Upcoming: 2019 Online Auction – March 15-April 5
For 33 years, WTAE’s project Bundle-Up benefitting The Salvation Army has been instrumental in providing hundreds of thousands of coats, hats, mittens and boots for needy children and seniors across Western Pennsylvania. Since its inception in 1986, more than 280,000 needy children and senior citizen have received new winter outerwear.
The Annual project Bundle-Up Auction:
This year, our goal is to collect between 300-400 donated auction items to be displayed on-line and available for bidding from March 15 – April 5, 2019, here at www.projectbundleup.org and through the eBay portal.
I hope that you will join us in supporting our cause by donating an item or gift card for the project Bundle-Up Auction. This will be a wonderful addition to the event and would certainly increase the amount of money raised through the auction.
If you send an item or gift card, please include the completed 2019 Donation Form. Download Here
If you have any questions, please contact Andrew Cader, project Bundle-Up Director, at (412) 446-1639 or email him at email@example.com. Thank you in advance for your generosity to this worthwhile program.
About project Bundle-Up
Project Bundle-Up does more than just #BundleThemUp with hats, coats, gloves, scarves and boots. The effects of the cold aren’t just felt physically – children wearing second-hand coats are often cruelly teased and lack self-esteem and self-worth. A new coat provides a child with warmth in so many ways, including the warm feeling of being cared for and granted well deserved attention as they shop for protective winter gear.
Taking kids shopping with caring adult volunteers also bundles them up with love, giving them the sense of being cared for that comes from someone spending time with them…. talking with them…. listening to them….
Created in 1986, Project Bundle-Up is a joint community service effort of The Salvation Army and WTAE-TV Channel 4. This unique program, utilizing over 1,000 volunteers each year, provides new winter coats, hats, scarves, mittens and boots to thousands of underprivileged Western Pennsylvanian children and senior citizens annually. Over the past 32 years, Project Bundle-Up has raised more than $14 million and provided new winter outerwear for more than 275,000 individuals.
Project Bundle-Up Goal: The mission of project Bundle-Up is to raise funds to provide all new warm winter outerwear (coats, hats, gloves, and boots) for children and senior citizens from low income households throughout Western Pennsylvania. Through the program, children ages birth-18 are provided up to $75 for new outerwear items, while seniors aged 62 years and older typically receive $100 for the purchase of such apparel. Project Bundle-Up provides assistance to an individual once every two years so as to reach more people in need each season. Project Bundle-Up provides funding to nearly 6,000 individuals annually; however, many have to be turned away and added to a waiting list until more funds become available.
The need for project Bundle-Up: Western Pennsylvania winters can have devastating effects on working low income households. Purchasing essential winter outerwear can present a challenge for families with growing children and seniors living on a fixed income, particularly when increases in heating costs tend to become a priority. As a result, many kids and seniors go without the essential warm winter gear that is needed.