Pittsburgh Mayor Ravenstahl Honors Pitt’s Public Spirit with Proclamation

Issue Date: 
November 12, 2012

City of Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl recognized the community spirit of the University of Pittsburgh with a proclamation retroactively naming Oct. 19, 2012, as “University of Pittsburgh Day of Caring” and Oct. 20, 2012, as “Pitt Make a Difference Day.” The proclamation was delivered Nov. 8 in the Mayor’s Office, 512 City County Building, 414 Grant Street, Downtown.

Pitt Vice Provost and Dean of Students Kathy Humphrey and Assistant Vice Chancellor for Community Relations John Wilds were joined by members of the University’s student government and Pitt staff members in accepting the honor. 

Approximately 3,300 volunteers pitched in during the Pitt Day of Caring, which featured faculty and staff, and Pitt Make a Difference Day, which featured students.  The volunteers worked on 88 projects in more than 60 communities in and around the city of Pittsburgh, including all nine Pittsburgh council districts. The projects undertaken included painting and decorating; laying flooring; food preparation, packing and distribution; planting, weeding, and litter and trash removal; landscaping, tending community gardens, and trail maintenance; and providing a memorable day of companionship for the elderly in senior homes.