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Secret Santa for Veterans

A favorite holiday tradition for many families, friends, and workplaces is Secret Santa. This is where everyone draws a name, purchases a small gift (usually under a set dollar amount) for the person they were assigned to, and then they anonymously exchange the gifts with their family, friends, or coworkers.

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Happy Holidays from the Veterans Place

At Veterans Place of Washington Boulevard, we would like to wish you Happy Holidays from our family to yours! We are so grateful for our volunteers, donors, sponsors, and all the others who contribute to our mission of ending homelessness among our Veterans in the Pittsburgh region.

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Veterans Place to hold Annual job Fair at the Pittsburgh Business Show

The Pittsburgh Business Show will serve as the host of Pittsburgh’s Largest Job Fair and fundraiser to benefit Veterans Place of Washington Boulevard.

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Join Veterans Place for Giving Tuesday

Our organization is one of four Veterans Organizations in the Pittsburgh area that are participating this year. The other Veterans organizations include Pittsburgh Hires Veterans, Veterans Breakfast Club, and the Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania.

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Veterans Place Open Newly-Remodeled Kitchen and Food Pantry

More Than a Food Pantry 

With our new food pantry, we will be able to not only help Veterans by providing them with meals, but we will also be able to teach them valuable cooking skills and educational resources to help them transition to a more self-sufficient life.

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What Can You Do Over the Holidays to Help Veterans Place?

During this holiday season, you can get into the spirit of giving in many ways. From volunteering to donating items, there are a variety of ways to help Veterans Place provide for the Veterans of the Pittsburgh Region.

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Deloitte Employees Make Big Impact on Pittsburgh Veterans

Over a hundred employees from Deloitte’s Pittsburgh office spent Friday helping various veterans organizations during the firm’s annual “Day of Impact” that takes place the first Friday in June.

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Pittsburgh, Allegheny County collaborate to end Veterans Homelessness

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto has said the city is on the verge of ending homelessness among veterans, but some advocates say the claims are misleading and have hampered efforts to help homeless vets.

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Penn Hills nonprofit ‘BOB Project’ to showcase projects, raise funds

A Penn Hills nonprofit wants to officially introduce itself to the community on Saturday.
The Penn Hills Lawn and Garden Center on Jefferson Road will host Bring out the Best Project, also known as BOB Project, on April 28. The event will feature the nonprofit’s ongoing projects in the community and raise funds by selling t-shirts and face paintings.

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8-year-old takes lemonade stand profits, goes shopping for homeless veterans

Jake Steffey started a lemonade stand in Jefferson Hills that raised $415. Walmart matched the amount, and the 8-year-old boy decided to spend the profits on local homeless veterans.

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Tiny houses designed for homeless veterans in Penn Hills

The idea struck Shawn O’Mahony after he toured a tiny house community in Austin, Texas, late last year: This would be perfect for Pittsburgh’s homeless veterans.

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Penn Hills tiny homes project for veterans gets $50K boost from state

A planned Penn Hills tiny home project for homeless veterans recently received a boost from a state grant.
The Commonwealth Financing Authority gave $50,000 to the housing project being planned by Veterans Place of Washington Boulevard.

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Jefferson Hills boy raises hundreds of dollars through lemonade stand

Jake Steffey, 7, gathered his friends and family to squeeze hundreds of lemons at Jefferson Hills Community Day, all for a good cause.

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O’Hara tech company makes volunteerism a priority, especially for Veterans Day

To honor Veterans Day on Sunday, employees from O’Hara-based Synergy, and its sister firm BrightTree Studios, spent an afternoon at Veterans Place of Washington Boulevard.

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Penn Hills nonprofit, community make Christmas bright for veterans

Don Preisler sported a Buffalo Bills hat as he joked with other veterans at a Pittsburgh nonprofit. “It’s rebellion,” he said while smiling and pointing to the hat.

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Steelers’ Villanueva Makes Special Delivery To Veterans

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Pittsburgh Steelers have teamed up with the Veterans Place of Washington Boulevard to help a few vets who have fallen on hard times.

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Nonprofit gears up to build tiny homes for veterans in Penn Hills in 2018

Marlon Ferguson acknowledges he was late in learning about the tiny home craze sweeping cities such as Seattle, Dallas, Detroit and Portland over the past several years.

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Motorcycle ride from Lower Burrell raises $10,000 to help homeless veterans find homes

If you’d ask Lower Burrell Mayor Rich Callender who those people were who met Saturday morning at the VFW Post 92 parking lot, he’d tell you it was a group of heroes.

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Giving back to those who gave so much

The Steelers commitment to their community continued when the fifth donation through the Steelers Social Justice Grant program was announced on Wednesday.

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Veterans Place moving forward with Penn Hills tiny homes development

After legal battles dating back to May, an organization aiming to build a tiny homes community for homeless military veterans can proceed with its plans but could face another appeal.

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After War

The media has a strong history of focusing on the challenges of veterans returning to their homes, families and workplaces. But all too often, the stories focus on the negative.

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