When a group of members from Shiloh Church had a vision to share love to the community, they started The Love Project, giving Christmas presents to families in need in the community.

The Love Project then expanded to distributing food from 412 Food Rescue during the pandemic, starting a community garden, and began providing household and hygiene supplies. Programs developed including He Is Risen Easter Egg Hunts; CommUNITY Day; Coats, Gloves and Love; CommUNITY Christmas Blessings; and Loads of Love Laundry Events.

For over 50 years, we have operated a food pantry and clothing bank along with assistance for families with utility shut off notices, evictions, and helping with furniture and appliances.

In 2020, the Elders Board at Shiloh Church agreed to separate the community outreach from the church. Life Builders (LB), formally established in 2021, is a faith-based 501(c)3 non-profit organization that serves individuals, families, and the community to create a sustainable transformation. To fulfill our vision, we realize we must build partnerships with other people, businesses, organizations, and churches.

Our Commitment

With the reality that children, adults, families and communities experience at least one barrier to achieving their full potential, Life Builders acknowledges the need to work together to remove barriers.  All people deserve to thrive regardless of age, race, religion, background, or abilities.


Transforming lives; building families and strengthening communities demonstrated through Christian principles

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Understanding the needs of our clients and obtaining the appropriate resources and support


Encouraging the growth and development of the youth, as well as adults


Demonstrating love and serving all people unconditionally


Executive Director, Kelly Gilliam was the University of Pittsburgh’s first ever Pitt United Way Campaign Manager.  Read story here.

Two-time breast cancer survivor Kelly Gilliam views the University of Pittsburgh’s United Way campaign as an extension of her life’s mission to make a difference. Watch story here.

Life Builders, a faith-based 501(c)3 non-profit organization, acquires a 7,882 square feet facility to provide health and human services for hundreds of community members in South Park, PA and surrounding communities. Read here.

Our Partners

Thank you to our faithful partners who are committed to helping us build our community.

Shiloh Church; Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank; 412 Food Rescue; Youth With A Mission Pittsburgh; Neighbor 2 Neighbor; Tickets for Kids; World Vision; Earth Breeze; Soles4Souls; South Park Middle School; The Education Partnership; University of Pittsburgh; United Way of Southwestern PA; Walmart; Santel Landscaping; Levin Furniture; Bethel Park Police Department; Sudsy’s Laundromat; Allegheny Physical Medicine; D.L. Richie Painting Inc; Mt Zion Baptist Church; Sunrise Baptist Church; First Baptist Church of Finleyville; Shults Ford; South Park Lions Club; Highmark; UPMC; PA Women Work; Dress for Success; Neighbor 2 Neighbor; Summit Legal Aid; Neighborhood Legal Services; Another Shoulder; Humana; Crossroads Ministries; Sullivan Services; The Mentoring Partnership; The Education Partnership 

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