BENEFITING: CARNEGIE LIBRARY OF PITTSBURGH
ORGANIZER: CARNEGIE LIBRARY OF PITTSBURGH
EVENT: Pittsburgh Marathon 2016
EVENT DATE: May 01, 2016
Mileage Tracker: 3
From the time I was about ten or eleven years old, I remember taking long walks around zig zaging rows of apartment buildings, through a cemetery and up an enormous hill to get to an enchanted place where I felt powerful, excited and so very happy. This magical place was the Library and I see every day just how magical the Library is today for our entire community.
Last month I helped a homeless man edit his resume and introduced him to the Library’s Job and Career Education Center. He’d recently moved from Seattle to Pittsburgh, didn’t know where to look for a job but knew the Library was the place to start. This summer, I met 13 year old Winston who showed me how a circuit board worked and a new 3D printing project he was working on with the Teen Labs program at CLP - East Liberty. In November, I talked with Kenny, a budding entrepreneur who presented his awesome social volunteering mobile app at a Show Your Work, an event that gives entrepreneurs a platform to test their ideas and receive feedback. Every day as I walk the halls of CLP - Main in Oakland, I see children excited to read and learn about the world around them, people of every background checking out books, DVDs, music and taking classes. Did you know you can take a yoga class at the Library? And I made the video that you see here with the help of the very sweet young lady, Milcah, that made me feel comfortable enough to video my story.
These are just some of the reasons I’m running the Pittsburgh Marathon relay in support of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh on May 1, 2016. I feel very fortunate to work for such an amazing organization but I feel even more fortunate to know that every dollar that I give to the Library helps our friends, neighbors and the entire Pittsburgh region to realize our power and potential. Today, I’m asking you to please join me in supporting the Library and our community by making a donation to my relay page today! I want you to know that even if you haven’t stepped foot in a Library recently, when you donate to the Library you are benefiting because what the Library does uplifts the entire community.
So click that DONATE link! Plus, I’ll be sharing my training on my Instagram page (@mahoganyrae) so please like and share pictures and root for me! Thank you for taking the time to watch this video and help me support an organization that’s meaningful to me and hopefully to you. Love you friends!