Hello Neighbor's Day of Giving Birthday Celebration

We're excited to announce that Hello Neighbor is turning another year older on April 26, 2023. 🎉 On this special day, we invite you help us blow out the candles to light up a life.
Flowery birthday cake with "Hello Neighbor" written in purple frosting on top.

Welcoming Our Ukrainian Neighbors

Hello Neighbor has a Ukraine hotline for those seeking assistance.
Please call 412-567-3946, extension 706.

You can also complete our online form.

On April 21, 2022, President Biden introduced Uniting for Ukraine, which provides a pathway for Ukrainian citizens and their immediate family members to come to the United States and stay temporarily in a two year period of parole. So far, the U.S. has welcomed over 100,000 Ukrainian citizens through the following pathways:

Temporary Immigrant Visas 47,000
Private Sponsorship Program 30,000
U.S - Mexico Border (Asylum Seekers) More than 22,000
Traditional refugee system 500
Total Approx. 100,000

Ukrainian Refugee Approval Process

The most unique part of the Ukrainian refugee process is private sponsorship through Uniting for Ukraine called Sponsor Circles. Ukrainians with a U.S.-based sponsor may receive temporary status in the U.S. for two years as a Ukrainian Humanitarian Parolee (UHP). UHPs have protected status, so they can live and work in the U.S. Unless another law is passed, UHPs must apply for and win asylum to receive legal permanent residence.

Hello Neighbor can only access Ukrainian Humanitarian Parolees (UHP) clients through referrals. That’s where YOU and the broader Pittsburgh community come in!

Do you know a Ukrainian refugee in Pittsburgh? Complete our referral form.

Make A Difference

  • Spread the word - the only way Hello Neighbor is able to support Ukrainian refugees is through referrals. .
  • Become a Supporter through Uniting for Ukraine - If you are interested in learning more about sponsoring a Ukrainian individual or family, the Uniting for Ukraine website has all of the information you need to apply.
  • Become a volunteer with Hello Neighbor - we have a variety of volunteer opportunities, both short and long term with varying levels of commitment.
  • Donate - This is a way to directly support our new neighbors and make Pittsburgh a place we’re all proud to call home!
  • Community Co-Sponsorship is where community groups provide material and social support to resettle a refugee family with support from Hello Neighbor Staff. We are currently seeking three pilot groups of 5-15 people for a 6-month commitment. Email lexie@helloneighbor.io to learn more!

Further Reading

donors have contributed to our Day of Giving Birthday Celebration

Mark your calendar for April 26, 2023 to blow out the candles on our birthday cake and light up the lives of our newest neighbors!

Every person deserves a safe and welcoming place to call home.

Unfortunately, many refugees and immigrants face significant challenges when they arrive in the US, including finding affordable housing, securing employment, and accessing education and healthcare. That's where Hello Neighbor comes in.

As a non-profit organization, we rely on the generosity of people like you to fund our programs and services. By making a donation to Hello Neighbor on our Day of Giving Birthday Celebration, you'll be helping to provide critical support to neighbors as they begin their lives from scratch.

Every contribution, no matter how small, helps light up the lives of our newcomer refugee and immigrant neighbors.

Will you help us continue building a more welcoming Pittsburgh and United States? All contributions go towards mentorship, educational programs, and direct support for refugees and immigrants right here in Pittsburgh.

A Welcome to Pittsburgh note to a new neighbor family alongside a collection of grocery items to get them started in their new home … dates, pita, honey, cooking oil, rice, sugar, canned tomatoes, potatoes, apples, salt …

Join us in becoming a Peer-to Peer fundraiser for our Day of Giving Birthday Celebration!

As a P2P fundraiser, you’ll create a personal fundraising page to share with your network that highlights why Hello Neighbor is important to you. By fundraising for Hello Neighbor, you can have an even bigger impact - and be rewarded for your hard work!

We will be offering prizes to the top 3 P2P Fundraisers:

2 tickets to Home Sweet Home 2023
Goodie bag full of Hello Neighbor swag and gift cards from some of our favorite immigrant owned shops!
Hello Neighbor Swag bag with a t-shirt, hat, mug and more!
Volunteers and team members setting up a new neighbor home by assembling bunk beds.Group of smiling people with full grocery bags in a bus stop.Woman and child embraced sitting on an ornate rug.Baby sucking their thumb wearing a Hello Neighbor onesie.