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South Hills Interfaith Movement seeks back-to-school donations

Nevaeha and Jayden Smith greet the PBS “Super Why” Mascot during a previous year’s South Hills Interfaith Movement backpack distribution in Bethel Park.

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 record-breaking 1,100 students head back to school with confidence, thanks to supplies provided by SHIM supporters.

There are multiple ways to help ensure kids in the South Hills are prepped with the tools required for a thriving school year: hosting a drive, making a donation or independently delivering school supplies directly to SHIM.

The following are some of the most-needed supplies:

  • Three-ring binders (1-, 1.5- and 2-inch)
  • 70-count spiral notebooks
  • Colored pencils
  • Earbuds/headphones
  • Markers
  • Glue sticks

Before the school year starts, SHIM will host three back-to-school celebration events at which children from Baldwin-Whitehall, Bethel Park, Keystone Oaks, Mt. Lebanon, South Park and Upper St. Clair school districts will be able to pick up their new supplies, regardless of family income.

More details on those events will be announced at a later date.

For information about setting up a drive or making donation, please reach out to Seth Dubin, Director of Development at The nonprofit human services organization’s website is

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