‘My country is in trouble’: Central Pa. volunteers fighting targeted violence share their stories

BY: - March 19, 2023

The experience has been a lesson in 'the ABCs of constructive dialogue,' they said.

A Ukrainian student gets the good news about their scholarship (YouTube screen capture/Dickinson College).

Dickinson alum underwrites scholarship for 5 Ukrainian students | Five for the Weekend

BY: - March 18, 2023

The $2M gift will provide full tuition scholarships to the liberal arts college.

Gisele Fetterman meant the Free Store to be a five-year project. It’s now 10 years old

BY: - January 22, 2023

'I wanted to show that we could invest in the circular economy, and this is a model that can exist in any community,' she said.

Philly School District Fund starts search for new CEO

BY: - January 4, 2023

Officials hope to announce their new pick this spring.

A portrait of Suzanne Pascal in The Dunbar Historical Society. Pascal was a world-renowned glass sculptor who sourced her most famous piece, “Seated Torso,” from an abandoned factory in Dunbar, PA Wire and Glass (Herald-Standard photo).

Dunbar Historical Society houses glass sculptor’s most famous piece | Helping the Helpers

BY: - December 22, 2022

'There is no other place where you can see her work like this,' Donna Myer, of the Dunbar Historical Society, said.

Area veterans spend the day together, touring the monuments in Washington, D.C., during a trip sponsored by Honor Flight Pittsburgh. The 100% volunteer nonprofit, founded in Pittsburgh in 2016, is part of a national organization that began in 2005 (Herald-Standard photo).

Honor Flight Pittsburgh: Serving veterans in a meaningful way | Helping the Helpers

BY: - December 21, 2022

Twice a year, the nonprofit takes veterans to Washington D.C. to visit monuments and share their experiences.

Shakira and Jeffrey Johnson created the Johnson-Shaw Foundation to help people reintegrate into society after leaving jail (Herald-Standard photo).

Johnson-Shaw Foundation looks to help people re-enter society after prison | Helping the Helpers

BY: - December 20, 2022

'I would like people to understand the perspective that people re-entering (society) really do need guidance and assistance,' Shakira Johnson said.

Dress for Success Pittsburgh’s mobile boutiques provide women with professional clothing, including scrubs and other specialty items, to help them on their journey toward economic independence

Dress for Success helps women achieve economic independence | Helping the Helpers

BY: - December 19, 2022

By Karen Mansfield WASHINGTON, Pa. — The mission for Dress for Success Pittsburgh, including its Washington County branch, goes far beyond providing clothing for women: the nonprofit empowers women who are entering and returning to the workforce. In addition to providing attire, Dress for Success provides a continuum of services and long-term solutions to help […]

William Colvin, vice president and treasurer of Coker Council for the Arts and Activities, looks through an old yearbook that will go into the organization's planned museum. (Herald-Standard photo).

Coker Council for Arts and Activities plans theater, event center | Helping the Helpers

BY: - December 9, 2022

'We’re seeing a need for energetic, nonprofit work in this year,' vice president and treasurer William Colvin said.

Blueprints has encouraged the placement of Little Free Libraries in the region, which allows people to borrow or take books contained in them, or to donate some. This photo from 2021 shows the unveiling of a Little Free Library in Greene County with, from left, Richard Burgess, a Blueprints board member; Jeff Fondelier, Blueprints' vice president of operations; Ellen Rossi, president of the EQT Foundation; and Blair Zimmerman, a Greene County commissioner.

Blueprints helps Washington, Greene county residents with a variety of needs | Helping the Helpers

BY: - December 8, 2022

'We're an anti-poverty organization,' Jeff Fondelier, Blueprints' vice president of operations, said.

Beverly’s Babies divisions staff (facing camera) Paige Jones and Megs Yunn (far right).

Beverly’s Birthdays celebrates children on their special day | Helping the Helpers

BY: - December 7, 2022

'The one thing we all have in common is that we all have a birthday,' founder Megs Yunn said.

Vision Services of Washington-Greene hosted a life skills luncheon earlier this month, where clients could test out assistive technology (Herald-Standard photo).

Vision Services of Washington-Greene provides help at low to no cost | Helping the Helpers

BY: - December 5, 2022

Vision Services offers a monthly support group for clients and their families on the last Wednesday of each month.