Join Us On #GivingTuesday!

This #GivingTuesday, join us as we help refugee families rise above the challenges of COVID-19.

On Tuesday, December 1st, millions of people around the world will come together to support and champion the causes they believe in and show some extra love to the communities in which we live.

Thanks to a generous $10,000 match from a local family foundation, and a $7 million match from Facebook and PayPal, this Giving Tuesday you can TRIPLE YOUR IMPACT when you give to Hello Neighbor.

That means, on this one special day only, every $1 you donate becomes $3.

Why should I give?

Everyday, refugees throughout the U.S. fight extreme isolation as they work to navigate new cities, learn new languages, and understand new cultures in a place far from home.

In the time of COVID-19, those feelings of isolation have intensified, along with a lack of resources and support as refugee families face unemployment, food insecurity, and the struggle of navigating online learning all due to the implications of the current health crisis.

Since March, our team of dedicated staff, volunteers, mentors, supporters and friends have worked tirelessly to support the needs of our refugee neighbors. The number of families we serve has quadrupled as the need continues to rise, but our community is up for the challenge.

Together, our community has jumped into action:

  • Enrolling 467 recently resettled refugees in our new Covid Direct Services program
  • Hosting 4 distributions to supply families impacted by COVID-19 with the essential items they need.
  • Raising over $75,000 through the Refugee Assistance Fund to support the most critical needs of our newest neighbors
  • Distributing over 300 cash assistance checks to refugee and immigrant families in Pittsburgh
  • Conducting 32 meal train deliveries and numerous essential supply drop offs and check ins with new refugee moms and their newborn babies
  • Launching our new Study Buddy program, providing refugee students with a collective average of 30 hours per week of virtual learning assistance through dedicated peer tutors.

Our work is just beginning, and we need your help.

Your donations support the growth and continuation of our COVID-19 response initiatives as we work to help refugee families rise above the challenges of these unprecedented times. When you donate on Giving Tuesday and through the end of the year, 100% of your donations will go directly toward supporting our refugee neighbors in need.

Join us this Giving Tuesday as we come together for good, because it is only together, we rise.

3 Ways To Give

  1. Our Website
    Visit our donate page and consider making a one-time donation or signing up to be a monthly donor.
  2. Give Big Pittsburgh
    Join your fellow Pittsburghers this December 1st by participating in Give Big Pittsburgh and designating your gift to support Hello Neighbor.
  3. Facebook
    Starting at 8am EST on December 1st, Facebook and PayPal will match a total of $7 Million in donations. This match money will go fast, so the earlier you give after 8am the greater your chance of doubling your impact.

No matter where or how you give, whether it’s $5 or $500, every dollar you donate is making a difference in the life of recently resettled refugee families in Pittsburgh. Thank you for partnering with us and making Pittsburgh a city that is welcoming to all.

Are you with us?