I have been volunteering at North Hills Community Outreach for 12 years! Before that when I was employed I donated money to the organization but now I donate time. I consider everyone there my friend - staff and volunteers alike. When I was 5 my Father was shot in a hunting accident. I can remember receiving services from organizations like NHCO way back then. Food, Christmas presents, Easter baskets, etc. Now I am able to participate in this great organization giving back to others what I myself have received. Volunteers at NHCO tend to stay for the long term! I am so proud to be a part of North Hills Community Outreach.
NHCO is truly a vital organization in our Community. The organization provides a diverse range of services, to impact so many in need. I am fortunate to be a volunteer and speaker for NHCO, and when taking the organization's message to events and groups, inevitably receive positive and enthusiastic interest, and meet many individuals who've benefited from the wide variety of services. NHCO exemplifies "help up not a hand out". I'm grateful to have NHCO serving the needs of our community.
I am a frequent volunteer as an event participant and phone campaign caller for North Hills Community Outreach. My experiences brings me to appreciate the strong reputation NHCO has, and the important contributions NHCO makes on many levels in our Community. Inevitably, individuals I come in contact with at events or by phone express how they themselves or an acquaintance has directly benefited from NHCO services, either from the back to work services, Senior Services, the food pantry, coat drive, or the auto program. NHCO is a true, grass-roots organization, who's services have a real impact in areas of most pressing need - right here in our Community, every day.
I volunteer with NHCO on an irregular basis but hope to become a regular again soon. Over 30 years I have done volunteer work in various situations, including while posted in Barcelona. I can say unequivocally that NHCO has the most dedicated organization when it comes to utilizing volunteer workers. I always feel welcomed and appreciated. And I always feel that I am contributing, not just "adding to the COUNT" of volunteers.
The people I work with are caring, concerned advocates for the lesser blessed among us; and they are fun people too!
I have been a volunteer at NHCO for many years, on and off, when my work schedule allows. I am drawn to this organization by the integrity, sincerity, compassion and kindness of those who work there every day to make our North Hills community a better place. They are very dedicated to help others in so many ways, whether it be to offer assistance financially, to help someone get food necessary for a family to survive, a warm coat in the winter time, a backpack for school children, or a shoulder to lean on at a tough time. I definitely have a better day after I leave there having only volunteered for a few hours. Can't imagine our community not having NHCO!!
I have been in community service all of my adult life. North Hills Community Outreach (NHCO) Is hands down the absolute best organization with whom I have been associated. I volunteer in their Development Office....fund raising, meet and greet, and giving speeches..we serve the North Hills area of Pittsburgh, and we do an awesome job. It is truly a team approach, and there is NO distinction between paid staff and the volunteers, who number at 1300+. I thoroughly enjoy my time there, and always feel that my efforts are appreciated. We had a humble beginning in 1987 with less than a $65,000 budget, less than a handful of programs, and less than 25 volunteers. Today, we have a $2 Million+ budget, over 20 programs (six of which are United Way funded) and over 1300 volunteers! That's leadership and commitment to the good of our community. I am so proud to be associated with NHCO.
This is a great place to volunteer your time and talent. A great place for help for those in need. Staff and Volunteers take great pains to make it a welcoming place for those who come here for food and other assistance.
I have been a volunteer for 2 years now and I still look forward to going there and doing my bit part to make a difference in this effort. Without NHCO, I sometimes wonder how many people will go hungry! Last year when I volunteered for food distribution for Thanksgiving, it was an eye opener to see who all comes for needed assistance. My experience was extremely gratifying.
You just gathering money and donations, there is no website to GIVE?!, to actually help people who need to be helped!!!
HI, im homeless, i have been for almost 2 years now. me and my husband and my best friend. you would think with the three of us we would be able to get a place to live, but after one year, we were able to get a car. a good car. its cold out again. witch sucks.... Back to the tent boys summer is over.... one day when i grow up, im going to be just happy with what I have. almost 2 years of homelessness, still not holding up signs... still working still homeless. If I thought any one really cared, I guess I would of left my name. but it takes alot more then just a volunteer to get the heck out of the cold into a home... of what your ideal of a home is any way. Im just glad Im in america, people wast a lot of good stuff...
When I retired, I immediately signed up as a volunteer for NHCO. The work they do in the community is amazing – from an organic garden to supplement the food banks to reaching out to seniors – and is done with such compassion. The only agenda of both staff and volunteers is to help people get back on their feet. All clients are treated with dignity and encouragement and many have come by at events to say that NHCO made a positive difference in their lives.
