Home Sweet Home 2021 Highlights

On Sunday, September 19th our community gathered for our third annual Home Sweet Home fundraiser in support of our newest neighbors

September 23, 2021

Home Sweet Home 2021 was our sweetest celebration yet!

On Sunday, September 19th, 2021, we gathered with over 200 neighbors at the beautiful Priory Grand Hall for an unforgettable afternoon of community, delicious local and cultural food, musical performances, and more all in support of our newest neighbors.

We were blown away by the support our community at Home Sweet Home this year! We are honored to share that together we raised $60,000 for our newest neighbors! These funds will have a profound impact on the lives of so many families across our programs; we are beyond excited and grateful to all who joined us in standing with our newest neighbors. Thank you to everyone who attended and made magical memories.

A special shout out to our incredible steering committee: Emily Gallagher, Katie Krancevich, Melissa Barton, Ryan Ferrebee, Andrea Belen-Sandhorst, Samantha Callahan, and Rich Power. We’d also like to thank the Hello Neighbor Board of Directors, The Young Professionals Board, NABR, our Event Coordinator, Sean Gray, Michael Bartley, DJ illeso, Rachel Sager, and all of our amazing volunteers for making this event possible.

Check out some of our favorite moments below!



Event Highlights


Featured Performance: Jemiriye

Jemiriye’s headlining performance completely blew us away! We were captivated by her soaring voice and powerful presence.


Featured Artist: Ebtehal Badawi

Ebtehal Badawi created an interactive mural of welcoming with our attendees


Special Dance Performances

We witnessed amazing performances by: CMU Bhangra, the Capoeira Association of Pittsburgh, the Bell School of Irish Dance.

Thank You To Our Sponsors

We would like to extend our gratitude to our Home Sweet Home 2021 sponsors! In these challenging times, we are moved by the generosity of these businesses and corporations to support the work of Hello Neighbor and stand with refugees and immigrants in Pittsburgh and across Allegheny County. Home Sweet Home would not have been possible without you. “2021 Thank you to the generous sponsors of this year’s Home Sweet Home: Reed Smith, Watchell Lipton Rosen & Katz, PNC Bank, The Sidley Austin Foundation, Duolingo, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield and Allegheny Health Network, UPMC, Columbia Gas and NiSource Charitable Foundation, Welly, McGuire Woods, Peoples, an Essential Utilities Company, Crawford Ellenbogen LLC, Coghill Investment Strategies LLC, and the Eat’n Park Hospitality Group!

Thank You To Our Food Vendors

We had 14 amazing restaurants from around the region join us at Home Sweet Home to share scrumptious cultural cuisines from around the world.


Many thanks to Afghan Kabab House, African Cuisine, Bakluva, Choolaah, Confections by Casey Renee, Eat’n Park, Five Points Artisan Bakeshop, Kardelens Catering, Khalil’s, Mancini’s, Soergel Orchards, Veggies N’At and Zafaron Afghan Cuisine!


“Congratulations on a beautiful, fun, and mission-affirming event! My guests and I had a wonderful time.” - Home Sweet Home Guest

“Thank you for bringing us together! It was truly amazing day.” - Home Sweet Home Guest

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