The County’s 8th Annual Blanket & Winter Clothing Drive to benefit the Jubilee Association will be held Wed., Nov. 18, through Fri., Nov. 20. Blankets and warm clothing will be collected in the lobby of the County Office Building at 542 Forbes Avenue in Downtown Pittsburgh from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.
During the last six years, the community has donated truck loads of items that have been
distributed by the Jubilee Association. Executive Director Sister Liguori Rossner says they will need additional assistance this year. “We appreciate anything people can donate, but we have a particular need for warm coats and blankets,” said Rossner. “We are very grateful for the generosity of those who continue to donate gently-used and new items. They do make a real difference in the lives of others.”
The Jubilee Association began as a soup kitchen in Downtown Pittsburgh 30 years ago. Today, it continues to serve hot meals year round and also provides a health clinic, job center, adult education program, child care center, food bank, and prison ministry at the County Jail.