Toys for Tots
Distribution nights: Dec. 14, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Dec. 15, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Location TBD. toysfortots.org
Collection bins will be present throughout the region in the holiday season. New toys accepted. Monetary donations also accepted.
Project Bundle-Up Polar Bear Jump
Jan. 1, 2019, time TBA. Point State Park. projectbundleup.org
Hit the icy three rivers water to bring warmth to those in need. Last year, the event raised $7,300 for Project Bundle-Up, which provides winter clothing to the less fortunate.
Light of Life Ministry Thanksgiving dinner
Nov. 22, 5 a.m.-7 p.m. 10 E. North Ave., North Side. lightoflife.org
Before eating too much and then passing out during football, consider serving a hot meal to those in need. Light of Life Ministry has been serving Thanksgiving meals to the needy for decades, and can always use volunteers. Sign up early – spots fill up fast.
65 Roses Sports Auction
Nov. 29, 6-10 p.m. 810 River Ave., North Side. www.cff.org/WesternPA
Raising money for cystic fibrosis, a genetic disease that can lead to frequent lung infections, is a worthy enough cause. But this sports auction provides additional motivation with the guarantee of a personally autographed football from a current Pittsburgh Steelers player.
Family Volunteering at Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
Dec. 15, 9:15 a.m.-12 p.m. 1 North Linden St., Duquesne. pittsburghfoodbank.org
Bring the entire family out to prepare food bags and learn the value of volunteering. The session includes a tour of the food bank. Comfortable clothing is encouraged.
Amen to Action, Meals for Hope
Nov. 23, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. David L. Lawrence Convention Center, 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd., Downtown. amentoaction.org
Catholic organization hosting a pack-a-thon with the goal of packing 1 million meals for the hungry. The event is open to people of all faiths.
Turkey Trot North Park
Nov. 22, 8-11 a.m. North Park Rose Barn, Pearce Mill Road., Allison Park. ourownhome.org
Enjoy a casual race around North Park before a big Thanksgiving dinner. Proceeds will benefit Our Own Homes, a local housing charity. Registration is $25, and participants must register by 12 p.m. on Nov. 7.
Dec. 25. Registration opens Nov. 27. jfedvolunteer.org/mitzvah-day
The Hebrew word “mitzvah” means “acts of loving kindness.” Join the Jewish Federation Volunteer Center for the 18th annual Mitzvah Day and volunteer to help people and organizations in need of some good deeds.
12 Bars Charity Bar Crawl
Dec. 14. Location and time TBA. 12barsofcharity.com/pittsburgh
A bar crawl with the mission of raising as much money for local charities as possible. Money raised will go to charities like Animal Friends, Autism Speaks, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh.
WQED Cardigan Party
Dec 19, 6-9 p.m. 4802 Fifth Ave., Oakland. wqed.org
Come celebrate everything Fred Rogers at the Studio where he filmed his iconic show. Enjoy Mister Rogers-themed music and retro snacks. Party is for guests 21 and older.