Blight Bootcamp T-Shirt Raffle


Blight is like a bad, stinking and torn t-shirt. It’s a pain to look at. It costs you in money and close social relationships, as well as attracting unwanted trouble. But, while blight takes the right knowledge, resources, attitude and ability to combat, replacing that shirt is easy! All you need to do is register now for our Blight Bootcamp Conference, taking place in Hazelwood on October 7-8th, and you will be entered into a raffle for a free GTECH t-shirt.

Starting on Friday, October 7th at the Propel Hazelwood (5401 Glenwood Ave, Pittsburgh, PA  15207,) the Pittsburgh Blight Working Group will return with Blight Bootcamp. The weekend will begin with a community-led service event at 3pm on Friday, followed by a pre-conference cookout and celebration. The main conference will be held on Saturday with registration at 8 am and continue through the afternoon with a series of panels covering the broad categories of vacant land, blighted buildings and community engagement.

Our GTECH t-shirt was designed by local artist, Maralynn Jacoby and printed locally at Commonwealth Press. The image features the iconic “g” inlaid with a happy, healthy Pittsburgh community. The Ts are fitted and made of a soft, triblend fabric.

Whether it’s maintaining a house, keeping neighbors in their homes, or starting a project to transform an abandoned space, Blight Bootcamp serves as an excellent starting point. If you are already invested in a project, but don’t know how to proceed, there will be a blight doctor available by appointment to discuss specific needs.

Sign up for the conference now, and be prepared to attend sessions that will equip you to be a leader in reclaiming your neighborhood. If you sign up for the conference early, you are also entered into a raffle to win a GTECH t-shirt. So register now at and learn how to bring community together to do great things.


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