FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Pittsburgh, August 14, 2012 – Last August, Pittsburgh became the sixth city to establish a chapter of the community service group Gay For Good, joining Boston, Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego and San Francisco.
Founded in Los Angeles in 2008, Gay For Good aims to energize and mobilize the LGBT community to interact with the broader community by volunteering the time of its members to various social welfare and environmental service projects. Each month, Gay For Good members donate their time to a community service project that benefits a local non-profit organization. Participants do not need to be a member of the LGBT community to join Gay For Good or to participate in any of its community service projects.
“In the past year, Gay For Good: Pittsburgh has worked with 15 local non-profits, ranging from The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Pittsburgh to The Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank to the Pittsburgh Aids Task Force. We have clocked in over 3,000 volunteer hours and we are immensely proud of the work we have done and will continue to do,” said Jared Pascoe, co-founder of Gay For Good: Pittsburgh. “Our organization is unique in that, while comprised of primarily LGBT members, it does not operate with the primary objective of benefiting the LGBT community. We plan to provide help wherever it is needed and welcomed.”
On Saturday, August 25th from 7:00p – 9:30p, The Toonseum (945 Liberty Ave. Downtown) will host Gay For Good: Pittsburgh’s “A Good Year” to celebrate their anniversary. Cocktails courtesy of Clique Vodka, dessert and live entertainment will be enjoyed as well as The Toonseum’s two current exhibits: “Care Bears: 30 Years of Caring… and Hugs!” and “Pittsburgh as Gotham.” There is a suggested donation of $10 to benefit Animal Friends, who will be on hand with rescue dogs who need to be adopted.
For further information about Gay For Good: Pittsburgh please visit www.gayforgood.org.
By: Jared Pascoe