Pittsburgh has a long and proud history of immigrants settling here and contributing to its success, making it a city we all love. Continuing in this tradition, we have seen a huge outpouring of support from residents recently concerning our immigrant and refugee populations. Many people have asked Vibrant Pittsburgh how best to give back and contribute to our tradition of being a welcoming city. Below is a list of local organizations who support and aid immigrants and refugees in our area and how best to donate to them. Because the desire to help has been so strong, most of these organizations do not currently have a need for volunteers, but monetary donations are greatly appreciated.
ACLU OF PENNSYLVANIA, PITTSBURGH
ACCULTURATION FOR JUSTICE, ACCESS AND PEACE OUTREACH (AJAPO)
BHUTANESE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION OF PITTSBURGH (BCAP)
Donate: Online at www.bcap.us
and clicking the appropriate ‘donate’ button, or mail the check/money order payable to Bhutanese Community Association of Pittsburgh or simply BCAP to 4150 Saw Mill Run Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15227
CARNEGIE LIBRARY OF PITTSBURGH
CASA SAN JOSE
Donate: Make out to Casa San Jose and mail to 933 Brookline Blvd. Pittsburgh, PA 15226. Or donate online at https://secure.stjoseph-baden.org. Find “Gift Designation” on the page. Then, click on the right arrow in the box, which will allow you to select “Casa San Jose” from the drop-down menu.
COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE AND REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT (CARR)
How to help: Please contact 412-781-1175 ext. 2248, firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how you can help CARR make Pittsburgh home for refugees.
Shout-out to one of our own recognized in the WSJ for her volunteer efforts with CARR: http://www.wsj.com/articles/answering-the-urge-to-volunteer-1485374723
GOODWILL OF SOUTHERN PENNSYLVANIA
GREATER PITTSBURGH LITERACY COUNCIL
or send a check to Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council, Development Office, 411 Seventh Ave., suite 550, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
ISLAMIC CENTER OF PITTSBURGH
JEWISH FAMILY & CHILDREN’S SERVICE
Donate: Mail check payable to Jewish Family & Children’s Service (note on memo line if money is to be directed to refugee/immigrant dept or any other department) to: Jewish Family & Children’s Service, 5743 Bartlett Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15217
MUSLIM ASSOCIATION OF GREATER PITTSBURGH (MAP)
NORTHERN AREA MULTI SERVICE CENTER
SOUTH HILLS INTERFAITH MOVEMENT (SHIM)
SQUIRREL HILL HEALTH CENTER
Donate: Checks can be mailed to Squirrel Hill Health Center, 4516 Browns Hill Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Learn more: http://vibrantpittsburgh.org/