Who doesn't like ice cream?

 

Staffski’s all-time favorite ice cream is Ben & Jerry’s Cherry Garcia. Delicious! Ben & Jerry’s has had a long partnership with Life’s Work, a Pittsburgh agency dedicated to assisting individuals with disabilities in building life and work skills. As part of their partnership, Life’s Work and Ben & Jerry’s operates a scoop shop —

The Squirrel Hill Ben & Jerry’s is a PartnerShop — one of 17 scoop shops in the U.S. and U.K. that provides real life work experiences to youth that face barriers to employment. It’s an innovative business model, one that blends business and mission related work for all around benefit.

Next time you are having an event, contact Life’s Work for some ice cream goodness. This partnership assures that everybody wins! You can find out more about what the PartnerShop is up to on their monthly newsletter.

Free Cone Day

ben-jerry-4-09.jpgWTAE-TV’s Celebrity Scoopers with Life’sWork’s Tikisha Johnson and Ashley Jackson.

On Tuesday, April 21, the Squirrel Hill Ben & Jerry’s PartnerShop gave away 3,995 scoops of ice cream…that’s more than 700 pounds! That’s because it was FREE CONE DAY across the globe — the ultimate customer appreciation event for Ben & Jerry’s loyal fans.

Our thanks WTAE-TV’s News Crew Amber Nicotra, Scott Stiller and Andrew Stockey for serving as our Celebrity Scoopers. Also on hand to help were the Pirate Parrot and Steely McBeam. Incredible balloon art was donated by Judy Carodi, The Balloon Artiste Extraordinaire.

I certainly wish I had been able to go! And not just for the free ice cream! Check out the great pictures!

Ice Cream!

What’s better than ice cream? Free ice cream!

On April 21 from Noon to 8 p.m., the WTAE-TV News Crew will help to scoop it out for free again at the Ben & Jerry’s Squirrel Hill scoop shop at 5885 Forbes Avenue. Meet Erin Kienzle, Andrew Stockey, Kelly Frey, Scott Stiller, Demetrius Ivory, Ari Hait, Amber Nicotra, and Mike Clark as they serve up Ben & Jerry’s newest values-led flavor: Chocolate Macadamia (featuring Fair Trade vanilla, Fair Trade chocolate and sustainably-harvested macadamia nuts), along with other legend-dairy palette pleasers like Chunky Monkey and Cherry Garcia. More information on Facebook

Date:
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Time:
12:00pm – 8:00pm
Location:
Squirrel Hill Ben & Jerry’s
Street:
5885 Forbes Avenue
Phone:
4125217550
Email:
benjerrysquirrelhill@yahoo.com

Life’sWork Hosts 2nd Annual Job Fair

JOB FAIR

Life’sWork of Western PA will host a job fair on Thursday, April 30, 2009 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at its Uptown office at 1323 Forbes Avenue. Last year, more than 100 job seekers attended the inaugural event.

 Applications and On-site Interviews by: Adecco Cauley Detective Agency Clearview Federal Credit Union Giant Eagle Dollar Bank Echo Star Office of Vocational Rehabilitation UPMC Temporary Services

Date: April 30, 2009
Time: 10 a.m.—3 p.m.

Contact:
Tracy Smith
412-471-2600, x328
tsmith@lifesworkwpa.org

For more information, please visit our website at: www.lifesworkwpa.org

Life’sWork of Western PA

1323 Forbes Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA  15219

412-471-2600

 

Click here for directions.

Life'sWork and Ben & Jerry's

                               
  Training for youth with disabilities and at-risk youth Life'sWork's Ben & Jerry's PartnerShop NEWS
 

5885 Forbes Avenue Squirrel Hill, PA  15217 (412) 521-7550


 
   

APRIL 15, 2008

 
   

Sales increase takes squirrel hill PartnerShop to the top 25

 
  Book us!   Now's the time to plan those summer extravaganzas. Call today...the calendar is filling up fast!  We'll do all the set up, scooping and clean up, making our Ben & Jerry's Traveling Scoop Shop the easiest, no-muss-no-fuss way to show your staff or customers how much you appreciate them! IF you love something, GET IT FREE! FREE CONE DAY Tuesday April 29, 2008 Noon to 8 p.m.
   
     

Congratulations to our Ben & Jerry’s team for taking shop sales to the top 25 out of all stores across the country — about 350!

Our Ben & Jerry’s Regional Business Consultant Ed Peistrup said the stats are for sales increase, including both in-store and off-premise sales, for the period Jan-Feb 2007 vs. Jan-Feb 2008. Our Squirrel Hill PartnerShop’s increase was a whopping 55%.

Let’s keep the momentum going! Please stop by the scoop shop to give our star scoopers an extra “pat on the back” for a job well done.

 
  Book us!   Now's the time to plan those summer extravaganzas. Call today...the calendar is filling up fast!  We'll do all the set up, scooping and clean up, making our Ben & Jerry's Traveling Scoop Shop the easiest, no-muss-no-fuss way to show your staff or customers how much you appreciate them!
   

Contact: Katherine Osan

(412) 471-2600, x242 or

kosan@lifesworkwpa.org

  Book us!   Now's the time to plan those summer extravaganzas. Call today...the calendar is filling up fast!  We'll do all the set up, scooping and clean up, making our Ben & Jerry's Traveling Scoop Shop the easiest, no-muss-no-fuss way to show your staff or customers how much you appreciate them!  
 
   

About Us

Located on Forbes Avenue in Squirrel Hill, this PartnerShop is one of only 17 in the U.S. and U.K. and a big part of Ben & Jerry’s social mission. Proceeds from every cone, cake and sundae sold both in the store and at off-site catering events support Life’sWork’s programs and services — which makes the Squirrel Hill Ben & Jerry’s the “coolest” treat in town!