children, seniors, veterans and adults by providing affordable housing, mental health supports, health care, shelter, rental assistance, and eviction prevention programs and also provides a variety of services for families, seniors , disabled adults and youth.
“With high rates of unemployment and increasing reliance on safety net services such as food stamps, it might seem frivolous to focus on holiday gifts,” observes Sue Kerr, CHS Program Director. “However, this program helps families maintain a semblance of normalcy in the midst of economic chaos and perhaps avoid making disastrous financial decisions based on emotional needs rather than their basic financial needs.”