Quaker Valley fund gets $10,000 in Day of Caring

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The Friends of Quaker Valley Schools Education Foundation received $9,684 in donations through the Pittsburgh Foundation's Day of Giving, which generated more than $7.7 million in 24 hours for local nonprofits.

This is the first year that Quaker Valley's education foundation participated in the event, which was held Oct. 3. The grants benefited 729 charities in Allegheny and Westmoreland counties.

This year, individual contributions brought in to PittsburghGives during the foundation's Day of Giving totaled $6,400,000. Those funds each received an equal pro-rated share of $750,000 in matching funds, thereby creating $7,150,000 raised for participating Allegheny County nonprofits.

Support for local nonprofits through the Pittsburgh Foundation's PittsburghGives program has surpassed $28 million since it was launched in 2009.

The Friends of Quaker Valley Schools Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization created to help support school programs such as spinners, treadmills and a multimedia screen in the Health and Wellness Center at the middle school.

The foundation also funds a free after-school program open to middle and high school students who can explore their interests in art and/or robotics. In addition, the foundation has provided over $1,000,000 in scholarships to seniors.

Information: qvsdfriends@aol.com.

Shellie Petri Budzeak, freelance writer: suburbanliving@post-gazette.com.

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