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 is important to us to be the best we can be for those who need us throughout the South Hills, as well as a trustworthy steward of resources to those who support us. We are honored to receive this outstanding recognition.”
Only a quarter of charities rated by Charity Navigator receive the distinction of a four-star rating. Charity Navigator aims to guide intelligent giving and advance a more efficient and responsive philanthropic marketplace, where givers and charities work together to combat pressing issues. Ultimately, this achievement provides donors and volunteers with a sense of security and trust as they give their dollars and time to SHIM.
“SHIM’s exceptional four-star rating sets it apart from its peers and demonstrates its trustworthiness to the public,” according to Michael Thatcher, President & CEO of Charity Navigator. “This adds SHIM to a preeminent group of charities working to overcome our world’s most pressing challenges. Based on its four-star rating, people can trust that their donations are going to a financially responsible and ethical charity when they decide to support SHIM.”
SHIM is dedicated to improving the lives of families and individuals in the South Hills of Pittsburgh. Across all of its programming, SHIM helped 4,000 people in the community just last year.
South Hills Interfaith Movement (SHIM) is a human services organization dedicated to improving the lives of people in need across the South Hills. This includes working to reduce the devastating effects of suburban poverty among the working poor, unemployed, families, single parents, senior citizens, women, and the high concentration of refugee families in its service area. SHIM works to identify the most critical needs across the South Hills, then develops and implements effective solutions. SHIM aims to empower individuals and families to achieve stability and self-sufficiency by offering short-term help with basic needs (food, clothing, utilities) and longer-term support (employment, financial planning, youth programs, family support) to help people build and sustain promising futures.
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