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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Like Coming Home

May 23, 2018 | By April Pfrogner | Angel Ridge Animal Rescue

Cat lover Jami Hilderhoff considers the time she spends at Angel Ridge Animal Rescue in Washington, Pennsylvania, a blessing, not a duty.

Her involvement began a few years ago.  After seeing a request for donations on Facebook, Jami decided to purchase some kitten supplies.  While delivering her donations to Angel Ridge, she learned from a volunteer that help with the cats was needed. 

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Sally Story


From Flight to Fight

May 23, 2018 | By | Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern Pennsylvania

When he held a gun to her head and threatened to kill her, “Sally” knew she must escape her husband’s abuse.  But with no family locally, there was only one place she and her daughter could go for shelter. 

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