On Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, Focus On Renewal is participating in Pittsburgh Gives, a program of The Pittsburgh Foundation. Donations of $25 or more made that day to Focus On Renewal through the Pittsburgh Gives website (www.pittsburghgives.org) will be partially matched from the pool of funds set aside by The Pittsburgh Foundation. To be eligible for the match, donations must be made through that website with a MasterCard or Visa credit card during the 24 hours of October 3, 2012. The DONATE NOW button at www.pittsburghgives.org will appear on Oct. 3, 2012 from 12 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. ET. Focus On Renewal’s development department is available to answer questions about this Pittsburgh Gives opportunity at 412-771-6460 x 305 or 303. About PittsburghGives PittsburghGives is an initiative of The Pittsburgh Foundation. The aim of this initiative is to:
- Increase the level of knowledge about nonprofits in the region.
- Leverage or increase individual funding or organizations or an issue in the community.
- Spotlight the charitable trends in the region.
### In other news, Focus On Renewal is proud to announce that it has been selected for the 2012 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). The U.S. government-sponsored CFC is the world’s largest and most prestigious workplace fundraising drive. The mission of the CFC is to promote and support philanthropy by providing federal employees with an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of those in need. Each fall, federal employees are invited to support eligible national and local charities. Employees choose the groups they wish to support from a list of approved charities that have met the U.S. federal government’s high standards of program impact and financial accountability. The 2012 CFC official campaign season runs from October 1st through December 1st. Through the CFC, federal employees have raised more than $7 billion since 1961 to help sustain community, state, national and international health, educational, environmental and human services. For more information, on Pittsburgh Gives or the Combined Federal Campaign, please contact Chris Crytzer at 412-771-6460 x 305 or email@example.com. ### Focus On Renewal (FOR) has served the Sto-Rox community and surrounding areas since 1969. The agency’s programs include its community center, which houses an emergency food pantry and free weekday lunch program; the Father Ryan Arts Center; Family Foundations/Early Head Start Center; Positive Parenting Program; FOR Sto-Rox Library; Sto-Rox Community Federal Credit Union; and the FOR Sto-Rox Family Health Center. For details on FOR’s myriad of services, visit www.forstorox.org or call 412-771-6460.