Pitt, United Way Seeking Good Neighbors

Issue Date: 
March 17, 2014

The University of Pittsburgh and United Way are teaming up for Good Neighbor Day on Saturday, March 22, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

“Similar to the Day of Caring in the Fall, Pitt and the United Way created this event to help build on the spirit of volunteerism and helping local community organizations,” said Kannu Sahni, Pitt’s director of community relations.

All faculty, staff, students, and their families (children older than 14) are encouraged to sign up for the event by emailing Sahni at ksahni@pitt.edu. Pitt volunteers will work at 13 locations in and around the Oakland area and will be tasked with light landscaping, painting, and clean up activities. An event T-shirt and all supplies will be provided, but volunteers are encouraged to dress in comfortable clothes. The host organizations will provide lunch for the volunteers. 

The sites include: Carnegie Library of Homestead; Louisa Street Steps Hillside, Oakland; Life’sWork of Western Pennsylvania, Uptown; Schenley Park; Lawn Street, Oakland;  Kingsley Association, Larimer; The 52 Lots Neighborhood Clean-up Program, Larimer; ReBuilding Together Pittsburgh/Oakland Planning and Development Corp.; Family House, Oakland; Sojourner House, East Liberty; the Western PA Conservancy Carson Street Clean-Up, South Side.