Pittsburgh Volunteer Opportunities for Seniors

Senior Volunteer OpportunitiesIn 2015, baby boomers numbered around 74.9 million in the U.S. Known as the Generous Generation, they will donate around $47 billion or more annually; making up 43% of the donations given yearly. Though in size, the Baby Boomers have recently been edged out by Millennials, they are a force to be reckoned with in terms of buying power and philanthropy. It is apparent that Baby Boomers are ready to part with some of their hard-earned money for a good cause, but how can seniors get involved further and make more than just a monetary difference in their golden years? We’ve rounded up several volunteer opportunities in the Pittsburgh area for the 65+ crowd.
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Recap: Volunteering at the Greater Washington County Food Bank

April has been a very eventful month for all of us here at the Tapolci Foundation! We’ve certainly been picking up the pace on our philanthropic efforts outside of the office in the past few weeks. To recap, we held our wildly successful event, #FundTheTruck, at Mad Mex in Robinson, exceeding our goal of raising $2,500 towards a 24’ refrigerated truck needed for the Greater Washington County Food Bank!

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Batter Up! Pittsburgh Pirates Charities and Community Outreach

PNC ParkToday the sun is shining, I watched robins hopping around outside, my phone even told me today is a great day for a run; spring has sprung. Though March 20 was the official first day of spring, for many people spring doesn’t officially begun until the beginning of the baseball season. Last Friday, April 7, was the Pittsburgh Pirates home opener. Though the weather made it feel more like a Steelers home game (I was the girl in about 5 layers, wrapped in a blanket), this game ushers in a new season, and new opportunities, especially for the Pittsburgh Pirates Charities.
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Pittsburgh Area October Events & Volunteer Opportunities

In the past few weeks we’ve talked about how you can make your foundation stand out, we’ve asked you to #ShowUsYourCause, and we’ve highlighted what the Tapolci Foundation is all about.

Now as the leaves start to change and before we hand out Halloween candy, let’s talk about how we all can get active. Here are several events and volunteer opportunities you can add to your calendar for October that will help support local groups in the Pittsburgh area.

mario lemieux foundation

Lace up your running shoes come help support the Mario Lemieux Foundation and the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation on Sunday, October 16th. Whether you are a runner, want to walk as a family, or would like to volunteer, all opportunities are open. If you are interested you’ll want to act fast though. Registration for runners/walkers ends at midnight on October 9th, and only a few volunteer spots are still open. This has always been one of my favorite runs of the year, even if the uphill finish is a challenge. Plus you get to feel good twice about this, by participating you are being physically active and helping yourself, as well as helping support two worthy local non-profits. Not available this day, or not up to running or walking? You can still support these groups, by joining donating to a runner.

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