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Ribbon Cutting for Organic Garden at NHCO

Children’s Garden Ribbon Cutting Celebration

NHCO’s Rosalina Sauro Sirianni Garden, 119 Davis Avenue, Bellevue, PA 15202, will hold a Ribbon Cutting and Celebration July 19 at 4pm. Enjoy finger foods, drinks and garden-fresh snacks catered by Whole Food Wexford, and entertainment by The Armadillos, the Beagle Brothers and more. Donation suggested.

Ice Cream and More at Bruster’s for NHCO

Join Bruster’s of Ingomar, 9600 Perry Highway, Pittsburgh, PA 15237, for Family Day, July 14, 1 to 6 p.m. Games, prizes, moon bounces, magician, face painting, fire trucks, auction, and Ice Cream Eating Contest! All to benefit North Hills Community Outreach.

FREE Computer classes offered

North Hills Community Outreach offers FREE computer classes for those who need to learn computer basics, Word, Excel, Internet and more. Great for those who’ve never used a computer or who need to brush up for a job. Convenient locations in at Avalon Library and Millvale NHCO, various times. Please call Lea at 412-487-6316 opt 2 for more information and a schedule.  FREE WorkAble employment classes are also available – call Harriet at 412-487-6316 opt 2.

Vehicle Donations Needed!

Every day NHCO’s Community Auto office receives calls from people who are about to lose their job or can’t get a job because they lack transportation – the bus line has been cut or doesn’t go near their workplace, or their car is irreparable. Community Auto is here to help – but we need cars! Community Auto accepts vehicle sin any condition, has them repaired, and sells them at below market value to local working families who need them to get to work. Please consider donating your unused or unwanted vehicle to Community Auto. You could change a life! And you could get the maximum tax deduction. Call 724-443-8300 or visit

Free Home Safety Inspections Available for Seniors

Are you a senior living at home? Trained Safety for Seniors volunteers with Open Your Heart to a Senior will conduct a brief but thorough FREE home safety assessment using a written checklist making recommendations for family members to adjust/remove potential hazards. They install smoke alarms (if needed) and leave seniors with a bag of safety items, like a flashlight and fresh batteries, a bath mat, night light and other helpful items. After the check has been completed seniors qualify for either a free grab bar or an indoor railing installed at no charge. For information, please contact Cathy Pschirer 412-307-0069 at North Hills Community Outreach.

Back-to-School Collections

North Hills Community Outreach is collecting new backpacks and school supplies for students k-12 through July 31. Backpacks, notebooks, binders, folders, pencils, pens, healthy snacks – anything students need to succeed! Please contact Vicki at or 412-487-6316 opt 1. Donations can be dropped off at NHCO Allison Park, 1975 Ferguson Road, Monday – Friday, 9a.m.-4p.m., and at the food pantry behind the building on Saturday, July 20 from 9am- noon.

Ask the Attorney Consultations

Free legal consultation for families in need is available at North Hills Community Outreach offices on the following Wednesdays from 7 – 9 p.m.: July 10, NHCO North Boroughs, inside AGH Suburban, 100 S. Jackson Avenue, Bellevue; August 14, NHCO Allison Park, 1975 Ferguson Rd. Contact Harriet or 412-487-6316 opt 2 for more info.

Volunteer Information Sessions at NHCO

What’s your interest? Learn about volunteer opportunities at North Hills Community Outreach like teaching computer literacy classes, doing data entry, answering phones, coordinating food drives, taking seniors to doctor appointments, and so much more! NHCO Volunteer Information Sessions will be held July 11 at NHCO Millvale at10 a.m.; August 6 at Community Auto in Wexford at 6 p.m.; and September 12 at NHCO Allison Park at 6 p.m. To register and for details, contact Linda at or 412-487-6316 opt 2.

NHCO Seeking Senior Companions for County Program

Are you 55 or older? Are you interested in helping vulnerable older adults by visiting them in their homes?

Are you able to serve between 15 and 40 hours per week? Become a Senior Companion for North Hills Community Outreach’s Faith in Action program! Senior Companions receive a small stipend, meal allowance, free monthly training, camaraderie and the satisfaction of helping people in need. Senior Companions must meet certain income guidelines. Please contact Nancy at412-307-0069 or for information and details on the next orientation.

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