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Pick What Charity Lynne Hayes-Freeland Donates $500 To

April 17, 2019 - 11:34 am

PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - For the first time Lynne Hayes-Freeland ventured into the world of the college basketball tournament.  While she didn't do well in the overall bracket, she DID win a bet with Jimmy Vaccaro, of Sports Book at the Rivers Casino for $500.

Well, Jimmy brought the money to KDKA Radio's studio, and now she is looking a charity to give it too.

You gave her a couple suggestions, and now she needs YOU to pick one. Look through the list and vote below. The poll will be open until Monday April 22 at 1 p.m.

Ivy Charitable Endowment’s Pearl Academy: This charitable organization provides support to programs and services that help with growth and development in the Pittsburgh African American community.

Paws Across Pittsburgh: A foster based, non-profit animal rescue. Their mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home homeless abused and unwanted cats and dogs.

Robin’s Home: Founder Mary Chitwood plants to open the doors of Robin’s home in June. It will be the first program for Women’s Veterans and their children in need in the Butler area.

Sheep Inc.: A non-profit in the Monroeville area that provides free medical care to people without insurance.

Reflections of Grace Foundation: This organization supports children and their families that are affected by pediatric brain cancer. The Foundation was established by the parents of North Huntington native Grace Elizabeth who died on Valentine’s Day in 2008 from brain cancer.

Horses With Hope: HWH is an organization that offers equine therapy programs for those with physical and intellectual challenges. They also work with challenging behaviors and children whose parents are currently incarcerated.

Extra Life Pittsburgh: An organization that video game players run that supports the Children’s Hospital by planning games to help heal kids. Extra Life helps keep hospitalized children’s spirits uplifted by throwing parties playing games and offering companionship.

The Captain Sean M. Ruane Foundation: An Afghanistan and Iraq War veteran, Sean lost his life in 2014 during a training exercise in England. Since then his family and friends have worked to spread the word of Sean’s amazing life by offering a scholarship in his name to a student at his alma mater Montour High School. They also contribute to other organizations in need.

Extra Life Pittsburgh
34% (968 votes)
Reflections of Grace Foundation
29% (846 votes)
Robin’s Home
16% (469 votes)
Ivy Charitable Endowment’s Pearl Academy
13% (363 votes)
Sheep Inc.
3% (85 votes)
Paws Across Pittsburgh
3% (91 votes)
The Captain Sean M. Ruane Foundation
2% (67 votes)
Horses With Hope
1% (33 votes)
Total votes: 2885

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