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January Events

December Events

NHCO’s annual Holiday Gift collection continues through December 12
North Hills Community Outreach is accepting new toys, games, sporting equipment, apparel and gift cards for children ages birth through 18, through December 12; earlier donations are encouraged! Gifts cards and gifts appropriate for teens are especially needed! All NHCO offices, including the main office at 1975 Ferguson Road, Hampton, are open weekdays, 9am-4pm. The pantry behind the main building in Hampton will be open for donations 9:00am - noon, Saturday, December 1. Alternative donation plans can be made by calling 412-487-6316 opt 1. For more information, visit nhco.org.

NHCO board raises $38,000 to match donations
The board of directors of North Hills Community Outreach recently raised $38,000 to encourage matching donations from individuals in the community. The first $38,000 donated by individuals through December 31, 2018, will be matched dollar for dollar.  Last year, North Hills Community Outreach assisted nearly 3,500 local families in hardship and poverty. This fiscal year began with flooding that has resulted in a significant increase in requests for help. Checks can be mailed to NHCO, 1975 Ferguson Road, Allison Park, PA 15101. Online donations can be made at nhco.org .

NHCO urgently needs vehicle donations to fund Transportation Assistance program
Transportation is the third most cited problem that people mention when coming to North Hills Community Outreach for help. Unwanted cars, vans, trucks, boats, RVs, or motorcycles can help several low-income individuals or families. Vehicles in any condition donated to NHCO’s Transportation Assistance program are sold at auction; funds received help local people in need overcome transportation challenges including car repairs, inspection, car seats, bus passes and more. NHCO can accept vehicles from anywhere in the country, and there is FREE pickup or towing and a hassle-free donation process. Please visit nhco.org or call 412-408-3830 x 3225. Please note that Community Auto is no longer a program of NHCO.

NHCO seeks bell ringers for November and December
North Hills Community Outreach, a Salvation Army unit, seeks volunteers to raise much-needed funds by ringing bells at kettles during shifts in November and December. Two-hour shifts are available at Kuhn’s Market in Hampton and Walmart in Gibsonia. This is a convenient opportunity for college students on break, retirees, or families. Please visit nhco.org/volunteer  for registration links, or contact  Harriet at hzklatte@nhco.org or 412-408-3830 x 3204.

NHCO seeks volunteer tax preparers to help low-wage families
NHCO is seeking volunteers to help families with basic tax returns. Many of our neighbors don’t have access to affordable tax help, fall victim to “rapid refund” loans, or are unaware of state and federal tax credits like the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) that can put money into their pockets for food, utility bills, gasoline or bus passes, rent payments or to eliminate personal debt.
     All required training is provided by the United Way and the IRS in January through a combination of in-class and online offerings. Volunteers who complete this training are IRS certified volunteer tax preparers and are eligible to receive Continuing Education Credits for their volunteer service if certified at the advanced level.  
     NHCO tax prep sites (Millvale and Bellevue) will open mid-January, and continue through early April. A three-hour per week volunteer commitment is requested throughout tax season.
     If interested in volunteering, contact  Jackie at NHCO at jmboggs@nhco.org or 412-408-3830 x 3217. 

Run for the Hills! NHCO seeks 5K runners, relay teams and marathoners
North Hills Community Outreach invites runners of all abilities to run one of the races of the Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon May 5 and 6, 2018. Registration is FREE when you run for NHCO and help local families in need.  Runners can choose the 5K, form a relay team, or run the half or full marathon. Visit nhco.org or  https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/north-hills-community-outreach-pittsburgh-marathon-2019
or contact Harriet at hzklatte@nhco.org or 412-408-3830 x 3204.

Shop through AmazonSmile this season and support NHCO
If you shop through Amazon, or your business buys through Amazon, your purchases can support North Hills Community Outreach if you easily switch your login to AmazonSmile. Switching is free and easy, and shopping and prices are the same, but Amazon donates a portion of each purchase to NHCO, helping local families in need. Please visit http://smile.amazon.com/ch/25-1553057 to switch.

NHCO urgently needs volunteer drivers and on-board dispatchers for our senior shuttles
North Hills Community Outreach needs volunteer drivers and on-board dispatchers for its two Free Rides for Seniors shuttles, which transport seniors in the Route 28 communities to UPMC medical appointments and shopping during weekdays. No special license is needed and training is provided! Shifts are short. Please contact Kerry at kkmulhern@nhco.org or 412-449-0151 for more information.

NHCO’s Pathways program offers goal-setting help for those who are struggling
North Hills Community Outreach’s free Pathways program helps low-income people set goals such as employment or education. Our coordinators meet one on one with people to coach, set short- and long-term goals and provide free resources and support. Appointments are available. For information, call Abby in North Boroughs (Bellevue) at 412-307-0069, Nicole in Millvale at 412-408-3830 or Shela in McKees Rocks at 412-331-1685 ext. 233.

Employment help is available at NHCO
North Hills Community Outreach offers free help with career counseling, updating a resume, job search techniques and more. Please contact NHCO Resource Coordinator Jackie Boggs at jmboggs@nhco.org or 412-408-3830 x 3217.

NHCO speakers are available
North Hills Community Outreach’s staff or volunteer speakers are available at no charge to speak to your congregation, business, civic group or school about NHCO’s programs and volunteer opportunities, or to staff an NHCO information table at your community event. For more information or to schedule a speaker, please contact Jen at JLKissel@nhco.org or 412-487-6316 opt 1 x 3112.

