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December 13, 2008

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December 13, 2008

The people here are great!! They are very understanding and caring to families.. I just did the toy shop and the two women that were helping me shop for my three kids were very helpful and kind.. Also they helped me out with clothes and coats for my three kids and I thank them all the time..

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

that I can bring my kids and not be shoved aside

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

kind friendly loving caring

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

December 10, 2008

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December 10, 2008

Words really don't describe what a wonderful organization this is. The staff is very knowledgeable, kind, respectful, and compassionate. I have received help in several different ways from the devoted staff and wonderful and supportive volunteers. The thing I like most about NHCO, is that even if they cannot help in one particular area, they will guide you to other resources, and at the VERY LEAST, restore your faith in the kindness of people, and even faith in yourself. My small family and I probably would not have made it through an extremely difficult time if it were not for their support, help and love. Most Sincerely, Michelle J.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the lives of many in my community.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the hope that they give.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

wonderfully GOOD people.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Probably solve a lot of problems in this are.

Ways to make it better...

zero

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

I don't know....

One thing I'd also say is that...

they are the best.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

December 10, 2008

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December 10, 2008

This whole staff is wonderful!They help you out in every way! I am a single father who strugles month to month with 2 children.I want to thank the wonderful staff and most of all the volunters who donate the gifts and food.These goodhearted people made me smile which i haven"t done in 5 years for personal reasons. they gave my children and myself hope and joy for the holidays! thank you all from the bottom of my heart!!!!!!without you i would have struggled in many ways.THANK YOU AND GODBLESS EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOU!!!!! happy holidays!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

helping myself, my sisterand our kids, and the community!

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

do all the same things! help people in need!

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the good hearts of all the volunteers and staff!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

angels!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help the world!

Ways to make it better...

it is wonderful!

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

to me they are great!

One thing I'd also say is that...

thank you for everything!!!!!!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

December 10, 2008

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December 10, 2008

This organization helps to provide people with the needed basics of living. It has a food pantry that is stocked with a wide variety of foods as well as the very necessary toiletries. It has annual coat give-aways. Special emphasis is on the holidays where extra food, gift cards to local food stores to help supplement the holiday meal, utility payments during Christmas time, and even toys and clothing for children for all holidays. It also provides resources where people are able to recieve bags of clothes for their children during the school year. As if all this is not enough, it even helps with special financial problems that may arise. NHCO also supervises the Family Savings Plan through the state where a person saves $2,000 and the state matches their savings. Perhaps the most to be remembered from all the help I have been fortunate to receive is how kind the people who run it, and their volunteers, have been to me. No one seems to judge nor view anyone requesting help as "less-than"; they simply want to help in any way they can. It's an awesome place.

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If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

probably improve the entire city of Pittsburgh PA.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

October 29, 2008

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October 29, 2008

North Hills Community Outreach is wonderful. I did not have the money to purchase furniture at one time and did not know where to turn to until a friend happened to mention the Outreach Program. They helped me out and one day I wished to return the favor by volunteering my services in any possible way.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the amount of people they have helped.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

not change a thing

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

there are so many good people in this world.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

wonderful.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

expand even further

Ways to make it better...

there is nothing that I would change.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

the amount of people being layed off and the services are going to be placed under a great strain.

One thing I'd also say is that...

its just a great organization.

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West Penn Allegheny Health System

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007

October 21, 2008

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October 21, 2008

NHCO helped my project come to life. They worked as a liason between our group and the United Way to get a family help making their house liveable. We spent a day painting, cleaning, sorting, building a closet, putting in a bathroom and drywalling.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

bringing people together.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

create a database of professionals willing to donate their time and talent, as well as companies willing to donate seconds or left overs.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

their willingness to serve others.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Extremely friendly,caring, professional and wanting to help.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Help so many more families!

Ways to make it better...

We had more time and money to spend on the project.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

money, location.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Thank you for caring!

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PPG Industries

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

May 5, 2008
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May 5, 2008
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North Hills Community Outreach (NHCO) located in Millvale was there to help those devastated by the floods that nearly destroyed their community several years ago. NHCO has not yet tired in its quest to help those in need-- even old dogs! As I surfed the web I came across a wonderful volunteer, Maria Christina, via her link on the Animal Friends website trying to honor the dying wish of a transient woman Maria purposed to help. That wish was to keep "Midnight Blue", the dog owned by that transient,-- her one and only companion in life & the only soul that stayed faithfully by her side when everyone else shunned her-- alive. I saw Blue and he looked pitiful. Who'd adopt this near-death, depressed, underweight, lame, tumor-filled 14 year old? ME! I drove from Sewickley Heights to pick up Blue from a dear woman in the South Hills who had him for only 80 hours before realizing she couldn not keep him. I immmediately took Blue to Dr. Maro, my Holistic Vet up in Chippewa, where he had a full work up and holistic therapies and was found to be in fine shape even though he was about 110 in people years! Several days later and 24/7 at my side, Blue realized he wasn't going to move again and began to perk up. He had surgery and continues therapies and is now very active, very handsome, very funny, very much loved and very SPOILED! He travels with me to friends' houses and makes himself at-home and endearing. My expectations with NHCO & Animal Friends was FAR EXCEEDED!!! I wanted info and ended up with a love story. When NHCO gave its word it was kept and it met the needs of the community in ways that go beyond paperwork. Maria kept her promise to someone who died for something that can't even speak for itself. Who'd have ever noticed if NHCO gave the body of the transient woman to the coronor and put the dog down? Only Maria's own heart would know. That's why I know NHCO is a GREAT non-profit. At her own expense, Maria provided for Blue's care because his "first mom" trusted Maria would do so. Now Maria can say "mission accomplished" because Blue has a loving home, a wonderful Vet, lots of chewies, an oversized stuffed featherdown chair and blankie from which to watch TV while waiting for one of his homecooked meals to be served. He's my ol' boy and I know Blue knows I'm his new mommy. THANK YOU NHCO!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my own experience with them. They served the community by keeping their word.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

