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 8,000 people last year. But there’s so much more we can do. Please join us to make the South Hills better than ever.

In-kind donation hours are Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10am-4pm. Please call 412-854-9120 x112 if you need to schedule a drop off time outside of these hours.

 

During our renovation, we are not accepting any clothing donations. We are also not accepting any household items.

Other ways to give

Give Food and Personal Care Items

Make an in-kind donation

Approximately 20% 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 and Wednesdays from 10am-4pm at 5301 Park Ave, Bethel Park, PA 15102. Please contact Rachel at (412) 854-9120 ext. 112 with any questions, or to schedule an alternative drop off time.

We DO accept gift cards, especially to Walmart, Giant Eagle, and GetGo. We are NOT accepting clothing at this time. We also partner with Global Links to accept medical supplies. Please see their list of acceptable items here.

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.

United Way of Southwestern PA

United Way of Southwestern PA

We are an approved agency through United Way of Southwestern PA’s Contributor’s Choice program! Our agency code is 383.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Donor Advised Funds

Donor Advised Funds

Consider helping your neighbors through your Donor Advised Fund. Enjoy an immediate tax deduction while providing vital services to your neighbors in need.

Questions? We’re always happy to help! Contact Seth at sdubin@shimcares.org or 412-854-9120 x109.

Charitable Rollovers and Retirement Plans

Mail your donation

Did you know that you can make your year-end gift to SHIM with an IRA Charitable Rollover? At age 70 1/2 you must begin making withdrawals, and you can direct some of those funds to nonprofit organizations like SHIM.

IRAs and other retirement plans are one of the most tax-burdened assets you can leave to your heirs so it makes them a great option when considering planned gifts. Current tax law requires that qualified plan assets be distributed to individuals within 10 years, leaving your heirs to pay income tax on the distributions at their current bracket. Qualified plan assets are also subject to federal estate tax.

To learn more, please contact Seth at sdubin@shimcares.org or 412-854-9120, ext. 109.

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.

We are not automatically notified about donors who contribute stock, so please send Seth an email or give him a call if you would like an acknowledgement of your gift!

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.

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.

Looking to learn from fellow neighbors? Hear why supporters choose SHIM for their generosity.

Donor Portal

What can I do in the portal?

  • Give one-time or recurring gifts.
  • Save payment methods to make future giving quick and easy.
  • View details about previous online and offline giving, including cash or checks.
  • Update your name and contact info to keep our office up-to-date.

Want to show your support for SHIM? Purchase a t-shirt or sweatshirt with our logo!

Please note that we have a limited number of sizes available, so there may be a wait before your item is ready.
We are unable to offer shipping, so all purchases must be picked up from 5301 Park Ave, Bethel Park, PA 15102.

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

March to Sack Hunger

Sack Hunger 2023

Together, you raised $39,000 during our March to Sack Hunger.

bookbag

Back to School 2023

Together, you collected supplies to prepare 1,700 South Hills students for success this school year.

Celebrate the South Hills
with SHIM 2023

More than 200 donors came together to raise $100,000 during our 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

Charitable Disclosure Statement

South Hills Interfaith Ministries doing business as South Hills Interfaith Movement