September 22, 8:30am - 10:00am EDT. Hosted at Islamic Center of Pittsburgh
part of a series on Compassion
About the speaker
Gisele Fetterman is an access and equity advocate, a hugger, and the First Lady of Braddock, Pennsylvania. She is the founder of Freestore 15104, where surplus and donated goods are received and redistributed to neighbors in need. The Freestore aims to eradicate food and clothing insecurity, and currently serves close to 1,600 clients a month. The Freestore has inspired 6 spin off locations and the birth of 412 Food Rescue. Gisele is the co-founder of 412 Food Rescue, a community wide effort to end hunger and reduce food waste. 412 Food Rescue works with food retailers, wholesalers and other food providers to rescue un-sellable but perfectly good food to feed the food insecure. She is co-founder of For Good PGH, a non-profit that works to advocate inclusion and inspire kindness. Its first initiative, Hello Hijab, has received both national and international praise.
Gisele was born in Brazil and emigrated as a child to the US, living as an undocumented immigrant for over a decade. Her work has been featured in the Huffington Post, TODAY Show, CNN, NPR, NY Post and more. Gisele is a Pittsburgh 40 under 40 honoree, a TEDx speaker, and a mother of three.
Winchester Thurston School (WT) provides a dynamic learning environment where students in Pre-K through grade 12 achieve at the highest levels in academics, the arts, and athletics. City as Our Campus is a community-based learning initiative that connects WT students and teachers with community resources to extend learning beyond the classroom, connect with a diversity of people, and increase students’ investment in their community. Learn more at www.cityasourcampus.org.
The Sprout Fund enriches the Pittsburgh region’s vitality by engaging citizens, amplifying voices, supporting creativity and innovation, and cultivating connected communities. Founded in 2001, Sprout facilitates community-led solutions to regional challenges and supports efforts to create a thriving, progressive, and culturally diverse region. With strong working relationships to many community organizations and regional stakeholders, The Sprout Fund is one of Southwestern Pennsylvania’s leading agencies on issues related to civic engagement, talent attraction and retention, public art, and catalytic small-scale funding. Learn more and get involved at sproutfund.org.
The mission of ICP is to promote Islamic values, foster an accurate understanding of Islam, and empower Muslims to become effective God-conscious citizens