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2017 Toys for Pittsburgh Tikes Gets Early Start

k-mart-shoppersOn Monday, March 13th the Christmas in July Committee got an early start on the holiday shopping for GPBC Toys for Pittsburgh Tykes.

Becky Brawdy, Shannon Koch, Michelle Monstrola and Kathy Schultheis spent the morning filling up multiple shopping carts at the closing KMart store in Monroeville.

The women were able to load up on dolls, bike helmets, stocking stuffers, playsets, PlayDoh, board games and more all for local Pittsburgh children in need of toys for the 2017 holiday season.

Learn about our successful 2016 program.

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Greater Pittsburgh Business Connection presents a check for $1,000 to Amy J. Rayman, Associate Director, Corporate & Community Giving, Children’s Hospital of UPMC. Also pictured, Javid Shojaie of Jaden’s Catering, President of GPBC (left) and Vice President David Rancatore of Minuteman Press Shadyside. (right).

Welcome to Toys for Pittsburgh Tikes

For children of all ages, very few feelings match the excitement of receiving presents at Christmas time. Unfortunately, there are children who won’t receive gifts this Christmas. Victims of unfair circumstances, these kids absolutely deserve the same joy as their more fortunate peers.

You may not realize it, but many of these children live within your very own community. Thanks to Greater Pittsburgh Business Connection and its small business members, hundreds of less fortunate local children receive gifts each holiday season through the “Toys for Pittsburgh Tikes” program.

Toys for Pittsburgh Tikes works in cooperation with over 40 Pittsburgh area Police Departments in distributing gifts in time for Christmas.

Who are We?

“Toys for Pittsburgh Tikes” was created by the Greater Pittsburgh Business Connection, a networking group consisting of more than 50 local businesses who exchange referrals and work together to help improve the local Pittsburgh-area communities in which they do business.
The GPBC holds its weekly meetings every Wednesday morning at Jaden’s Catering in Monroeville, and is celebrating its 25th year as an organization in 2016.

Each year since its inception, GPBC has raised more money and toys than the year prior, and we hope to keep up that trend for 2016.

Participating businesses with offices or showrooms have been given “toy boxes” in which to collect toys from employees, customers, and community members willing to make donations of donations of new, unwrapped toys. All the “toy boxes” will then be collected and organized for distribution by participating organizations.

How Can You Help?

Toy collections are over for 2016, but you can donate to this effort year-round by using the Donate Now button on any page on this website.  Give today.  We appreciate your support!