Are you feeling ALIVE?

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Saturday, November 9th
7:30 am to 2:30 pm

People serve at ALIVE for a number of different reasons. Some come because they have come every year in the past, and love everything about it. Some come because it’s right in their neighborhood, and they can’t help but be a part of all of the commotion. Some come to fulfill volunteer hours and school requirements.
Some come because a friend or family member brought them. Whatever the reason,
the important question is not why you come, but what you gain from the experience. Passing out clothes is fun (and needed), and serving food is admirable, but these are not the reasons we hold ALIVE. The reason ALIVE exists is so that people (both the homeless and our volunteers) can experience what it means to feel ALIVE. We fully expect that for some of you, your lives will never be the same again. Your hearts will be stirred and you will start to think differently about the way you serve others. Some of you will be bombarded with emotions and feelings of discomfort from being very close to needy people. Some of you will have your hearts softened, and some will choose to harden their hearts. But one thing is for sure: everyone will be changed.

WE have opportunities to volunteer as both an individual or as a group. Please fill out one of the following forms if you would like to feel ALIve November 9th, 2019.

Please note that volunteers are placed on a first come first serve basis. Spots fill up, so sign up now! PREFERENCE will also be given to groups who can stay the whole time.

For more information, please email

Ways to Get Involved:

Even if you can’t join us the day of ALIVE, there are still other ways for you to get involved.

Clothes Sorting: November 3rd, 2 PM-6:30 PM

Cooking: November 7th, 8:30 am-1:30 pm

Clothes Moving: November 8th, Late afternoon/early evening

Scroll down for more information, and to sign up!


Clothes Sorting Event

Sunday, November 3rd, 2 pm-6:30 pm

2801 N charles Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15214

Do you like clothes?  Do you like sorting?  If you answered yes to either of these questions, please join us as we sort over 800 bags of winter clothes! On Sunday, November 3rd we will meet at Light of Life’s Ridge Avenue Building and will sort clothes for ALIVE. For this clothes sorting event, we will set aside all of the best clothes and sort them by size and gender. We will label, fold, and bag these clothes to be picked up later. Dinner will be served to all who participate. To sign up to help sort the clothes, please complete the form below:

ALIVE Cooking

Thursday, November 7th, 8:30 am-1:30 pm

250 E Ohio Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

On Saturday, November 9th we will be serving lunch to hundreds of people, and we need help cooking the meal. If you would like to be apart of feeding our community, please complete the form below:


Moving Clothes

Thursday, November 7th, 8:30 am-1:30 pm

250 E Ohio Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

We need to move the 300+ bags of clothes we sort on Sunday into a box truck so we have them ready for ALIVE on Sunday. The more people who join us the quicker it goes! We hope to see you there, so please sign up below.

Why should you volunteer?

ALIVE transforms lives. Don’t believe us? Check out some of these volunteer testimonies.