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South Hills Interfaith Movement calls on volunteers for CheckMates program

TribLIVE –Kathryn Powell calls her new friend every Monday. The two chat about everything from how the Steelers performed Sunday to tips for keeping in touch with long-distance family members. But most importantly, Powell, 70, of Mt. Lebanon, looks for signs to ensure her new 91-year-old friend is in good…...

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New site doubles space for SHIM Family Center

The Almanac – Among the more prominent features of older education buildings is the presence of large windows, as is the case for Baldwin-Whitehall School District’s former Wallace School. “That’s one of the big differences,” Courtney Macurak said. “The natural light has been really nice.” A healthy dose of sunshine…...

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Bright, welcoming new Family Center opens a world of opportunities for SHIM

TribLIVE – Enise Sari spent much of her first year in the United States in tears. She lived in McKeesport with her husband and young son, and she was pregnant with her second child. She knew no English and was having a difficult pregnancy. When the family, who immigrated from…...

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Healthy eating, volunteer opportunities drive SHIM’s Bean Project

The Almanac – Five-year-old Lilah Solomon isn’t exactly a fan of beans. Garbanzos, maybe. She calls them chickpeas. But with some limitations on how they’re prepared: “No, I don’t like hummus.” Lilah was among the participants in the latest round of the South Hills Interfaith Movement’s Bean Project, packing bags full…...

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SHIM Celebrates 50 Years of Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Mon Valley Messenger – 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…...

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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…...

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South Hills Interfaith Movement earns four-star Charity Navigator rating

TribLIVE – 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…...

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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…...

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Donations sought for South Hills Interfaith Movement back-to-school distributions

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.…...

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700 backpacks to be distributed to South Hills area students

TribLIVE – 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,…...

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