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Help Sarah Heinz House Charity earn up to $20,000 to support Pittsburgh-area kids

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Sarah Heinz House, a Boys and Girls Club in the Greater Pittsburgh-area, has been selected to participate in Rite Aid’s KidCents Program to benefit nonprofit kid-focused organizations.

In order to maximize their participation and to earn a grant ranging from $5,000 -$20,000, we are asking our friends and supporters to help Sarah Heinz House reach their goal of registering 300 new Wellness+ with Plenti members by January 31.

Just for registering we can earn money to help kids at SHH!

Additionally, customers can choose to “round up” every purchase at Rite Aid to the nearest dollar and give the change to support the program. The Rite Aid Foundation will match every $500 that is raised via “round ups”.

Register Today for Wellness+ with Plenti

Instructions:

If you are already a “Wellness+ with Plenti” member:

  • Go to https://kidcents.riteaid.com/
  • Log into your account
  • Scroll down and click on “start rounding up” in the KidCents section
  • Click on “Change My Charity”
  • Type in “Sarah Heinz House” in the “Search Charities” box

If you are not already a “Wellness+ with Plenti” member:

  • Go to https://kidcents.riteaid.com/ 
  • Go to “Select a Charity”
  • Type in “Sarah Heinz House” in the “Search Charities” box, hit “Enroll Me”
  • Using the “Wellness+ Plenti” drop down menu, select “KidCents”
  • Click “My Change”, right under your name & account number.
  • Add the requested information to complete the application

For additional information contact Jerry M. Cozewith, Development Director, Sarah Heinz House at 412 231 2377  ext 18 or email: cozewith@sarahheinzhouse.com.

The Power of Small Acts of Kindness

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Charity Supper Club hosts and PR Solutions’ owners, Scottie & Michelle Jackson with Book Scholarship Recipient, Marven Kenol.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – On a warm Sunday afternoon in July at a quaint restaurant in Bridgeville, Pennsylvania, a small group of friends gathered to break bread together and to give to charity as part of the Charity Supper Club – Pittsburgh (CSC). The crowd, although smaller than expected, filled the room with rich conversation while gearing up to make cash donations toward CSC’s designated charity of the month.  As a result of their generosity, book scholarships totaling $750 were presented to two college-bound Pittsburgh area high school graduates.

The Charity Supper Club, hosted by PR Solutions LLC, was designed with one goal in mind – to use small donations to help transform the lives of people in need. No amount is too small. No goal is too insignificant. The Club has taken strides towards accomplishing its mission. Over the last several months it has presented close to $2,000 to area charities and families in need.

Meet the Charity Supper Club Book Scholarship Recipients

Marven Kenol, Age 18 – $500 Book Scholarship
Marven recently graduated from the The Neighborhood Academy in Pittsburgh and is now a freshman at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He believes that having “a good education is vital to achieving your dreams”. He expressed interest in connecting with new people while in college and taking full advantage of all the opportunities presented to him during his college years.
Book Scholarship Recipient, Lauryn Williams
Book Scholarship Recipient, Lauryn Williams
Lauryn Williams, Age 18 – $250 Book Scholarship
Lauryn is a graduate of Avonworth High School in Pittsburgh. She is now attending Penn State University. Her goals are to “make an impact in this world whether it is large or small.” She believes that knowledge is key and with knowledge people can enhance themselves and improve their situations as well as help others.

A Letter of ‘Thanks’ from Marven Kenol

Hello Mrs. Jackson,

As a recipient of your generous scholarship, I just want to say thank you for everything you have done. The scholarship you have given me has helped me greatly when it came to my books. As of right now I am able to buy all of the text books that I need and some of which are a little costly. For example, a math program called Aleks costs a student $90 for 18 weeks of use. As for my Introduction to music history class, the text book for that class costs $90 as well. For my Sociology class, the text book required is $110. Since I have the Scholarship, I do not have to worry about not having enough money to buy books, and I want to say thank you!
Special thanks to everyone who contributed.
What is Charity Supper Club?  An invitation-only dining experience that takes place quarterly at a different restaurant in the Greater Pittsburgh area. Guests are invited to attend, and to bring a friend, and are asked to join in the conversation, eat well and pledge either 50 or 100 percent of the total cost of their restaurant tab (minus tip) to charity. Ex. if a guest spends $90 on their meal and pledge 50% of their tab to charity, they pay $90 to the restaurant and $45 to charity. Minimum donation is $15 per dinner. For more information or to be added to the Charity Supper Club invitation list visit http://www.prsolutions123.com.

Charity Supper Club Seeks College-Bound High School Grads from Distressed Areas to Apply for Book Scholarships

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PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA – PR Solutions will host its second Charity Supper Club (CSC) event on July 19th at Walnut Grill Restaurant in Bridgeville, Pennsylvania. The dinner will benefit college-bound high school graduates from Pittsburgh’s low-income communities. Scholarships will be awarded to up to three 2015 or 2016 freshmen. To apply, students can complete an application at: Charity Supper Club Scholarship Application.

“We want to give kids a jumpstart in life,” said PR Solutions’ co-founder and Chief Financial Officer, Scottie Jackson. “College is an exciting time but if students and parents are struggling financially it can be a very stressful time as well. Our goal is to provide scholarships to help cover the cost of books or other fees for entering freshmen. We encourage everyone to join us at the next event and to give. An investment in our kids is the most important investment we can make.”

