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Apr 22, 2004 - Union Project Update

Union Project Update

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 Request for Proposals


The Union Project requests proposals from artists to provide summer art-making activities for youth at a weekly art and farmer’s market. Up to 16 artists will be selected for one or more weeks. Artists will be compensated. Deadline for proposals is May 15, 2004. Complete details are listed at .


New Sign Installed!


The new Union Project sign was installed over the weekend. Funding for the sign was generously provided by Mellon Financial Corporation Foundation. The sign was designed by Edge Studios of Pittsburgh and fabricated by Jeremy Groznik, a Highland Park resident. We’d also like to thank Pittsburgh Job Corps volunteers for their assistance in excavation and construction of the foundation for the sign.


Call for Volunteers


5 Volunteers are needed to assist with general cleaning and hauling of stained glass and other materials related to the stained glass classes at the Union Project. Volunteers are needed for Thursday April 29 beginning at 11 am. No specific skills are needed. Volunteers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent. If you are interested in volunteering for this project please email

Construction Junction Hosts April 24 Earth Day Celebration

On Saturday, April 24, Construction will kick off a yearlong effort to put the region on its biggest weight loss plan ever.  The goal:  to “lose” 1,000 tons of building materials by Earth Day 2005.

Every year, more than 25,000 tons of useable building materials are landfilled in Allegheny County.  That’s enough to fill PNC Park four times.   During the next year, CJ is concentrating on keeping just a fraction of that amount out of landfills by introducing the ‘Construction Junction Landfill Reduction’ campaign. The Earth Day festivities taking place on Saturday, April 24, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Construction Junction will include:

BUILDING MATERIAL DROP OFF Help Construction Junction reach its goal to collect 10 tons in one day!

$500 SHOPPING SPREE    Register to win a Construction Junction shopping spree



Construction Junction, located at 214 N. Lexington Street in Point Breeze, is western Pennsylvania's first non-profit retail store for used and surplus building materials.  For more information about the April 24 kick-off celebration – as well as information about donating building materials – call Construction Junction at 412-243-5025.

Summer and Fall Stained Glass Classes


Students will gain a start-to-finish knowledge of the work necessary to disassemble, repair and reassemble historic 100-year old stained glass church windows from the former Union Baptist Church. The restored windows will be reinstalled into the church building. Students will learn valuable skills while greatly helping the Union Project accomplish its charitable goals – the window restoration alone was estimated to cost up to $900,000 – and this method allows the restoration to be self-sustaining. Sign up to be a part of this innovative and wonderful class!


Session 3: Sat. 9 a.m. – 1 pm; July 10; July 17; July 24; July 31; Aug 7; Aug 14 (reg. deadline 6/25)

Session 4: Thurs. 6 – 9 pm; July 8; July 15; July 22; July 29; Aug. 5; Aug. 12; Aug. 19; Aug. 26 (reg. deadline 6/25)

Session 5: Sat. 9 am – 1 pm; Sept 11; Sept 18; Sept 25; Oct 2; Oct 9; Oct 16 (reg. deadline 8/20)

Session 6: Thurs. 6 – 9 pm; Sept. 16; Sept 23; Sept 30; Oct. 7; Oct 14; Oct 21; Oct 28; Nov. 4 (reg. deadline 8/20)


Class fee: $175 (includes all tools and materials)

Location: Union Project, 801 N. Negley Ave, Pgh 15206 – 412.478.3105


Register to Vote


The Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management has partnered with Working Assets to register voters for the 2004 election. Just go to . There you can register to vote or change your registration address. Just fill out the form, print and mail. It’s easy and quick. If you’re already registered, please forward the link to friends and family.


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