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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An Invaluable Community Resource

November 13, 2017 | By Corie Turner | Citizens Library Association of Washington

Washington resident Tracy Weishner has been coming to Citizens Library every day for ten years. She says she doesn't know where she would be without the supportive staff and the library resources, especially the Gale Online Courses for learning computer debugging and operating systems.

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'Bigs' needed for 'Littles'

November 02, 2017 | By Natalie Reid Miller, Observer-Reporter | Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh

Although "Big" Pam Slomiany and her "Little" enjoy activities like paddleboarding and bowling, it's the little things that make a big impact.

"It's more based on a relationship rather than monetary gifts and giving," said Slomiany, a "Big" with Big Brothers Big Sisters Pittsburgh. "Just to know someone else besides a parent is caring about them and encouraging them … it makes a big difference."

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