January Events

Tickets on sale for NHCO’s Neighborhood Block Party featuring No Bad JuJu

No Bad JuJu, one of the Pittsburgh region’s hottest acts, will perform at North Hills Community Outreach’s Neighborhood Block Party Sunday, March 24 in The Chadwick in McCandless (Wexford). The event is 4:30-8pm. No Bad JuJu is a dynamic eight-piece powerhouse, blending an eclectic mix of classic r&b, rock and cutting edge contemporary music into their signature style.

The whole family is welcome at this all-ages event, which includes food stations, live music, games, kids’ activities, a silent auction and much more. Tickets are all-inclusive. Early bird tickets through March 3 are $30 for adults, $14 for children. Tickets March 4 through 20 are $33 and $15.  Proceeds support NHCO’s many programs that help local families in need. Purchase tickets online at https://nhco.org/neighborhood-block-party/ or by calling Cheryl at 412-487-6316 opt 1.

Seniors need volunteer snow shovelers
Seniors in all neighborhoods in northern Allegheny County need volunteers to keep their yards and sidewalks safe by shoveling snow. Please contact Cathy at North Hills Community Outreach at 412-307-0069 x 3313 or clpschirer@nhco.org to register to volunteer.

Ask the Attorney sessions for low-income families
Free legal consultation for noncriminal issues such as divorce, bankruptcy, credit issues, family matters, rent disputes and more is available for families in need at North Hills Community Outreach locations the third Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm except December. The next ATA sessions are: January 16 in Allison Park and February 20 in NHCO North Boroughs. Attendees MUST preregister for these sessions by contacting Jackie at jmboggs@nhco.org or 412-408-3830 x 3217.

NHCO seeks funds for Sharing Winter Warmth
Funds are urgently needed for North Hills Community Outreach’s Sharing Winter Warmth program so that families in need can receive one $50 credit toward a heat or light bill.   
    Donations can be made online at https://nhco.org/donate/sww/ or by check payable to NHCO, memo line Sharing Projects, and mail NHCO, 1975 Ferguson Rd, Allison Park, PA 15101. For more information, please call 412-487-6316 opt 1.

NHCO seeks volunteer tax preparers to help low-wage families
NHCO is seeking volunteers to help families with basic tax returns. Many of our neighbors don’t have access to affordable tax help, fall victim to “rapid refund” loans, or are unaware of state and federal tax credits like the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) that can put money into their pockets for food, utility bills, gasoline or bus passes, rent payments or to eliminate personal debt.
     All required training is provided by the United Way and the IRS in January through a combination of in-class and online offerings. Volunteers who complete this training are IRS certified volunteer tax preparers and are eligible to receive Continuing Education Credits for their volunteer service if certified at the advanced level.  
     NHCO tax prep sites (Millvale and Bellevue) will open mid-January, and continue through early April. A three-hour per week volunteer commitment is requested throughout tax season.
     If interested in volunteering, you must register by the first week of January. Contact Jackie at NHCO at jmboggs@nhco.org or 412-408-3830 x 3217. 

NHCO urgently needs vehicle donations to fund Transportation Assistance program
Transportation is the third most cited problem that people mention when coming to North Hills Community Outreach for help. Unwanted cars, vans, trucks, boats, RVs, or motorcycles can help several low-income individuals or families. Vehicles in any condition donated to NHCO’s Transportation Assistance program are sold at auction; funds received help local people in need overcome transportation challenges including car repairs, inspection, car seats, bus passes and more. NHCO can accept vehicles from anywhere in the country, and there is FREE pickup or towing and a hassle-free donation process. Please visit nhco.org or call 412-408-3830 x 3225. Please note that Community Auto is no longer a program of NHCO.

Run for the Hills! NHCO seeks 5K runners, relay teams and marathoners
North Hills Community Outreach invites runners of all abilities to run one of the races of the Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon May 5 and 6, 2018. Registration is FREE when you run for NHCO and help local families in need.  Runners can choose the 5K, form a relay team, or run the half or full marathon. Visit https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/north-hills-community-outreach-pittsburgh-marathon-2019    or contact Harriet at hzklatte@nhco.org or 412-408-3830 x 3204.

NHCO urgently needs volunteer drivers and on-board dispatchers for our senior shuttles
North Hills Community Outreach needs volunteer drivers and on-board dispatchers for its two Free Rides for Seniors shuttles, which transport seniors in the Route 28 communities to UPMC medical appointments and shopping during weekdays. No special license is needed and training is provided! Shifts are short. Please contact Kerry at kkmulhern@nhco.org or 412-449-0151 for more information.

NHCO’s Pathways program offers goal-setting help for those who are struggling
North Hills Community Outreach’s free Pathways program helps low-income people set goals such as employment or education. Our coordinators meet one on one with people to coach, set short- and long-term goals and provide free resources and support. Appointments are available. For information, call Abby in North Boroughs (Bellevue) at 412-307-0069, Nicole in Millvale at 412-408-3830 or Shela in McKees Rocks at 412-331-1685 ext. 233.

Employment help is available at NHCO
North Hills Community Outreach offers free help with career counseling, updating a resume, job search techniques and more. Please contact NHCO Resource Coordinator Jackie Boggs at jmboggs@nhco.org or 412-408-3830 x 3217.

NHCO speakers are available
North Hills Community Outreach’s staff or volunteer speakers are available at no charge to speak to your congregation, business, civic group or school about NHCO’s programs and volunteer opportunities, or to staff an NHCO information table at your community event. For more information or to schedule a speaker, please contact Jen at JLKissel@nhco.org or 412-487-6316 opt 1 x 3112.