Pittsburgh event: Doing Good at the PPT

An interesting event Monday night (tomorrow) at the Pittsburgh Public Theater, complete with complimentary refreshments and interesting ideas:

Pittsburgh Public Theater’s Town Hall Project Presents
Doing Good

Locals talk about causes that moved them to take action plus a non-profit showcase and refreshments sponsored by Yelp Helps.
From 6 to 9 pm on Mon., Nov. 19, all three floors of Downtown’s O’Reilly Theater will be filled with people Doing Good. The second event in The Public’s Town Hall Project, presented with Yelp Helps, will start at 6 pm with a showcase of local non-profit organizations. Those attending this free event will be able to browse among tables and speak with organization members to learn about volunteer opportunities. Participating organizations include: The American Liver Foundation, Animal Rescue League, Arthritis Foundation, Dress For Success, East End Cooperative Ministry, Family House, Gay 4 Good, Gilda’s Club, Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank, Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council, Heinz History Center, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Mattress Factory, National Ovarian Cancer Society, Persad Center, Strong Women Strong Girls, Tree Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Pittsburgh CLO, Toonseum, Who’s Your Brother, and WYEP/WESA. Also during this time complimentary refreshment samples will be provided by 1947 Tavern, Burgatory, Elbow Room, Franktuary, Fuze, Great Lakes Brewery, Honest Tea, Kaleidoscope Café, Oh My Grill, Om Nom Bake Shop, and Wigle Whiskey.

At 7 pm Doing Good continues in the auditorium with a panel discussion during which Pittsburghers will talk about causes that moved them to take action. Introduced by Producing Artistic Director Ted Pappas and moderated by KDKA TV’s Lynne Hayes-Freeland, an open mic will be available for audience participation. Panelists include Heather Starr Fiedler, creator of the toy drive Play It Forward; Kristen Holloway, founder of Operation: Troop Appreciation; Thomas Hughes, volunteer with Assemble, a space for arts and technology; and Mac Howison of The Sprout Fund, which supports activities to enrich our region.


The Town Hall Project is presented in conjunction with Good People, the second play in Pittsburgh Public Theater’s MADE IN AMERICA season. Good People, by David Lindsay-Abaire, runs through Dec. 9. Doing Good is free of charge but reservations are recommended. Call the Box Office at 412.316.1600 or RSVP online at http://www.yelp.com/events/pittsburgh-yelp-helps

I hope to see you there!