The Marshall-Shadeland neighborhood is a community in transition. Over 1000 children, under the age of 17 live within a 10-12 block area of the church. Single mothers are the head of household for nearly half of those children. Many of the households in the neighborhood earn less than $25,000 per year and one third of the families earn less than $15,000.
Although the statistics paint a bleak picture, there are signs of hope. The community can boast such advantages as a library and a supermarket.
Renewing the neighborhood where the laughter of youth and families echoes the hope they experience.
New Hope has a calling to come along side this community and serve. Through events like the Children's Clothing Closet and the Christmas Store, we are able to touch the lives of many of the youth and families. NeighborHope allows us to do even more to affect change in the neighborhood.
Originally birthed in 1999 as New Hope for Neighborhood Renewal, NeighborHope, the church's non-profit arm for doing ministry in the neighborhood, has accomplished much, but renewal is a long term investment and there remains much to be done in the redeeming of this small neighborhood.
Children's Clothing Closet
Since the late 1990’s the Children’s Clothing Closet has reached out to the neighborhood to provide gently worn clothing to families. For one dollar per bag, shoppers may fill bags with high quality children’s clothing in the spring and fall. New Hope Church partners with several suburban churches to obtain the clothing for this special sale. Our special thanks to North Park Church and Memorial Park Church for their diligent efforts to help supply our Children’s Clothing Closet. It is a blessing to be used by God as we help to meet this basic need and touch the families in the Marshall Shadeland community. The next clothing closet will be in the spring.
For more information about CCC, please call the church at 412 766-2728.
New Hope Church / NeighborHope, in partnership with other EPC churches and Mascaro Construction Company, holds an annual Christmas store. Our brothers and sisters partner with us in purchasing gifts and providing volunteers for the shopping day while volunteers from Mascaro Construction Company provide supplies and wrap the gifts. Hats, scarves and gloves are provided for the children. Parents, grandparents or guardians choose gifts 10% of the retail cost. Everyone enjoys refreshments and a time to relax as the employees from Mascaro wrap their gifts before they leave.
For more information about the Christmas Store, please call the church at 412 766-2728.
NeighborHope works to bring holistic revitalization to our
neighbors and the built environment within Pittsburgh’s Marshall Shadeland
neighborhood through leadership and educational development, housing
improvements, community advocacy, and social enterprise.
Our vision is to renew the Marshall Shadeland Neighborhood
where the laughter of children and families echoes the hope they
Learn more about NeighborHope.