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The East End Edition

“We want to focus on what it takes to create peace.”

On December 4, EECM organized a candlelight vigil to show community support for an end to violence.  Hundreds of friends, neighbors, family and staff encircled Community House with lit candles while local clergy prayed for peace.  Check out this video to see more.

Pittsburgh Foundation Matches Your Gift on Tuesday, December 8

The Pittsburgh Foundation is launching their second Critical Needs Alert for #homelessness on Tuesday, December 8. A dollar-for-dollar match on all gifts of $25 or more will support EECM’s IMPACTS (Homeless and Housing) Program.

www.pittsburghgives.org opens at 8am on Tuesday, December 8. Double the power of your gift by giving to EECM through the www.pittsburghgives.org portal and provide homeless men and women with their needs for today and hope for tomorrow.

Here’s how your gift helps:
$55 provides one night of emergency shelter for one client
$100 provides two hours of behavioral health support for one client
$200 provides one month of stipends for a student in the Education & Employment program
$525 provides one week of shelter, food, and support for a Bridge Housing resident
$1000 provides a month of rent, utilities, and supportive services for one family in Penn Free Housing

It costs $6293 per day to run ALL of our shelter, housing, and education and employment programs. While we’ve been greatly impacted by the state budget crisis we are committed to serving homeless men and women in our area, and have been self-funding to do so. We need your help to fill the gap.

With your support, doubled by The Pittsburgh Foundation, we can continue to fight the ravages of homelessness and poverty, while helping homeless men and women realize their greatest potential.

Giving Tuesday

It’s the Season of Giving

GIVE them food…GIVE them shelter…GIVE them hope for a brighter future.  #givingtuesday

It’s the season of GIVING.

GIVE them food…GIVE them shelter…GIVE them hope.  Donate today.  #givingtuesday

Let Peace Shine: A Candlelight Vigil for Peace from your Home to the World

Let Peace Shine: Candlelight Vigil for Peace from your Home to the World

Violence exists in all aspects of our lives and throughout the world. Regardless of race, religion, or region we are all touched by violence both locally and globally. As a community we must unite together against violence.

We will provide a brief prayer from a multitude of faiths with a community-wide candle lighting to show our unity against the violence in our homes, neighborhoods, city, state, nation, and the world.

A diverse crowd of thousands will gather in prayer and silent reflection. We will honor the faith traditions of many to have our voices and prayers united. We will give a voice to those who are voiceless due to any one of the many forms of violence prevalent in our world.

To address this violence in a meaningful and effective manner this is an opportunity for people of all faiths to come together to support each other, and light a candle to illuminate the Path to Peace. As each candle is successfully lit the light extends to the next person to the entire world. So will our prayers for peace.

Together we can Let Peace Shine.

Event Details
EECM Community House, Main Entrance A 6pm Arrival & Line-Up
6140 Station Street 7pm Prayers & Candle Lighting
Pittsburgh, PA 15206 Candles provided
Individuals and groups will be guided to line up along the sidewalks, beginning at EECM’s Main Entrance A and weaving through East Liberty. Adults and children of all ages are welcomed and encouraged to participate.

Please sign-up via Facebook or Event Brite:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/eastendcooperativeministry
Event Brite: www.eventbrite.com/e/let-peace-shine-a-candlelight-vigil-for-peace-from-your-home-to-the-world-tickets-19623743144

COAT DRIVE

EECM’s annual coat distribution will be 10:00a.m.-4:00p.m. on Friday, October 26 and 10:00a.m.-4:00p.m. on Saturday, October 27th at Community House, 6140 Station Street, East Liberty.  Please enter through Entrance (B), on Harvard St.  Contact Tracy Hudson 412-345-7124 for more information.

 

Share the Warmth 2018

Run for a Reason Charity Team

We are excited to announce that EECM is an official partner charity of the Dick’s Sporting Good Pittsburgh Marathon! Join our marathon team and you receive free entrance to the race, a personal Crowdfunding page, tons of support from EECM, and other goodies that will be announced soon  – all of this just for doing a little fundraising for us! Details will be shared soon about the team, full benefits, and fundraising requirements. As part of the team, you can run in the full marathon, half marathon, or in the relay – any event you choose benefits EECM, our clients, and programs.

What’s your reason? Sheltering the homeless? Feeding the hungry? Educating and empowering our children and youth?

Lace up, stretch out, get a great playlist, and run for a reason – EECM!  Contact shannona@eecm.org to join the team and find out more information.

Visit our Crowdrise Site to sign up: https://www.crowdrise.com/EECMPittsburgh2016/fundraiser/eecm

 

Burgh Baby Diaper Drive

Visit Community House during the month of February to drop off your unopened bags of diapers. EECM is partnering with Western Pennsylvania Diaper Bank during their Burgh Baby Diaper Drive. Donated diapers will be distributed free to families in need throughout the region.

Winter poses many challenges to families in need. When paychecks are used for utilities, such as the gas bill, less is available for personal care items, like diapers.

Show your support to the babies in our community by making your donation of unopened diapers in the big blue bin at the main foyer of Community House. Sizes 4, 5, and 6 are the most in-demand sizes of diapers.

Donations will be accepted through February 28th.

2014 Annual Report

EECM's report to the community for fiscal year 2013-14.

Finding success at Safe Haven

Our Safe Haven program is aptly named - it is a place where homeless men who are facing mental health challenges can find safety and stability to help them manage their mental health and find a place in the community.