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Lights On Afterschool: Kids can choose from 65 free quality events in Pittsburgh

Kidsburgh – When the final school bell rings on Thursday, Oct. 24, the fun will just be getting started. Around the country, schools, libraries, community centers and other organizations will celebrate Lights On Afterschool. Launched in 2000 by the Afterschool Alliance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to giving all kids access to quality,…...

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‘United for Women’ helps local women emerge from crisis

TribLIVE – Andreá Long never expected to be a fulltime caregiver to her teenage son. But, after an injury in a pickup football game left the 14-year-old unable to walk, Long’s daily routine became a grueling blur of caretaker tasks, hospital visits and mounting bills that the single mom juggled…...

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SHIM’s back-to-school celebrations provide families with school supplies

TribLIVE – Kamik Kharel is excited to start first grade at McAnnulty Elementary in the Baldwin-Whitehall School District. Thanks to nonprofit South Hills Interfaith Movement’s back-to-school celebrations, held Aug. 12-16, Kamik, 5, already has a bright green backpack filled with folders, pencils, markers and all the supplies he needs for…...

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Baldwin alum, Nepal native receives full scholarship to Villanova

TribLIVE – Ritika Chamlagai has never doubted that she will someday be a doctor. As a child growing up in a refugee camp in Nepal, the hospitals were lacking even basic sanitation and people, if they had the money, were forced to travel to different countries to get the health…...

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What’s Happening: Week of Aug. 4

The Almanac –Back-to-school events at SHIM South Hills Interfaith Movement will host three back-to-school celebrations to provide more than 700 backpacks, donated by CentiMark Corp., and new school supplies to children in the South Hills. At the events, children will have the opportunity to choose a new backpack and the…...

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Food pantries need extra help in summer

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – During the school year, 43,000 children rely on free and reduced-price meals throughout Allegheny County. In the South Hills, nearly 4,000 kids qualify for these meals. But what happens during the summer? During summertime, kids are spending more time at home, they don’t have access to school-based…...

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South Hills Interfaith Movement pantries serve record numbers

The Almanac – In June 2019, South Hills Interfaith Movement’s food pantries served more than 1,900 people in 592 households, a record number of neighbors in need. As the need grows, SHIM continues to work to keep the pantries filled. During the summer, low-income students no longer receive free or…...

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South Hills Interfaith Movement seeks donations of school supplies

TribLIVE – South Hills Interfaith Movement (SHIM) is looking for donations to help provide kids in the South Hills with the school supplies they need to have a successful school year. Thanks to a donation from CentiMark Corporation, SHIM will distribute more than 1,000 new backpacks to local students –…...

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South Hills Interfaith Movement seeks back-to-school donations

The Almanac – South Hills Interfaith Movement is looking for donations to help provide area youngsters with school supplies. Thanks to a donation from CentiMark Corp., SHIM will distribute more than 1,000 new backpacks, but will need help filling the backpacks with back-to-school necessities. SHIM’s 2018 Back-to-School drive helped a…...

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South Hills Interfaith Movement celebrates the South Hills

The Almanac – South Hills Interfaith Movement hosted its annual Celebrate the South Hills with SHIM event May 23 at the Hilton Garden Inn – Southpointe in Cecil Township. “This event is an opportunity to express our thanks to the people in our community who have made volunteerism and philanthropy…...

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