Beginning the week of June 19, 2017, Community Auto‘s hours of operation will be Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 8:00am – 4:00pm.
For more information on Community Auto, call 724-443-8300 or visit communityauto.org.
Congratulations to NHCO’s twenty-six runners who braved the cold weather conditions and Ran for the Hills in the 2017 Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon. One full marathon runner, eight half marathon runners, two 5K runners and three relay teams represented NHCO and grossed more than $7,500 for low-income families in need. #TeamNHCO consisted of:
Nick McClure and 4 friends
Jenny Leann Novak
Erin Gibbs Relac
Sixteen volunteers several layers of clothing to stay warm and work at the fluid station along mile 6.2 of the course. These volunteers set up the tables and cups, mixed Gatorade, poured water, handed the drinks to the runners, and cheered as they ran passed. Arriving at 5:30 am and working until 10:30 am were Girl Scout Troop 50371 (Christine, Jeff and Laura Krill, Sarah Horan, Michelle and Maggie English and Teagan Rowland), Cheryl Aloise and her grandson Colin Wilker, North Allegheny students Sanae Heist and Jetta Kroll, and Valerie Jacko, Jennifer Morrow, and Lori Bottles . Youth volunteer, Evan Relac was able to hand water to his mother, Erin, and Cindy Wilson was able to support to her daughter, April Brouwer and her relay team.
Thanks to sponsorship by Heritage Seubert Financial we were able to cover promotional expenses and all our runners and volunteers received NHCO 2017 Marathon t-shirts. For the first time, we were able provide incentive awards to the runners that raised the most funds within their categories. Thanks to the businesses and individual’s that donated;
Michael Howland was awarded a signed color print of a painting of Pittsburgh by artist Johno Prascak, and framed by Panza Gallery.
Jackie Boggs was awarded a personalized tour of WDVE studios and treated to lunch with DJ Sean McDowell.
Vicki Burstynowicz received a gift certificate to Brothers Keeper Tattoos and Piercing.
Chester’s Fabulous Five Relay Team received a gift certificate to Thirsty’s Sports Bar & Grill.
Kathrine Switzer, the first woman to run the Boston Marathon in 1967, said, “If you are losing faith in human nature, go out and watch a marathon.” NHCO’s charity runners, volunteers and donors have proven once again that ours is a sharing community where no one should be cold, hungry or alone. We are people helping people!
Join us as we celebrate 30 years of People Helping People! Our 30th Anniversary Dinner will be held in The Chadwick in Wexford Sunday, September 17 (more info to come), and we are pleased to announce we are now accepting nominations for our 30th Anniversary awards!
Do you know someone who has served families in need through NHCO in one of the following ways?
Click here to nominate someone online. Please note the deadline for nominations is July 31, 2017.
Join NHCO for the Bubble Run at Hartwood
North Hills Community Outreach is again a charity partner of Bubble Run at Hartwood Acres Park, August 19. Bubble Run is a bubble-filled, family-friendly 5k walk / run (not a race!) Run, skip or stroll through mounds of colored foam, enjoy music and giant bubble-shooting machines, and take home a bubble-tinted T-shirt.
How do bubbles benefit NHCO?
NHCO and all offices and programs, including the Rosalinda Sauro Sirianni Garden, are closed May 29 and July 4.
Also, There are NO open volunteer garden hours the week of Kuly 4, including the days July 3 or 6. Open volunteer hours resume July 10.
WesBanco is helping our neighbors in need…and you can help too!
For a limited time, when you open a new checking account with WesBanco and let them know you are doing it “for North Hills Community Outreach,” NHCO will receive a $50 donation. Plus, earn a bonus of up to $150 for yourself!* ($25 each for e-statement, direct deposit, bill pay and debit card use, and $50 for referring a friend)
Please contact WesBanco at 412-366-3841 for more information or stop by a Wesbanco branch.
NHCO volunteers conduct free “Safety for Seniors” home safety checks. As part of the home visit, the volunteer gives the senior a bag of simple items that can be used to keep the home safe. Please see below for a list of items we collect for seniors.
Your donations are very much appreciated, and can be dropped of at any NHCO location, including NHCO’s Allison Park and/or North Boroughs offices 9am-4pm Monday-Friday, or call 412-487-6316 opt 1 to make alternate arrangements.
If you are interested in volunteering to do safety checks, or receiving a free safety check, please contact Cathy at 412-307-0069 x 3313.
North Hills Community Outreach is holding a new collection for our families in need: Spring Cleaning Products! You can help by donating the following items April 18-June 2. We’d like to give each family a bag during early June. Financial donations are also appreciated. Thank you!
Eight North Hills Community Outreach volunteers from Duquesne Light recently conducted FREE safety checks in the homes of seniors living in northern Allegheny County.
“Safety for Seniors” volunteers ensure that there are working smoke alarms in the homes; if not they install smoke alarms. They also check: is there a clear walking path to the fuse box or circuit breakers? Are switches and outlets in good working condition? Is the oven free of flammable objects? Are the edges of steps clearly visible? Does the senior have a fire escape plan? If grab bars and railings are needed by the senior, those will be installed at NO CHARGE at a later date by a professional PA certified contractor.
NHCO uses company groups of volunteers periodically to conduct safety checks for seniors living in northern Allegheny County. If you know of a senior that could benefit from a safety check, please contact Cathy at 412-307-0069 x 3313.
Would you like to donate items that will help keep your elderly neighbors safe? NHCO is accepting donations of: smoke alarms, unopened packages of 9 volt batteries, rubber bath mats, night lights and night light bulbs, baking soda (used to put out grease fires), and bright rolls of duct tape. These items will be distributed to seniors during safety checks. You may take your donations to NHCO’s Allison Park and/or North Boroughs offices 9am-4pm Monday-Friday, or call 412-487-6316 opt 1 to make alternate arrangements.
People helping people.
That’s what North Hills Community Outreach is about.
Since 1987, with the help of people just like you, we’ve helped struggling families in communities in northern Allegheny County get through difficult times and work toward self-sufficiency. Our services include three food pantries and an organic garden, utility assistance, emergency financial help, education assistance for nontraditional adults, WorkAble employment mentoring, budget coaching and Smart Investments for Women, In Service of Seniors volunteer care giving for seniors, two Free Rides for Seniors shuttles, a Community Auto low-income car ownership program, and so much more.
There are no fees for NHCO’s services, with the exception of Community Auto. We rely on the generosity and support of individuals, businesses, schools, foundations, government and religious organizations and our many volunteers to carry out our mission to help people in crisis, hardship and poverty.
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North Hills Community Outreach
1975 Ferguson Rd.
Allison Park, PA 15101