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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The Gift of Grace

June 10, 2019 | By Kelly Proudfit | Washington Area Humane Society

The crate was hot and cramped. Gracie, a tan dog with a white chest and white toes, huddled unhappily inside. Occasionally, the sound of footsteps outside made her head perk up with hope – maybe she would be let out of the crate, or at least fed and given some water. But Gracie was ignored, and she began to grow weak.

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She Got the Job!

June 10, 2019 | By Calynn Abdullah | Dress for Success Pittsburgh

Sometimes, it is taking the first step that is the most important.

Syna spent decades battling addiction, stays in drug rehabilitation centers, and even incarceration with felony charges. With no support system, Syna felt defeated and unable to overcome these significant challenges. 

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