February 1, 2024

Cool Down for Warmth

Support Dollar Energy Fund during Cool Down for Warmth as we spread awareness and raise funds for local families in need of utility assistance.

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Imagine the stress of approaching the cold months with an apprehension that goes beyond snowy roads and is instead derived from the question no family should have to ask: will I make it through the winter? Limited-income families in our city will try to keep their houses warm so their children can sleep well at night. They will struggle to keep their pipes from freezing so they can shower for work. They will stretch their thin incomes and still not come up with the necessary funds to stay warm. But, you can help!

What is Cool Down for Warmth?

As part of Dollar Energy Fund’s goal to help local families maintain or restore their utilities, the non-profit organization has created a unique and exciting fundraising opportunity called Cool Down for Warmth. On February 1, 2024, KDKA-TV will host a virtual Cool Down for Warmth. The goal of the televised campaign remains the same – to build awareness of the many families who will go without heat during the harsh winter months, while attempting to raise money for utility assistance grants. 

Why is it important?

Thousands of families across our region are dealing with a temporary financial crisis. A hardship like a sudden job loss or unexpected medical bill can affect anyone, especially our most vulnerable neighbors.

  • 24% of grant recipient households have a senior citizen.
  • Half of the households supported have children under the age of 18.

Our collective efforts can provide a lifeline to those navigating these challenging circumstances.

Ways to Donate

  • Submit an online donation any time by filling out the form on this page.
  • Call 1-800-823-WARM on Thursday, February 1 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and a volunteer can accept your contribution over the phone.

Your gift will have double the impact! All donations will receive a dollar-for-dollar match from our partnering utility companies and 100% of the donations and matching funds will be used to provide utility assistance grants to local families in need through Dollar Energy Fund’s Hardship Program.

2024 Sponsors

We would like to thank all of our Cool Down for Warmth sponsors. Not only is their involvement an integral part of making our event a success, it goes a long way towards helping the families we serve.

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