Pittsburgh Day of Giving

This past weekend was the culminating event for our Pittsburgh Day of Giving, and I was blown away by the support of the city.

In November, we had dropped off collection boxes at different boutiques where people could donate items on the Women’s Center and Shelter wish list. The wish list included items like children’s toys, hats and gloves, and bath and body products. In addition to donating goods, we received several gift cards and monetary donations (that were used to purchase gift cards), which allowed the shelter residents to purchase gifts for their families this holiday.

During the planning, we discussed and researched so many deserving charities, but it felt right to choose one so close to home, especially given the current events related to women and sexual violence. As women, we all have voices and it is so important to use those voices to stand up for and support each other. I’m so proud of all of the Style Social and other community members who did just that through their generous donations.

Even if you weren’t able to attend the event, but would still like to give this holiday season, you may donate online, directly through the shelter.

More about the shelter:
The Women’s Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh is more than an emergency shelter for women experiencing domestic violence and their children. It is a safe harbor that provides specialized care and support for women who have experienced all types of intimate partner violence from physical to emotional through Emergency Shelter, Legal Advocacy, a 24-Hour Hotline, Support Groups and more. Women’s Center & Shelter has been a trusted and respected resource in the Pittsburgh Community for more than 40 years, offering hope and healing to women and children who have suffered from the devastating effects of domestic abuse.


Raffle Prizes & Drop-Off Locations
UrbanFitCo (Sewickley)
The Skin Center (Shadyside)
Pure Barre (Mt. Lebanon)
Luna Boutique (Sewickley)
No. 14 Boutique (Lawrenceville)
Vintage Grace Boutique (Dormont)
Picadilly Yogurt (Mt. Lebanon)
SEE Eyewear (Shadyside)
Trending Above (Chicago, Illinois)

Event Space:
The Vandal (Lawrenceville)


Thank you to everyone who attended the event and made such beautiful cards, and thank you, also, to everyone who generously donated! The response from our little city was incredible and it’s so encouraging to see so many willing to spread good.

And a special thank you to Kim Allera, of Olive & Rose Events, who did way more than her share of the planning for this event. Kim has one of the biggest hearts I’ve ever seen in a person, and it is always a joy to work with her.


Lauren is the creator of the lifestyle blog, Wellesley & King. Like many modern women, she aims to balance her busy career and personal life with style and grace. Wellesley & King is devoted to providing inspiration to modern women everywhere, looking to bring simple and attainable style to all areas of their busy lives. Welcome!


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