I got some exciting news on Friday. Apparently the food bank in Philadelphia (Philabundance) and the Food Bank of Central PA heard about what I’m doing (I know awesome, word is definitely out) and contacted the Pittsburgh Food Bank to see if they could get involved. Like I said I am very excited about this but must admit that at first I was a little apprehensive about adding more groups. I was worried that doing so would spread the funds I’m raising too thinly. That’s why I only chose two in the first place. But I quickly realized that bringing these two organizations on board will increase the number of people I can reach, which in turn will increase the amount of money and awareness I will be able to raise, and subsequently the amount of people I will be able to help. Adding the Food Bank of Central PA will also allow me to help people in a whole new region too, which I am thrilled about. I do want to make sure though that this will not diminish the amount of money I’ll be able to raise for Project H.O.M.E.
What makes me feel better though is that the website that The Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank is creating for me will have a drop down menu that has each of these groups listed on it and allow you to pick which organization(s) you would like to donate to, including Project H.O.M.E. This will make donating as simple and as streamlined as possible. That being said, people can still donate to Project H.O.M.E. by going to their website (projecthome.org) and following the steps I’ve already posted, and I really want to encourage people to donate to them.
So things are picking up and the project is getting bigger. I’ve started a facebook group and even (both called Walk for Hunger and Homelessness) and also opened up a Twitter account (adambrok), though I must admit I’ve kind of been a non/ boarderline anti-Twitter person up until this point (I really don’t care what Paris Hilton ate for lunch or What Sarah Palin thought about the new Twilight movie) . But if it helps get the word out about hunger and homelessness I suppose it’s not so bad.