Items tagged "Here to Help"

Supporting our Asian American and Pacific Islander Community

The recent wave of hate crimes towards Asian populations across the country has been triggering and traumatic for our community. These events come out of a deep history of xenophobia in the United States. Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh stands in solidarity with the American Library Association (ALA) and the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA) in recognizing and condemning bigotry, misinformation and anti-Asian hate crimes.

Food Insecurity

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, unemployment has risen and food insecurity has soared. Individuals are making daily decisions about whether to have something to eat, purchase medicine, or pay rent or the electric bill. If you know anyone that can use some help or if you would like to volunteer to help, check out these resources.

Here to Help: Assistance and Resources for Pittsburgh Restaurant Workers

On Saturday, December 12, new temporary COVID-19 mitigation efforts took effect across Pennsylvania. Among other things, these measures prohibit “all in-person indoor dining at businesses in the retail food services industry, including, but not limited to, bars, restaurants, breweries, wineries, distilleries, social clubs, and private catered events.” (source: pa.gov) In response, several organizations in Pittsburgh […]

Pen Pals for Seniors

We all live with the understanding that social isolation is essential to combat the spread of COVID-19, but one community in particular is feeling the full emotional impact of this isolation: Senior care residents. Across the country, older age groups are shown to be more susceptible to serious illness from COVID-19. As a result, independent and assisted living facilities have remained closed to visitors for the […]