Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

THE NORTH AT A GLANCE [Derived Headline]

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

THE NORTH AT A GLANCE [Derived Headline]

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The North Hills Community Outreach Community Auto program will hold its third annual "Too Big for The Stocking" vehicle giveaway, which will enable a low-income family to win a 2002 Dodge Caravan on Dec. 23.

Those eligible must be below 250 percent of the poverty line or earn less than $55,125 gross yearly income for a family of four and need a vehicle to get to their workplace, go grocery shopping and transport children to school, day care and medical appointments.

Applications are due Friday and must be hand-delivered or mailed to 11490 Perry Highway, Wexford, PA 15090. A selection panel will review applications and select a winner.

Community Auto is a program that helps low-income individuals and families attain financial and personal independence through vehicle ownership.

The program accepts any vehicle and offers donors the chance to get a maximum tax deduction for it . In the 2010-11 fiscal year, 44 low-income workers purchased a vehicle through the program and a total of 141 vehicles were donated.

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Bell ringers are needed for two-hour shifts through Dec. 23 for kettles at the Route 8 Wal-Mart in Richland. Young children are welcome if accompanied by an adult.

Also, gift wrappers are needed for the North Hills Community Outreach booth evenings and weekends from Saturday to Dec. 24 at the Shoppes at Northway, McKnight Road, Ross, and during evening hours Friday, Monday and Tuesday at Barnes & Noble Booksellers at the Waterworks Mall, Freeport Road.

To volunteer for either duty, call Linda at 412-487-6316.



North Allegheny School District and La Roche College, an affiliate of the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, are sponsoring the 2012 Scholastic Arts Regional Awards.

Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to submit work in 17 categories of art, such as film and animation, video game design, sculpture, photography, fashion design, comic art and design.

The Pittsburgh Arts Region, one of 115 affiliate organizations nationwide, administers the Scholastic Awards in Allegheny and Butler counties. The submissions are first judged locally. Top winning works are then presented to national panels of creative leaders to determine which will receive the highest honors.

Fifteen graduating high school seniors will be awarded with Portfolio Gold Medals, which include a $10,000 scholarship for each winner.

Deadline for entries is Jan. 6. The competition will culminate with an awards ceremony Feb. 4 at La Roche College. Entries will be on exhibition Feb. 4-22 in the Cantellops Gallery and the Zappala College Center at La Roche.

Students may enter online: AffiliatePages/Show/PA002A. Information: 412-536-1527.



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