Scholarship amounts will be determined by how much is raised during the event. CSC attendees raised $1,200 in April to support Pittsburgh-area nonprofit, Entrepreneuring Youth.

To qualify, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Graduate from a Pittsburgh-area high school in 2015
  • Be accepted to an accredited 2 or 4-year college or university
  • Submit a 250 – 500 word paper on, Why a good education is the key to making my dreams come true?
  • Express financial need for books, year-one tuition and/or other essential items or reside in an economically challenged area.

The deadline for applications is July 1st.

ABOUT THE CHARITY SUPPER CLUB 

The Charity Supper Club is an invitation-only dining experience that takes place quarterly at a different restaurant in the Greater Pittsburgh area. Guests are invited to attend, and to bring a friend, and are asked to join in the conversation, eat well and pledge either 50 or 100 percent of the total cost of their restaurant tab (minus tips) to charity. To learn more about the Charity Supper Club or to be added to the online invitation list visit www.prsolutions123.com, call 724-307-3056 or email info@prsolutions123.com.

ABOUT PR SOLUTIONS LLC

PR Solutions Strategic Marketing and Corporate Event Planning is a Pittsburgh-based business consulting firm that specializes in effective and affordable marketing consulting, social media management and corporate event planning services for public, private and non-profit organizations.

Local Professionals Gather to Support Pittsburgh-Area Charity

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Local charities are the pathway to community growth and prosperity was the overarching message given during today’s Charity Supper Club event at Sonoma Grille in Pittsburgh. Hosted by PR Solutions’ owners, Scottie and Michelle Jackson, the two-hour brunch was attended by a group of local professionals including representatives from UPMC and USAR 316th Sustainment Command in Coraopolis. The event raised money for Entrepreneuring Youth, a non-profit organization dedicated to teaching kids from underserved communities entrepreneurial skills.

“Local charities provide critical resources for area communities. Our goal is to help them promote their initiatives by appealing to area professionals who enjoy great food, fellowship and giving,” said Scottie Jackson. “We are starting small with the hopes that one day we will attract hundreds of attendees to each event.”

The event raised over $1,200 for the organization.

Charity Supper Club is an invitation-only dining experience that takes place quarterly at a different restaurant in the Greater Pittsburgh area. Guests are invited to attend, and to bring a friend, and are asked to join in the conversation, eat well and pledge at least 50 percent of the total cost of their restaurant tab to charity. To learn more about the program visit, www.prsolutions123.com or contact info@prsolutions123.com.

To see photos visit our Facebook Page.

EYOUTH STUDENTS IGNITE, INSPIRE, INNOVATE AT I-PITCH COMPETITION 

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Twenty-seven middle and high school students from across Pittsburgh took the stage at Google in Bakery Square on March 28th to share new business ideas and celebrate youth entrepreneurship at the annual i-Pitch Competition. During the two hour event, EYouth students pitched products ranging from homemade cannolis to mobile apps and inspired a room of judges, parents, teachers and peers.

Sponsored by NextTier Bank and the Pittsburgh Technology Council, the i-Pitch competition was held as the culminating event for students from Beaver County Youth Entrepreneurship Collaborative, Brownsville Area School District, Entrepreneuring Youth’s Hilltop E-Center, Manchester Academic Charter School and Urban Pathways Charter School.  The judge’s pool consisted of 11 representatives from area public and private industries including Google, Neighborhood Allies, Ansys, Allegheny County Council, Alpha Lab Gear and Five Star Development, Inc. They were also joined by PA House of Representatives’ Member, Ed Gainey. Judges scored the two-minute pitches based on customer benefits, service features and presentation skills. Cash prizes were awarded to first, second and third places in middle school and high school divisions.

Top winners in the high school division included Grayden Sabol, founder of Footmark Tracking- a company that uses sound technology to find missing arrows; Nariah White, founder of Nariah’s Fabulous Jewelz; Caleb Kirkland & Maddison Angelone, co-founders of Holy Cannoli.

Middle school division winners included Cheyenne Rhone, founder of Hopes for the Best Survival Bracelets; Sanaa Morris, founder of Smore Cookies; De’Andre Gordon, founder of Phoenix Classic Designs, maker of custom T-shirts.

Congratulations to all the participants! 

Support EYouth’s up-coming Crowdfunding Campaign scheduled to launch on Indiegogo May 15th. Follow us at #IgniteMyFuture.

PR Solutions to Host First Charity Supper Club Event in Pittsburgh

PR Solutions LLC will host its first Charity Supper Club event on Sunday, April 26 at Sonoma Grille in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Charity Supper Club initiative is an exclusive dining experience held quarterly at a different restaurant in the Greater Pittsburgh area. Guests are invited to attend and encouraged to network, eat well and pledge at least 50% of the total cost of their restaurant tab to charity.

“Giving back is an essential part of our organizational culture,” said Michelle Jackson, CEO & Founder of PR Solutions. “Pittsburgh is a great place to start and nurture this initiative. Our goal is to collect small donations from individual donors and organizations and use them to make a big difference in the lives of people in need.”

The first event will benefit Entrepreneuring Youth, a local non-profit organization dedicated to teaching middle and high school students from under-served communities entrepreneurial skills. To learn more about the Charity Supper Club visit www.prsolution123.com.

To attend or for more information email info@prsolutions123.com or call 724-307-3056.