All Charity Stories



Saddles of Joy

January 15, 2018 | By Nathaniel Cumer | In Stride With Therapeutic Riding

The smell of dusty dirt crawled its way up my nose; the sound of kids talking and laughing rang in my ears; and their smiles shone bright in the dusky evening light. To me it was just another day, but to them, this day was precious. Today was their day, a day to escape the judgment and command of the world. Today, they would ride horses at In-Stride.

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Dancing with a Pink Ribbon

January 08, 2018 | By Brandi Flynn | Cornerstone Care

In October of 2014, Christina Livingston, Cornerstone Care's service outreach specialist was checking out at a local department store when a conversation sparked between her and a woman working in the store.

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A History of Compassion

December 28, 2017 | By Washington County Community Foundation with contributions from Brianna Clifford | Pet Search

Ilene the cat was found severely injured and it is believed that she was struck by a car shortly before she was found. After an unsuccessful attempt to find her owner through Facebook, her rescuer brought Ilene to PetSearch for treatment.

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An Invaluable Community Resource

November 13, 2017 | By Corie Turner | Citizens Library Association of Washington

Washington resident Tracy Weishner has been coming to Citizens Library every day for ten years. She says she doesn't know where she would be without the supportive staff and the library resources, especially the Gale Online Courses for learning computer debugging and operating systems.

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'Bigs' needed for 'Littles'

November 02, 2017 | By Natalie Reid Miller, Observer-Reporter | Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh

Although "Big" Pam Slomiany and her "Little" enjoy activities like paddleboarding and bowling, it's the little things that make a big impact.

"It's more based on a relationship rather than monetary gifts and giving," said Slomiany, a "Big" with Big Brothers Big Sisters Pittsburgh. "Just to know someone else besides a parent is caring about them and encouraging them … it makes a big difference."

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It’s All Good

October 16, 2017 | By Steven Shrenkel | American Cancer Society

Norm Randa had never felt anything was wrong. He had been working for the past eight years driving a school bus. When he wasn't working, he spent time with his family and friends, and he took care of his wife who was diagnosed with lung cancer and neuropathy in 2011. She needed help with her daily life, but he still managed to find time for everything.

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