In November 2019, Headspace is brought mindfulness, meditation, and more to the people of Pittsburgh. The free two day event was filled with activities to help make Pittsburghers feel happier and less stressed. Activities included meditation, food, sleep stories, plenty of play, and a collaboration with former Steeler, JuJu Smith-Schuster.https://www.headspace.com/pittsburgh
On September 24th 2022, Citrone 33 hosted 130 people for a conversation and song with Tony Award Winner, Oscar Award Winner, and Grammy Award Winner - Idina Menzel and dragqueen, Nina West to benefit A Broader Way Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to offering girls from urban communities an outlet for self-expression and creativity through arts-centered programs. Through ticket sales and sponsorship packages, we were able to raise over $500,000.Video: https://vimeo.com/631484125/2e5f0d01b4
On February 10, 2022, Citrone 33 hosted 35 Golden Oak residents for a luncheon celebrating the new Kendra Scott store located in the Town Center at Disney Springs, a unique new concept celebrating the brand's ongoing work with Inheritance of Hope. Inheritance of Hope is a non-profit organization that works with young families facing the loss of a parent due to a terminal diagnosis to organize once-in-a-lifetime experiences. During this event, Citrone 33 raised over $100,000.
On October 16, 2022, Citrone 33 hosted 65 members of The Ryan Seacrest Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to inspiring today’s youth through entertainment and educational initiatives. C33 organized a cocktail party and private concert performed by the American country music group, LOCASH.https://www.ryanseacrestfoundation.org/news/seacrest-studios-summit
The Little Black and Gold Book of Gratitude is designed to be a tool to help promote mental wellness through Gratitude, Goal Setting, and Kindness. As we continue to try and tackle youth mental health gaps, our goal is to create a ‘surround sound’ of gratitude, kindness, and inclusion through the football season in partnership with local youth football teams, The Steelers, and Citrone 33. This year, five youth football teams will be completing the 33-Day Gratitude & Greatness Challenge by answering each prompt in The Black and Gold Book of Gratitude to break down barriers on and off the field to become Gratitude Champions.https://citrone33.org/youth-sports/
Released in September for students returning to school in the midst of a global pandemic, the Unpack U PSA provides humor, insights, community, and resources and serves as an introduction to the larger Unpack U program. Hosted by Seth Meyers and featuring: Ming-Na Wen, Coach Mike Tomlin, Matt Bomer, Heather Lyke, Zachary Quinto, Chloe Lukeasiak and Troy Polamalu.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g39SisRWv4M&t=2s
Unpack U and The Pittsburgh Pirates presented a musical montage video: Take Me Out to the Ballgame, but with a twist! Featuring Pirates pitcher Steven Brault, Pittsburgh CLO performers, ITS Pittsburgh students and dancers from Point Park University, the energetic mashup included updated lyrics encouraging teamwork and promoting mental well-being during our collective seventh inning stretch.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlkpJJRkCZs
Unpack U hosted our first ever Trivia Night on September 23rd. 2,000 students, faculty, and staff from 9 Pittsburgh university partners came together on Zoom to play trivia with host Wes Kauble. Amazing prizes included over $10,000 in scholarships, AirPods, Gift Cards, and more were given out to winners. The event promoted our resource guide and social wellbeing for all.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VC8PrN10O2c&t=7s
In 2015, Citrone 33 awarded a $200,000 grant to the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation to support youth-based initiatives in the Pittsburgh region. The Penguins Foundation provided a matching $200,000 as the two organizations worked together to create unique programs promoting education and physical fitness while supporting children with special needs.
The Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation together with the Allegheny County Parks Foundation, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, and the Citrone 33 Foundation launched the restoration of the Cascades, a place where families can come together to enjoy the outdoors in South Park. Through the program in support of NHL Green, the Penguins Foundation revived the beloved Cascades with an assist from Citrone 33.https://www.pittsburghpenguinsfoundation.org/program/the-cascades/