How will SHIM use the money?
According to SHIM, Almost 19 percent (373) of USC students qualify for free or reduced lunches.
In the South Hills, nearly 2,000 children live in poverty. SHIM programs serve more than 7,500 individuals each year and provide significant direct benefit to the families and communities.
Shim is a local organization that helps South Hills residents who struggle financially with food and clothing. They have been operating for the past 51 years.
This April, Shim has helped 739 households - 2372 individuals. Out of these households, there were 217 new households encompassing 647 individuals.
They provided 359,385 meals through our 3 food pantries to 4,000 people living in 790 households
Grew more than 15,000 lbs. of produce that was distributed at food pantries
Provided 25,464 articles of clothing and 1,518 household items to people through the community closet
Distributed school supplies to more than 1,100 students
Assisted 346 refugees/immigrants with shelter access, education, healthcare, and legal support.
Provided support to 465 families on health and well-being, positive parenting, economic self-sufficiency, and keeping children safe.
Enriched and empowered more than 150 kids in summer camp, 75 elementary students in the after-school program, and 130 middle and high school students in the youth mentoring program
Granted $31,000 in energy assistance to 80 households