Updated 6/21/16.


Dear Oakland Supporter,

If you don’t already know about us, we are the South Oakland Neighborhood Group (SONG), and we represent the residents and neighborhood of South Oakland, and Oakland as a whole.  Our community volunteers work throughout the year to enrich the lives of the people and the neighborhood in which we reside through various activities including meetings, plantings, clean-ups, and collaborating with local politicians, institutions and other stakeholders to maintain, correct issues, and fulfill our needs. We also work with other volunteers and student groups on environmental education through hands-on stewardship and ecological training to protect the greenways and green spaces.

The recent installation of new “Welcome To South Oakland” signs noting South Oakland as the childhood home of three world-class individuals in their fields, Dan Marino, Andy Warhol and Bruno Sammartino, underscores just what a historic and vibrant story we have to tell here in South Oakland, especially in light of the City of Pittsburgh’s Bicentennial Celebration.

Saturday, August 27, 2016 is our main annual event, South Oakland Community Day (SOCD) at Dan Marino Field on Frazier St from Noon-7pm. South Oakland Community Day is a fun-filled event that has attracted nearly 500 participants in the past with food & music, raffles & giveaways, sports, games and activities.  We try to make this event a great transition from the summer into fall, to showcase our efforts and our community to our residents, as well as the Oakland and Pittsburgh communities at large.

South Oakland Community Day is also the ideal time for our long-term neighbors to reach out to the many new university students that will soon call South Oakland home, from PointParkUniversity, CarnegieMellonUniversity, CarlowUniversity and the University of Pittsburgh and welcome them into our community. With this in mind, we would like to keep the tradition of making this event mostly inexpensive or free.

As a valued member of our community we are asking for your support to make this the best event possible by donating gifts we can use for raffles, food, money or volunteering to help.  Donations help us pay for food, supplies and programming. Our donation request form is listed on page 2 of this letter. As our fiscal agent, Oakland Planning and Development Corporation will provide a copy of their tax-exempt certificate as needed.

Thank you for considering supporting this local community event. Every little bit helps!


 Mark Oleniacz Chairperson, South Oakland Community Day Planning Committee Vice-Chairperson, South Oakland Neighborhood Group SONGLogoLeaf130416.jpgPghBicent


Donation request form for South Oakland Community Day 2016(1)

Saturday, August 27, 2016 Noon – 7pm

Donation Levels:

Next Door Neighbor $15

  • Name on our website.

Friend of The Community $30

  • Name on our websites.
  • Listed in SOCD event program for your contribution level.

Shakespeare Streets Steward $50

  • Name on our website.
  • Listed in SOCD event program for your contribution level.
  • 1/8 page advertisement in our SOCD event program.


Resident Treasurer $100

  • Name on our website.
  • Listed in SOCD event program for your contribution level.
  • 1/4 page advertisement in our SOCD event program.*
  • Two reserved chairs throughout the event
  • Two SOCD event T-shirts2


Neighborhood Chairperson $150

  • Name on our website.
  • Listed in SOCD event program for your contribution level.
  • 1/2 page advertisement in our SOCD event program.*
  • Four reserved chairs throughout the event
  • Four SOCD event volunteer T-shirts2

Your Own Personal Contribution Level    (Surprise Us!)

  • Name on our website.


Each and every dollar or donated item

we receive is greatly appreciated.

(1) – All donations should be noted by July 15th and received by August 1st for printing and production times.
2 – These benefits for direct monetary donations only.

Please fill out the form below and we will send you the document for signature with payment instructions.

• We are now accepting applications for vendors to the event.  Please check out the Vendor page at:


Donor Information:

Donor Name (entry required)

Address (entry required)

Email (entry required)

Your Telephone # (entry optional)

Donation Level (entry required)

Other Donation level, or Donation Item and Value (entry optional)

Are you a South Oakland Resident? (entry required):

Preferred method to receive confirmation? (entry required)

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