Monday, December 20, 2010

The Emmaus Community Needs Your Help!

From our friend and Mt. Lebanon resident Karen Jacobsen, executive director of the Emmaus Community, a non-profit which runs transitional homes (for those with autism and other intellectual disabilities) in Mt. Lebanon, Dormont and neighboring communities:

The Emmaus Community of Pittsburgh is currently seeking a group of creative, motivated individuals between the ages of 22 and 40 to serve on our new Young Professional Advisory Board.  We are excited to be partnering with American Eagle to launch this new project!  The purpose of the Young Professional Advisory Board will be to develop deeper relationships between Emmaus and Pittsburgh’s young professional community and to work together with Emmaus staff, Board, and residents to support the Emmaus mission.

If you are looking for a way to dedicate some time and effort to helping others while meeting new people and expanding your network, we believe this will be a great fit!  We seek individuals who want to share their skills and expertise in a collaborative setting.  Potential opportunities include: helping to grow the Emmaus young professional network and increasing awareness of our mission; supporting Emmaus programs, special events, and fundraising efforts; engaging in volunteer activities with our residents; and finding innovative, fun ways to partner in order to further our mission.  We hope that members will become involved in the areas most suitable to their skills, passions and lifestyles.

Interested in learning more?  Contact Tiffany at 412-381-0277 or e-mail tmerrimanpreston@emmauspgh.org.

The gifts of time and energy are among the most valuable.  Please consider helping the Emmaus Community.