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Backpacks and Other School Supplies Needed at NHCO

NHCO’s Annual Back-to-School Collection is on!

North Hills Community Outreach is collecting new backpacks and school supplies for students in kindergarten through 12. Backpacks, notebooks, binders, folders, pencils, pens – anything students need to succeed! Used, working Texas Instrument scientific calculators are also needed. Please contact Vicki at or 412-487-6316 opt 1. Donations can be dropped off at NHCO Allison Park, 1975 Ferguson Road, Hampton, Monday – Friday, 9a.m.-4p.m. through July 31, or in the pantry behind the main building, Saturday, July 18, 9a.m.-noon.

Volunteer Shuttle Drivers URGENTLY NEEDED!

NHCO, in partnership with Allegheny County and St. Margaret Foundation and with funding from SMF, is

putting a second Free Rides for Seniors shuttle on the road this summer. Volunteer drivers and on-board dispatchers are urgently needed! The new shuttle will pick up seniors on various days in various communities on the route 28 corridor for local UPMC medical appointments.No special license is required and training is provided. Our current shuttle drivers love this experience of helping and befriending seniors! Please contact Kerry at or412-449-0151 for more information or to schedule a ride-along on the shuttle to see if you’d like to volunteer.

 NHCO Volunteer Orientations

North Hills Community Outreach will host a Volunteer Orientation session at 10 am, Thursday, June 11 in NHCO Allison Park, 1975 Ferguson Rd, Hampton. Volunteer needs include drivers for Free Rides for Seniors shuttles, volunteers to tend garden, drivers to transport pantry donations and garden produce, and much more. Please contact Patti at or 412-408-3830 to register.

Food Donations Needed at NHCO

NHCO now has three food pantries serving about 1,700 local  families each year. During summer, we do not get enough donations to keep the shelves stocked, but we serve the same number of people. Please consider donating nonperishable, unexpired food or paper products, or holding a drive. This is a great summer project for children and teens! Donations may be dropped off at any NHCO office, M-F, 9am-4pm,  including the main office, 1975 Ferguson Road, Allison Park, PA 15101 or in the pantry behind the main building, Saturday, July 18, 9a.m.-noon. For more information, please contact Brent at or 412-487-6316 opt 1.

Ask the Attorney sessions for low-income families

Free legal consultation is available for families in need at North Hills Community Outreach locations the second Wednesday of each month at 7pm. Upcoming ATA sessions are: NHCO Allison Park July 8; NHCO Millvale August 12. Attendees MUST preregister for these sessions by contacting Harriet or 412-408-3830.

Open Volunteer Hours in NHCO Garden

The Rosalinda Sauro Sirianni Garden, a program of North Hills Community Outreach, at 119 Davis Ave in Bellevue has open volunteer hours Mondays 10am-2pm and Thursdays 9am-1pm, rain or shine, expect national holidays. Help is needed tending the garden, raking, weeding, watering, and eventually harvesting and transporting organic fruits and vegetables for NHCO’s three food pantries, which serve more than 1,700 local families each year. Well-supervised children are welcome in our children’s garden. This is a great opportunity for families or teens looking for volunteer hours. Tools are provided. No open-toed shoes, please. For more information, contact Alyssa at or 412- 307-0069 ext 3311.

Donate your vehicle to Community Auto: working families are waiting to purchase a car!

Do you or a family member have a car you don’t need or want? No matter what the condition, your old vehicle can help a working family! Consider donating it to Community Auto, a program of North Hills Community Outreach. Community Auto 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. Last year 43 families purchased cars from Community Auto, and 100 more cars were sold at auction to support our program. You could change a life and get the maximum tax deduction. FREE pickup, towing and notary! Call 724-443-8300 or visit

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