Philanthropy, in its many forms, is an act of giving that is straight from the heart.

With this in mind, we are pleased to welcome you to the Heart of Giving Charity Storybook website, a project of the Washington County Community Foundation that has been exclusively sponsored by Community Bank.

How much do you know about the diverse charities that are helping to make an impact in Washington County? You may be surprised by the stories that will touch your heart.


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Finding the Perfect Fit

February 10, 2017 | By Kristin Emery | Arc Human Services

They say if you love what you do, you never work a day in your life. Just ask Brandon. "I do cleaning every day, all day," he says with a broad smile. "I like it." Brandon takes pride in his work and it all started with a training program through ARC Human Services.

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More than Just Cookies

February 07, 2017 | By Kristin Emery | Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania

Leandra Frisk knew her daughter, Victoria, was shy and didn't like to speak in public. She never talked much and doctors eventually diagnosed her with social anxiety disorder. When they suggested Leandra socialize Victoria, she thought of something from her own childhood: Girl Scouts.

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