November 28th, 2017


Now that you’ve survived Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, it’s time to kick off the charitable season by making a donation on Giving Tuesday. There are many ways to make a donation to Dollar Energy Fund. Here are some suggestions on how you can help local families maintain or restore basic gas, water and electric service today:

Donate Online

Make your contribution to Dollar Energy Fund through our secure, web-based donation portal via credit card.


Text GIVE5 to 50555 to donate $5, or text GIVE10 to 50555 to donate $10, through your mobile phone bill. This is the easiest way to give to our organization.*

Check the Box

Check the Box on your monthly utility bill.  Simply check the box on your utility bill to add a donation of $1 or more to your monthly bill. The donation is automatically added and allows you to continue to make a difference throughout the year as you make your payments.  As more and more people are opting out of paper bills, we’ve made it easy for you to sign up online via our virtual Check the Box website.

Mail a Donation

This may be old school, but it’s still a great way to help your neighbors in need.  Send your check made out to Dollar Energy Fund to Box 42329, Pittsburgh, PA 15203. Unless you specify otherwise, all donations received will be used to help limited-income families in the state from which the donation was sent. If a donation is sent from a state that does not currently have a Dollar Energy Fund Hardship Program, one of our programs will be selected at the discretion of the organization to receive the support.

Use AmazonSmile

AmazonSmile ( is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers shop for the same products with the added benefit of the AmazonSmile Foundation donating 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers. When first visiting AmazonSmile, you will be prompted to select a charitable organization. Please make Dollar Energy Fund your charity of choice. Once selected, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price for eligible products to Dollar Energy Fund.

Join or Sponsor an Event

We are currently raising funds for our upcoming event, Cool Down For Warmth, which will be held in Market Square in Downtown Pittsburgh on January 25 & 26, 2018.  If you would like to participate in the event as a fundraiser or sponsor an ice block, visit

A donation to Dollar Energy Fund is a great way to maximize your charitable dollars because every donation, no matter how it is received, is always eligible for a dollar-for-dollar match from our partnering utility companies.  And, thanks to the generosity of those utility partners, 100 percent of all donations and matching funds are used to provide utility assistance grants to families in need.  Help spread cheer and keep your neighbors warm this holiday season by donating to Dollar Energy Fund on #GivingTuesday.

*Charges will appear on your wireless bill, or be deducted from your prepaid balance. All purchases must be authorized by account holder. Must be 18 years of age or have parental permission to participate. Message and Data Rates May Apply. Text STOP to 50555 to STOP. Text HELP to 50555 for HELP. Full Terms:

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