Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 Celebration of Caring Awards!

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Congratulations to Doctor Edward Kelly, Daniel See and the congregation of Allegheny Unitarian Universalist Church the winners of the 2017 Celebration Caring Award which recognize the good works of volunteers who are helping the hungry and the homeless.


Doctor Kelly has worked since 2003 as part of Operation Safety Nets Homeless street outreach medical program. In 2007 he helped fund and set up the Catholic Charities free clinic which provides medical care and dental care to the homeless. Dr. Kelly was instrumental in recruiting other medical professionals to offer their services at the free clinic.

Daniel See is an art student from Singapore who studies at CMU.  His work includes a once weekly art expression workshop at a local homeless shelter to allow the residents the chance to utilize art as a way to deal with stress. Daniel worked with homeless men to create a mug which imprints the homeless persons fingers prints in the clay– when a non-homeless person picks up the mug they put their fingers where the homeless individuals finger prints were molded; thus encouraging discussion about our feelings around homelessness. Proceeds from the sale of the mugs goes to local homeless shelters.

Allegheny Unitarian Universalist Church was selected  as the outstanding congregation of the year Based on AUUCs commitment to social justice in the Northside including work on shelter meal, food pantry collections, share the plate donations which direct half of the Sunday cash offerings to a justice partner, work with the local recreation center, with local immigrant communities and planning of the “We are glad you are our neighbor ” picnic AUUC lives out NCMs mission to care for our brothers and sisters in need.


Other award nominees who will be invited to the dinner include Darlene Rushing, Gary Whitmore, Robyn Greer and the ACAC Young Professionals Mentoring Program.


The awards will be presented November 3rd at 6pm at a dinner at the Grand Hall of the Priory. Tickets are $100 per person including dinner and entertainment by the Funky Fly Project. To secure your seat or to reserve a table of 10, click the blue button below or contact

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For more information about Northside Common Ministries, the Celebration of Caring Dinner or to donate an item to the night’s silent auction, contact Jay Poliziani at 412 323 1163 or via

Author: ncmin