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Emily H
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the project

26th Annual East Allegheny Community Council's PumpkinFest

Pumpkinfest is the largest fall children's festival in the City of Pittsburgh, providing a day of fun, rides, educational resources, a health fair and much more in Historic Deutschtown on Pittsburgh's North Side. Allegheny Commons East Park is the beautiful backdrop for our festival. Kids receive a pumpkin to decorate, can ride ponies and play games, jump in one of our many inflatables, receive a free treat and tote bag, and so much more!

As we celebrate our 26th anniversary, we are planning on expanding our offerings to children. The 2017 event features the susquetennial of Allegheny Commons East Park, Pittsburgh's oldest park. 

Last year, we had more than 50 organizations, a community health fair, and more than 200 volunteers partnering to create this special celebration. Pumpkinfest attracts more than 5,000 participants – 1,500 of them children. The 2017 event, the largest autumn festival in the City of Pittsburgh, also features the 12th annual Health Fair. 

East Allegheny Community Council, our Northside neighbors and local businesses believe in investing in our quality of life through family events. Every dollar that is raised goes right into event programming and support. 

the steps

It takes a huge team of staff, volunteers, service providers, vendors and sponsors to make this a great day. EACC provides families with a day of safe fun and resources for an improved quality of  life.

To make this large, well-attended event a success we work with more than: 

40 nonprofit, arts, educational, healthcare and public service groups who attend the festival;

three community partners that provide support; more than 200 volunteers for set-up and day-of support; and

countless large and small businesses who help provide us with in-kind and monetary financial support.

why we're doing it

East Allegheny Community Council is deeply committed to the revitalization of its neighborhood. 

Our event serves the Northside of Pittsburgh in three zip codes: 15212, 15214 and 15233. Although our census tracts indicate that less than 51% of our geographic area are low-to-moderate income, we estimate that a largeportion of event attendees do fall into this range. We provide a range of educational and healthcare programming and take-aways from Pumpkinfest.

EACC provides families with a day of safe fun and resources for an improved quality of life.



We are raising funds for children's activities, music, pumpkins of course, and materials.

Project Subtotal =  $5,000
ioby Platform Fee  $35
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $150
Total to raise on ioby = $5,185

Disbursement Budget: 

RAISED = $625.00
 less ioby Platform Fee  $35.00
less ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $17.18





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