City Mission’s Sweet Sunday at Home Dessert Festival presented by Realty One Group Gold Standard this year will mark the 27th year of the event and the first time it will be conducted virtually, with sweets delivered to your door on Sunday February 28th. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, it will look quite a bit different than it has in past years, but it will still have all the fun and excitement that you have come to know and love from Sweet Sunday. “Although Sweet Sunday will be very different this year, the need remains the same,” said City Mission President/CEO Dean Gartland. “This is a critical time of year because of the Pandemic and the need for hope is greater than ever.” “This year, we’re bringing Sweet Sunday to everyone’s homes,” explained City Mission Event Coordinator, Katie Mason. “It starts on February 15 and culminates on Sunday, February 28th with delivery to your door. You can start early to order your sweets boxes, bid on silent auctions, and buy raffle tickets for your favorite baskets, the Wreath of Wealth, and a custom dollhouse!” You can participate in the event online at: www.citymission.org/support/sweet-sunday. All sweets ordered between February 15 and February 27 will be delivered to your home on Sunday, February 28. Sweets ordered on the 28th will be delivered on Monday, March 1 along with auction prizes. You must live within a 30-mile radius of the Mission to have any sweets or items delivered to your home. All proceeds benefit City Mission’s life-changing programs. “For years, people have loved Sweet Sunday,” said Chief Development Officer Dr. Sally Mounts. “It’s a fun family event at a reasonable price point. We’re doing everything we can to transfer that fun spirit to a virtual/at-your-door delivery event. And it will be so easy to access. Just go to our website, click on the Sweet Sunday tab, and get connected to wonderful, delicious sweets and fun auctions.” The Mission will also host an exciting Facebook Live event on Sunday, February 28. “You’ll get front row seats to an exclusive concert by Scott Blasey of the Clarks,” Mason explained. “The sweets will also be delivered right to your door, along with a special surprise bag full of goodies, including your program, information on voting for your favorite sweets, kids’ activities, and gifts from our sponsors!” Creating an online event that captures the fun and excitement of Sweet Sunday was no easy task, and for Mason, who joined City Mission’s staff in May, this was her first time ever planning the Mission’s largest yearly fundraiser. But she remembers attending the very first Sweet Sunday with her Dad, who passed away 21 years ago. “They are some of my most cherished memories with him,” she said. “I am honored to be working alongside amazing people to create an event that encompasses the essence of Sweet Sunday while maintaining low-risk of spread during the pandemic.” “My favorite part of Sweet Sunday is the basket auctions,” said Mounts. “It’s always been so much fun to see the glittering baskets lined up, waiting for tickets. We’re having the same auction, only this year, it’s online. And I get two whole weeks to look at the pictures, read the descriptions, and decide what baskets to put my tickets in!” “This will certainly be a different Sweet Sunday than I’m used to,” added Gartland. “However, I’m really looking forward to connecting online with first-time Sweet Sunday supporters. And I’m really looking forward to sharing in all the joy and excitement of this year’s event.” Please go to www.citymission.org for more details about the event or contact Katie Mason at email@example.com.
For the fifth consecutive year, Northwood Charitable Foundation is hosting the Mission Possible 5K Run/1 Mile Walk, benefiting City Mission’s Crabtree Kovacicek Veterans House. Due to COVID-19 and for the safety of all participants, volunteers, and staff, the event will be held virtually this year. Runners can register at www.missionpossiblerun.org between now and August 8. Then, they simply map out their own 5K or 1-mile route anywhere they want and run any time between August 1-15. Runners are asked to wear red, white, and blue and post photos on social media, tagging City Mission and using #missionpossiblerun. All proceeds from the race, with Northwood Charitable Foundation matching up to $10,000, support life-transformation for the 22 veterans who live at City Mission’s Crabtree Kovacicek Veterans House. The house opened in 2018 to provide services and programs targeted specifically to meet the unique needs of homeless veterans. "In this trying and troubling time, we know two things,” said Jeff McCartney, a local realtor and member of City Mission’s Board of Directors who has chaired the Mission Possible event for the past five years. “One is that the homeless Veterans need our help more than ever. And second and most importantly, we know through spirit and truth that all things are possible in Christ Jesus. He is our rock and our Redeemer." Many of the residents of the Crabtree Kovacicek Veterans House suffered a great deal before arriving at City Mission, but after entering the veterans’ program, many have been able to restore their hope and confidence. “City Mission gave me a sense of self-worth and put me back in touch with the Lord,” said Tim, an Air Force Veteran who came to City Mission after breaking his hip. “At the Crabtree House, we have confidence and self-respect. We’re all brother veterans, all working together for the betterment of all. I’m grateful to be able to have a sense of pride in something. And we take pride in that house.”The US Department of Housing and Urban Development estimates that over 40,000 veterans are homeless on any given night in the United States, and according to the Department of Veterans Affairs, veterans are 50% more likely to be homeless than other Americans. “The Crabtree Kovacicek Veterans House is a critical component to the healing process for our veteran population,” said Dean Gartland, President/CEO of City Mission. “Having our veterans living together and supporting one another is the best way for veterans to obtain lasting results.” Register at www.missionpossiblerun.org between now and August 8 to help homeless veterans.About City Mission: For over 75 years, City Mission has sheltered, healed, and restored the homeless to independent living—without discrimination. City Mission’s comprehensive program addresses both short-term needs like food and shelter, and long-term needs, including drug and alcohol counseling, mental health and medical treatment, legal aid, and employment training. City Mission’s goal is to help each man, woman, mother with children, or veteran who walks through our doors to become a healthy, productive member of society. With your help, we can help our residents renew their lives.
