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the project

During Mental Health Awareness Month in May, we're providing free trainings and workshops for 100 community members, leaders and practitioners. We want everyone in our region to gain the skills necessary to receive the support they deserve. 

the steps

Our team has collaborated with many community partners to offer these free educational experiences to our community members. We've secured event space, finalized trainers/presenters and will continue to confirm logistics leading up to each event. The funds that we receive will help us offset the costs associated with providing each training for free to the general public. 

why we're doing it

Our project convenes community members, leaders and practitioners to learn about mental health best practices. We partner with organizations who have trusted reputations to attract participants who may not always have the opportunity to engage in mental health related activities. Steel Smiling understands the stigma surrounding mental health in our communities and we want to challenge that narrative. It's our duty to ensure that residents in the City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County have ongoing experiences that help them learn how to identify the signs and symptoms of mental illnesses. We want everyone in our region to gain the skills necessary to receive the support they deserve. 


  1. Training materials and printouts: $500 
  2. Training coordination and facilitation: $1500 
  3. Graphic design and marketing: $500 
  4. Food: $500 
  5. Spoken word poet: $250
  6. DJ: $250 
  7. Photographer: $250 
  8. Videographer: $750
  9. Event space rental: $500

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


RAISED = $150.00
less ioby Platform Fee  waived
less ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $4.37



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