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North Hills charity wants everybody to enjoy Thanksgiving

Tony LaRussa
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Louis Raggiunti | For the Tribune-Review
Jan Closson of Wexford checks the expiration dates on donated food at the North Hills Community Outreach Center Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018.
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Louis Raggiunti | For the Tribune-Review
Jan Closson, left, Pat Brown, Nancy Verbos and Deborah Richert pack donated food at the North Hills Community Outreach Center Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018.

Staff and volunteers for North Hills Community Outreach are helping needy residents with the struggle to put a meal on the table for Thanksgiving Day.

The charity, which assisted nearly 3,500 families facing hardships and poverty last year, has been collecting food and money to purchase grocery items that are packed and distributed.

NHCO also will be helping to make the holidays brighter for needy children by collecting new toys, games, sporting equipment, apparel and gift cards for children ages birth through 18, through Dec. 12.

Gifts cards and gifts appropriate for teens are especially needed.

To learn more about how to help with gifts or other donations, call 412-487-6316 opt 1 or see: nhco.org.

People who shop on Amazon can help support NHCO’s program by switching their login to AmazonSmile.

Prices are the same, but a portion of the purchase is donated to the charity to help local families in need.

For more information on how to switch, see: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/25-1553057 .

Tony LaRussa is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Tony at 724-772-6368 or [email protected] or via Twitter @TonyLaRussaTrib.

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