Wilkinsburg Sanctuary Project for Peace
Wilkinsburg Sanctuary Project for Peace

Welcome to the Wilkinsburg Sanctuary Project

Saving our Youth to Save our Community

GUN BUY BACK A HUGE SUCCESS

On  Saturday, December 8,  86 handguns and 23 rifles were surrendered in a holiday gun buy back co-sponsored by the Wilkinsburg Sanctuary Project and the Wilkinsburg Police Department. Gift certificates to Giant Eagle of $50 for handguns and $25 for rifles were distributed thanks to the fundraising efforts of both partners. All guns are catelogued and then destroyed as prescribed by law. Thank you to our awesome Chief of Police, Cookie Coleman, for making this happen and for getting extra gift certificates to meet the crowd.  For more information on this, please see the KDKA coverage of the event.

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY PRAYER VIGIL FOR PEACE

LOVE OVER HATE

Monday, January 21, 2019 - 1 pm
 

Participants from the Christian, Jewish and Muslim communities along with our awesome youth!
 

Sponsored by 
The Wilkinsburg Sanctuary Project for Peace
www.wilkinsburgsanctuaryproject.org

Wilkinsburg Sanctuary Project Dedicated to Ending Youth Violence

On a stormy Thursday in Wilkinsburg, Janet Hellner-Burris stepped out of the rain on Wallace Avenue and into the doors of the Christian Church of Wilkinsburg, where she's served as a pastor since 1990. 

Once inside, Hellner-Burris began climbing the staircase, gesturing upwards a flight to an open door that leads into a small gymnasium with a hardwood floor...

You Can Go Through Horrible Things, But You Can Shine, Too: Wilkinsburg One Year Later 

Franklin Avenue in Wilkinsburg is a mostly uneventful place these days.

“It’s been quiet,” said Jackie Pendleton, who’s lived in the borough northeast of Pittsburgh for 34 years. “It’s been quiet since that incident took place down the street.”

The “incident” was an ambush-style backyard shooting that left five adults, including a pregnant woman, dead on March 9, 2016...

We are a faith-based, grassroots effort

to end youth violence

and restore hope to our streets.

Programs

Gun Buy Back

Mini Grants

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