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Happenings at NHCO for August

Winter Coat Collection

North Hills Community Outreach is collecting new and gently used winter coats for local families in need during September and October. All sizes are appreciated; children’s and adult XL and XXL are especially needed. Coats should be clean and have working zippers. Donations can be dropped off at NHCO Allison Park, 1975 Ferguson Road, Allison Park, PA 15101, Monday – Friday, 9am-4pm, during September and October. For more information, please contact Vicki at or 412-487-6316 opt 1.

FREE Computer classes offered

North Hills Community Outreach offers FREE computer classes for those who need to learn computer basics, Word, Excel, Internet and more. Great for those who’ve never used a computer or who need to brush up for a job. Convenient locations in at Avalon Library and Millvale NHCO, various times. Please call Lea at 412-487-6316 opt 2 for more information and a schedule.

WorkAble Employment Help

WorkAble offers free employment services to unemployed and underemployed people all over Allegheny County. Services include workshops in resume and cover letter writing, interviewing skills, and networking, as well as job fairs, social media training, an online learning center and computer lab, and more.  For more information, call Harriet at 412-487-6316 opt 2 or visit WorkAble is a partnership between North Hills Community Outreach, Jewish Family & Children’s Services, and South Hills Interfaith Ministries and funded by United Way.

Vehicle Donations Needed!

Community Auto, a program of North Hills Community Outreach, accepts vehicles in any condition, has them repaired, and sells them at below market value to local working families who need them to get to work. Please consider donating your unused or unwanted vehicle to Community Auto. You could change a life! And you could get the maximum tax deduction. FREE pickup, towing and notary! Call 724-443-8300 or visit

Free Home Safety Inspections Available for Seniors

Are you a senior living at home? Trained Safety for Seniors volunteers with Open Your Heart to a Senior will conduct a brief but thorough FREE home safety assessment using a written checklist making recommendations for family members to adjust/remove potential hazards. They install smoke alarms (if needed) and leave seniors with a bag of safety items, like a flashlight and fresh batteries, a bath mat, night light and other helpful items. After the check has been completed seniors qualify for either a free grab bar or an indoor railing installed at no charge. For information, please contact Cathy Pschirer 412-307-0069 or at North Hills Community Outreach.

Volunteer Information Sessions at NHCO

What’s your interest? Learn about volunteer opportunities at North Hills Community Outreach like teaching computer literacy classes, doing data entry, answering phones, coordinating food drives, taking seniors to doctor appointments, and so much more! NHCO Volunteer Information Sessions will be held August 6 at Community Auto in Wexford at 6 p.m. and September 12 at NHCO Allison Park at 6 p.m. To register and for details, contact Linda at or 412-487-6316 opt 2.

NHCO Seeking Senior Companions for County Program

Are you 55 or older? Are you interested in helping vulnerable older adults by visiting them in their homes? Are you able to serve between 15 and 40 hours per week? Become a Senior Companion for North Hills Community Outreach’s Faith in Action program! Senior Companions receive a small stipend, meal allowance, free monthly training, camaraderie and the satisfaction of helping people in need. Senior Companions must meet certain income guidelines. Please contact Nancy at 412-307-0069 or for information and details on the next orientation.      

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