NHCO Collecting Coats for Families Need
North Hills Community Outreach is collecting clean, gently used or new coats through October 29 so low-income families can be warm this winter. All sizes are needed, especially children’s sizes and Adult XL, 2X and 3X. For more information, contact Vicki at 412-487-6316, opt. 1 or visit www.nhco.org. Thanksgiving on Every Table North Hills Community Outreach is collecting food items to create complete Thanksgiving meals to distribute to local families in need. Items that make a meal include: grocery store gift cards of at least $10, large boxes of stuffing mix and instant mashed potatoes, canned cranberry sauce, canned vegetables, easy pumpkin pie mix, evaporated milk, muffin mix, turkey gravy mix and napkins. Donations are accepted through November 14, but preferably before October 26 for a timely distribution. For more information, contact Vicki at 412-487-6316, opt. 1, or visit www.nhco.org. Car Donations Needed Nearly 25 low-income families are waiting for a car from North Hills Community Outreach’s Community Auto program. The program needs vehicle donations that will help low-income individuals get to work and provide transportation for their families. Cars can be donated in any condition and donors could qualify for the maximum possible tax deduction. Call 724-443-8300 or visit www.communityauto.org. Volunteer Opportunities at NHCO
- Open Your Heart to a Senior, a program of NHCO, immediately needs substitute drivers and ride-along dispatchers for the Free Rides for Seniors shuttle. No special license needed; training provided. Please contact Kerry Mulhern at 412-449-0151.
- Open Your Heart to a Senior, a program of NHCO, has lots of opportunities for volunteers to help seniors stay safe at home. Leaf raking and show shoveling are two great ways teens and groups can help. Contact Nancy at 4120307-0069 for more information or visit www.nhco.org.
- North Hills Community Outreach’s organic, community garden at 119 Davis Ave in Bellevue seeks volunteers of all ages through November and again in the spring. For more information on open volunteer hours, contact Aaron at 412-487-6316, opt. 2.
- North Hills Community Outreach needs volunteer instructors for a vehicle ownership class. Contact Linda Robins at 412-487-6316, opt. 2 for more information.
- North Hills Community Outreach will hold a one-hour orientation session for prospective volunteers on 10 a.m. on June 19 at NHCO Millvale at 416 Lincoln Ave. Contact Linda Robins at 412-487-6316, opt. 2 for more information.
Free Computer Classes
- North Hills Community Outreach offers free computer classes to help people become more comfortable using computers in their job searches. Classes are open to everyone and include Introduction to Computers, Introduction to the Internet, Internet Job Searching and Microsoft Office. The classes take place at NHCO Millvale at 416 Lincoln Ave on Mondays at 10 a.m. and Avalon Public Library on Thursdays at 5:45 p.m. Call 412-487-6316, option 2 for more information.
NHCO Legal Help
- October 10, 7 to 9 p.m., NHCO at 1975 Ferguson Road in Allison Park – Ask the Attorney free legal consultations on noncriminal matters for income-eligible individuals. Appointments are required. Call Harriet Gibbs at 412-487-6316, opt. 2.