Our lives are made up of two dates and a dash. The day we are born and the day that we die. Those dates don’t matter, it’s the dash that does. What are you doing with your dash?
The Dash Project is here to empower each and every one of you to DO SOMETHING with your dash. This is not about buying a cup of coffee for the person in line behind you (which by the way is super cool and nice), or donating money (which is also super cool and very much needed), it is about giving of the most valuable thing you have…your time. Nobody has ever died wishing they had more money, or a bigger house. They wish they had more time.
So we want EVERYONE to donate your dash….your time.
Our Bubba Show Family have reached out to us because they need volunteers. They don’t need your money, they need your time. This is something that every single one of us can do.
What will you do with YOUR Dash?
Here are some suggestions from our Bubba Show Family:
Micki suggests www.whoirun4.com
Amanda sent me:
At South Fayette Intermediate School on August 27, 2016, our community will be making a difference. Through a Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) MobilePackTM, we will produce 100,000 meals for children around the world. FMSC is a Christian nonprofit hunger relief organization working with volunteers to produce MannaPackTM Rice, a scientifically formulated food formula that is culturally acceptable worldwide. Organizations in nearly 70 countries around the world distribute these meals to children in greatest need.
The core team has been hard at work raising the $22,000 needed to complete the mobile pack and send off 100,000 meals. Now, we are starting to prepare for the main event and are in need of 500 volunteers to make it happen. Volunteer sign ups start in a couple of weeks and more info can be found on our Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/southfayettemobilepack.
Kaitlin says Girls Hope Of Pittsburgh Needs Volunteers www.girshope.org
Trisha sent us:
am writing on behalf of NHS. We are a human service agency that serves Washington, Greene, Fayette, Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Westmoreland, Indiana, Armstrong and Lawrence counties. I work in the therapeutic foster care program and we are greatly in need of foster parents. In Washington County alone there are currently 505 children in foster care. Allegheny county currently has 2,512 children in foster care. Armstrong county has 52 children placed in foster homes. Westmoreland county has 387 children. With these amounts already placed, the number of waiting children is unimaginable. Our agency currently has a waiting list of children to be placed in foster homes. Waiting children often remain in shelters, unsafe homes or very far away from the communities they have grown up in. The majority of the children currently placed, and waiting for placement, are adolescents or children who have previously been in foster placements. Currently, we do not have enough foster homes to meet the demand of the waiting children. We are in great need of foster parents in all of these counties, but especially Westmoreland, Indiana, Allegheny and Armstrong. Any support that you could provide to our agency and the children in the community would be great.
Tom says Big Brothers and Big Sisters needs volunteers:
Shannon sent us this:
Well let me tell you about our remarkable organization, Yes, You Can Dance! We partner with community organizations, dance professionals, health professionals, and educators to design and provide dance opportunities for senior citizens, individuals with special needs, people with Multiple Sclerosis, and more. In addition, we support research on the impact of dance on our health and well-being. We hold Special Need Ballroom and MS classes on Saturdays and Sundays and are always looking for volunteers and dance instructors for South and North Hills locations! We offer training to any mentor/volunteer that wants to get involved. What is absolutely fabulous is the social and mobility that we see in our students that makes volunteering so rewarding! Our students are absolutely thrilled to be dancing with us every weekend. Along with our classes we also have an Art of Performance Team that performs at different events in the Pittsburgh Area. We actually have a performance tomorrow night in Market Square at 5:30 pm called ‘Dancing in the Square’- so come check us out!!!! You can also learn more by visiting our website at www.yesyoucandance.org!
Jamie sent us : I am an officer for the auxiliary Of the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Tarentum PA. We are a charitable organization that believe in people helping people And while you have to be a member to come into the organization and partake in the benefits of membership we need members to join who are willing to actually participate as well as non member volunteers to help with events. We are always holding functions and events to raise money for local and national charities From Relay For Life, Cancer Society, the HOPE center, Veterans, Families who have experienced difficulty, Angel tree, and so many more.
The men and women interested in membership or just volunteering their time when we hold a charitable function can contact aerie (men) or auxiliary (women) Secretary At
The Fraternal Order of Eagles #699
204 Wood Street Tarentum PA 15084
Kim e-mailed me: We are hosting the 2016 National Dance day on July 30th 2016 at Saint Clair Park in Greensburg PA. We are in need of some volunteers to help run the event smoothly. If you could see if anyone that is willing to donate their time to help would like to help us we would greatly appreciate it. National Dance day information is on the So You think you can dance website and also the Dizzy feet foundation website or just google National Dance Day. It is always the last Saturday in July. We are so excited to get a group together in the area. Any other help you think we might need would be appreciated. Any announcements about the event will help too. We are just a small group in Greensburg excited about joining in for National Dance Day.
Tomilyn says her organization needs a lot of volunteers: www.mayaorganization.org
Molly works with an organization that needs help: www.familypromiseswpa.org
Jessica sent us:
They are based in NC, but there are reps in all of the states and in other countries.
I am the Pittsburgh rep. CHERUBS is the Association of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Research, Awareness and Support. Founded in 1995, we are an international charity, helping over 5700 families in 61 countries and leading the way in CDH Research, Awareness and Support services.
Kristy sent us that Excela Health is always looking for help with their Hospice program. Get more info at http://www.excelahealth.org