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The Literacy Council of Southwestern Pa. is transforming lives | Helping the Helpers
The Literacy Council of Southwestern PA is a nonprofit gem that, for more than 3 1/2 decades has given hope to – and transformed the lives of – people in Fayette County by improving their reading skills.
Child care program in Connellsville gives peace of mind to working parents | Helping the Helpers
By Mark Hofman A child care program at Highlands Hospital in Connellsville is growing strong and wants to continuing expanding to serve the residents of Fayette County. Founded in 2003 in Johnstown, nonprofit The Learning Lamp began by offering one-to-one tutoring that was accessible to all students, regardless of ability or income. Leah Spangler, president […]
Goodwill thanks community’s support through ‘Giveback’ program | Helping the Helpers
With its thrift stores closed for part of last year to slow the spread of the coronavirus, jobs for people in need of work and revenue for Goodwill’s social programs dried up.
CAHS Patriots continues mission to serve active military and veterans | Helping the Helpers
The services the organization provides include putting together and sending care packages to troops serving overseas as, to date, they've sent 13,045 packages; various programs to honor local veterans; sponsoring an annual Wreaths Across America event where wreaths are placed on graves of veterans in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies; sponsoring the Warriors Rock telethon concert, and many more.
SWPA’s Project Linus provides blankets to children in crisis | Helping the Helpers
Happiness really is a warm blanket. Meet the nonprofit working to make it a reality for Pa. kids.
Ryan’s Tribute: Supporting families who have lost children | Helping the Helpers
'“Losing a child can effect anybody at any age, and it’s still that same pain,' Beth Hanzes said. 'That’s not supposed to happen, you’re not supposed to lose a child.'
Needs for the hungry remain high in Fayette County. How one group is helping | Helping the Helpers
'They’re nose-to-the grindstone, real, true farmers and mountain people who appreciate what we do for them,' an official said.
SWPA trail council maintains its portion of GAP through donations, volunteers | Helping the Helpers
'Most of our focus has been to make the trail as safe and pleasant as possible, to bring in as much business as we can into the area,' said Yough River Trail Council President Ted Kovall.
Humane Society of Greene County ‘a happy place’ | Helping the Helpers
'Whenever they go out the door to a new family, everybody here is just ... it’s like a birthday party.'
Special Olympics of Fayette County builds skills and confidence | Helping the Helpers
'What it means to me is getting to participate in sports, because in school, I wasn’t able to play in sports, and I can be in a team and help people,' Haleigh Sommers, Special Olympics global messenger said.
Therapeutic riding center, Lone Pine Acres, opening in Hopwood | Helping the Helpers
'With all the emotional needs in Fayette County, there’s nowhere people can go to just breathe,' Jessica Scott said of the void she's looking to fill .
SWPA’s Geyer Performing Arts Center brings entertainment, education | Helping the Helpers
'We’ve built a theater community that is a wonderful place for people and inclusive for all,' an official said.