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Happenings at NHCO inAugust

Walk, run or volunteer in the BubbleRun and help NHCO

North Hills Community Outreach is again the charity partner of Bubble Run at Hartwood Acres park August 19. Bubble Run is a bubble-filled, family-friendly 5k walk / run in which participants run or walk through mounds of colored foam.  Registrants can choose to donate to NHCO at the end of their registration form.   Visit bubblerun.com/ and search for the Pittsburgh run.

Volunteers are also needed. If a quota of volunteers registers on behalf of NHCO, NHCO will receive a financial donation to support its services. To volunteer on behalf of NHCO, please visit  http://bubblerun.com/volunteer/, choose Pittsburgh, and scroll down to volunteer for NHCO. Or contact Harriet at 412-408-3830 x 3204 or hzgibbs@nhco.org .

should contact Harriet now at 412-408-3830 x 3204 or hzgibbs@nhco.org .

 NHCO Millvale is hosting no-cost MOVE UP weight management program

North Hills Community Outreach’s Millvale office is hosting MOVE UP, a no-cost behavioral weight loss intervention program for older adults. Sessions will be held in NHCO’s Millvale office, 416 Lincoln Avenue, 9:15 -10:15 a.m., Mondays beginning in August or September, contingent on number of enrollees. The program is offered by the University of Pittsburgh Center for Aging and Population Health Prevention Research Center and includes healthy eating, physical activity and behavior modification techniques.

Interested, qualified adults are invited to enroll. Requirements include: adults aged 60 to 75 who are interested in weight management or weight loss in a community setting; meet a certain BMI; medical clearance; no active cancer treatment; no hospitalization within the past 6 months; no active participation in another weight loss program.

The study is limited to 15 participants and there is no cost. To enroll or learn more, please contact Project Director Lori Kieffer at lak103@pitt.edu or 412-383-1306.

 NHCO needs volunteers in the upper Route 28 corridor; now offers online registration for volunteering to help seniors

North Hills Community Outreach has a particular need for volunteers interested in helping seniors in the route 28 corridor near Tarentum and Brackenridge. Specifically, volunteer drivers and dispatchers are needed for the Free Rides for Seniors shuttle, and individual volunteers are needed to help seniors get to appointments and shopping. NHCO now has an online registration process for those who wish to volunteer to help seniors through its In Service of Seniors: North Program.  Visit http://nhco.org/volunteer-opportunities/volunteer-help-seniors/ and follow the easy step-by-step registration process. Volunteers are needed to help seniors get to doctor appointments, take them grocery shopping, do light yard work, drive shuttles and more. For more information, call Cathy at 412-307-0069 x 3313.

NHCO offers free Let’s Cook workshops in Millvale

North Hills Community Outreach, in partnership with Christ Lutheran Church of Millvale, is offering free Let’s Cook workshops for those interested in learning tips and techniques for eating healthy on a budget. Topics include soups, roasting vegetables, freezing and storing, stir-frying, oven-frying, microwaving, fermenting, smoothies, and herbs and spices.  Classes are held 10:30am to noon, the third Saturday of each month through November in Christ Lutheran Church, 917 Evergreen Road, Millvale. The next classes are August 19 and September 23. Registration is appreciated, but a limited number of walk-ins are welcome. This class is made possible by a 100 Days of Us grant from The Sprout Fund. Please register by calling 412-408-3830 x 3225. 

Employment help is available at NHCO

North Hills Community Outreach offers multiple programs aimed at helping people attain self-sufficiency, including employment help.  Those seeking help with career counseling, updating a resume, job search techniques and more can contact NHCO Resource Coordinator Jackie Boggs at jmboggs@nhco.org or 412-408-3830 x 3217.

Ask the Attorney sessions for low-income families

Free legal consultation for noncriminal matters 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 North Boroughs August 16 and NHCO Allison Park September 20. Attendees MUST preregister for these sessions by contacting Jackie at jmboggs@nhco.org or call 412-408-3830 x 3217.

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! 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. Please contact Community Auto, a program of North Hills Community Outreach, at 724-443-8300 or visit communityauto.org.

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NHCO Wins $30,000 Garden Grant;

NHCO Wins $30,000 Garden Grant;

North Hills Community Outreach’s Rosalinda Sauro Sirianni Garden recently received a $30,000 grant from Seeds of Change, after receiving enough online votes from the community to be considered for a grant award. Seeds of Change, a producer of sustainably grown organic seeds and nutritious organic foods, awarded $310,000 in total grants to 24 garden projects… Continue Reading

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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… Continue Reading

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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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