NHCO holds various collections throughout the year, then distributes the donated goods to those in need. Learn more about our seven sharing projects and how you can contribute below.
Questions about our sharing projects? please contact:
Sharing Projects Coordinator
412-487-6316, opt. 1 x 3143
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Below are our sharing projects and their collection dates.
Kid’s Coat Shop, September 1 – October 19
We’re collecting and distributing new coats to children ages infant to 18-years-old. We are still accepting new coats for all ages, but we’re focusing on keeping children warm this winter. New hats, scarves and gloves are also being accepted. And gift cards to purchase coats are also greatly appreciated. Learn More
Thanksgiving on Every Table, October 19 – November 9
Every year, NHCO distributes hundreds of complete Thanksgiving dinners to families in poverty, hardship and crisis.
Holiday Toy Shop, November 9 – December 9
Every holiday season we hold a toy collection, allowing thousands of children in need to have memorable holidays.
Sharing Winter Warmth – Help neighbors in need stay warm and keep and lights on.
Personal Care Collection, Feb. 17 – April 20
SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits cannot be used to purchase personal care items. These items are a necessity, and can be an expense that many low-income families cannot afford. NHCO collects these items and gives them to families and individuals who use our food pantries.
Spring Cleaning, April 20 – June 15
Cleaning supplies can be an extra expense that many low-income families cannot afford.
Back to School, June 15 – August 7
Every summer, we collect new backpacks and school supplies and share them hundreds of local children in need in August. Donations are needed for all ages from preschool through high school. Gift cards for school clothing also are appreciated.
- New backpacks
- Colored pencils
- 24-pack Crayons
- Glue sticks
- Highlighters and markers
- Loose-leaf paper
- Pencils/mechanical pencils
- Pencil boxes and sharpeners
- Pocket folders
- TI graphing calculators for advanced high school science and math (Texas Instruments). These can be gently used, as long as they are working.