Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS [Derived Headline]

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS [Derived Headline]

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Donation of pool pass hailed as great gesture

I'm on the board of a private swimming pool in New Castle and recently had a request to aid a mom with two small children, one with disabilities.

Among other issues, the child has seizures and developmental delays and is only 20 months old. He was brought to the pool by a friend of his mom's, and we were asked if the pool would donate some guest passes for him, as you have to be a member of the pool or a guest of a member to swim.

At $5 per person for the family's visits, $15 can add up quickly for a family with medical needs. We donated five guest passes for each child, which were gratefully received.

Last week a pool member who lives out of town was leaving the local area to return to her home for the rest of the summer. She asked if we knew of any family that could use the remainder of her family's membership. Immediately the two little boys and their mom came to mind.

The family donating the membership was thrilled, and when the friend of the other family was contacted to let her know they had received a membership for the rest of the summer, she was also overjoyed. Coming to the pool gives the little boy a "normal" day.

Having this done for a family with such needs proves that there are kind and giving people in the world, and most of all in Western Pennsylvania.

SHEILA HOWE

New Castle

Lost cell phone retrieved from final resting place

I was corresponding by emails and lengthy phone calls with a gentleman from Cleveland when we arranged to meet halfway, in Youngstown, the Wednesday after Memorial Day.

I had planned to travel with my cell phone, but Tuesday night I could not locate it. After hours of searching through car, house and pockets, I called my date to say I did not want to drive to meet without my phone. He offered to come to Pittsburgh, so we had a pleasant visit that afternoon.

That night my son, who lives out of state, called to say he knew where my phone was. He had received a call from a Pittsburgher who found it at a local cemetery, where my husband is buried. …

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