Over a series of 25 stories between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve, the Observer-Reporter's "Helping the Helpers" series will shine a light on area nonprofits that focus on human services, community betterment and the arts. Each story will include a way to help those organizations continue to help others.
Helping the Helpers
After school on weekdays throughout the school year, the LeMoyne Community Center is a hub of activity, with children from the city of Washington working on homework, playing games and enjoying a healthy dinner and snacks.
Perhaps the best way to describe the Mon Valley Youth and Teen Association is that it’s an organization “that helps families and people and kids.”
Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania has launched a “Giveback” program that issued $200,000 of in-store vouchers to distribute to agencies within its 17-county area in western Pennsylvania and north-central West Virginia.
The Washington Area Humane Society needs food for animals throughout the year, and goods for them, too.
Jameson's Army, based in Cecil Township, helps out families who are dealing with children who have congenital heart defects.
Peanuts comic strip character Linus van Pelt, the security blanket-toting brother of Lucy, famously said, “Happiness is a warm blanket.”
One of the country’s most urgent problems is food insecurity, and the Corner Cupboard Food Bank Inc. is doing its best to help end hunger in Greene County.
The Daughters of the American Revolution, a lineage-based service organization, focuses on supporting patriotism, education and historic preservation.
Tracey Crompton recalls sitting at her dining room table with five friends in November 2017 and chatting about rescuing unwanted, homeless, abused animals.
The region's only diaper bank is in need of volunteers and drop-off locations to help fight the ongoing diaper crisis many families are facing.
Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Aid (SPLA) is filling in the gaps in the judicial system when assistance is needed in civil litigation.
Junior Achievement of Western PA is dedicated to giving students the skills they need to succeed in the real world, including financial literacy and workplace readiness, said its leaders.
Editor’s note: Today, we kick off a series of stories to highlight the nonprofits in our area. For the 26 print editions between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve, look for the “Helping the Helpers” logo to read about a different organization every day. The series will profile nonprofits that f…