The Monroeville Foundation was pleased to partner with various organizations in the community to present a drive-thru Easter egg hunt for residents of the Monroeville community.
Volunteers handed out 200 backpacks filled with food, candy-filled eggs, school supplies, and a card game. Volunteers distributed all the backpacks in just 45 minutes!
Thank you to the following organizations for their generous donations.
- Allegheny County Camp Cadet – $2000.00 + 800 candy-filled eggs
- Garden City United Methodist Church – $500
- Monroeville Foundation – $500 + bags
- Monroeville Recreation & Parks – 3,000 candy-filled eggs
- Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation – Backpacks & school supplies
- Sam’s Club – food
Forbes Hospital’s trauma unit received a $2,500 donation from the Monroeville Foundation on Friday that helped the hospital stock up on new clothes and activities for trauma patients.
Jesse Miller, a hospital spokesman, said patients often need new clothes after a visit to the trauma unit. When the Monroeville Foundation learned about the need, they donated $2,000 so the hospital could buy clothes to be handed out to patients.
Read the full article in the Trib
ONeighbors in Monroeville’s Third Ward came together over concern of the way their their neighborhood entrance plan had deteriorated. Years of forgotten upkeep around twin brick entrance walls resulted in heavy weed and vine overgrowth. They learned of the Monroeville Foundation’s neighborhood grants through their member of council and applied for a grant to cover refurbishing costs (up to $350). They decided drought resistant perennials, some bulbs and other colorful ground covers would require less upkeep, once neighbors came together. Grant costs still came in under budget to acquire weed barrier materials, plantings and ground cover planting purchased from a local nursery. The result was a success. During the work, the entranced problem also called attention to the steep slopes that were felt a danger. This prompted the municipality to install guide-rail (obtained from the country at no cost). Meadowdale neighbors got a brand new entrance look and safer entry to the neighborhood. Neighbors who were not physically able to dig the soil helped to raise money for a new “Meadowdale” sign for both brick walls.
With a need to give the garden a new sense of the same purpose, the Food Pantry Garden directed itself for 2015 as a Bee Pollinating Garden. More volunteers joined, some had to do less work. This led to a growing number interested in how the local bee population could be supported. Therefore, the garden area is now transformed into a gentle and beautiful garden space for pollination. A variety of bees, and other pollinators can be seen flocking to these herbs.
- Pineapple Sage
- Lemon Balm
- German Camomile
- Powwow Wild Berry Echinacea (cone flowers also)
- Nasturtiums (one “Jewel Mix” the other “Empress of India”, which grows taller
- Bee balm/Wild Bergamot
- Swamp Milkweed
For years, the Monroeville Foundation granted funding for a master botanical gardener to provide the spectacular arrangement of annuals that is a vibrant section of horticulture at the Community Park West. The Monroeville Foundation hopes to continue funding this in the future. Many weddings take place in this lovely area of the Community Park West.
The Monroeville Animal Shelter is one of the few municipality-supported shelters in Allegheny County. They provide Animal Control for domestic animals and wildlife in both the Monroeville and Pitcairn areas. The shelter also provides homeless dogs and cats with a temporary residence until a permanent loving home is found.
In 2014, The Monroeville Foundation teamed up with the Monroeville Animal Shelter and is dedicated to assisting the shelter with its fundraising needs.
If you are considering adopting a pet…please contact the Monroeville Animal Shelter at 412-856-3355.
In 2011, The Monroeville Foundation was approached by one of the scouts in Troop 143 with plans for his Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project. His project consisted of constructing a water irrigation system at theBotanical Gardens in Monroeville’s Community Park West. The Monroeville Foundation granted $657 of the funding for his project, which provides a watering system for the botanical garden area of the park. the project benefited the community and helped the Scout earn his Eagle Scout.
For the project, the Monroeville Foundation helped Jonathan complete the work on the community park’s botanical gardens for tapping into the park’s current water system and running irrigation to eleven of the twelve floer beds. Each bed had an underground valve box to host the values so that the people who water the plants could connect up soaker hoses to run and water the gardens. The Foundation funded all materials for Vinyl Pipe, Valves, Trencher, Valve Box, Soaker Hose and Adapters.