Saturday, December 3, 2011

The Pittsburgh Tote Bag Project December Donation Drive

Attention Pittsburgh peeps!

The holiday season is upon us, and I'm sure you're well aware that our local food banks are in need this time of year more than ever.  But did you know that in addition to donating food, there's another way you could help? By donating tote bags to the Pittsburgh Tote Bag Project, a partner of the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank as well as a number of other organizations in the area.

How does donating tote bags help those in need?  First of all, those who rely on the food bank need secure bags they can use to transport food items home with them.  Grocery store plastic bags just don't get the job done sometimes.  Secondly, tote bag donations help the food bank cut costs by not having to purchase bags themselves.  In addition, because tote bags are reusable, they create less waste, thereby helping save the environment.

The Pittsburgh Tote Bag Project collects new and gently used tote bags.  The ones that are suitable for transporting food will go to the food bank, but even ones that are unsuitable will be sent to local organizations for other uses, so no bag is wasted.

If you have extra tote bags lying around or are able to purchase a few new bags, donate them to the Pittsburgh Tote Bag Project!  From now until December 22, The Pittsburgh Tote Bag Project is running a December Donation Drive.  Anyone who collects at least 25 tote bags will be entered into a sweet drawing for various prizes, such as a $50 Cheesecake Factory gift card, movie passes, gift baskets, and more.  Check out this page for more details.  Let's do our part in helping our local community!