Here are positive things happening within our community (4/8/20)

Stories that make us smile (4/8/20)

We know that the coronavirus pandemic is an overwhelming and stressful time for everybody, so we’re going to put together some positive things that are happening within our community to help those in need.

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It’s apparent that during hard times, the Pittsburgh region always comes together to help one another.

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Best-Made Shoes donates footwear to local nurses

Best-Made Shoes, an orthopedic shoe store on Liberty Avenue in Bloomfield, donated 65 pairs of new shoes to nurses at West Penn Hospital.

One of the nurses shared this photo of the dozens of boxes with Channel 11.

Best-Made Shoes donated dozens of new shoes to nurses at West Penn Hospital.
Best-Made Shoes donated dozens of new shoes to nurses at West Penn Hospital. (Lara Borchers)

She said this act of kindness lifted their tired spirits.

Sarris Candies donates chocolate

On Tuesday, Sarris Candies distributed over 12,000 chocolate Easter eggs to the UPMC hospitals, Allegheny General Hospital, Children’s Hospital, Canonsburg Hospital, the Boys and Girls Club, and the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.

They also sent over 5,000 chocolate covered pretzels to troops overseas.

In a Facebook post they said, “It’s our absolute pleasure to help brighten the days of those on the frontlines or those who may be struggling during this difficult time.”

Today, we distributed over 12,000 chocolate Easter eggs to the UPMC hospitals, Allegheny General Hospital, Children’s...

Posted by Sarris Candies on Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Local pizza shops donates to hospitals

Large Plain in Ross Township donated pizzas to those working on the front lines at Passavant Hospital ICU.

“Keep up the good work, we love yinz!!” they said in their Facebook post.

We are so thankful to be able to support our community and those working the front lines at Passavant Hospital ICU by donating lunch today! Keep up the good work, we love yinz!!

Posted by Large Plain on Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Nick’s Pizza in Castle Shannon donated over 100 personal pizzas to St. Margaret’s Hospital on Tuesday and will be donating pizzas to UPMC East on Wednesday.

“We want to thank the Slice out Hunger Campaign and the Pittsburgh Steelers for this awesome opportunity!!!” their Facebook post said.

We had the opportunity to feed staff at St. Margaret's Hospital today!!! We cooked and delivered 100 personal pizzas!!...

Posted by Nick's Pizza on Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Row House Cinema needs your cat videos

Row House Cinema in Lawrenceville is asking everyone to send them their cat videos. The theater said the videos will become a full length film called the “Quarantine Cat Film Festival.”

The theater is joining with Independent art house movie theaters throughout the country that need everyone's help through this unprecedented quarantine.

The videos will be judged in four categories: Cutest, Funniest, Bravest, and Most Loving. There will be a Best of Show award as well.

Theaters request everyone holds their phone sideways when filming. The videos will be competing for various cash prizes.

You can submit your videos until May 8th.

North Allegheny boys volleyball team donates food, writes notes for UPMC Passavant

Even though their season was canceled, Timmy Ditka and his teammates still wanted to do something together.

They decided to donate snacks and meals to the ICU at UPMC Passavant in McCandless.

Each of the players also wrote thank you notes to the staff, as well as letters to the patients.

More food will be donated on Thursday.

North Allegheny boys volleyball players donated food and wrote notes to the staff at UPMC Passavant in McCandless.
North Allegheny boys volleyball players donated food and wrote notes to the staff at UPMC Passavant in McCandless. (Sam Ditka/Sam Ditka)