Today is #GivingTuesday!

This #GivingTuesday, give the gift of friendship to new refugee families in the city of Pittsburgh.

On Tuesday, December 3rd, 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 $50,000 match from one of our generous funders, USA for UNHCR, 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.

That is where Hello Neighbor steps in. We work to break barriers of social isolation by matching refugees with dedicated neighbors to guide and support them in their new lives in Pittsburgh.

With the help of supporters like you, in just two and a half years, Hello Neighbor has matched 95 refugee families from 12 different countries (over 500 moms, dads and kids) with local Pittsburgh mentors. We experienced significant growth in 2018 alone, including the start of the New Neighbor Cookie Table, a food social enterprise where refugee women bake a signature sweet from their culture and $.75 of every dollar goes directly to the bakers to help support their families. We’ve hosted community dinners around the city that bring people together and provide financial opportunities to refugees, started a new program called Smart Start for Refugee Moms and Children, focused on the most vulnerable in our community, and launched a national network to support new neighbors in communities across the country.

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

Your donations support the growth and continuation of our mentorship program, which places a special focus on women and children. All of our families have been in the United States between 6 months and 5 years, and have children under the age of 18 in the home. While they are currently working and striving to succeed, starting over is hard and all of our families do live on or below the poverty. That’s why 100% of your donations today through the end of the year go directly toward supporting those families.

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 3rd by participating in Give Big Pittsburgh and designating your gift to support Hello Neighbor.
  3. Facebook
    Starting at 8am EST on December 3, 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.