Skip to main content

As the 2018 Day of Giving gets closer, please check back to see all of our participating nonprofit organizations!

At the Y, strengthening community is our cause. We know when we work together, we move more individuals, families and communities forward. Our members and friends call us THEIR Y. We call them our greatest resources-every day, Y staff, volunteers, members, friends and community partners work side-by-side to tackle the important issues impacting our area. Every day, the Richard G. Snyder YMCA Campus strengthens your community through programs and services focused on: Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility.

Blessings in a Backpack provides food for elementary school children who may otherwise have little to no food to eat on weekends during the school year. We provide food to 120 students in the Armstrong School District. Every Friday, students receive their bags and return Monday ready to learn.

Biblical Life Institute is an undergraduate-level school of Christian higher education that helps students build a robust intellectual and spiritual life through intimate Christian community, challenging academics, and practical ministerial experience within an environment of devotional holiness.

Our 47th Annual Festival will be held August 2-5, 2018 at Kittanning Riverfront Park. With free admission, our festival offers a great variety of handmade arts and crafts, entertainment, two stages, vehicle displays, historical demonstrations, fantastic food, and much more! Follow us on Facebook for updates!

The Kittanning Public Library values the citizens of Kittanning and the surrounding areas and has responded to their needs for almost 100 years. We have provided access to services which have met the changing needs of many generations. We hope to continue to serve the informational, educations, cultural, and recreational needs of our community for the next 100 years.

Founded in 1968, this year marks PWAC's 50th Anniversary of serving the community! We are a vocational training center for adults with disabilities. We provide an array of services to assist in "moving people toward jobs"!

We are a bible-centered mission whose purpose is to evangelize boys and girls with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and to establish them in the Word of God and in a local church for Christian living. The primary ministries are Good News Clubs, 5 Day Clubs, and After School Clubs. Other ministries include Christian Youth in Action, Camp Good News, Party Clubs and Fair Outreach. Educational opportunities include Teacher Training sessions, Teaching Children Effectively Levels 1 and 2 and Super Seminars. It is an interdenominational organization dedicated to children. Monies raised will be used as scholarships for Camp Good News campers.

Grace Christian School is a growing private Christian School located in West Kittanning. The school services students from 4 year old pre-school through 12 grades. Besides standard academic classes, the school also provides art, music, physical education, computer basics, drama and basketball as well as daily Bible classes and chapel.

Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, Christian housing organization dedicated to eliminating substandard housing and homelessness worldwide and to making adequate, affordable shelter a matter of conscience and action. Habitat invites people from all faiths and walks of life to work together in partnership, building houses with families in need.

The Erie to Pittsburgh Trail Alliance is a non-profit organization consisting of other non-profit organizations, municipalities, trail supporters and advocates affiliated with the Erie to Pittsburgh Trail corridor. The vision is to create a system of non-motorized, multi-use trails and local trail connectors linking Lake Erie to the Point in Pittsburgh. The trail system will allow trail users to experience small towns, rural landscapes, historic sites, and cultural areas that are tied to regional trails and beyond. The Alliance’s Mission is to advocate for the development of the continuous trail; to assist local partners by sharing expertise and resources; to promote the trail for its regional significance; and to encourage local and broader connections.

The Ford City Renaissance Community Partnership was formed in 2011 at the request of a businessman with the hopes of revitalizing light up festivities. The all volunteer group shares a special passion and dedication to give back to the community and its vitality in creating new fond memories for new generations, as well as attracting residents and visitors alike to our small town. Our events are Ford City's Fantasy of Lights and Armstrong County Labor Day Parade. Our hope is that our 2018 re-birth of a special event from forty years past--"School's Out Family Funfest"-June 12-16 will rekindle many fond memories as well.

We are a school with a Christian based, safe, fun-filled atmosphere where students not only learn about sharing, but are given a strong foundation to their educational future. We would never want a child to be dined early childhood education based on their family's finances so we have established an in house scholarship fund, fully funded by contributions to the school from donors like you.

Our mission is to increase public awareness of the incidence and implications of domestic violence and sexual assault, and to provide direct services to victims.

The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service. Whether we're working in the Armstrong community or one halfway around the world, our mission remains the same; to save lives. From our volunteers and supporters to our staff and donors, every individual makes a difference, every day.

Life Choices is a pregnancy resource center whose vision is to see every life valued. We do that through our four medical clinics, sexual integrity education in schools and prisons, and a maternity home call The Inn.

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

The Evangelical Lutheran Church supports Christian and community fellowship and local musicians by sponsoring a free community concert series Sundaes on Sundays. Along with two free concerts, we offer free ice cream sundaes. The money donated to us on the Day of Giving will support our Sundaes on Sundays program.

The Armstrong Center for Community Learning offers postsecondary educational programs, as well as community educational programs at the Environmental Learning Center at Crooked Creek. We are also an authorized CLEP, Certiport and Pearson Vue test center.

The Worthington West Franklin Community Library is a state-supported public library whose mission is to provide information resources, education and recreation for the public good.

The Blind Association provides services that educate and empower individuals who are blind or visually impaired to live independent and enriched lives. We also provide vision screenings for children to prevent a misdiagnosis of a learning disability.

Arts on the Allegheny is dedicated to enriching the cultural life of Western Pennsylvania by presenting free, high quality entertainment at the Murtha Amphitheater and other venues.

Evangel Heights Christian Academy exists not only to give students a quality Christian education but also to give students the opportunity to feel safe in a Christian environment. We believe that student environment and student life is a key part in their personal growth which, in return, benefits how they will learn in the classroom.

Parker Personal Care Home offers private and semi private rooms to low income residents. Parker Personal Care Home is very family oriented and involved in our local communities. We have a mission to love and provide quality care for all those in need.

Our mission at Reagan's Journey is to make life better for children with special needs. We do that through family events, a Lending closet for durable medical equipment, and community awareness.

Orphans has been helping to find new homes for animals since 1969., along with educating people on the humane treatment of their pets. We also have a low cost spay and neuter program to help with the over-population of dogs and cats.

Lifesteps has a rich history of helping individuals and families with life's changing needs for nearly a century. With program locations throughout western Pennsylvania, Lifesteps believes all people with special needs have the right to live to their fullest potential. Services for children, families, adults with special needs and seniors are designed to encourage growth, independence, confidence and dignity.