For Good PGH hosts successful Braddock Holiday event, toy drive

More than 200 kids met Santa, received toys from Fred Rogers Company, Digital Dream Labs

PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA—Dec. 17, 2021:  As Braddock celebrated the holidays this past weekend with a visit from Santa, many kids got a special surprise.

75 kids got their own sets of Overdrive robotic race cars from Pittsburgh-based ed-tech/robotics company Digital Dream Labs.

“They were so excited – there were two little boys, who were like, ‘Is this for real--? Do I get to keep it?’” says Gisele Fetterman, Chair of For Good PGH, who hosts the annual Christmas party.

The party was at the Hollander Project, For Good Pittsburgh’s flagship initiative, co-working space, and incubator for female entrepreneurs that serves Braddock and Mon Valley communities.  

“It's a natural fit for us to collaborate with wonderful organizations like For Good Pittsburgh,” says Digital Dream Labs CEO Jacob Hanchar. “We’re so proud to have been a part of this event. Our goal is to continue doing more good things for our community. For us, this is just the beginning.”

They weren’t the only contributors, either.

“We've probably had four to five different groups that contributed different things,” says Fetterman. “We worked with Fred Rogers (Productions) too; they gave some items like ‘Daniel Tiger’ stuff, and then we had a few different groups that collected toys.”

“For our local kids, this is really like their Christmas,” says Fetterman. “In many cases, this may be the only presents they’re getting.”


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