Dormont Elementary’s Fundraiser Fridays, held on the 2nd Friday of each month, teach the students about a selected community organization and why it makes an important contribution to our community. Students bring in a small donation to “dress up” for the cause. This monthly event helps to foster students’ awareness of charitable giving, as well as building on DE’s relationship with the larger community.

We were honored to be chosen as the first community organization to participate in this program. Check out a few of the students who joined in below! (All pictures posted with permission.)

This September, libraries across Allegheny County are inviting residents to participate in a special fundraising collaboration to show support for their local library. Now in its sixth year, “Love Your Library,” a county-wide initiative developed by the Allegheny County Library Association and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, provides a way for residents to “show their love” to their local library.

During the month of September, all donations made to more than 46 area library systems will go even further. Your donation will have a pro-rated match thanks to generous support from the Jack Buncher Foundation.

We understand the ongoing crisis is taking its toll on all our neighbors. If you’re unable to donate during September, there are still other ways you can help: 

  • Set up your own fundraising event, like a bake sale, and donate the proceeds to the library.
  • Tell your friends, family, and coworkers about Love Your Library. Use #ACLALibraryLove.
  • Send us your story about how the library has helped you stay connected.
  • Or take a photo of yourself with your favorite book and send it in!
  • We even have a limited number of Love Your Library lawn signs available. Get in touch with us and we’ll be happy to let you display one.

Anything you can do to contribute is welcome, however, even if it’s just adding a candy bar or a Book Sale Grab Bag with your next curbside pickup. These fundraising items qualify for matching funds from the Jack Buncher Foundation as well.

Library card holders should expect to see letters in your mailbox soon with donation envelopes graciously provided by the Jack Buncher Foundation. And if it is within your means, you can set up a one-time or recurring donation through the ACLA web site. Just click the button below. (Only donations made during September qualify to be matched, however.)

A limited number of Love Your Library tote bags are available to any patron who makes a donation of $5 or more, while supplies last.

For more details about the Love Your Library program, please visit