The management and staff of Pittsburgh Auto Auction (PAA) chose A Child’s Place at Mercy, part of the Pittsburgh Mercy Health System, as the recipient of their charitable efforts this October.
Throughout the month of October, PAA held weekly fundraisers to raise both money and awareness for the local charity that has conducted or supervised over 20,000 assessments of children who are suspected of being victims of child abuse.
For the final fundraiser on October 28, a few of PAA’s loyal consignors generously donated vehicles to be auctioned off during the sale with the proceeds being donated directly to the charity. PAA matched 100 percent of all of the donations received from vendors, employees, and customers throughout the month, and was able to present A Child’s Place at Mercy with a check in the amount of $15,000.
General Manager Chris Angelicchio said, “Every child deserves to live in a safe environment free from abuse and neglect. Knowing that the donations are going to the protection and support of children makes it an easy commitment for our staff and dealers to make. The donations from our customers, vendors, and employees are for a greatly needed cause.”
A Child’s Place at Mercy was established in 1999 by Mary Carrasco, MD, MPH, offering children and their families medical and forensic assessments of suspected abuse and referrals to psychological and educational support services for the child/family. For more information, visit www.pmhs.org.