NCM News

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Our Volunteers ROCK!

This weekend the Allegheny County Medical Society selected Northside Common Ministries for its prestigious Benjamin Rush Community Service Award. NCM won this award because of the great work being done on site by volunteers and university interns who help educate our shelter residents and food pantry customers on  healthy living choices. Featured in the picture are…

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Jefferson award winner –our very own Pancake Man

One of the winners of the city of Pittsburgh Jefferson Award for volunteerism this year is our very own Pancake Man. Bill Pletz, better known as the Pancake Man, has been serving residents of the Pleasant Valley Homeless Men’s Shelter every Sunday morning for the past 15 years. Bill started cooking breakfast for the homeless…

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Helping people MOVE UP!

Eighteen year old Cecily filed her taxes for the first time this year. She got a $1,204 return which she plans to use for books and materials in nursing school. Helping people get a better tax return is just one of the services that will be provided through Northside Common Ministries new Financial Opportunity Center…

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More Good News!

This year’s Brunch Challenge was a huge success! Everyone left with a smile and a filled belly. Check out the pictures on our facebook page. Next year’s music is salsa –so start practicing those dance moves now! It has been a great week at NCM- in addition to a successful fundraiser we also spent today…