Make a difference.

SHIM’s work relies on one thing. You. Your generous gifts power the work that helps our struggling neighbors.

Thanks to you:
• Worried parents put food on the table
• Women in crisis avoid eviction
• Teen refugee students achieve success in school and the workplace

Together, we served more than 4,000 people last year. But there’s so much more we can do. Please join us to make the South Hills better than ever.

Every dollar matters.

$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

Other ways to give

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. 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.

Remember SHIM in your will

Remember SHIM in your will

Please consider including SHIM in your will. 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.

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.

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! Start with a smile at smile.amazon.com/ch/25-1213332 to help your neighbors in need.

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.

Volunteer

Volunteer

South Hills neighbors make the best volunteers. Last year, volunteers served more than 20,000 hours but there’s more work to be done. Join the movement and make a difference.

Make an in-kind donation

Make an in-kind donation

Nearly 50% of food distributed from our pantries comes from food drives organized by students, community groups, the faith community and neighbors like you.

We accept donations of non-perishable food and gently used clothing at our Bethel Park location Monday-Wednesday from 10 am – 4 pm, and on Thursday and Friday by appointment.

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.

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Sack Hunger 2017

Together you raised $101,388 and 35,590 pounds of food for Sack Hunger.

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Back to School 2018

Together, you collected supplies to help send 1,000 South Hills students back to school right.

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Celebrate 50 Years of the
South Hills with SHIM

Our hearts are full after celebrating the South Hills with 415 members of the community.