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February Happenings at North Hills Community Outreach

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. Registration is FREE when you run for NHCO and help local families in need.  Runners can form a relay team or choose the 5K, half marathon or full marathon. Visit www.crowdrise.com/northhillscommunitypitt2018  or contact Harriet at hzklatte@nhco.org or 412-408-3830 x 3204.

NHCO’s Annual Citrus Sale is underway

North Hills Community Outreach is taking orders through February 5 for its annual Citrus Sale. Boxes of grapefruit, oranges, and pears are hand-checked by volunteers and are available for pickup March 3 and 4 in St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 1965 Ferguson Road, Hampton. Purchases benefit NHCO, which served 3,692 local families in need last year.  Boxes of fruit can also be donated to NHCO’s food pantries. To order online, please visit nhco.org/fruit.cfm or call 412-307-0069 x 3311 for an order form.

 NHCO offering FREE Tax Preparation

North Hills Community Outreach is once again offering FREE tax preparation for low-income individuals through the United Way Free Tax Prep program. Appointments are required and must be made by calling

United Way’s helpline, 2-1-1, starting January 10, 2018.

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, beginning January 22.

NHCO’s Millvale site will be open for tax prep appointments Saturdays, 9:00am to noon, beginning January 20. 

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.

NHCO urgently needs volunteers in the upper Route 28 corridor

North Hills Community Outreach has an urgent need for volunteers interested in helping seniors in the route 28 corridor near Tarentum and Brackenridge. Specifically, volunteer drivers and on-board dispatchers are needed for the 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. If you are interested, please contact Kerry at kkmulhern@nhco.org or 412-449-0151 for more information.

 

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. This is a great project for teens, youth groups and families. 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 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: February 21 in NHCO North Boroughs and March 21 in NHCO Millvale. Attendees MUST preregister for these sessions by contacting Jackie at jmboggs@nhco.org or 412-408-3830 x 3217.

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NHCO’s Transportation Assistance program expands to serve more people in need

North Hills Community Outreach has expanded its transportation and car donation program.  The program, formerly called Community Auto, is now the Transportation Assistance program.  Sharon Wolf, NHCO’s executive director, said, “The goal of our expanded Transportation Assistance program is to help even more struggling families meet their transportation needs.  NHCO has accepted vehicles since 2005,… Continue Reading

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Coat Drives and Thanksgiving Food Collection Begin This Month at NHCO

NHCO winter coat drive continues through October 13 North Hills Community Outreach will collect new and gently used winter coats for local families in need September 1 through October 13. All sizes are appreciated; children’s and adult XL – XXL are especially needed. Coats should be clean and have working fasteners. Hats, gloves and scarves… Continue Reading

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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… Continue Reading

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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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