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 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.

$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

Give Food & Clothing

Make an in-kind donation

Nearly 30% of food distributed from our pantries comes from food/personal supply/clothing 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 of non-perishable food and gently-used, in-season, and baby clothing at our Bethel Park location on weekdays: Monday 1-4pm, Tuesday 9am-1pm, Wednesday 9am-4pm, Thursday 2-4pm (except the second and fourth Thursday of each month), Friday 9am-12pm (except the second and fourth Friday of each month.) Please contact us at (412) 854-9120 with any questions.



South Hills neighbors make the best volunteers. Last year, volunteers served more than 28,181 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! Start with a smile at to help your neighbors in need.

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 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.

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 or call a friendly operator at (844) 993-7227. Calls are toll free and answered seven days a week.

IRA Charitable Rollover

IRA Charitable Rollover

Did you know that you can make your year-end gift to SHIM with an IRA Charitable Rollover? To learn more, contact Seth Dubin, director of development, at (412) 854-9120 x109 or

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 or (412) 854-9120 ext 109.

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.

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

Sack hunger brown bag

Sack Hunger 2019

Together, you raised $99,763 and 42,961 pounds of food for Sack Hunger.


Back to School 2019

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

Celebrate the South Hills with SHIM

Celebrate the South Hills
with SHIM 2019

Our hearts are full after celebrating the South Hills with 490 members of the community.