For Good PGH was born of the idea that Pittsburgh and its surrounding communities are full of generous, caring residents who want to do good for others, but sometimes don't know where to start.
When an exploratory phone call to a restaurant asking if they'd be willing to open their doors to members of the homeless population on a night they were closed, led to a surprising response, "Yes, absolutely. But why when we're closed? We'd rather have them come here when we're open so they can feel like they're really part of our community," we were humbled, and realized that there was more to this than we originally thought. Sometimes, all you have to do is ask.
We hope to facilitate many partnerships between companies, nonprofits and individuals who want to do good in their communities. We know that small acts can go a long way towards making someone's day, week, or even year, and can inspire much larger acts beyond anything that could have been anticipated.
During these tense and very charged times this concept might sound naive, and maybe it is, but we believe that there has never been a better time to reach out and do something positive for someone else. We hope you'll join us.
- Kristen Michaels & Gisele Fetterman