Cool Down for Warmth 2023

January 26, 2023

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Organized by Dollar Energy Fund

$74,154

91 Supporters

99% of $75,000 goal

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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 26, 2023, KDKA-TV will host a virtual Cool Down for Warmth. 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. 

  • The average household will pay about 17% more this winter to heat their property.
  • More than 20 million U.S. families are behind on their utility bills.
  • 24% of grant recipient households have a senior citizen.
  • Half of the households supported have children under the age of 18.

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.

  • Click the Donate button at the top of the page
    • Select the donation amount
    • Click on a team or team member to credit your donation
    • Fill out your payment information

HOW DO I FUNDRAISE?

Click the Fundraise button above to start your own individual team, or join an existing one. To assist with sign up, we have created this step-by-step video that​ will guide you through setting up your personal fundraising page.​

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. 

Fundraising Packet

About Dollar Energy Fund

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Our Sponsors

Dollar Energy Fund thanks the following sponsors for supporting our Cool Down for Warmth Event:


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$74,154

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Dollar Energy Fund

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