FIGHTING CHILDHOOD HUNGER THROUGH A CIRCLE OF TEAMWORK

A grassroots giving circle for Southwestern Pennsylvania

FIGHTING CHILDHOOD HUNGER THROUGH A CIRCLE OF TEAMWORK

A grassroots giving circle for Southwestern Pennsylvania

OUR MISSION

To alleviate hunger for the children of SW Pennsylvania by pooling our resources to provide meaningful grants to local organizations engaged in meeting these needs.

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OUR MISSION

To alleviate hunger for the children of SW Pennsylvania by pooling our resources to provide meaningful grants to local organizations engaged in meeting these needs.

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Non-profits Supported
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Donated

THE FACTS

DID YOU KNOW

  • According to Just Harvest, in 2016 there were about 174,000 (14.2% of the population) individuals in the Pittsburgh area who were considered to be food insecure. Over 42,000 of those are children. This means that almost 18% of the children in our region do not have reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food.
  • Children who experience hunger as toddlers are over three times more likely to be obese at age 4.

  • Hungry children are sick more often, miss more days of school, are more likely to repeat a grade and more likely to be suspended.

  • Poor nutrition and food insecurity in today’s children will have long term effects not only on their health, but on society as a whole.

THE FACTS

DID YOU KNOW

  • According to Just Harvest, in 2016 there were about 174,000 (14.2% of the population) individuals in the Pittsburgh area who were considered to be food insecure. Over 42,000 of those are children. This means that almost 18% of the children in our region do not have reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food.

  • Children who experience hunger as toddlers are over three times more likely to be obese at age 4.

  • Hungry children are sick more often, miss more days of school, are more likely to repeat a grade and more likely to be suspended.

  • Poor nutrition and food insecurity in today’s children will have long term effects not only on their health, but on society as a whole.

IMAGINE A CHILD YOU LOVE GOING TO SCHOOL HUNGRY, OR TO BED HUNGRY, OR BOTH

EVERY CHILD

SHOULD BE ABLE TO SOAR

Be a part of the change! Giving circles are groups of individuals who pool their money and decide together who to grant it to. They are often formed by friends or like-minded individuals as a way to be more engaged in the giving process and to increase their knowledge of philanthropy, nonprofits and the needs in their community.

There are giving circles across the country, ranging from small groups of friends raising $100 around the kitchen table to high-powered groups with annual membership fees of over $10,000. As far as we know, Giving2Grow is the first grassroots giving circle in the Pittsburgh area!

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EVERY CHILD

SHOULD BE ABLE TO SOAR

Be a part of the change! Giving circles are groups of individuals who pool their money and decide together who to grant it to. They are often formed by friends or like-minded individuals as a way to be more engaged in the giving process and to increase their knowledge of philanthropy, nonprofits and the needs in their community.

There are giving circles across the country, ranging from small groups of friends raising $100 around the kitchen table to high-powered groups with annual membership fees of over $10,000. As far as we know, Giving2Grow is the first grassroots giving circle in the Pittsburgh area!

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NEWS AND EVENTS

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Congratulations to the 2018 Grant Recipients!

March 29th, 2019|0 Comments

We are so happy to support the work of the 2018 grant recipients Visit the website links below to learn more about our grant recipients’ projects. 1. Feed Our Students: $10,000. 2. United Methodist Church [...]

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Giving2Grow Helps Out at Mom Prom 2018

May 30th, 2018|0 Comments

In February 2018, Jennifer McDowell, G2G president, was approached by Katie Mannarino of Blue Sky Closing Services.  In 2014, Katie’s daughters were 10 and 15; they spent one memorable weekend lamenting that they had no [...]

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Congratulations to the 2017 Grant Recipients!

June 5th, 2017|0 Comments

Since our first year of funding, 2014, Giving2Grow members have donated $145,000 to local non-profits who share our mission of addressing childhood hunger and nutrition in SW Pennsylvania. We have done this collectively and [...]