Community Corner

Each month, the Lauri Ann West Community Center will sponsor a drive for items that are needed in our community. Check out our upcoming drives below and help us serve all of our neighbors!

September

The Fox Chapel Garden Club and Girl Scout Troops 50139 and 53086 need your old tennis shoes. Each year the numbers of shoes has grown. Your old shoes help build tennis courts, basketball courts, playgrounds and so much more. Simply deposit your old tennis shoes in the box near the Welcome Desk.

Backpack for Hunger is providing children in our community with care bags of food throughout the school year.  Please help them serve more children and families in our area by donating non-perishable food (such as cans of soup, ravioli, single serve bowls of mac and cheese or cereal, breakfast and granola bars, etc.) or donating gift cards to Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club and Giant Eagle. A donation box is always in the lobby of the Community Center. For more information, please visit http://www.backpackforhunger.org.

October

Fairview Elementary School and Soles 4 Souls are teaming up to collect your gently used footwear. All types of shoes are accepted, including cleats, men’s dress shoes, heels, boots, sneakers, adult, kids and baby shoes, etc. A collection bin will be at the Center from October 11-22. For more information, please     contact Marcia Haberman at mwhabe@gmail.com.

Our community is a vibrant place, filled with exciting events and activities for everyone. Check out some upcoming community events/activities by clicking below:

NHCO needs volunteers in the upper Route 28 corridor; now offers online registration for volunteering to help seniors

North Hills Community Outreach has a particular need for volunteers interested in helping seniors in the route 28 corridor near Tarentum and Brackenridge. Specifically, volunteer drivers and dispatchers are needed for the Free Rides for Seniors shuttle, and individual volunteers are needed to help seniors get to appointments and shopping. NHCO now has an online registration process for those who wish to volunteer to help seniors through its In Service of Seniors: North Program.  Visit http://nhco.org/volunteer-opportunities/volunteer-help-seniors/ and follow the easy step-by-step registration process. Volunteers are needed to help seniors get to doctor appointments, take them grocery shopping, do light yard work, drive shuttles and more. For more information, call Cathy at 412-307-0069 x 3313.

 

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Comfort Keepers, located in Fox Chapel, provides in-home care and support that improves a senior’s quality of life and enables independent living at home.  Care services include: companionship, meal preparation, light housekeeping, laundry, transportation, grocery shopping, errand services, respite care and personal care. For more info, call 412-406-7667 or visit the website at: www.pittsburgh-839.comfortkeepers.com (Comfort Keepers is also hiring compassionate adults for care services.)