Project Bundle-Up Shopping Days

October and November host a variety of Personal Shopping trips with our corporate sponsors and local sports teams, including The Pittsburgh Steelers, The Pittsburgh Penguins, and The Pittsburgh Pirates. WTAE-TV personalities, as well as corporate sponsors such as Citizens Bank, Peoples Natural Gas, Highmark, Vector Security, Key Bank and many more, all sponsor personal shopping trip(s). These volunteer shoppers brighten the day of area children in need, by providing them with warm winter outerwear.

For more information to sponsor a personal shopping trip or to volunteer:  Call Andrew Cader 412-446-1639 or email: for more information

Bounce for Bundle-Up

Local schools can host a Bounce for Bundle-Up event. Each student asks friends and relatives to pledge either a simple flat rate, or a certain amount per bounce in a three-minute time span. Both students and teachers are eligible for special prizes and incentives.

See more ideas for school involvement here.

WTAE-TV’s project Bundle-Up Telethon

Join us on Friday, December 6th on WTAE-TV Channel 4 from 5:00 am –11:30 pm for The Salvation Army and WTAE-TV Project Bundle-Up Telethon.

One Hour Segment Sponsorship: $2,500

Your company will sponsor an hour long segment on the Annual WTAE-TV Project Bundle-Up Telethon, where your company logo will be prominently displayed on air for 1 (one) hour with verbal mentions of your company during the designated segments cut-ins. Segments will be sold on a first come first served basis.

Your company is invited to provide phone bank volunteers to take phone pledges during the telethon.

For information, email Andrew Cader or call 412-446-1639

Pittsburgh Polar Plunge

Wind, rain, sleet, or snow, nearly 1,000 individuals meet annually on the Mon Wharf and take the plunge. A New Year’s Day tradition in Pittsburgh… “Freezin’ for a reason.” The Pittsburgh Polar Bear Club and attendees jump into the Monongahela River to support WTAE’s project Bundle-Up.

Project Bundle-Up Online Auction

Many businesses and companies come together to support children and seniors in need, by donating money and gifts-in-kind to the auction. During this three week period, browse our listing of items and you will then be directed to our eBay site, to bid on each item. Contact us for more information on how to donate an item(s) to be put up for auction. This event will be held from March 13 – April 3, 2020.

Pittsburgh Steelers TopGolf Classic

Since 1997, participants have enjoyed a fun game of golf with a Pittsburgh Steeler and WTAE-TV personalities. Hosted by Coach Bill Cowher for 9 years, Steelers Tight End Heath Miller for 10 years, and most recently by Steelers Defensive End, Stephon Tuitt.

Event includes Topgolf open play and tournament round, buffet dinner and desert, silent auction and ticket drop, challenges and prizes, and a chance to win golfing with the Steelers host for one hour!

2nd Annual Pittsburgh  Monster Pumpkins Festival

October 19-20, North Shore Riverwalk |

Project Bundle-Up Pumpkin Smash A 2,000-pound pumpkin will drop from 100ft into a pool filled with numbered ping-pong balls, the ball that bounces the furthest wins a prize! Project Bundle-Up will sell numbered balls for $10 each. Over 50,000 people attend this free event. Ping-pong sales begin four weeks prior to the event and continues at the event. All ping-pong ball proceeds go to project Bundle-Up.  

Fundraise The Jolly Roger

Are you a school wondering how your students can give back to the community? Look no further!

It’s an exciting time at project Bundle-Up. We have partnered with the Pittsburgh Pirates to Fundraise the Jolly Roger to raise the necessary funds to bundle-up our community this coming winter. Not only is Fundraise the Jolly Roger a fun way to engage schools through philanthropy, students also have an opportunity to help vulnerable children within their own community. As a bonus, they can win great prizes while supporting the Buccos.

The school that raises the most money for project Bundle-Up will receive the GRAND PRIZE – a visit to your school from a Pittsburgh Pirates player including a Q&A session, photo opportunities, and for the highest fundraising classroom – an autograph opportunity.

In addition to a visit from the Pittsburgh Pirates, the winning school will be invited to do an on-air check presentation at the 2020 WTAE-TV project Bundle-Up Telethon. Other prizes are to-be-determined with levels listed below and are limited to largest fundraisers:

  • First five (5) schools to raise $1,000 or more
  • First ten (10) schools to raise $750 or more
  • First twenty (20) schools to raise $500 or more
  • New this year, all participating schools will be eligible for a special discounted ticket offer

For more information please call (412) 446-1638, email, or visit

Other Fundraising Opportunities

If you are interested in organizing an event, dress down day, or fundraiser to benefit Project Bundle-Up, let us know!  We’ll be happy to help and promote it as well.

For more information email us at