Community Service

The Community Service Subcommittee, which falls under the Communications and Outreach Committee, organizes outreach projects designed to serve historically disadvantaged communities in the Pittsburgh-area while staying true to PBMF’s mission of bridging the gap between the media and black Americans.

Some of the subcommittee’s flagship programs include conducting an annual book drive to promote literacy among children, holding a winter clothing drive and recruiting members to serve as mentors and tutors for young minorities.

EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

May 7-Aug. 15, 2016: PBMF READS: PROJECT BOOK BRIDGE

The Pittsburgh Black Media Federation’s third annual summer book drive for children – PBMF Reads: Project Book Bridge — runs through Aug. 15.

black booksPBMF is collecting new and gently used children’s books for Womanspace East, a nonprofit that supports homeless women and children in the greater Pittsburgh area.

Appropriate donations include inspirational books; historical pieces; contemporary teen and young adult fiction; books on fashion, self-care and hair care; and material that is uplifting, engaging and/or educational. 

Need ideas about books to donate? Visit www.carnegielibrary.org/teens/books. Also, visit www.ala.org/emiert/about, and then click on “Coretta Scott King Book Awards.”

A public book donation bin has been placed at the Hill House Association, 1835 Centre Ave., Pittsburgh, PA  15219.

To arrange a pick-up time for individual donations or for more information, contact Community Service Subcommittee Chair Paige McKenzie at communityservice@pbmf.org or 412-345-1398.

 

 

DONATIONS

The Pittsburgh Black Media Federation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit.  To make a financial contribution to PBMF’s community service activities, please use the PayPal link below. PBMF thanks you for your support.