Spring is just around the corner, and it’s time to start thinking about golf…more specifically, the 3rd Annual City Mission Golf Outing on August 24, 2020! Please join us for this highly visible event at the beautiful Southpointe Golf Club, where you’ll enjoy the challenge of an exceptional golf course and the chance to learn
“Now more than ever we need music in our lives,” says Scott Blasey of the Clarks. Join Scott as he performs live from the basement of his home to benefit City Mission’s Life-Changing Programs on Saturday, April 25 and May 2nd from 8 – 9:30 pm.
And both Matt and Wayne have decided to do the virtual race through www.pittsburghmarathon.com, which allows them to run the marathon on their own and record their results on the website. They have also decided to use the opportunity to help raise support for the life-changing programs at City Mission. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, City Mission has had to close their Thrift Stores for retail shopping. This is losing them approximately a third of the income they rely on to support their programming. City Mission and the men, women, children and veterans who rely on the Mission – people just like Matt – need your help now more than ever.
Here are the Winning Ticket Numbers! Basket can be picked up at City Mission after February 28, 2020. Call 724-222-8530 to arrange your Basket Pick up time. Winners MUST present winning Ticket Stub to claim prize. Baskets not picked up before March 28 become the property of City Mission for future fundraising.
When you participate as a Sweet Sunday Sponsor, you’re doing more than promoting your business, you’re helping provide food and shelter to the homeless men, women and children who come through our doors.
City Mission is more than a homeless shelter. Our comprehensive program addresses both short-term needs like food and shelter, as well as long-term needs, including drug and alcohol counseling, mental health treatment, medical care, legal aid, and employment training.
Thursday, October 10, 2019City Mission Dining Room. 84 W. Wheeling St., Washington, PA 15301. Doors open at 6pm.
No sooner had we cancelled our Escape to Havana Fall Gala due to funding shortages than a generous, anonymous donor GIFTED us with a complete, elegant dinner package at The Fairmont Pittsburgh! We are honoring the donors request by holding this fundraiser in hopes of raising $50,000.00 to benefit our Life- hanging Programs! There is no cost. Please attend on Saturday, August 24 and bring your friends.
City Mission is cancelling the “Escape to Havana” Gala this year due to critical summer budget shortages. We have been quite transparent about our need for urgent funding over the past few months, and feel a Gala at this time involves considerable upfront expense that we can’t currently justify. Hopefully, we can try an event like this in the future.
Join the community on Tuesday, August 6th when the Washington Wild Things and Range Resources partner to support City Mission of Washington, PA. 100% of the net proceeds will go directly to City Mission. It’s that easy…purchase your tickets and come to the game ready to have a good time! Tuesday, August 6 @2:55 pm
On Monday, May 20 City Mission will celebrate the Grand Opening of its Thrift Store in Belle Vernon, PA. The store opening ceremony will begin at 10:00 a.m. with prayer, a ribbon-cutting ceremony, benediction and an invitation to shop the new store. There will be a store-wide sale with 25% off on purchases as shoppers
You can make CHANGE while shopping at Macy’s at South Hill Village from March 15-31. Customers can donate to Million Meals in March by rounding up your purchase (up to $.99) to the next dollar and give that change to City Mission in Washington, PA. This program, “Make Good Cents,” is part of Macy’s Bag Hunger campaign, which is now in its 22nd year helping to reduce hunger in local communities. Hunger affects 41 million Americans.