Thursday, December 5, 2013

Volunteer Opportunities

        Volunteers are requested to assist with two upcoming canvassing dates to administer the Sheraden Resident Survey. To date, surveys have been collected from over 180 households (which is a lot!), but about 90 more need to be collected for the information to be statistically representative of the focus area.

        Canvassing will occur this Saturday the 7th and next Saturday the 14th from 11 to 2 PM. Please let Steve Novotny, PCRG's Sheraden Community Coordinator, know if you are able to help on either date by emailing him at, or by calling 412-391-6732. It's a great opportunity to meet neighbors and to have a direct role in the ongoing revitalization efforts in Sheraden.

        Volunteers will meet in the parking lot in front of Langley near the memorial at 11 AM sharp for a brief training. All needed materials will be provided. Dress warm and bring some friends! Many hands lighten the load.

        This Friday brings the annual holiday kick-off festivities in Sheraden. Debbie Whitfield of the Kiwanis Club of Sheraden explains via Facebook:

"The Community Council and Kiwanis Club will host the annual Sheraden Shines night this coming Friday, the 6th. Lighting the tree (which looks amazing) and caroling, followed by refreshments, crafts for the kids, free books and a visit from Santa at the American Legion. Festivities begin at 6:00. Donations of non-perishable food items for the food bank and new toys for Toys for Tots will be collected. The event is free, bring you kids or grandkids and make some new Sheraden memories!"