This Tuesday, participate it Pay It Forward Day! This day is a movement to encourage people perform acts of kindness for community members. The goal? To make the world a kinder place. In times like this, a little kindness goes a long way. Maybe drop off  take-out  at a neighbor’s home, support a local business, or simply call a friend to check-in. Whatever you do, no matter big or small, will help make a bright spot to someone’s day. 

To help inspire you to commit an act of kindness, here are what several nonprofits are doing to help Pittsburgh during the Covid-19 pandemic. 

412 Food Rescue

Pittsburgh Non-Profit
Photo Credit: Pittsburgh City Paper

The use of food banks and other resources to get food has skyrocketed during Covid-19. While the pandemic presented challenges,  412 Food Rescue quickly adapted to get food to those in need during the pandemic. The organization is  “working in partnership with nonprofits that serve populations that require home delivery such as food banks, food pantries, senior agencies and more.” Learn how you can support 412 Food Rescue. 

Fred Rogers Productions

Pittsburgh Non-Profit
Photo Credit: Fred Rogers Productions

With kids stuck at home and missing out on school, it can be tough to keep them entertained. Luckily, Fred Rogers Productions is releasing daily crafts and activities online. This gives something for kids to look forward to as each day brings a new, unique event announced on the organization’s  social media platforms.  

Carnegie Museum of Art

Pittsburgh Non-Profit
Photo Credit: Discover the Burgh

Museums around the world have closed their doors due to Covid-19. The Carnegie Museum of Art is no exception, but is going above and beyond to create a virtual experience. Distract yourself by diving into the vast amount of entertainment options on their website.  Learn how you can support the Carnegie Museum of Art. 

Women’s Center and Shelter of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Non-Profit
Photo Credit: Women’s Center and Shelter of Pittsburgh

The Women’s Center and Shelter of Pittsburgh quickly adapted to make sure they continued to help those in need. A Covid-19 rapid response team was formed to ensure that clients receive care. Learn how you can support the Women’s Center and Shelter of Pittsburgh.

Global Links 

Pittsburgh Non-Profit
Photo Credit: The Washington Post

A key player in ensuring access to healthcare during this pandemic is Global Links. The organization is working to provide Pittsburgh nonprofit healthcare workers with personal protection equipment. Their actions are helping keep clinics open for populations that may not have the means to seek treatment elsewhere. These vulnerable populations are critical to protect during this time. Learn how you can support Global Links. 

These are just five of many organizations working to help those in the Pittsburgh community. Worldwide, organizations like the ones listed above are taking action to help people affected by Covid-19.  We’ll get through this together. 

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

A Virginia native, Katherine moved to Pittsburgh in 2016 to attend the University of Pittsburgh. After earning her B.A. in Media and Professional Communications in December 2019, Katherine begun working as a Marketing Intern and Public Relations for two different Pittsburgh-based organizations. She loves to travel, read ( big Carnegie Library fan), and explore Pittsburgh during her free time! All while fueled by an unnecessary amount of caffeine, of course.

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