SHIM’s work relies on one thing. You.

Your generous gifts power the work that helps our struggling neighbors. You help feed families, nurture children, and empower self-sufficiency. Together, we served more than 7,500 people last year. But there’s so much more we can do. Please join us to make the South Hills better than ever.

Due to upcoming renovations, SHIM’s Clothing Closet is operating under limited capacity. At this time, we are only accepting winter clothing including coats, hats, scarves, and gloves. We are not accepting any household items.

Other ways to give

Give Food

Make an in-kind donation

Nearly 30% of food distributed from our pantries comes from food/personal care items supply drives organized by students, community groups, the faith community and neighbors like you.

Click here for a link to our most-needed items list.

We accept donations at our Bethel Park location on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 10am-4pm. Please contact Rachel at (412) 854-9120 ext. 112 with any questions.

We have paused our Clothing Closet donations until May of 2023 due to renovations at our Bethel Park facility.

Volunteer

Volunteer

South Hills neighbors make the best volunteers. Last year, volunteers served more than 18,454 hours, but there’s more work to be done. Join the movement and make a difference.

Give with Amazon Smile

What’s in your basket? When you shop through Amazon Smile, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to SHIM! To help your neighbors in need, start with a smile at smile.amazon.com/ch/25-1213332 or install this automatic browser extension.

Put PA's EITC program to work

Your business can make a contribution to support SHIM’s pre-kindergarten scholarships for children to low/moderate income families and receive up to a 90% tax credit. Learn more here.

Matching gifts and workplace giving

Matching gifts and workplace giving

Many employers match contributions made by their employees to SHIM. This is an easy opportunity to potentially double your impact and help more people in our community. To find out if your company matches charitable contributions, please contact your company’s HR department. For other questions, contact Seth at sdubin@shimcares.org or (412) 854-9120 ext 109.

Questions?

Want to know more?

We love sharing the tremendous impact that neighbors like you have on our community. If you would like more details about how your contributions directly help your neighbors, contact Seth at sdubin@shimcares.org or (412) 854-9120 ext 109 or Rachel at rwhite@shimcares.org or (412) 854-9120 ext 112.

Host a drive

Host a drive

Help families and individuals in need by hosting a drive in your school, congregation, workplace or community. Learn more about hosting a drive.

Mail your donation

Mail your donation

Make a donation to help your neighbors by mailing a check to:
South Hills Interfaith Movement
5301 Park Avenue
Bethel Park, PA  15102

Teen Street Team

We’re looking for enthusiastic middle and high school students interested in communications, marketing, and public relations. Learn more here. When you’re ready to join our SHIM Street Team, contact Rachel at rwhite@shimcares.org or (412) 854-9120 ext 112.

Planned Giving

Planned Giving

Interested in leaving a meaningful legacy at SHIM? Your caring gift, no matter the size, will help ensure that neighbors in the South Hills continue to have a place to turn when they encounter difficult times.

If you have included SHIM as a beneficiary of your will, trust, retirement account, life insurance policy, or would like help making your plan, please contact Seth at sdubin@shimcares.org or (412) 854-9120 ext 109.

Learn more about planned giving opportunities at SHIM here.

Gift of stock

Give a gift of stock

Giving a gift of appreciated stocks, bonds or mutual funds is another impactful way to support SHIM and may provide a greater tax benefit than giving cash.

Your donation of securities is eligible for a tax deduction and helps you avoid or reduce capital gains taxes and brokerage fees. For more information on potential tax advantages, please consult with your financial advisor. You can also contact Seth Dubin at sdubin@shimcares.org or 412-854-9120 ext. 109 for more information.

Gifts of securities can easily be made by asking your broker to arrange a transfer to SHIM’s account at LPL Financial. Please provide your broker with this information.

Donate your car

Donate your car

It’s as easy as picking up the phone! You make the call, we handle the pick-up. If you have a car to donate, or any questions about the process, visit vehiclesforcharity.org or call a friendly operator at (844) 993-7227. Calls are toll free and answered seven days a week.

Thanks, neighbors, for helping SHIM make an impact in the South Hills.

March to Sack Hunger

Sack Hunger 2022

Together, you raised $28,000 during our March to Sack Hunger.

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Back to School 2022

Together, you collected supplies to prepare 1,550 South Hills students for success this school year.

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Celebrate the South Hills
with SHIM

More than 200 donors came together to raise $108,000 during our family friendly outdoor event.

Together, we were able to do good things during the pandemic. Now what?

Do more good
$1,000 helps 10 families put food on the table for six months
$500 gives an emergency grant so a local woman and her family can avoid eviction
$250 enables 60 teens to explore career options and visit college campuses with our Youth Mentoring Program
$100 gives 50 children an immersive learning experience in our summer camp
$50 provides the seeds to grow hundreds of pounds of produce in SHIM’s community gardens