All Charity Stories

Donora Library


Mary at the Library

October 25, 2020 | By Donora Public Library Association | Donora Public Library Association

We have a number of volunteers who perform daily tasks such as shelving, assisting with various programs and other routine services. However, our volunteer board members often go unrecognized.

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Dress For Success Resized


Recovering Her Confidence

October 25, 2020 | By Dress for Success Pittsburgh | Dress for Success Pittsburgh

How do you regain confidence after losing everything? In and out of recovery and jail, Nikki was in the battle of her life against drug and alcohol addiction. She lost custody of her children. She was ordered to jail, then to a treatment center. Everything she did was monitored and visitors were not permitted. “You eventually lose yourself,” recalls Nikki.

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Genesis Resized


Laura's Genesis

October 25, 2020 | By Laura Bisbey | Genesis of Pittsburgh

I was 23 years old with no college education, a substance abuse history, homeless due to family strains, and a single mother of a 4-year-old when I realized I was pregnant. I was in an abusive relationship and did not have a dime to my name. I was scared.

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Le Moyne Resized


Learning at LeMoyne

October 25, 2020 | By Lesley Andy Brock | Lemoyne Community Center

I have learned so much as I have sought to teach at LeMoyne, especially as we explore together elements of Black History. I have had the joy of learning about the written and oral traditions that have made up the fabric of the African American experience in our culture.

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Little Lake


For the Love of Little Lake

October 25, 2020 | By Kathy DeBlassio | Little Lake Theatre

My journey at Little Lake Theatre literately began at the “ground level.” In 1998, I started weeding the flowerbed. Today, I am board president.

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Low Cost Spay


It's Not Just the Pets, It's Also the People

October 25, 2020 | By Elizabeth Babcock | Low Cost Spay Neuter Washington County "Fix 'ur Cat"

It’s been breathtaking for me to encounter an entire group where nobody makes a dime for their efforts. They all show up simply because they are that dedicated. It’s amazing and humbling to witness.

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