The Pittsburgh Tote Bag Project has ended. We are no longer accepting donations as of February 6, 2013.
It has been a difficult decision to make – we’ve had so many memorable successes – collecting nearly 30,000 bags, establishing 25 drop-off spots and helping thousands of our neighbors when they visit a food pantry. But as with all projects, there are constraints on what we can accomplish with limited resources – and we made the difficult decision to close because we simply did not have enough volunteers to meet the demand. You might say we are a victim of success!
The good news is that the concept can certainly live on – with you. Each time you use a tote bag or donate a tote bag to any type of good cause, you are carrying our mission forward. If you are interested in donating totes, we suggest you call your local food pantry or shelter or community organization and ask them if they are needed.
Our email and Facebook page will remain active while we tie up loose ends and finalize details. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.
Thank you for all that you have done to help our neighbors and the environment.
The Pittsburgh Tote Bag Project