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Sibyl M.

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Review for South Hills Interfaith Ministries, Bethel Park, PA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

South Hills Interfaith Ministries (SHIM) provides services to low income families in the South Hills of Pittsburgh through a food and clothing bank and assistance in learning to budget money and in applying for energy assistance. They also have a center in an apartment complex which houses many, many refugee families. SHIM does so much for so many and uses their money so wisely! This year, they are converting some of their lawn into a garden to supplement the food bank with fresh vegetables. What a great use of resources!

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All nonprofits are suffering from the recession - nonprofits that serve the poor are doubly impacted - less money is available and more people need their services.

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You can donate goods, services or time to this organization - all help is needed and appreciated and you are helping your neighbors. You can also trust that your money will be well spent.

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Review for South Hills Interfaith Ministries, Bethel Park, PA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I first came to know South Hills Interfaith Ministries through my church's participation in one of their food drives, but over the years I've lived in the South Hills of Pittsburgh, I've become more involved and now serve on their board. SHIM serves the suburban poor in countless ways and answers ever increasing needs: a food and clothing bank, run by volunteers who respect the dignity of our cllients; a fall drive to collect items for school, enabling kids to start the school year with new backpacks and supplies; advice about money management and energy assistence; a wonderful intergenerational, multicultural Thanksgiving dinner for clients; a summer day camp that gives kids who might otherwise be home alone weeks full of a variety of appropriate outside activities.
To support all of their many services, SHIM calls upon all of the various religious denominations in the South Hills, keeping them informed and engaging their members are both financial donors and as volunteers.

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

attending events sponsored by SHIM, speaking to SHIM's staff and volunteers and contributing to their efforts with time, talent and financial support.

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

work toward engaging more young people as volunteers through their various church/synagogue affilliations and continue SHIM's efforts toward increased visibility.

Role:  Board Member & As a board member, I am involved in the governance of SHIM, helping to insure that we use our funds wisely for the benefit of our clients.