I have been a volunteer for over 20 years and I have seen North Hills Community Outreach grow to an organization that is needed in the community and works very hard to fill that need. Their sole purpose is to continue to provide services of food, utilities, cars, gardening, school supplies, legal assistance, spring baskets, clothing, as well as directing those who need help to other agencies when we can't help them directly, and the list goes on. They are very special.
I have been involved with NHCO for over 20 years. When I started there were only three employees working for the cause, Diane, current Director of Operations, being one of them. Now we have thirty and they all do such a great job. At each board meeting we learn of a new project to help those in need. All of the thirty employees and the many volunteers should be praised for all they do for those who have been helped by their efforts.
The entire team of volunteers and staff of NHCO are driven by the sole purpose of helping neighbors through difficult circumstances that life presents. The culture and efficiency of the organization is one that should be replicated by all non-profit organizations. I am proud to be associated with NHCO!
NHCO serves a critical role in the community by helping those in need and the community (volunteers and donors) play a critical role in supporting NHCO's efforts. We are so fortunate to have such services and support for those in need.
NHCO effectively helps struggling members of our community with the generous support of their friends and neighbors.
NHCO continues to serve people in need. This organization is limited only by the geographical boundaries and by the funding available. They use every possible means to meet the demands of food, shelter, jobs, legal aid, rides, and also school supplies, coats, spring baskets, thanksgiving meals, holiday toys and other gifts,etc. They network with other agencies to increase the scope of aid to those less fortunate.
NHCO is the best in serving people in need. They have many, many programs to fill the variety of needs of people who come to them for assistance. They can serve so many because they use volunteers and donations from the community to keep their administration costs down.
North Hills Community Outreach has been a lifesaver for many in the North Hills of Pittsburgh for decades. They feed and clothe the poor, collect school supplies for students every fall, and provide numerous services for the unemployed, the newly poor, and the disabled. No other non-profit in my area provides the superb services for so many as NHCO.
When I bought a new car two years ago, I gave them my old car. When my cell phones are replaced, they use cell phones for abused women's safety. When they have a food drive, I donate. When they sell citrus each winter to raise money, I purchase it. This organization is surely one of the best in the country.
My husband and I donate as much as we can because we know that this organization meets the needs of its constituents. Please do what you can to help NHCO continue to help those in need.
Review from The Pittsburgh Foundation
I have volunteered at North Hills Community Outreach for many years & see all of the good things that are done with food as well as monetary donations. They are truly one of the best "reach out" to the communities non profits that are in the north hills section of Pittsburgh, Pa. Their caring nature of all of the employees as well as the commitment of volunteers is heart warming. I have seen first hand all of the great things that they do when a need is there such as having free bus transportation for those that
can't afford bus fees; their faith in action program that gives rides by volunteers for seniors that need transportation to Drs. offices; having counselors to help men/women to interview well so that they can get a job and be self-sufficient; their Community Auto program that takes vehicles as donations & makes sure that they are ready for the road and if not, have some work done on the vehicle & sell the vehicle for a reasonable price to a person that needs transportation to get to a job or take their child to a doctor appointment and there are other programs too numerous to mention.
I am a volunteer at the Allison Park office for about a year and was amazed at the number of services offered by NHCO. The staff and volunteers I work with are very dedicated and concerned about their clients. I am so happy that I answered the call when volunteers were needed and look forward to the day of the week that I volunteer. Recently I worked the coat shop and it was heartwarming to watch the faces of people coming in for winter clothing and the graciousness of everyone working there helping and assisting the clients. I left feeling happy that I agreed to work at that event.
As a volunteer, I see firsthand the dedication and compassion of everyone involved, either staff or the many volunteers. Clients are treated with respect and kindness as they receive help with utilities, housing, employment, food, specialized services to seniors, and assistance with computers, finances and legal issues.
I have followed North Hills Community Outreach's growth since it started. I covered the floods in 1986 for a local newspaper and formation of NHCO in their wake. I was so impressed with its contributions to the community that I became a volunteer after I retired. You couldn't find more dedicated staff members and the many voluneers who carry out the organization's work.
NHCO is an excellent community community partner and well run organization. By relying on donations and volunteers, they are able to achieve great things with donated funds. Their commitment to creating a sustainable garden in order to provide healthy produce for their food pantries is just one fantastic example of the quality organization they are!
They are a great nonprofit and a great resource to those in need in the greater Pittsburgh region. A community garden that supplies fresh produce to their food pantry, community auto program, emergency assistance, ect. We need more nonprofits like North Hills Community Outreach.
