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Kickball for a Cause: Cause Voting


Kickball for a Cause - Vote Now to Select Our 2017 Cause(s)!


This year we are working to more deeply engage PUMP members and Kickball for a Cause participants (past, present and future!) in all aspects of our 2017 Kickball for a Cause event! This starts with the charity selection process and we need your help to pick our Cause(s) for this year's charity tournament! 


Selection of Finalists


This year's charity finalists were all nominated by you!  In total, PUMP received 31 complete nominations and we enjoyed learning about each one of them and the great work they are doing to make Pittsburgh the best place to live, work, and play.


From all the nominations, PUMP has selected 8 finalists (listed below) that we believe best meet the criteria for selection - 501(c)(3) nonprofit, alignment with PUMP's strategic priorities, and demonstrated impact in the lives of people of Pittsburgh or the Greater Pittsburgh Region.


Now it's up to you to cast your vote for who you think should be our featured Causes and beneficiaries at this year's Kickball for a Cause!


Voting Process


Every PUMP member may vote one time and select up to two charity options on the ballot. 


PUMP membership is $5 per year and includes many benefits. If you need to renew or create a membership you can do so here


Voting will be open for one week, from Tuesday April 18th through Tuesday April 25th. 


If you should have any issues please email Jaime to help you. 


Timeline for Announcing the 2017 Causes

  • Open Nominations: March 21st - April 4 CLOSED 
  • Internal PUMP Vetting of Submissions: April 4 - April 18 CLOSED 
  • Open Poll for YOU to vote on the top charity(s) in the running to be a Cause Organization:  April 18th (10AM) - April 25th (Midnight) CLOSED
  • Announcement of Charity Winner(s): May 1st

Cause Finalists



Allegheny CleanWays mission is to engage and empower people to eliminate illegal dumping and littering in Allegheny County. Illegal dumping and littering both degrade communities and our quality of life. Illegal dumping creates significant risks to public health and the environmental quality. Litter creates a sense of neglect, reducing property values and inviting property vandalism. Residents and businesses have the power to prevent and eliminate BOTH illegal dumping and litter.



Beverly's Birthdays believes in spreading birthday cheer 365 days a year and that every child, regardless of personal or financial circumstances deserves a special birthday. Children living in poverty often go without the everyday items we take for granted. Special milestones in their lives, like birthdays, are often overlooked because of their families’ personal and financial instabilities. Research indicates that these children are at greater risks for anxiety, depression and low self-esteem. Overlooked birthdays only add to these children’s emotional and self-esteem issues. Beverly’s Birthdays enriches the lives of the children we serve by making sure they are remembered on their special day.







The Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh’s mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. Our vision is that all children achieve success in life.




CCChampions (Connecting Children with Champions) helps kids with cancer by asking them, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" Whatever that is -- a chef, video game designer, bookstore owner, athlete, etc. -- we find an inspirational role model who does just that, and can be there every step of the way to help kids overcome the social and developmental challenges of the disease. 


Hosanna Industries program activities include home construction, repair, and rehabilitation for low-income persons living in deteriorating housing; vocational training for unskilled workers, particularly in construction trades; assistance in the development and start-up of small businesses by persons who lack the economic ability and expertise to do so without assistance; creation of job opportunities for unemployed persons; mobilization of relief workers to areas of disaster and poverty.



The NA exists to provide a holistic, college-preparatory education for students in grades 8-12 who come from families who demonstrate financial need. Our school is dedicated to developing the minds, bodies, and spirits of our students so that they might become fully productive members of our society. By so doing our students will break the cycle of generational poverty that has held them captive and deprived society of the full value of their lives.




PERSAD Center's mission is to improve the well-being of the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning) communities, and the HIV/AIDS communities. We serve our target populations and their loved ones, cradle to grave, across western Pennsylvania, with service centers in Pittsburgh and Washington, PA.




YMWAHA’s mission is to provide school-aged children and their families with the cultural, artistic and educational tools necessary to become positive and active members of society. YMWAHA’s vision is to become Pittsburgh’s leading community-based nonprofit that provides children with the ability to grow through cultural identity.



 Voting is now closed. Stay tuned!

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