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Hearts of Gold Winners

June 30, 2019 | By Washington County Community Foundation | Washington County Community Foundation

Congratulations to our "Hearts of Gold" philanthropists and the charities they chose to support!

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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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June 10, 2019 | By Joanna Dragan | SPHS CARE Center

Lisa had changed. Once a successful student, academically, athletically, and socially, she no longer cared about the things that had once brought her joy. Her grades began to drop, she avoided her friends, and she quit her school’s soccer team.  

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Saving the Sarahs

June 10, 2019 | By Kathy Cameron | Washington County Gay Straight Alliance

“I came here to die.” 

I had no idea the impact those five words were about to have on me.

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At First Sight

June 10, 2019 | By Sherry Knight | Pet Search

The phone call came very early in the morning.

An employee of Tractor Supply called Pet Search after a kitten was discovered crying pitifully underneath a dumpster behind the store.

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