As we approach the 7th year of serving young children and their families, we reflect on the journey to opening Pittsburgh’s first crisis nursery. On February 4th in 2012, Tammy Murdock, Eileen Sharbaugh and Lynne Williams first connected to move along the vision of providing a safe place for children and a support for families in the community.
Coming together as Founders, we acknowledge the tremendous team of individuals who joined us in creating this non-profit. From organizing meetings, to networking with communities, to collecting surveys for family input, to our grassroots fundraisers of an art show, 5K runs, and jumping into the Mon River on New Year’s Day, we could not have made this vision come alive without the passionate work of volunteers.
This year, we would like to mark the occasion by establishing a “Founder’s Day” for Jeremiah’s Place’s “Sponsor-A-Day” opportunity. In this way, we Founders together donate the cost of keeping Jeremiah’s Place open for the day of February 4th . As part of this new tradition, we would also like to take a moment to thank individuals who made a huge impact along the way in this journey. In light of his recent retirement and as the individual to whom we were strongly encouraged to seek advice and wisdom, this year, we honor Marc Cherna, former head of the Department of Human Services in Allegheny County.
Perhaps you have a special day you would like to celebrate or there is someone you would like to recognize. Consider sponsoring a day at Jeremiah’s Place not only can you honor an individual. event, or date, but you will also provide direct support to Jeremiah’s Place, the region’s only crisis nursery providing free and confidential care for young children and support for their families.