What I love about NHCO, among other things, is that it helps people right in our own community who are struggling, often due to things out of their control, such as age or disability, or life interruptions that cause temporary needs (loss of job, accident, etc.). I try to support agencies with global impact but also love that NHCO is helping local folks who have lost their jobs, housing, etc. and need a helping hand. Whether through special projects, like Fall coats or Thanksgiving dinners or school supplies, or ongoing projects like utility assistance and the food pantries and employment resources, they do a fantastic job. I cannot speak more highly of NHCO!!
My sons were looking to get some service hours for a scout merit badge and they contacted NHCO. They went through orientation, which really helped them understand the work that NHCO does. They were most impressed that it was more than a handout and they loved the community garden idea. They both worked at the food bank for those initial service hours, but they also both went on to help more by doing their Eagle Scout projects for them. Everyone they met was so friendly and easy to work with.
As a volunteer for NHCO and currently a board member I am so proud to be part of a wonderful organization that does so many wonderful things for so many people in need. It truly is neighbors helping neighbors.
NHCO has met the needs of the families, individuals and seniors it serves in Northern Allegheny County beyond words. The impact of their caring and generousity is seen and felt on a daily basis.
I have volunteered for several years for the "Ask the Attorney" segment of this one stop shop for a wide variety of needs. The personnel on site at the Millvale office are welcoming and generous to their clients. The screening makes my volunteer time more effective. The Millvale site is clean, oranized and very accessible to those members of the surrounding communities which need assistance. I personally donate money as well as time to this organization.
NHCO does a wonderful job of meeting such a wide range of needs in our community. The entire organization is filled with committed, passionate people and their volunteers doing an amazing job of helping families, while always maintaining the utmost respect for the people they help.
Every time I think I know how much NHCO can do, I am surprised to learn there is so much more they are offering their community. I have been involved for nearly a decade, most recently as a Board member, and I am amazed by their breadth and depth of caring. From cars to food to education, NHCO reaches out to those most in need and does what it can. I am gratified to serve and observe each amazing effort.
I have worked as a food bank volunteer, toy drive participant, winter coat event coordinator, Job coach and my wife and I are donors to this wonderful organization. Words cannot describe the amazing impact this tremendous organization has on the community and its residents. Seeing the appreciation and knowing that people are there to assist in ones time of need, be it through food, clothing, shelter, employment or just kindness really makes an impact. I would encourage everyone to keep NHCO in mind this Holiday season and all year long and help in any way you can!
I volunteer for the Ask the Attorneys program. The program provides advice to people in the community so that they can understand the legal options that are available and the legal process ahead of them. This program has helped some people connect with free or low cost resources so they can finalize their legal matters. Both in-person and phone consultations are available for the community members, and everyone is treated professionally and receives a high quality of customer service. I'm very happy to help such a sonderful organization.
I have worked with many organizations in my profession and it is refreshing to be affiliated with NHCO. It is rare to see an organization that combines compassion, effectiveness and accountability. It is astonishing how many people are impacted by this group. What an encouragement to know there are resources like this in our community. They are a role model for other non-profits!
As a Board Member for NHCO, I am constantly in awe of the incredible work that NHCO does for our area residents: They feed the hungry, guide the unemployed, clothe the needy, assist with utility payments, provide companionship and transportation for seniors, and respond to families that face natural disasters such as flood victims. They have a competent and caring staff that attempts to address the diverse needs of the community. We are blessed to have this organization as a safety net for our neighbors in need. Karen Schaeffer
North Hills Community Outreach is one of the most caring outreach organizations I have seen. It uses its resources in the most efficient and effective ways possible, to provide the most appropriate services to their clients. It is extremely creative in the numerous ways in which it approaches solutions to peoples' needs. Particularly noteworthy is the Community Auto program, the only such program around Pittsburgh that accepts donated vehicles, rehabs them as appropriate, they sells them at nominal cost to qualified clients in need of transportation.
The work done by the volunteers at North Hills Community Outreach is fantastic. Between the food pantry, the Auto Program, counseling and many other assist services provided by NHCO, our neighbors are in a better place!
North Hills Community Outreach is a fantastic organization! I have donated food, winter coats, and even a gas stove!
NHCO is a terrific organization. The staff and volunteers care deeply for our clients. NHCO offers a vast array of services - which can be of great help to those in need as so many dots can be connected to help produce a very high level of assistance in multiple areas if needed.
