Some enterprising Pittsburgh women are leveraging their social "media" capital this holiday season -- or just hopping on a bicycle and smiling for the camera -- to help those less fortunate.The CHS Holiday Gift Project showed up on 2PJ here.
Five female bloggers are using their online clout to promote the Community Human Services Holiday Gift Project, which provides gift cards for people experiencing homelessness, mental illness, or both, so they'll have a little extra cheer in their day -- from a free Starbucks cup of coffee to a toy for a child to a meal at Eat'n Park.
Let me say up front that it's a great idea - which is why, when Mackenzie writes:
The bloggers include Virginia Montanez at That's Church (thatschurch.com), Lindsay Patross at I Heart Pittsburgh (iheartpgh.com), Frances Monahan at Ms. Mon's Salon (http://communityvoices.sites.post-gazette.com/index.php/opinion/ms-mons-salon), Laura Miller at Secret Agent L (secretagentl.com) Sue Kerr of Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents (pghlesbian.com and pghwomenbloggers.blogspot.com), Brad Reichbaum at The Pittsburgh Comet (http://pghcomet.blogspot.com/), and Maria Lupinacci and David DeAngelo at 2 Political Junkies (http://2politicaljunkies.blogspot.com/).I have to clarify something. The decision to blog about the CHS gift project was the OPJ's entirely.
Maria gets all the credit for putting it on 2PJ.