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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  or contact Harriet at 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 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 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 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 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 or 412-408-3830 x 3217.

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