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SHIM celebrates 50 years of neighbors helping neighbors

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 […]

From left, Tulasha Bhattarai, Lah Eh and Kanchan Tiwari enjoy dressing in outfits from their native countries for SHIM’s Celebrate the South Hills event, held May 10 at the Hilton Garden Inn at Southpointe in Cecil Township.

SHIM celebrates 50 years of ‘neighbors helping neighbors’

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 […]

SHIM celebrates 50th anniversary

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 […]


Six ways to give like a grantmaker

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 […]

South Hills Interfaith Movement earns Charity Navigator four-star rating

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 […]

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The Five-Day Countdown to Back-to-School

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 […]


700 backpacks to be distributed to South Hills area students

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, […]


How Summer Learning Can Prepare Your Kid for Back to School

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 […]


School Supply Connection

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, […]

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