Heritage Community Initiatives celebrated its 40th birthday with a “Day of Service” and by giving back in the communities it serves in Allegheny County. The outreach effort began June 26, with a weeklong food and paper goods drive for the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, leading to its birthday on Thursday, June 29, with free services and more.
To let area seniors know they are thinking about them, students enrolled in Heritage’s Education programs wrote special notes and made pet rocks for hand-delivery to more than 100 seniors at The Avenue, Rankin Christian Center, and senior box recipients. Heritage’s Board members and staff also assembled nonperishable food and paper goods for the Food Bank.
Heritage will also offered free rides on Heritage Community Transportation, no charge meals for Nutrition clients, and no parent fees for early education and out-of-school time families on June 29.
Our students painted and delivered over 100 pet rocks to local seniors, our teammates and families collected nearly 500lbs of donations for the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, and waived costs for our transportation, education, and nutrition customers for the day covering more than $5000 of services provided for the day.
For 40 years Heritage has been here to serve and we look forward to many more!
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