As a volunteer, I have seen first hand the compassionate and careful help that is given to people in our community in need. They meet these needs on every level from food to resumes to job search and interviewing skills, untility help, rides and visits for seniors and the disabled, computer skills and much more. This is truly a group worthy of its name and they deserve all the help and support we and our neighbors can give them.
I have been a volunteer at NHCO for over 5 years and continue to be impressed with the compassion and caring of this organization. They meet the needs of people in a great variety of ways. If they are not able to do this because of location or ability, they will guide the person to someone who can help. The community is richer because of their presence.
There should be more stars ! Everyone at NHCO is so wonderful, helpful and knowledgeable ! They were there when I needed them most. The pantry workers are so helpful, especially the "Cereal Man" ! Natalie is an Angel and was so helpful and pleasant. It was refreshing to meet such wonderful people. Thank you !
As President of the Pittsburgh Rotary Club, as well as a three year NHCO board member, I have had the opportunity to see how effective and efficient Fay Morgan and her dedicated staff have been in reaching out to the community. Their efforts are tireless, effective, and far reaching.
The Board is a mixed group of professionals and individuals from many walks of life all cohesively working together to carry forth the mission.
There is no finer, more efficiently, and professionally run non-profit. It is an honor to emulate Fay Morgan's leadership style. NHCO is extremely deserving of being considered for this award.
North Hills Community Outreach is highly organized and efficient in its use of donor resources to assist those in need. Its services are comprehensive, benefiting young and old. I feel assured that what I donate does maximum good. The staff is dedicated and conscientious and make me feel like a member of the team whenever I stop in. Volunteering is also easy and satisfying. Our region is truly blessed by this non-profit organization. Associate Pastor Roger Nicholson, Perry Highway Lutheran Church
This is a great organization who helps so many people in our local community. It is great to see how my donations can help those locally.
I began working with the North Hills Community Outreach about a year as a savings coach. NHCO is a well organized and professionally run organization. It deserves the highest of accolades when it comes to their leadership and vision for the community.
I became involved with North Hills Community Outreach through its Community Auto program. The idea of repurposing donated cars by fixing them up and selling them at way below market value to needy individuals and families was so novel! Once involved, I became amazed and impressed by how well-run and well-managed the organization is. You can be sure that any donation given to NHCO is in good hands, and is going to help those who need it most.
I help senior citizens by giving them rides to doctor appointments, hair appointments or taking them grocery shopping. It is very enjoyable to meet new people and I like the feeling of giving back that I receive from doing this. NHCO is an awesome organization for facilitating this.
NHCO appers to be well run. They took care of everything when I donated my vehicle. I will recommend them if I know of anyone wanting to donate.
NHCO is an incredible asset to our community. They provide a wide variety of programs for those in need. Those programs address immediate need, such as the food pantry, and others provide information and training for participants to make a better life for themselves. They continue to provide the assistance for neighbors in need and help them get back on their feet again. I am happy to be a donor and will continue to support this amazing organization.
There are only 2 organizations I donate to and North Hills Community Outreach is one of the two. They are one of the most caring organizations I have come across. I recommend them to anyone who needs a helping hand.
As a resident of the North Hills community, I've know about NHCO for many years and have regularly donated groceries, clothing, coats and money to this very worthwhile organization. Last year, after retiring, I began to volunteer there for a variety of special projects. My eyes were opened even further when I saw first hand the wonderful services these dedicated people perform. For example, giving emergency counseling and help to desperate people; providing back-to-school supplies to hundreds of needy area children, and warm winter coats to children and adults alike. And of course operating the year-around food pantry which feeds so many. This is a first-class operation, through and through.
I recommend NHCO to everyone--they aren't about hand-outs, they give people a hand up so they can become self sufficient again. They are able to reach out to people in so many ways -- help with utilities, food, job searching and so much more. They help people to help themselves always treating them with dignity and respect. They offer so many ways for folks in the community to become involved as volunteers as well. I know with certainty that all the time and money given to NHCO will be used responsibly to help those in need to the maximum.
This is a phenomenal organization that seeks to meet the needs of people in crisis in very caring, thoughtful, and creative ways. The staff and volunteers are concerned only with helping people through a crisis in a way that is beneficial and preserves their dignity. The Community Auto program that takes donated cars, fixes them up and sells them at minimal cost to people/families who need a source of transportation is an example of how the NHCO understands the basics for helping people achieve independence and add quality to their lives--a car may allow someone to take a better job, and allow children to participate in extracurricular activities.
I live in the North Hills and know people who have used the organization and think very highly of them. I like that NHCO supports the North Hills community and has been able to help so many people in multiple ways.
