It might be hot and humid in September in Pittsburgh, but in the blink of an eye, the wind will be blowing and snow and ice will be at our doorsteps.
Early each fall, North Hills Community Outreach collects clean, gently worn or new coats, gloves, scarves and hats for people in need of all ages. Although it seems early, we distribute early so that families have the coats as soon as cold weather hits. It alleviates the stress and worry of wondering if they will need to spend money to purchase coats — money that could be used for medication, utilities, car payments or other bills.
We are collecting until October 13 and will hold three distributions (in Hampton, Millvale and Bellevue) for people in need who register to attend.
Coats should be clean and winter weight. We do not have funds to clean coats, or space to store coats that are not winter weight. Coats should have working fasteners (buttons or zippers).
Please understand that we are unable to accept coats after October 13 unless special arrangements are made. We do not have space to store coats and our families in need have appointments to choose coats at the distributions.
After October 13, we recommend donating coats to any of many local nonprofits that help those in need, including but not limited to: Operation Safety Net, RePurposed, Salvation Army, Goodwill, St. Vincent DePaul, Light of Life or any veteran’s organization.
For more information, or if you’d like to be an official coat collection site for NHCO, please contact Vicki at 412-487-6316 opt 1 x 3143 .