SUPPORT BRADDOCK

Here are some of the people and places forging Braddock’s future. Learn about who they are, what they do, and how you can support them.

SAVE AMERICA’S FIRST CARNEGIE LIBRARY

Serving the community since 1889 (except for when we were almost demolished between 1979). Learn more about our library and programs (and help us not close again) at www.braddocklibrary.org

CARNEGIE LIBRARY CERAMICS STUDIO

We make ceramic water filters that make two gallons of drinking water a day for a year. $15 each. We sent 125 to Haiti. They need 30,000 more. Find out what you can do at www.angelfire.com/planet/braddockarts/water.html

HELP KEEP SUMMER JOBS IN BRADDOCK

Braddock youth spend summer working in urban agriculture, arts, media literacy, and entrepreneurship to revitalize our community. Buy one of BYP’s “I ♥ Braddock” tee shirts, hand made in Braddock’s own silk screen studio. All proceeds go to support local youth. Visit us at www.braddockyouth.org

BRADDOCK COMMUNITY CENTER

In 2010, restoration began to convert the abandoned First Presbyterian Church into the Braddock Community Center. Home to the Braddock Youth Project but open to all, the Center still needs your help to reach completion. Find out what you can do at www.15104.cc

BRADDOCK FARMS

Growing organic produce on 10 acres of reclaimed urban land, Braddock Farms is tended by area kids and supplies herbs and vegetables to regional eateries. This summer we’re expanding to the lot across the street. Come get your hands dirty. Contact Marshall at mhart@growpittsburgh.org

UNSMOKE SYSTEMS ARTSPACE

Spacious artist studios (usually) available. Cost of each is your share of the utilities. Make your work in the shadow of the historic Edgar Thomson. Learn more at www.unsmokeartspace.com

FOSSIL FREE VEGETABLE OIL FUEL SYSTEMS

Want your fuel from a deep fryer instead of deep in the Earth? Get converted at Fossil Free Fuels. We’ve been making and fueling biodiesels since 2005. (We’ll also make you a loft-bunk bike hanger customized to your space, if you want that too.) Contact Dave at d.rosenstraus@fossilfreefuel.com

NEW GUILD STUDIO

We specialize in restoring and reimagining liturgical art from our studio here in Braddock. Our vision is to blend a respect for tradition with a healthy dose of modern techniques and materials. Check out what we do at www.newguildstudio.com

ROADBOURNE FURNITURE

Joel and Kristin make custom furniture in their warehouse next to Unsmoke. He works in reclaimed wood and other materials, she does upholstery. Commission a one-of-a-kind Roadbourne and sit pretty on a piece of Braddock. www.Roadbourne.com

BRADDOCK ELKS LODGE

Private club known to host the occasional rave or DJ event (as long as you’re good people). Ice-cold bottled water is always a buck (and a birthright).

4 KIDS EARLY LEARNING CENTER

Bright futures start with bright todays. We provide creative approaches to early childhood learning through an innovative, research based curriculum. Find out more at www.heritagecommunityinitiatives.org

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