2020 Back 2 School Bash

You’re invited to our annual Back 2 School Bash! This free #sociallydistant supply giveaway will be held on August 29th 2020 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Goodwill of SWPA (118 52nd Street Pgh PA 15201) located in #Lawrenceville. Our team of staff and volunteers will be distributing 10lb produces boxes from 412 Food Rescue and book bags filled with school supplies, craft kits, and essential items.
Our Back 2 School Bash will happen at the Goodwill of SWPA parking lot, closest to the flagpole. All attendees must wear masks to the event. The Back 2 School Bash will distribute supplies in a drive-thru manner. Attendees arriving in vehicles are instructed to enter the Goodwill Parking lot and drive to the flagpole to receive supplies. The Back 2 School Bash team will load attendees trunk or back seat with items. The event can accommodate “walk-ups” through a socially distanced exchange. All “walk-up” attendees must be prepared to carry 15-20lbs of items.
This FREE family event is supported by Enterprise, Bloomfield Garfield Corporation, Reading is Fundametal, ASSEMBLE, Local 412, and BOOM Concepts. 100 backpacks and 100 produce boxes will be distributed during the event.


Virtual Lawrenceville-wide Community meeting on May 19th: 6:30-8pm

Until it’s safe for us to meet in person again, Lawrenceville United will be hosting a monthly virtual community meeting on Zoom for people to participate either by phone or online from their computers – and to ask questions and comment through Facebook Live. We will be featuring speakers who can share information, resources, and connections to help us both cope with life during the pandemic and to celebrate our community and all the good things we have still got going on! If you want to take part in any of these meetings, please RSVP to info@lunited,org or to 412-397-8488. And please share the Facebook Event or the Nextdoor Event with your neighbors!


Fire and loss in our neighborhood: Ways to help.

A terrible fire destroyed multiple Lawrenceville homes last night. Below are links to fundraisers to help our neighbors. 

Merranda Highfield writes: “Who I’m raising money for is my mother & father to help them out! We have just lost our home to a huge house fire, we lost our two dogs & our cat. All our memories of many year is all gone! We could use the help… even a little help would be good! I appreciate everyone that was there for us & that is continuing to be there for us ! We truly appreciate it!

The money will be used to buy my parents clothes & shoes. Most money will go to a new home for them, so they have some where to stay. Every little bit would help, your donation of any thing, any money will be truly appreciated! Thank you everyone!”  
Here is the link to that fundraiser on Facebook. Here is another one on GoFundMe.

And Sarah Hillman writes: 
On April 21 our dear friends, Justin and Ethan, lost everything they owned in a house fire.  If any of you know Justin or Ethan, you know they would do anything to help a friend in need, and that is what we are asking from you. The goal of this GoFundMe is to provide them with, at least, the funds that they need to relocate and get basic life necessities.  Your donation would be more than appreciated, it would be a literal lifesaver and a provider of emotional and mental relief. We hope to mitigate this tragedy with your kindness. Thank you.
Here is the link to that fundraiser: Ethan and Justin Fire Recovery Fund


Jennifer Miles wrote: 
Since sharing this page our father has since passed away! Between the lung cancer and the smoke inhalation, it was just to much to bear.
We are still collecting any donations for our Aunt Donna as she has lost everything. If any clothes can also be donated, she wears a size medium in tops and pants are 10 or 12s. Thank you for any assistance in such a difficult time for our family!
Here is the link to that fundraiser: Devastating Fire!

Bryn Young writes: My name is Bryn, and I am the oldest daughter of Jamie. My sister and I have lived at 5255 Wickliff St., Pittsburgh, PA, 15201 for over 13 years. My youngest sister and stepdad have lived there for 6 years…My family’s memories, belongings, and spirits all burned in that fire. We would like to help our neighbors and the other victims of this fire. If you can donate even a penny or a prayer, we would greatly appreciate it. Thank you all so much for your concern. We love you. 

