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Charles C
2801 N Charles Street
(Perry Hilltop)
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the project

Kids depend on us! At the beginning of October, two of our 15-passenger vans went down with failed transmissions. Every day we are responsible for transporting over 40 students to and from our Out-of-School Time, discipleship, job readiness and athletic programs. While our vans have been down, we have had to adjust programming around our limitations. Many students have not been able to participate in the programs they enjoy. We are hoping to raise the money needed to repair these vans and resume providing quality programming to dozens of youth throughout the city of Pittsburgh. 

Without the use of our vans, kids without access to transportation would not have opportunities to take advantage of our programs. Currently 30% of our program participants rely on us for transportation. 

the steps

December 31st - Take vans to J&S Transmission Specialists to begin rebuilding van transmissions. 

January 4th - Order custom seat covers, and windshield wipers

January 6th - Pick up repaired vans and take in to get oil changes

January 7th - Resume picking up kids for Out-of-School Time, Basketball, Wrestling and other programming! 

why we're doing it

The Pittsburgh Project is a Christian nonprofit community development organization with a thirty-five year history of service to the Pittsburgh area, through investment in future leaders and vulnerable homeowners. Our staff operates a progressive series of youth after-school and summer programs, partners with volunteer groups annually to serve community homeowners, and operates local recreation spaces. Our after-school programs empower young people ages K-12 by providing them with engaging learning environments where students are encouraged to grow into leaders that transform their community. Each year, 95 enrolled students are provided with an out-of-school experience that focuses on developing creativity, curiosity, and character. Academic excellence is also woven into these program, with scheduled time for homework with assistance from staff members and volunteer tutors. Opportunities to learn about spirituality and the role it plays in everyday life are included in programming through age appropriate lessons and activities.

Currently 30% of our program participants rely on us for transportation.

We believe that all children should have access to programming. There are 12,039 youth on the Northside of Pittsburgh, and we want them to have access to our dynamic, safe and holistic programming that focuses on spiritual, social and educational growth and development.


Disbursed Budget:

Labor for (2) Restored Transmissions = $1,833.22​

TOTAL RAISED = $1,926.00
ioby Platform Fee $35.00
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $57.78

Original Budget:

(2) Restored Transmissions = $5860

(8) New Seat Covers = $960

(2) Oil changes = $100

(4) Windshield Wipers = $80


ioby Platform Fee $35
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $218


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