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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.

A new way to give to EECM online!

When you arrive at eecm.org/give, you will notice a BIG change! When you click the ‘Donate Online’ button, you’ll arrive at a brand new page!

EECM Impact – Fall Newsletter

Our spring newsletter will be coming to a mail box near you in the next week, but here you can get the first look! Read a letter from our new Executive Director introducing himself to you, the EECM community, as well as stories featuring Summer Day Camp, our Work Therapy program – and much more!

EECM’s new Executive Director

There has been a lot of change at EECM in the last year! A new building, new and different programs, and now The Board of Directors has announced that Michael J. Mingrone will succeed Myrna Zelenitz as the agency’s Executive Director, as of August 18.