Imagine the stress of approaching the cold months with an apprehension that goes beyond snowy roads and is instead derived from the question no family should have to ask: will I make it through the winter? Limited-income families in our city will try to keep their houses warm so that their children can sleep well at night. They will struggle to keep their pipes from freezing so that they can shower for work. They will stretch their thin incomes and still not come up with the necessary funds to stay warm. But you can help! By partnering with Dollar Energy Fund for a unique and exciting fundraising opportunity on January 25 & 26, you can raise funds that will go directly toward these families.
At the end of January, join us in this effort by participating in the fourth annual Cool Down for Warmth. In the dead of winter, a house will be constructed using ice blocks in downtown Pittsburgh in Market Square. The goal of the program is to build awareness for the many families who will go without heat during these harsh winter months, while attempting to raise money for utility assistance grants. The best news is that all donations collected will receive a dollar-for-dollar match from our partnering utility companies.
There are many ways to participate in the Cool Down for Warmth event. Click below to donate, read about being a participant, or check out our available sponsorship opportunities:
Our Cool Down for Warmth will take place on January 25 & 26 in Market Square. Participants pledge to stay in a house made of ice until they meet their fundraising goal.READ MORE: CW Summer Schedule Schedule 2021
During the 2018 Cool Down for Warmth event, Dollar Energy Fund is hosting a Bowls for Warmth Lunch in the Square Soup Tasting to benefit families in need of utility assistance. Local restaurants will participate in a soup challenge, serving cups of soup to the lunchtime crowd in Market Square. Attendees get to sample four soups from their choice of over a dozen participating vendors, and vote for their favorite!
Thursday, January 25 and Friday, January 26
11 am to 2 pm
Tickets will be sold for $10 at the Cool Down for Warmth kiosk located in Market Square. All proceeds benefit Dollar Energy Fund. Every donation is matched dollar-for-dollar by our utility partners and your tax-deductible donation will stay in Western Pennsylvania.
Bowls for Warmth is just one of the events taking place those two days in Market Square during the Cool Down for Warmth event. The event features a full-size ice house with guest appearances, giveaways and more! For more information about the Cool Down for Warmth event,
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