It is truly amazing to see the passion and dedication of the volunteers who work so hard to help their neighbors. The staff is professional, knowledgable and focused in the effort and the combination of staff & volunteers make for an amazingly effective organization. I am pround to be associated with NHCO and fully support the mission.
I have volunteered numerous times over the years for North Hills Community Outreach. I'm always impressed with the warmth and compassion that the NHCO staff always demonstrates towards their volunteers and clients. I'm certain that they are efficient and trustworthy with the resources they are given, and I know I have felt lots of appreciation every time I've volunteered for them. They are such a wonderful organization; so giving and caring to those in need, and such a valuable organization within our community.
I have been very impressed with this organization and contribute money to them every year. When my son was young, myself and several of my friends took parenting classes sponsered by NHCO. They were very helpful.
I have volunteered for the past year with the Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry once a month at NHCO in Allison Park, PA. It has been a true highlight of my year to be able to personally interact with individuals who need a little extra help to feed their families. I am grateful to the NHCO staff for allowing me to spend time with these families and a way for me to "give back" to our local community. It is a joy to see the smile on their faces when we can provide fresh produce or dessert treats to them; they enjoy choosing from the many soups, vegetables and fruits available on the food pantry shelves. NHCO respects the dignity of each individual. I am very proud to serve as a volunteer for their Thanksgiving Food Drive and their fundraising "Dessert theater" as well as in the food pantry...in many ways, NHCO is a true beacon of hope and education for the entire community. I applaud the staff and all the volunteers for their daily commitment to serving others.
As a long-time resident of Pine Township, I have been exposed to a variety of NHCO efforts over the years. I would like to personally thank the organization for continuing to strengthen the Northern Allegheny County region.
Pgh Girl 02/22/2011
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NHCO is a gem of an organization and I'm thrilled to have had the opportunity to serve on various committees and as a Board Member over the past 5+ years. I'm truly amazed at the devotion and effectiveness of the Exectutive Director and staff as they work towards their mission. We are very fortunate to have such an organization in our community.
At the time that I joined the Board of NHCO, I was on many Boards and involved in lots of community activities. I sought out NHCO (versus the reverse) because of their grass roots approach and neighbor to neighbor assistance. I live within the geographic footprint of NHCO and very much like the idea that the organization is helping my neighbors. While my family supports non-profits serving non-US folks with food and medical care, I also like supporting an organization that is helping other Pittsburghers with day to day issues like food, utilities, housing, jobs, transportation, etc.
It is a great organization that uses all donations-- money and in-kind-- to the maximum extent. Which means that if you donate to NHCO, you know every dollar is being stretched to the most. In 30 years in the business and non-profits communities, I have never seen an organization "work" in-kind donations the way NHCO does. It is a great tribute to the executive director and staff but means maximum help to people in our community.
I am proud to be on the NHCO Board.
NHCO is a wonderful organization of "people helping People" and a blessing to the community that it serves! The executive Director, staff and volunteers all work so hard to make sure that our neighbors in crisis and hardship are provided for and cared for with such dignity that many who are helped find a way to give back when things get better for them. NHCO provides Food Pantries, Free Rides to Seniors, utility and housing assistance, holiday sharing projects, back-to-school supplies for children, just to name a few servies. I feel honored to be associated with NHCO over the past 10 years as volunteer, board member and donor.
I VOLUNTEER FOR THE COMMUNITY AUTO PROGRAM FOR THE NORTH HILLS COMMUNITY OUTREACH. THIS PROGRAM TAKES DONATED CARS AND FIXES THEM UP FOR PEOPLE BELOW A CERTAIN INCOME LEVEL. I HAVE SEEN IT DO WONDERS FOR FAMILIES. IN ADDITION, NHCO ALSO PROVIDES FOOD FOR THE NEEDY, WINTER COATS, FRIENDLY VISITS AND MUCH MORE. IT IS AN ORGANIZATION FILLED WITH WONDERFUL PEOPLE WHO CARE ABOUT THOSE IN NEED. I AM PROUD TO BE A PART OF IT.
These people at NHCO are great... They are helping me through since my UC ran out. Natalie has been my advocate and works hard to help. I do appreciate all they have done. Very nice people also.
I have been involved with NHCO for over 5 years, first on a committee to raise capital funds for a satellite office in Millvale, PA, then as a board member. NHCO is a well-run organization with dedicated & caring staff as well as generous volunteers. The Executive Director and staff are good stewards of the resources (funds, in-kind gifts, volunteer hours, etc.) that are given to the organization to help our neighbors in crisis and need.