Giving Guide 2022: A Season for Helping

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A SEASON FOR HELPING

What’s our region’s most significant strength as it faces the economic and health challenges of 2023? YOU!

Inflation and entrenched social inequities put one in five Pittsburghers in a battle to find access to healthy, adequate food every day. Thanks to the generosity of individual, family, corporate and foundation donors, the region’s nonprofit agencies have done everything in their power to address food insecurity and many other challenges faced by our neighbors.

From mental health and addiction recovery services to legal assistance, food pantries and meal deliveries, from day care to training and education for adults, addressing the needs of the people who need the most help is the mission of some of our finest local organizations. With your help, they will continue their good and effective work.

They need all of us to join in to make our region the place it aspires to be: a home and a haven for all who live here, and a place where each of us can rise up and realize our potential. Let’s all invest in our neighbors this holiday season. It’s the best gift you could ever give yourself, and your community.

ANIMAL FRIENDS

Animal Friends has made a positive impact in the lives of millions of pets and people for nearly 80 years. Today, this vital organization is a resource for life-saving companion animals in our community… and so much more.

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COMMUNITY KITCHEN PITTSBURGH

Community Kitchen Pittsburgh changes lives and strengthens communities through food by providing culinary training and opening career pathways to individuals who experience barriers to employment.The results of their programs include opportunities for success and lifelong careers.

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JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER

Happy, Healthy, Whole! The JCC, among the largest social service, recreational and educational organizations in the region, is open and accessible to everyone, providing childcare, preschool, after-school and camping programs, senior adult activities, fitness and wellness, special needs and neurodiverse services, cultural activities, social justice and civic engagement, and scores of programs for the community.

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FRIENDS OF FLIGHT 93


The Friends of Flight 93 National Memorial educates current and future generations about the events of September 11, 2001, and the Flight 93 story, in addition to supporting projects and educational programming at Flight 93 National Memorial.

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THE WOODLANDS FOUNDATION

Since 1998, The Woodlands has been enriching the lives of children and adults with disabilities and chronic illness by providing a barrier-free environment, innovative programs and activities, and an impassioned, nurturing staff. The organization’s fully accessible 52-acre campus in Wexford, PA provides year-round residential and non-residential programming for all ages.

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RIVERS OF STEEL

Through its historical and 21st-century attractions, Rivers of Steel showcases the region’s industrial and cultural heritage—offering unique experiences via tours, workshops, exhibitions, festivals, and more. Behind the scenes, Rivers of Steel supports economic revitalization—through community partnerships, heritage development, and the preservation of local recreational and cultural resources.

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HEALTHY START

Healthy Start supports healthier pregnancies, safer births, and stronger families in Allegheny and Westmoreland counties. The organization’s goal is to end infant mortality, especially for Black families, through free perinatal care, community-based education, and one-on-one support to new parents in their homes.

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GREATER PITTSBURGH COMMUNITY FOOD BANK

Everyday thousands of our neighbors turn to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank for help with food. Ending hunger takes us all working together —food pantries and meals programs, schools, volunteers, donors, grocery stores and regional distribution partners. Eliminating hunger is a community initiative. it is, the way you tell your story online can make all the difference.

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GIRL SCOUTS WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA

Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania welcomes girls from all backgrounds and abilities to be unapologetically themselves as they discover their strengths and rise to meet new challenges. Serving over 15,000 girls across 27 counties in Western Pennsylvania, Girl Scouts bring their dreams to life and work together to build a better world. it is, the way you tell your story online can make all the difference.

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LANDFORCE

Landforce nourishes a culture of self-empowerment for people aspiring towards meaningful and stable employment while protecting and improving the environment. Landforce commits to building a just world, where everyone belongs, lives in a healthy environment, and surpasses their greatest dreams.

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WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA CONSERVANCY

During the past 90 years, members, volunteers and staff have planted trees and gardens, protected wildlife, habitats and streams, cared for Fallingwater, conserved land and maintained trails for all to use. The organization works to ensure that our children and grandchildren can enjoy the same natural resources we cherish today.

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SOJOURNER HOUSE

Mothers and their children return to a substance-free life together through compassionate, faith-based recovery services. The organization sheltering people in recovery and their families so that they can confidently transition into the community.

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BENEDICTINE SISTERS OF PITTSBURGH

As a faith-based community, Benedictine Sisters of Pittsburgh supports those who are most oppressed and continues the order’s 1500 years of seeking God in community, ministry, and prayer. it is, the way you tell your story online can make all the difference.

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THE WESTMORELAND FOOD BANK

The Westmoreland Food Bank provides hope for families throughout Westmoreland County facing hunger. Hope is found in boxes filled with nutritious foods and in programs that provide security and opportunity. For people throughout the county, the Westmoreland Food Bank ensures that those in need receive more of what they need. it is, the way you tell your story online can make all the difference.

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THE CHILDREN’S INSTITUTE

Since 1902, The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh has fulfilled its mission: To Heal. To Teach. To Empower. To Amaze. Our passionate team serves over 6,000 amazing children each year, helping families to reach their full potential through educational services, autism services, outpatient physical and behavioral health services, early intervention, and child and family services. it is, the way you tell your story online can make all the difference.

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LITTLE SISTERS OF THE POOR

Since 1972, Little Sisters haveservedthe needs of the elderlypoorof Pittsburgh. Clients over the age of 65 and financially needy receive the order’s love, care, and hospitality. it is, the way you tell your story online can make all the difference.

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YWCA GREATER PITTSBURGH

YWCA Greater Pittsburgh works to eliminate racism and empower women by offering accessible childcare, after-school STEM education for girls, basic needs and financial assistance, supportive housing, and direct advocacy that empowers those we serve educationally, socially, and economically. it is, the way you tell your story online can make all the difference.

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EASTERSEALS


For over 100 years Easterseals has been leading the way to 100% equity, inclusion and access for children and adults with disabilities. Easterseals Western and Central PA provides over 15 programs and services across 47 counties in Pennsylvania, supporting over 12,000 individuals and their families in their local communities. it is, the way you tell your story online can make all the difference.

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PITTSBURGH BOTANIC GARDEN

Pittsburgh Botanic Garden inspires people to value plants, garden design and the natural world by cultivating plant collections of the Allegheny Plateau and temperate regions, creating display gardens, conducting educational programs and conserving the environment. Visitors wander and wonder through 65 of acres of cultivated gardens and woodlands. it is, the way you tell your story online can make all the difference.

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THE PITTSBURGH ZOO & PPG AQUARIUM

The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium connects people to wildlife, inspiring community members to conserve nature for future generations. Celebrating its 125th year in 2023 as a premiere family destination, your support helps the Zoo’s 600 resident species, country-wide education programming, and 93 conservation projects spanning all seven continents.

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