Repair the World Pittsburgh Families

Welcome, Pittsburgh families!

Repair the World Pittsburgh Families, a program of Repair the World Pittsburgh, aims to engage parents and elementary school aged children in ongoing service learning opportunities. Monthly opportunities are be offered around Pittsburgh and its suburbs, in partnership with both local Jewish organizations, such as PJ Library, and local community based organizations. Each project will be engaging for children and their parents, address a real community need, and incorporate service learning. Projects will be designed in consultation with local communities but may include things such as visits to homebound elderly, gardening at a community-based farm, and serving at a soup kitchen or food pantry.

Pittsburgh Families provides several ongoing volunteer opportunities for families with elementary and middle school age children. Register to participate today!

Check out some upcoming Pittsburgh Families volunteer opportunities for you and your family to get involved and give back, and get to know some of our family programming. To join the community and stay in the loop, join our Facebook group and follow us on Instagram today.

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If you’re interested in collaborating with us to coordinate a volunteer opportunity for your group of youngsters (schools, scouts, clubs, we’ve done them all!), contact Rachel Libros today.


Our Family Programming:

  • Family Gardening Club:
    • Launching in the fall of 2018, Family Gardening Crew invites families to come together to garden at community gardens/urban farms throughout the city two times per month. Each gardening event will include a reflection that allows kids and parents to learn about food justice and agriculture through storytelling, activities, and parent resources for continued conversation at home. Activities most appropriate for kids ages 7 and up.
  • Adopt-A-Grandparent
    • Also launching in fall 2018, the Adopt-A-Grandparent program is a partnership between Repair the World Pittsburgh and the Jewish Association on Aging (JAA). Families will be matched with a “Grandparent” living in one of JAA’s facilities around Pittsburgh. They will schedule at least 2 visits per month in coordination with their grandparent. Repair the World will provide sensitivity training around working with seniors, as well as a booklet of activities to choose from each time you visit. Kids of all ages welcome!
  • Partnership with PJ Library
    • Family Service Corps partners with PJ Library Pittsburgh to provide meaningful service opportunities to young families throughout the great Pittsburgh area. PJ Library books provide the foundation to meaningful learning and reflection through storytelling which makes difficult topics, such as equity and race, accessible to a young audience. Programs are designed for kids ages 4-9!

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities and Events:

Adopt-a-Grandparent

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Saturday | June 1, 2019

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Repair the World: Spring Sustainability Swaperoo!

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Sunday | June 2, 2019

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Pittsburgh Farm Crew: Tree Identification

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Monday | June 3, 2019

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Adopt-a-Grandparent

The Adopt-A-Grandparent program is a partnership between Repair the World Pittsburgh and the Jewish Association on Aging (JAA)/Riverview Towers. Once families are matched with a “grandparent” they will schedule 1-2 visits per month. Repair the World provides a booklet of kid- and senior-friendly activities to choose from each time you visit! Appropriate for all ages and abilities.

Date

Saturday | June 1, 2019

Time

- eastern time

Location

52 Garetta St
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15217

Repair the World: Spring Sustainability Swaperoo!

Come join us for our Spring Sustainability Swaperoo! You’ve probably been to a swap before, but this one is a little different! We are accepting donations of gently used clothes, books, art supplies, household items (no furniture), books, and more! [If you have items you are not sure about, feel free to reach out to us]. You can drop off donations at Repair the World at 6022 Broad Street in East Liberty or at the Green Building Alliance in the South Side during business hours the week before the event (5/27-5/31). Day-of drop offs will be limited to one small bag of items (for sorting purposes)!


Info for day-of: Doors open at 10am and close at 1pm. Bring your own bag – avoid plastic bags if you can – to fill with items to take home with you! More details to come!


At the end of the event, we will be looking for folks to drop off donations at various sites in Pittsburgh.


Our location is ADA Accessible and has on-street parking that is free on Sundays. Let us know if you have any other needs or concerns!

Date

Sunday | June 2, 2019

Time

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM eastern time

Location

6022 Broad Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15206

Pittsburgh Farm Crew: Tree Identification

TREE IDENTIFCATION: Ned Brockmeyer from Hilltop Urban Farm will be leading a workshop on ways to identify a variety of trees in our area. It is a potluck dinner, so bring your favorite dish and become a tree expert! 


All the fun is happening at the Repair The World workshop which is ADA accessible.


Other accommodations upon request.

Date

Monday | June 3, 2019

Time

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM eastern time

Location

6022 Broad Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15206