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Winter might feel far off right now, but for some of our struggling Pittsburgh neighbors, it’s all they can think about. Imagine the stress of approaching the cold months with an apprehension that goes beyond snowy roads and is instead derived from the question no family should have to ask: will I make it through the winter? Limited-income families in our city will try to keep their houses warm so their children can sleep well at night. They will struggle to keep their pipes from freezing so they can shower for work. They will stretch their thin incomes and still not come up with the necessary funds to stay warm. But, you can help!
WHAT IS COOL DOWN FOR WARMTH?
As part of Dollar Energy Fund’s goal to help local families maintain or restore their utilities, the non-profit organization has created a unique and exciting fundraising opportunity called Cool Down for Warmth. On January 27, 2022, KDKA-TV will host a virtual Cool Down for Warmth in a studio made entirely of ice. The goal of the televised campaign remains the same – to build awareness of the many families who will go without heat during the harsh winter months, while attempting to raise money for utility assistance grants.
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
Thousands of families across our region are dealing with a temporary financial crisis.
HOW DO I DONATE?
Your gift will have double the impact! All donations will receive a dollar-for-dollar match from our partnering utility companies and 100% of the donations and matching funds will be used to provide utility assistance grants to local families in need through Dollar Energy Fund’s Hardship Program.
HOW DO I FUNDRAISE?
Click the Fundraise button next to the social icons above to start your own individual team, or join an existing one.
Willing participants will work toward their minimum fundraising goal of $1,000 (individual) or $2,500 (team). All of the donations and matching funds will be used to help approximately six families per individual participant or 16 families per team.
As a participant, Dollar Energy Fund will provide you with all of the necessary tools you’ll need to reach out to your family, friends and co-workers and obtain donations. Download the fundraising packet below for more fundraising resources, and learn more about Dollar Energy Fund's mission.
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