The skies cleared in time for Shadyside Presbyterian Church’s 24th Annual Strawberry Festival the evening June 9. Hundreds of attendees – including Sojourner House and Sojourner House MOMS families -- enjoyed each other’s company while playing games and eating “everything strawberry” … and all the while, supporting Sojourner House MOMS. For numerous years, Shadyside Presbyterian has selected Sojourner House to be the recipient of proceeds from the festival. “We are blessed by the ongoing support of our friends at Shadyside Presbyterian Church,” said Sojourner House Executive Director Joann Cyganovich. “It’s so reassuring to know that our friends there continue to keep our families close to their hearts." … [Read more...] about Fun had by all at Strawberry Festival!
The 24th Annual Shadyside Presbyterian Church Strawberry Festival will take place THIS Friday, June 9, 5:30-8 p.m., at the church, 5121 Westminster Place! The Shadyside congregation will host a traditional evening of fun, games and delicious food to celebrate the arrival of summer and once again support one of its mission partners ... Sojourner House! With something for everyone, the festival offers a perfect evening of fun. Menu items include fresh strawberries, ice cream, strawberry shortcake, grilled hot dogs, chips, pasta salad, tossed salad, and beverages. Baked goods also will be available for purchase. Activities will include games on the church lawn with prizes for everyone, children's crafts, balloons, and face painting. (In the event of rain, the festivities will move … [Read more...] about Shadyside Presbyterian Strawberry Festival: “Berry” Good Time for a Good Cause!
Volunteers are part of the backbone of Sojourner House and Sojourner House MOMS. As a matter of fact, hundreds of volunteers support Sojourner House and MOMS throughout the year, every year. That’s why Sojourner House makes a point of celebrating and recognizing its volunteers each spring. Liz Wasel, Childcare Development and Volunteer Coordinator, coordinated this year’s dinner, which took place the evening of Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at Sojourner House. “We at Sojourner House could not do what we do without our volunteers,” said Wasel. “There is never a job that’s too little, and our volunteers do the job because they care about us.” “The annual volunteer event is what we like to do to show how much Sojourner House appreciates the volunteers,” Wasel continued. “I personally … [Read more...] about Sojourner House Celebrates Volunteers at Annual Recognition Dinner
Please check out our new video! A day in the life of the residents of Sojourner House and Sojourner House MOMS. This video had its debut at the 13th Annual Victorian Tea. To view more photos from the 2017 Victorian Tea, please visit our Facebook page and our twitter page @SojournerHousePA. Please feel free to share. … [Read more...] about Video of A Day in the Life at Sojourner House
In celebration of Amazon being ranked #1 in customer satisfaction by the ACSI —and to say thank you to our customers for their support—on Thursday, March 16 only, Amazon will donate 5% (10 times our usual donation rate) of the price of eligible products customers purchase at smile.amazon.com. This offer begins at 12:00 AM Pacific Time, and expires at 11:59 PM Pacific Time. This is a great way to help the families at Sojourner House and Sojourner House MOMS while you shop! Please feel free to share. … [Read more...] about March 16th – Amazon will be donating 5% on eligible purchases to Sojourner House!
HCEF awarded Sophie Roe a grant to recently conduct a science workshop for children. Roe calls Pittsburgh, PA her home and is currently attending Pomona College in Claremont, CA. The grant for this science learning project was given by The Draper Center for Community Partnerships, Pomona's community engagement center, where Roe works as a student coordinator. When asked, Roe chose to do the workshop at Sojourner House MOMS, “because I was familiar with [MOMS] as I worked there as a volunteer in high school … I always had so much fun working with the children of [MOMS] as a high school volunteer, and I thought it would be fun to come back and teach some science." The three-week workshop focused on introducing plant and human cells. The children at MOMS learned about photosynthesis, … [Read more...] about HCEF Children’s Science Workshop at Sojourner House MOMS