Pittsburgh, PA (June 20, 2018) — This year marks 50 years for South Hills Interfaith Movement, an organization that began as South Hills Ministry in the Mall in 1968. To recognize SHIM’s commitment to the South Hills community, the Allegheny County Council issued an official proclamation at its meeting on Tuesday, June 19, 2018. “At […]
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Pittsburgh, Pa. (June 18, 2018) – South Hills Interfaith Movement (SHIM) is excited to announce the oncoming of four new staff members and two new board members. Corrie Yanko, service coordinator; Erin Murray, lead early childhood teacher; Deborah Dempsey, volunteer manager; and Netra Kafley, family development specialist joined SHIM’s staff. Tim Millett, deputy general counsel […]
A lot can change in 50 years. In 1968, South Hills Interfaith Movement was known as ‘South Hills Ministry in the Mall’ and consisted of a small makeshift operation in the newly developed South Hills Village. With the opening of the organization, many needs were realized, and we quickly outgrew our space in the mall […]
The Almanac —If SHIM’s 50th-anniversary Celebrate the South Hills event is any indicator, the support organization’s future appears to be a bright one. The nonprofit South Hills Interfaith Movement, based in Bethel Park, welcomed a record 400-plus guests for its annual dinner and program on May 10. And among them were two Mt. Lebanon elementary school […]
Pittsburgh, PA (May 1, 2018) — South Hills Interfaith Movement will host its annual ‘Celebrate the South Hills with SHIM’ event. This year, the event will include a special celebration in honor of the organization’s 50 th anniversary. ‘Celebrate the South Hills with SHIM’ will take place on May 10, 2018, at Hilton Garden Inn […]
PITTSBURGH (TRIB LIVE) —When Indira Pyakurel became pregnant with twins, she knew she was going to need help. Pyakurel, 35, who lived in a refugee camp in Bhutan for 18 years, had only been in the U.S. for three years, and needed assistance lining up medical benefits. “I was in a new place, as a […]
As we inch closer and closer to April, taxes are on everyone’s mind. While many people are fortunate to have an income that allows them to have a professional do their taxes or the understanding of the process to do their own, there are members of our community who might need some assistance – both […]
It’s hard to believe there are people in our community who are going to bed hungry. In a community with some of the area’s best school districts, there are 4,000 children in the South Hills that qualify for free or reduced lunches. Believe it or not, suburban poverty is increasing at an alarming rate. For […]
Pittsburgh, Pa. (Oct. 25, 2017) – South Hills Interfaith Movement invites the community to make an impact during its second annual Angel Day, taking place Nov. 8. Angel Day is an online day of giving dedicated to raising funds to support SHIM’s holiday celebrations and the purchase of gift cards to ensure local families can […]
PITTSBURGH (TRIB LIVE) – South Hills Interfaith Movement, the longtime Bethel Park human services nonprofit, earned a four-star rating from Charity Navigator. The designation, SHIM’s first ever, shows the organization – founded nearly 50 years ago – is on firm financial ground and is an ethical charity. “It’s great to receive the recognition that shows we […]
Many neighbors in the South Hills are fortunate enough to meet their families’ needs and maybe even have some expendable income to help their community. Others in our area might not be so lucky. It’s good to take the time to consider how you can impact your community if your budget allows and focus on […]
Pittsburgh, Pa. (September 12, 2017) – South Hills Interfaith Movement (SHIM) earned a four-star rating from Charity Navigator for the first time. This four-out-of-four-star rating was given for SHIM’s strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency. “We are committed to being an accountable and transparent organization,” Jim Guffey, executive director, SHIM said. “It […]
By Rachel Sew, WQED Education Team. As summer nears its end, try to keep things fun and educational with these daily activities for a five-day countdown to the first day of school. These activities are meant to help your child get back into ‘education mode’ in a fun way and help with the transition back […]
The Almanac – It’s the most wonderful time of the year, if you believe the commercials that a certain office supplies retailer has aired on and off for the past couple of decades. Or maybe not. “The cost to send kids back to school rises every year,” Courtney Macurak observed. “It’s hard, especially with extracurricular […]
PITTSBURGH (TRIB LIVE) – Back-to-school sales already have started and the South Hills Interfaith Movement is ready to help ease the financial burden families face when getting ready for the new school year. SHIM is planning distribute 700 backpacks to local children and is asking the community for its support. School supplies, such as pens, […]
Summer is a time of sun, fun, and no school! But just because it’s summer, doesn’t mean the learning should stop. During the summer months, learning loss among children, especially in low-income neighborhoods, can cause kids to fall behind. According to the National Summer Learning Association, about two-thirds of the ninth-grade academic achievement gap between […]
Kidsburgh – It is hard to think about heading back to school in the thick of summer, but local non-profits have to do that just to be ready. They are collecting supplies for kids in need, and they need your help. School supplies are expensive, so for families who are just struggling to get by, […]
Pittsburgh, PA (July 17, 2017) – South Hills Interfaith Movement (SHIM) will host its annual back-to-school celebrations to provide more than 700 backpacks and new school supplies to children in six South Hills school districts, so they can head back to school feeling confident and ready to learn. There will be three events throughout August, […]
While the refugees in our community have faced challenges and overcome battles that are seemingly incomprehensible, just like each of us, they are working hard every day to build the best life possible for their families and children. Whether it’s through counseling, child care, group discussions, financial planning and more, we are happy to help […]
The Almanac – The setup of Jennifer McDowell’s charity is simple: Only women. A yearly $500 membership. All money goes to childhood hunger. Despite its simplicity, Giving2Grow has granted more than $100,000 to seven childhood hunger organizations in southwestern Pennsylvania in the past three years. “This is an issue that’s never going to go away. […]
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