335 Miles for Veterans 2018

Posted by on Jan 4, 2017 in News, Uncategorized |

Registration and sponsorship for 335 Miles for Veterans 2017 is now open! 335 Miles for Veterans is an endurance bike event, over the 4th of July weekend, from Pittsburgh to Washington D.C. to raise money for veteran services in Western Pennsylvania. Each cyclist that participates in 335 Miles for Veterans is raising money for the men and women who come to Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania (VLP) during their critical time of need. For more information, please go to: 335 Miles for...

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Second Annual 335 Miles for Veterans

Posted by on Oct 7, 2016 in Events | 0 comments

335 Miles for Veterans is an annual fundraiser started by Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania’s (VLP) case manager, Jack Kudrav, United States Army Veteran and avid cyclist, who rode his bicycle 335 miles from Pittsburgh, PA, to Washington, D.C. for one reason – to remember and honor military veterans. Read about his full journey here! In 2016, Jack was accompanied by 19 other riders who heard Jack’s story and were inspired to help him in his fundraising efforts. The team left from VLP’s offices on June 30th and arrived in our nation’s capital on July 4th after bicycling 335 miles along the Great Allegheny Passage and the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal trails. In just four months, the team raised more than $26,000! Click here to see photos from their ride, including the starting line and finish line celebrations! —- JOIN THE 2017 CYCLING TEAM —- 335 Miles for Veterans is about embracing our veterans, embracing our freedom on Independence Day and recognizing all the men and women who have fought to preserve our freedom. Do you want to join a team of military veterans and supporters of the veteran community for this year’s Fourth of July ride to D.C.? Registration is now open! Choose between two different heats: Registration Rapid: The Rapid group will bicycle to D.C. in four days, leaving from Pittsburgh on July 1st and arriving in D.C. on July 4th with the rest of the group. Participants must be able to bike 100 miles per day. Tour: The Tour group will bicycle to D.C. in five days, leaving from Pittsburgh on June 30th and arriving in D.C. on July 4th with the rest of the group. Participants must be able to bike 75 miles per day. Fundraising  When you register on CrowdRise.com, you’ll create an account to start your fundraising efforts. Each rider participating in 335 Miles for Veterans is asked to raise a minimum of $1 per mile, or $335 by June 30, 2017. Proceeds benefit the men and women veterans who come to VLP during their critical time of need. Each year, VLP serves more than 2,500 local veterans who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, unemployed or underemployed, or facing an emergency. By connecting them to housing, jobs and essential services, VLP is helping veterans find a better life for themselves and their families. For questions, please contact info@vlpwpa.org or (412)...

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18th Annual Veterans Day Breakfast

Posted by on Oct 6, 2016 in Events | 0 comments

VLP invites the Pittsburgh community to join us at our 18th Annual Veterans Day Breakfast on Friday, November 11th, 2016 at Duquesne University (Student Union Ballroom) from 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM. Considered to be the largest Veterans Day breakfast in Pennsylvania, this occasion brings together nearly 700 guests – including Veterans who served in WWII to the recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. We enjoy a meal together, honor those who have served, and hear their inspiring stories. Schedule of Events: 7:30 AM: Check-in 8:00 AM: Program begins 9:30 AM: Formal Program ends 10:00 AM: Veteran Story Telling with the Veterans Breakfast Club MEET OUR GUEST SPEAKER MEET OUR SPECIAL GUESTS On November 11th, you’ll hear the incredible stories of these Veterans and witness the miraculous impact that these service dogs have made on their lives. TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE! Join us at our 18th Annual Veterans Day Breakfast to honor our United States Military Veterans for their service and sacrifice and to give thanks to these brave men and women who have defended our country, our freedom, and our way of life. Tickets are $35 per person or $350 to sponsor a table of 10. Buy your ticket today! MAIL: Fill out this RSVP form and mail it to Veterans Leadership Program, 2934 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201 PHONE: Call VLP’s offices at (412) 481-8200 Proceeds from this event will benefit VLP, Shepherd’s Heart Fellowship, Friends of Danang, and the Duquesne University Endowed Veteran Student Resource Fund. ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR? Community support is essential to our ongoing efforts in serving the local Veteran community. By becoming a Veterans Day Breakfast sponsor, you’ll not only make a direct impact on a Veteran’s life, but it is also an excellent way to reach a consumer-based audience of 700 guests with a high level of buying power. You’ll receive brand awareness and good public relations ultimately driving a higher level of traffic to your business. To receive all benefits of your sponsorship level, please return this form by October 28, 2016. For questions, please contact Toshua Jarrett at (412) 481-8200 or...

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2016 Veterans Day Parade

Posted by on Oct 4, 2016 in Events | 0 comments

Every year, VLP has the honor of walking in the Veterans Day Parade, considered one of the largest in the nation! On Friday, November 11th, be sure to look for VLP in the 96th Annual Veterans Day Parade. We’re excited to decorate Molly’s Trolleys and pass out candy to the City of Pittsburgh! The parade route will start downtown on Liberty Avenue at 11th Street at 10:30 a.m. Interested in joining VLP’s float? Contact Toshua Jarrett at (412) 481-8200 or jarrettt@vlpwpa.org for more information! Hope to see you on Veterans Day!...

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Other ways to contribute

Posted by on Sep 26, 2016 in Uncategorized |

Direct Mail  Would you like to mail a check to VLP? Please mail to: Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania 2934 Smallman Street Pittsburgh, PA 15201 In-kind Donations  We’re always looking for essential items for Veterans in our housing programs such as: Gift cards (Giant Eagle, Walmart, K-Mart, Target, gas etc.) Nonperishable food items Bed linen sets (twin and full size with pillows) Bath and kitchen towels Bath accessories including bathroom rugs and shower curtains Hygiene items Socks and underwear Cleaning supplies including mops, brooms, and cleaning products Vacuums, Irons, Ironing boards Microwaves and coffee pots Winter accessories Investment Giving  VLP can accommodate planned giving or a stock transfer.  Employer Match Ask your employer if they will match your donation to make double the impact! Amazon When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania, Inc. AmazonSmile is the same as Amazon – same products, same prices and same services. Support VLP by shopping at smile.amazon.com. Credit Card Reward Points Did you know that many credit card issuers allow you to donate your reward points to charities? The points are assigned a monetary value, and the charity receives the cash value of the points.  Below are some links you may use to donate your reward points to VLP. Capital One Reward Points Donation American Express Rewards Points Donation Questions Have questions or another donation in mind? Please call VLP’s Toshua Jarrett, Director of Development, at (412) 481-8200 or email...

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