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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Taking Control

July 06, 2017 | By Melissa Petruzzi | Mon Valley YMCA

After surviving her battle with uterine cancer, Ruth Crothers, 56, of Monongahela has taken control of her health with the help of the Mon Valley YMCA. Ruth was diagnosed with uterine cancer in January of 2016. She has been in remission since having a hysterectomy in April of 2016 and her recovery continues.

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LEGO Excitement

July 03, 2017 | By Daniel Brock | Bentleyville Public Library

The children who attend the Bentleyville Public Library's LEGO Club stand excitedly beside buckets filled with LEGOs, waiting for the signal to begin; hands at the ready. That's the excitement they feel for LEGO Club.

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