• April 26, 2019

    District-wide effort benefits local families

    Food drive Upper St. Clair schools donated a total of 4,425 pounds of food and other items to the South Hills Interfaith Movement as a result of the inaugural district-wide food drive. Held this past February, the food drive was sponsored and led by the USC Parent Teacher Council.

    According to SHIM officials, this is the highest amount a school district donated to SHIM this year. Donations benefit the local community and will provide approximately 3,500 meals to families in the South Hills. 

    “The generosity of our USC families is truly astounding,” Jen Schnore, Boyce Middle School PTO president and event chairperson, said. “Thank you to all who took part in our February drive.”

    In addition to product donations, Streams Elementary School designated SHIM as the beneficiary of its yearly student-driven fundraiser, Children for Children. The Streams school community raised $9,213.57 for the organization.

    SHIM has been providing food, clothing and services to people in need in Pittsburgh’s southern suburban neighborhoods for more than 50 years. The organization works to reduce the devastating effects of suburban poverty among the working poor, unemployed, families, single parents, senior citizens, women, and the high concentration of refugee families in its service area.

    For more information regarding the district-wide food drive, contact Jen Schnore at jennifer_aitken@yahoo.com. For more information about SHIM or to make a donation directly to the organization, contact Seth Dubin, director of development, at sdubin@shimcares.org or call 412-854-9120 ext. 109.