Register soon to run for NHCO in the marathon races
Runners who wish to run and fund raise for a charity in the Pittsburgh Marathon, half marathon, relay and 5k must register by March 31. Runners can earn a FREE race entry when they register for any race weekend event and commit to fundraise for North Hills Community Outreach. Form a relay team at work or school, or run the half or full marathon. Visit thepittsburghmarathon.com or contact Harriet at firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-408-3830 x 3210.
NHCO seeking gardeners to grow seedlings
North Hills Community Outreach is seeking individuals or gardening groups to volunteer to grow seedlings for transplanting in our organic garden in the spring. All produce supports NHCO’s three food pantries. Please contact Alyssa at email@example.com or 412-307-0069 x 3311. For more information on the garden, visit nhcogardens.squarespace.com
NHCO Accepting Spring Share Donations
North Hills Community Outreach is collecting baskets, basket covers, plastic grass, candy, granola bars, juice boxes, new small toys and new small stuffed animals for Spring Share baskets for local families in hardship. Donations are accepted through March 18 weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at any NHCO office including the Allison Park office, 1975 Ferguson Road, Hampton. For more information, contact Vicki at firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-487-6316 opt. 1.
Buy tickets now for NHCO’s second annual Neighborhood Block Party at the Chadwick
Tickets are on sale now 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 for adults, $15 for children; a portion of ticket price is tax deductible. Proceeds support NHCO’s 20+ programs for local families in crisis, hardship and poverty. Order tickets by April 8 at nhco.org/2016-neighborhood-block-party or contact Cheryl at 412-487-6316 opt 1 ext 3111.
Play Mini-Golf with friends, raise funds for NHCO and families in need
Registration is now open for North Hills Community Outreach’s 15th annual Mini-Masters miniature golf tournament. Play mini-golf and enjoy dinner with friends, and raise funds for NHCO and families in need. Form a foursome or come unattached and enjoy 18 holes, dinner and a silent auction at RMU’s Island Sports Complex May 12 at 5pm. Fees include mini-golf and dinner: foursome $175 ($91 is tax-deductible) or individual $45 ($24 is tax deductible). Register online at nhco.org/2016-minimasters-registration or call Nancy at 412-307-0069 x 2211.
Walk, fund raise for NHCO in the Highmark Walk
Join North Hills Community Outreach in the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community May 14. Registration is free, and you may pledge or fund raise at your desired level. One hundred percent of the proceeds raised for NHCO support NHCO’s programs to help local families in need. Register at walkforahealthycommunity.org. This event is family- and dog-friendly. For more information, please contact Maria at email@example.com or 412-408-3830.
NHCO offering Money in Your Pocket Tax Preparation
North Hills Community Outreach is once again a United Way Money in Your Pocket Tax Preparation site. Appointments are required and can be made by calling United Way at 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 on Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:30 to 7:30pm through March 30. NHCO’s Millvale site will be open for tax prep appointments on Saturdays, 9:00am to noon through April 2 (the site is closed March 26 for the Easter weekend). Again, please call 2-1-1 for appointments.
NHCO offers WorkAble Career Services in Bellevue
WorkAble provides free career consulting and employment mentoring to unemployed and underemployed job seekers in Allegheny County. Career consultant office hours in Bellevue are 1:00 – 5:00 pm, every Tuesday in NHCO offices, 1st floor, AGH-Suburban, 100 s Jackson Avenue, Bellevue. Appointments may be made by calling 412-904-5993. WorkAble is a United Way-funded partnership of North Hills Community Outreach, the Career Development Center and South Hills Interfaith Ministries.
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 7pm except December. (Please note the change of week.) The next ATA sessions are: NHCO Millvale March 16 and NHCO North Boroughs April 20. Attendees MUST preregister for these sessions by contacting Brady at firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-408-3830 x 3217.
NHCO Volunteer Orientations
North Hills Community Outreach will host Volunteer Orientation sessions at 10am, Thursday, March 10 in NHCO North Boroughs, 100 S. Jackson Avenue, Bellevue, and at 10am Thursday, April 14 in NHCO Allison Park, 1975 Ferguson Road. Volunteers are needed for all sites, and needs include volunteers for the US Open concessions, Millvale receptionists, drivers to transport seniors to appointments, substitute food pantry drivers, and much more. Please contact Harriet at email@example.com or 412-408-3830 x 3204 to register.
Working families are waiting: Donate your car to Community Auto
Your unwanted vehicle, not matter what the condition, 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. If you have a vehicle not worth the cost of repairs, or that sits unused, 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. FREE pickup, towing and notary.