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NHCO’s Neighborhood Block Party Takes Place April 27th

Get your tickets now for NHCO’s Neighborhood Block Party

North Hills Community Outreach’s Neighborhood Block Party is 5:30-8:30 pm, Thursday, April 27 at The Chadwick in McCandless (Wexford). The whole family is welcome at this all-ages event, which includes multiple food stations, live music by Acoustic Diversion and Katie Zeak, appearances by Pittsburgh Princesses and World Yo-yo Champion Ky Zizan, face painting, 60-second Flash Games and Puzzle Piece project, games, a silent auction and much more. Proceeds benefit NHCO’s programs that help local families in hardship. Signature sponsors include Allegheny Health Network, Fenchel Law Offices and The Chadwick. All-inclusive tickets  are $30 for adults, $15 for children and can be purchased online at https://nhco.org/2017-neighborhood-block-party/ or by calling Cheryl at 412-487-6316 opt 1. 

Walk for NHCO in the Highmark Walk

Join North Hills Community Outreach in the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community May 13! When you register to walk, and /or fundraise for NHCO, 100% of the proceeds support NHCO’s programs to help local families in need. Registration is now open at http://hcf.convio.net/nhco. This is a great family activity. Dogs are welcome! For more information, please contact Maria at mschristina@nhco.org or 412-408-3830.

NHCO collecting Spring Cleaning supplies 

North Hills Community Outreach is collecting Spring Cleaning supplies for distribution to the families who use our three food pantries. Items are appreciated by June 2, but will be accepted year round. Items needed include: laundry detergent, antibacterial wipes, all-purpose cleaner, toilet bowl cleaner, dish detergent, pack of sponges and paper towels. Canvas shopping bags are also appreciated. Please donate Monday through Friday, 9am-4pm at NHCO Allison Park, 1975 Ferguson Road, Hampton, or NHCO North Boroughs, AGH-Suburban Campus, 100 S. Jackson Avenue, Bellevue, or call 412-487-6316 option 1 to make alternate arrangements.

NHCO collecting safety items for seniors

NHCO volunteers conduct free “Safety for Seniors” home safety checks. As part of the home visit, the volunteer gives the senior a bag of simple safety items that can be used to keep the home safe. Items needed include: new 9-volt batteries, new smoke detectors, baking soda, new nonslip bath mats, night lights and grab reachers.

Please donate Monday through Friday, 9am-4pm at NHCO Allison Park, 1975 Ferguson Road, Hampton, or NHCO North Boroughs, AGH-Suburban Campus, 100 S. Jackson Avenue, Bellevue, or call 412-487-6316 option 1 to make alternate arrangements.

If you or your company are interested in volunteering to do safety checks, or receiving a free safety check, please contact Cathy at 412-307-0069 x 3313.

NHCO offering free Tax Preparation

North Hills Community Outreach is once again offering FREE tax preparation for eligible individuals through the United Way Money In Your Pocket tax preparation program. Appointments are required and can be made by calling United Way’s helpline,  2-1-1.

Income eligibility requirements:

For households with ONE PERSON, annual income must be $25,000 or less. For households with MORE THAN ONE PERSON, annual income must be $45,000 or less.

NHCO’s Bellevue/North Boroughs site will be open for tax prep appointments Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:30 to 7:30pm.

NHCO’s Millvale site will be open for tax prep appointments Saturdays, 9:00am to noon.

 Ask the Attorney sessions for low-income families

Free legal consultation for 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: NHCO Millvale April 19 and NHCO North Boroughs May 17. Attendees MUST preregister for these sessions by contacting Brady at briedel@nhco.org or 412-408-3830 x 3217.

 NHCO General Volunteer Orientations

North Hills Community Outreach will host Volunteer Orientation sessions at  6:30pm Thursday, April 13 in NHCO Millvale, 416 Lincoln Avenue, Millvale and at 10am, Thursday, May 11 in NHCO North Boroughs, 100 S. Jackson Ave., Bellevue.

Volunteer needs include volunteers for the Pittsburgh Marathon, drivers to transport seniors to appointments, substitute drivers and on-board dispatchers for Free Rides for Seniors shuttles, groups or individuals to hold collections and fund raisers, and more. Please register with Harriet at hzgibbs@nhco.org or 412-408-3830 x 3204.

NHCO Speakers Available

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

Working families are waiting: Donate your car to Community Auto

Your unwanted running vehicle can help a low-income, working individual. Vehicles donated to Community Auto are repaired and sold at below-market value to local, working families who need them to get to work. Cars not suitable for repair are sold at auction and the money is used for the program. Ask us about donating fleet cars! Please contact Community Auto, a program of North Hills Community Outreach, at 724-443-8300 or www.communityauto.org.  You could change a life and get the maximum tax deduction when your car goes to a working family in need. FREE pickup and notary.

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Free Tax Preparation and Citrus Sale Start 2017 at NHCO

NHCO’s Annual Citrus Sale is underway North Hills Community Outreach is taking orders through February 6 for its annual Citrus Sale. NHCO also seeks congregations, schools or civic groups to help take group orders. Boxes are grapefruit, oranges, tangerines and pears are hand-checked by volunteers and are available for pickup March 4 and 5 in… Continue Reading

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Community Auto to Give Away Vehicle to a Family in Need on Dec. 22

Applications accepted now through December 7 The eighth annual Community Auto “Too Big for The Stocking” car giveaway has returned this holiday season with a chance for a low-income working family to win a 2008 Chevrolet Impala. Community Auto is a program of North Hills Community Outreach that serves low-income, working residents all over Allegheny… Continue Reading

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Coat Drive, Produce Donations and More Taking Place at NHCO

NHCO winter coat drive  North Hills Community Outreach will collect new and gently used winter coats for local families in need through October 16. All sizes are appreciated; children’s and adult XL – XXL are especially needed. Coats should be clean and have working zippers and fasteners. Hats, gloves and scarves are also welcome. Donations… Continue Reading

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News for June from North Hills Nonprofit NHCO

NHCO volunteers urgently needed in June Do you love the game of golf, or doing something  meaningful with a group of friends?  North Hills Community Outreach urgently needs volunteers to register to help in our assigned concessions tent at the Men’s US Open golf tournament, June 13-19, at Oakmont Country Club. The Open donates funds… Continue Reading

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Happenings in April at North Hills Community Outreach

Buy tickets by April 8 for NHCO’s Neighborhood Block Party Tickets are available through April 8 for North Hills Community Outreach’s 2nd annual Neighborhood Block Party at The Chadwick in Wexford, 5:30-8:30 pm, Thursday, April 21. Enjoy a variety of food stations, live entertainment, fun and games for the kids, and more. Tickets are $30… Continue Reading

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