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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Roxi Easter


A Home with a Hero

July 25, 2018 | By Pet Search | Pet Search

In the middle of winter, Roxie was living on the streets of Jefferson Hills. She was cold. She was hurt. And, she was scared.

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Calling for Help, Finding a Lifeline

July 25, 2018 | By Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern Pennsylvania | Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern Pennsylvania

After 10 years of marriage, Jennifer knew it was over. She needed to return to Pennsylvania to make a fresh start. Although nothing was more difficult, she left her children in the custody of her estranged husband, as he would be better able to financially provide for them. Jennifer and her children managed the distance as best they could.

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