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September Events

NHCO cohosting Career Fair in Bellevue
North Hills Community Outreach, JFCS Career Development Center and the United Way are hosting a Career Fair, 9:00 a.m. until noon, Thursday, September 13 in the Knights of Columbus, 450 Lincoln Avenue, Bellevue.
     Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from a variety of employers and training providers to discuss available job and training opportunities. At least 25 corporations, businesses and training providers will be present.  Registration is preferred via email at gyoung@cdcpgh.org  although walk-ins are welcome. 

NHCO winter coat drive begins September 4
North Hills Community Outreach will collect new and gently worn winter coats for local families in need September 4 through October 12. All sizes are appreciated; children’s and adult XL - XXL are especially needed. Coats should be clean and have working fasteners. Hats, gloves and scarves are also welcome.
     Donations can be dropped off at NHCO Allison Park, 1975 Ferguson Road, Hampton, Monday – Friday, 9am-4pm, September 4 through October 12, or in the NHCO Allison Park food pantry during special donation hours, 9:00 a.m. to noon, Saturdays, September 1 and October 6.  Due to space limitations, NHCO is unable to accept coats after October 12. For more information or alternate donation options, please contact Vicki at vdburst@nhco.org or 412-487-6316 opt 1.

NHCO requests donations to assist with flood relief
North Hills Community Outreach is still assisting hundreds of families in multiple communities affected by the July floods. Financial donations and gift cards to Lowes and Home Depot are needed to help people replace furnaces, appliances, electrical work and plumbing.
     Checks can be mailed to NHCO, 1975 Ferguson Road, Allison Park, PA 15101. Online donations can be made at nhco.org . Those living in NHCO’s service area of northern Allegheny County north of the city of Pittsburgh who were affected by flooding may call 412-408-3830 or email help@nhco.org to inquire about assistance.

NHCO seeks one-time volunteers to conduct home safety checks
North Hills Community Outreach seeks volunteers to do home safety checks for seniors, either once or on a regular basis. Volunteers need to complete simple background checks. The volunteer session includes a brief training, and then volunteers pair up to visit homes of local seniors to do safety assessments for fire and fall hazards, and install smoke detectors. People wishing to volunteer  or seniors who would like a safety check should contact Cathy Pschirer at 412-307-0069 x 3313 or clpschirer@nhco.org .

Pittsburgh North Hills Harmony Line Chorus show to benefit NHCO
The Pittsburgh North Hills Harmony Line Chorus will present “Like a Bridge over Troubled Water: Songs of hope and joy,” a show to benefit North Hills Community Outreach, at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, September 8 in St. John’s Lutheran Church of Highland, 311 Cumberland Road, McCandless.
     A chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, the Pittsburgh North Hills Harmony line Chorus was formed in 1963 and has approximately 32 members. North Hills Community Outreach is a 31-year-old nonprofit serving local people in crisis, hardship and poverty.
     Admission to the concert is a free-will financial donation to support NHCO’s multiple programs, or nonperishable food for NHCO’s three food pantries. For more information about the concert, please contact chorus member Tom Beecher at 412-486-2550.

NHCO provides HomeMeds screenings for seniors
North Hills Community Outreach offers free HomeMeds medication safety screenings for seniors living in northern Allegheny County, north of the City of Pittsburgh. The screenings help seniors understand their medications, assess whether the medications are working for them, and keep track of medications.
     Trained volunteers meet with seniors and review all medications. The screening information is sent to a pharmacist for assessment and follow-up. All seniors age 60 or older are welcome to register. 
     For more information or to schedule a medication safety screening, contact Cathy at 412-307-0069 extension 3313.

NHCO’s Pathways program offers goal-setting help for those who are struggling
North Hills Community Outreach’s free Pathways program helps low-income people set goals such as employment or education. Our coordinators meet one on one with people to coach, set short- and long-term goals and provide free resources and support. Appointments are available. For information, call Abby in North Boroughs (Bellevue) at 412-307-0069, Nicole in Millvale at 412-408-3830 or Shela in McKees Rocks at 412-331-1685 ext. 233.

Employment help is available at NHCO
North Hills Community Outreach offers help with career counseling, updating a resume, job search techniques and more. Please contact NHCO Resource Coordinator Jackie Boggs at jmboggs@nhco.org or 412-408-3830 x 3217.

Ask the Attorney sessions for low-income families
Free 30-minute legal consultation for non-criminal issues such as divorce, bankruptcy, credit issues, family matters, rent disputes and more is available for families in need at North Hills Community Outreach locations the third Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm except December. The next ATA sessions are September 19 in Millvale and October 17 in NHCO Allison Park. Attendees MUST preregister for these sessions by contacting Jackie at jmboggs@nhco.org or 412-408-3830 x 3217.

Vehicle donations are needed for NHCO’s Transportation Assistance program
Your unwanted car, van, truck, boat, RV, trailer or motorcycle can help several low-income individuals or families. Vehicles donated to North Hills Community Outreach’s Transportation Assistance program are sold at auction and 100 percent of the funds NHCO receives help local people in need overcome transportation challenges. Your donated car could change lives. NHCO can accept vehicles from anywhere in the country, and there is FREE pickup or towing and a hassle-free donation process. Please visit nhco.org or call 412-408-3830 x 3225. Please note that Community Auto is no longer a program of NHCO.

NHCO speakers available
North Hills Community Outreach’s staff or volunteer speakers are available to staff an NHCO information table at your community event or speak to your congregation, business, civic group or school at no charge about NHCO’s programs and volunteer opportunities. For more information or to schedule a speaker, please contact Jen at JLKissel@nhco.org or 412-487-6316 opt 1 x 3112.