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South Hills With SHIM @Home virtual event raises $140,000-plus for nonprofit

The Alamanac – After having spent most of her life in a refugee camp in Nepal, 13-year-old Ritika Chamlagai moved with her family to Whitehall Borough. Shortly after her arrival, she learned about the offerings of a Bethel Park-based nonprofit organization with the acronym of SHIM. “I heard a lot…...

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11 groups ready to help Pittsburgh families, from learning hubs to child care subsidies

Kidsburgh – This year has delivered more problems than we ever imagined. Child care. Remote learning. Unemployment. Quarantine and social distancing. But Pittsburgh organizations continue to rise to the occasion with new programming and services. Here are 9 groups ready to come to the rescue. 1. Youth Enrichment Services Youth…...

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South Hills Interfaith Movement Names Their 2020 Champion

KDKA – Pittsburgh Today Live’s Heather and David talk with Joe Smith, one of this year’s South Hills Interfaith Movement, or SHIM, champions for doing good! See the video here....

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Mt. Lebanon couple honored as South Hills Champions

The Almanac – The South Hills Village Mall parking lot pretty much had been bare for the better part of two months, but that changed abruptly on a sunny Saturday in May. While the mall had not yet reopened in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, vehicles streamed into the…...

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SHIM Back-To-School event distributes backpacks to students

Tribune-Review – South Hills Interfaith Movement’s Back-to-School event distributed school supplies and backpacks to a record-breaking number of students this year. After three days of drive-thru distributions, more than 1,400 students received backpacks and school supplies. Due to the on-going impact of covid-19 on families, the demand for supplies was…...

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St. Clair Checkup

Mt. Lebanon Magazine – St. Clair Hospital’s recent history has been characterized by tremendous growth, in the form of new services, technologies and facilities. This summer and fall, there’s a different kind of growth taking place at the hospital, in the form of a bountiful rooftop garden. G. Alan Yeasted,…...

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SHIM distributes record amount of backpacks, school supplies

The Almanac – More than 1,200 students received backpacks and school supplies in a record-breaking distribution by South Hills Interfaith Movement. During the week of Aug. 10, SHIM scheduled times for families to pick up items in Bethel Park, Pleasant Hills and Whitehall. Because of the ongoing impact of COVID-19,…...

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10 organizations helping Pittsburgh kids get back to school

Kidsburgh – To say that back-to-school efforts are a little more challenging this year is quite an understatement. But whether kids are attending in-person classes or signing in online from home, they still need school supplies to get their work done. Back-to-school needs have expanded beyond paper and pencils in…...

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South Hills Interfaith Movement seeks donations for Back-to-School initiative

The Almanac – South Hills Interfaith Movement is looking for donations to help provide children in the South Hills with the school supplies they need to have a successful school year, whether in the classroom or at home. Last year, SHIM’s Back-to-School initiative helped more than 1,000 students start the…...

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Upper St. Clair High School student continues mission of helping people in need

The Almanac – Going into his junior year at Upper St. Clair High School, Vidhur Senthil is spending the summer continuing his mission of helping people in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. After being awarded a mini-grant in the spring by the Community Foundation of Upper St. Clair, he launched…...

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