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Remembering a Beloved Volunteer and Donor

Paul Bildstein, beloved SHIM volunteer, passed away peacefully on September 9, 2021. As a dedicated pantry volunteer for the last 5 years, Paul unloaded trucks and sorted food in SHIM’s Bethel Park food pantry. He also used his computer and analytical skills to assist SHIM’s development efforts by cleaning, organizing,…...

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Finding SHIM Family

Rajaa Mohammad Ali started coming to the South Hills Family Center at the beginning of August when a friend invited her to join Family Group. Family Group is a time when kids can come to the Family Center to listen to stories, sing songs and play while parents enjoy time…...

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11 ways to support Pittsburgh kids with essential back-to-school supplies

Sally Quinn, Kidsburgh- School supplies are critical to school success. According to teachers involved with The Education Partnership, kids who are equipped with the proper learning tools show increased classroom participation, higher academic achievement and are more likely to complete homework assignments. In part, those results come from the sense…...

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SHIM seeks donations of school supplies for back to school drive

Tribune-Review- As local students gear up for the new school year, some of them are lacking … gear. South Hills Interfaith Movement is looking for donations to help provide kids in the South Hills with the school supplies they need to have a safe and successful school year, according to…...

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South Hills Interfaith Movement meets increased needs during pandemic

The Almanac- Difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have put a greater focus on what the South Hills Interfaith Movement means for the community at large. “At SHIM, we saw more than 5,000 people turn to us for help for the very first time,” executive director Jim Guffey said. “People…...

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Celebrate the South Hills with SHIM @home scheduled for June 17

The Almanac – South Hills Interfaith Movement’s upcoming fundraising event, Celebrate the South Hills with SHIM @home, is another opportunity to do more good. The virtual event will be held at 7 p.m. June 17 to recognize frontline workers, share the stories of neighbors whose lives have been changed through…...

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Student partners with SHIM for food drive, Food Truck Fridays at George Washington Elementary

Tribune-Review – Aubrey Kuhn saw news reports in the early stages of the pandemic last May and how many families were going hungry as a result. “It made me really sad, so I wanted to do a food drive for my eighth birthday,” said the Bethel Park elementary student. “It…...

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Bethel Park School District officials honor staffer, other partners in the fight against covid

Tribune-Review – Having community partners can be a big boost for school districts fighting the covid-19 pandemic. Bethel Park officials understand that and recognized some of them at April’s school board meeting. School board president Pamela Dobos presented certificates to elementary school nurse Eileen Wallace, Spartan Pharmacy owner Adam Rice,…...

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Boyce Middle School drive collects 600 pounds of food for SHIM

The Almanac – Boyce Middle School recently collected more than 600 pounds of food to benefit families served by the South Hills Interfaith Movement. Organized by the Upper St. Clair school’s Student Council, the community service project was led by sixth-graders Raegan Faulds and Caty Howard, along with fifth-graders Abby…...

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Whitehall Public Library fundraising campaign benefits library, SHIM

Tribune-Review – This year, a gift to the Whitehall Library goes even further and will help neighbors in need. To shine a spotlight on local businesses, the Friends of the Whitehall Library purchased $50 gift cards as part of its WPL Neighbor campaign. Anyone who donates at least $50 through…...

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