Here is the link for that fundraiser: Pittsburgh Family Relief Donations

#Community of Helpers

Virtual Public Safety Meeting about COVID-19 and Resources for Resilience

For our monthly Public Safety Meeting, we can’t safely meet in person – so please join us for a virtual meeting by Zoom to discuss COVID-19 and local resources for resilience on Tuesday, April 28th from 6-7:30pm.

After staff updates on the Buddy system, supports for families with children, the farmers market, and ways we can help keep each other safer, guest speakers will include:
  • Bob Damewood of Regional Housing Legal Services, who will share housing resources and information about the moratoriums on evictions;
  • One of our PA State Representatives, Sara Innamorato, who will share information on unemployment compensation;
  • Ann Sanders, Just Harvest Public Policy Advocate, who will talk about how to sign up for benefits such as SNAP.
To participate by phone or by Zoom, please register at bit.ly/COVID-15201 or RSVP to info@lunited.org or to 412-802-7220 and we will provide the meeting details & password. You can join by computer or by phone.
We will also broadcast via Facebook Live at www.facebook.com/LawrencevilleUnited.
For interpretation, accessibility needs, or tech support, please contact 412-802-7220.


2019 Lawrenceville Cookie Mall

Join LU for our annual nonprofit bake sale, kids holiday party, and light up night. This year, the Lawrenceville Cookie Mall and Light Up Lawrenceville will both take place on Saturday, December 7th!

Cookie Mall is from 4-7pm at the Estelle S. Campbell Boys & Girls Club4600 Butler St and the annual tree lighting ceremony happens at 7pm sharp in the driveway of Allegheny Cemetery. We’ll have kids crafts, live music, a children’s choir, and visits with Santa.

We’re accepting registrations for Cookie Mall tables now, fill out the application if you’re interested in selling cookies. We are charging $25.00 for the first table and $20.00 for each additional table to cover our cost for the use of this facility. All cookies must be made by the organization, not store-bought. Your organization keeps 100% of the proceeds. Contact LU – info@lunited.org or 412-802-7220 with any questions.


JOIN US! Lawrenceville United Fall Membership Meeting

October 9, 2019

Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania

118 52nd Street, PGH PA 15201 | 6:30p


We would like to invite you to attend our General Membership meeting on Wednesday October 9th at 6:30p.  Each year, Lawrenceville United hosts two (2) General Membership meetings, in the spring and fall to report on the work that has been completed, the work that is planned, and to engage the membership around priorities for moving forward.  LU is a resident-driven organization and we hope that you will join us to discuss those important issues facing our community now and how we can all work together to address them.  These meetings are also a great time to come to get caught up on development projects, or other community happenings and updates.

If you are not a member in current standing, you can renew, or sign-up for a new membership, at the meeting.  It is $5.00 for an annual membership, or $35.00 for a lifetime membership.

Your priorities are our work-plan so please join us so that we can move forward with a shared vision in protecting and improving the quality of life in Lawrenceville for all residents and stakeholders.



2019 LU Kids Halloween Party




It’s the Trick or Treat time of the year! Join Lawrenceville United for one of the neighborhoods longest running traditions , a spooooky #Halloween Party at the Lawrenceville Boys and Girls Club.  There will be music, dancing, pumpkin painting, games, costume contests, and a HAUNTED HOUSE! All ghouls, fairies, and friends attending our Halloween Party will receive a free candy bag

1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Haunted House

3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Kids Halloween Parade

2019 LIVE! In Lawrenceville

Join us for 2019 LIVE! in Lawrenceville, Lawrenceville United’s annual party and fundraiser celebrating the neighbors, volunteers, and leaders that make Lawrenceville special. The evening happens at the Teamsters Local Union 249 in Lawrenceville on 9/7/2019 from 7-10 p.m.

Admission includes food and drinks from local businesses, fun games, and music spun by Arie Cole. Get tickets at http://bit.ly/LIVEinLV or contact 412-802-7220.

Interested in volunteering? We could use your help! Click the link on our Pittsburgh Cares site and learn about the different volunteer shifts available: https://buff.ly/2SuVY3x