Winter temps can be brutal. Just think if you had to worry about having heat for the winter. This is where the 8th Annual Dollar Energy Cool Down for Warmth comes in to help! The virtual one day event happens January 27th!

In past years, you might have noticed an awesome ice house in Market Square for the event. Because of COVID, the annual ice house will not be open to the public. For this year, KDKA-TV will host the event in a studio made entirely of ice on Pittsburgh Today Live! Heather Abraham and David Highfield better bundle up!

“The Cool Down for Warmth has been Dollar Energy Fund’s way of connecting with the community and raising awareness for those in our region who struggle to maintain basic utility services during the winter months,” said Chad Quinn, Dollar Energy Fund’s CEO. “And, since many in our area are struggling to afford the costs associated with keeping their utilities on so their families can be safe and warm in their homes, we are grateful to have the opportunity to continue our outreach efforts on Pittsburgh Today Live. All are welcome to tune into the live broadcast on January 27th to see the Cool Down for Warmth ice structure, learn more about Dollar Energy Fund, and find out how they can help spread the warmth to their neighbors in need.”

All donations collected will receive a dollar-for-dollar match from partnering utility companies. Throughout the years, Cool Down for Warmth has raised 2.1 million to benefit 6,000 households in western Pennsylvania.  Donate here!

This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.
Josh McCann

Josh has been writing for Made in PGH since 2018, where he writes about upcoming events. He’s a Point Park University graduate and teaches high school English. In his free time you’ll find him playing guitar and writing new songs.

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