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Hoping to Feed Kids’ Hunger for Creativity!

Had a productive and exciting meeting at the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank! Christina, Ehrrin and Amber were so gracious with their time, insights and expertise as we brainstormed ways to collaborate. Kids whose families rely on the Food Bank for their survival are kids for whom even a crayon is a luxury.  Thinking about that, it dawned on me that a logical way
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Welcome to Our First Steak ‘N Shake!

Thanks so much to Dave, the manager of the West Mifflin Steak ‘N Shake! It took no convincing to get him excited about becoming one of our partner restaurants, and it’s not only a huge relief not to have to “sell” people on the importance of helping kids and the environment, but it’s also tremendously uplifting. Talking to people like Dave are reminders of
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OUR WINNING DESIGN…!

Anytime you see this, you can be assured that the restaurant you’re dining in is doing their part to give back to their community by enriching the lives of kids and their environment! Also want to give a huge thanks to our amazing designer, Joanna Gacoscosim, who has been such a pleasure to work with. Joanna has a great portfolio of work, and can
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JOHNSTOWN, HERE WE COME….!!

Thanks to the enthusiasm of one of our biggest supporters, Danielle Kendig, we’re now able to partner up with restaurants in the great city of Johnstown! After Danielle so kindly volunteered to collect from any participating restaurants in the area, we began approaching many of the area’s excellent eateries, and in three days, we’ve already partnered up with three restaurants! Thanks so much to
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PREPARE TO SEE US AT YOUR FAVORITE RESTAURANTS!!

We recently completed a decal design competition through the awesome site www.99designs.com, and we are THRILLED with the winning design!  After some last minute tweaks, we are preparing to send it off to the printers, after which many of our participating restaurants will proudly carry this decal on their windows and/or doors. We hope all of our partner restaurants will take advantage of this
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OUR PRESENCE IN MONROEVILLE JUST GOT BIGGER!!

So thrilled and excited to welcome two new restaurants with whom we are already in business in many other locations: Eat’n Park and TGI Friday’s!  Monroeville is a very busy area with a lot of great places to eat…. and a lot of crayons to collect! They have given us such a warm welcome there, and we are so jazzed about extending our reach
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Two More Walnut Groves Makes Three!

Today we were thrilled to get both the Mt. Lebanon and Wexford locations of this great restaurant to join our program. Along with the Walnut Grove in Fox Chapel, we now have three. In all honesty, the Wexford W.G. was one of our first participants back when we started out, but when we scaled back on collections to focus on some other tasks necessary
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South Hills, Here We Come!!!

So excited to be expanding into the South Hills region of Pittsburgh! With so many great restaurants, the potential for countless crayons is huge. Had great conversations with managers at Atria’s in Mt. Lebanon, Olive Garden and TGI Friday’s in Bethel Park. Becky at Atria’s didn’t even need to hear my entire sales routine — she jumped on board before I’d hardly gotten the
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GOING TO SPEAK AT THE RIVERS CLUB!

What a huge honor! I was recently contacted by the Community Relations Committee of this highly respected club in Pittsburgh’s downtown. The members of this committee are dedicated to numerous charitable and philanthropic organizations throughout the region, and we are so humbled that they have shown an interest in our cause. I’m so looking forward to meeting with this inspiring local group and seeing
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Monroeville’s Bob Evans & Red Lobster Join Us!

Had an amazing conversation with Salena this morning at Monroeville’s Bob Evans. She could not have been cooler. She was immediately excited to get involved with our program, and even offered to hold a community fundraiser at their location, possibly in conjunction with any other Bob Evans locations that participate with us. I will definitely be taking her up on that in the near
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