hire Maria and give her the staff she requested.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

my new relationship with Blue and knowing the woman who died can rest knowing NHCO kept its word and found a loving home for Blue.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Wholesome, friendly, empathetic, trustworthy, thorough and passionate.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

continue to help the community it promises to serve

Ways to make it better...

I could've helped in my participation earlier

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

funds and many needs of the community as it ages and the economy grows tenuous for it's residents

One thing I'd also say is that...

I LOVE MARIA CHRISTINA AND HER HEART!!! God must smile Himself to sleep thinking of what she's done for NHCO and me!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

April 20, 2008
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April 20, 2008
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I heard about North Hills Community Outreach through my school, immediately contacted a staff member, and then began my work shortly after. Yes, I did see the results I was hoping for. I expected that I would help those members of the Pittsburgh community who are in need and so far I have done that. We collected items for food drives and also collected bicycles that we gave out for free to clients. Recently, we worked together with PALS, an organization that promotes clean communities and works to achieve that goal. My fellow employees and I worked hard to clean up the local creek in Millvale and dispose of trash and dangerous objects that were in the creek. Our next project is a cell phone drive in which we will collect old cell phones.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

many areas of my work, such as numerous food drives and collections. I have also seen the satisfaction of the people that we support.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

knowing that I have made a difference in someone else's life.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very helpful and kind.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

enlarge its facilities and make work more efficient with more employees.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

April 4, 2008
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April 4, 2008
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NHCO is everything that I expected and more. I came to know NHCO through a flier in the mail. Last year I applied for a job there as a Youth Leadership Coordinator. I was hired there. As a Youth Leadership Coordinator I help out around the Millvale NHCO office as well as participate and encourage others to participate in NHCO's Sharing Projects. The latest Project that I worked on involved bicycles. We had a lot of repaired bikes, and we would fit a person properly to a bike. We would then give them information on repairing and maintaining their bike. Also, if their kids did not have a helmet, we had gift cards that they could buy a helmet with. I haven't met a person at NHCO who isn't caring and devoted to their job, NHCO, and most importantly, families who are in need of NHCO. Everyone who works here is very positive and nice. The facilities at the NHCO office are very nice for a Non Profit Organization. They have a pantry of emergency food for any family who is in instant need of food. Nothing is run down or unkempt. NHCO also has a great community center underneath of it's office. This community center is a great place in which they hold many events in. Overall, NHCO is a great place that I have had the pleasure of working for, and I strongly encourage anyone who is looking for a great volunteer experience to volunteer or work for NHCO.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The expression of gratitude in people's faces.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Being able to have many different options to give back to my community.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Positive, work-driven, and devoted to helping others.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Help thousands of families escape from the wheel of poverty.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

April 1, 2008
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April 1, 2008
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I had volunteered for NHCO in the past with various school and community services, but in January of 2008 I was hired as a youth leadership coordinator for the Millvale location. One of the first things I learned about the organization is that they have several locations including but not limited to: Allison Park, Millvale, etc.; making the organiztion more available to those who do not have transportation or have limited transportation. Unlike most organizations that I have helped with in the past, I discovered within my first few days of working here that NHCO exclusively helps those in need in the North Hills area of Pittsburgh but will help other places if need be. NHCO can address a variety of issues in a person's life including spiritual, emotional, physical, and material needs. While NHCO will provide emergency assistance such as emergency food or emergency rent payment, NHCO works with the people in need to become and stay self-sufficient in their daily lives thru a diverse selection of programs such as community auto, a family savings account, and so much more. As part of my job, I run and maintain collection drives in the local area at places such as my school district and my church. A nice thing about these drive is that there is no age limit on collecting items. I have involved children as young as the elementary-school age level and have involved senior citizens from my church. Since my time working here, I have personally participated in the Souper Bowl Drvie, the Spring Share collection, and the Bike Shop; all which had great success. I would recommend the services of this organization to anyone in need because of the diversity of their programs.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

many postive ways

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

keep everything the same

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

working with everyone

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

all very kind.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help so much more

Ways to make it better...

the doors didn't automatically lock

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

the honesty of those in need

One thing I'd also say is that...

the organization should be open to employees to that are in need

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

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