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Participating Organizations

ARC Manor is a small, nonprofit agency that provides drug and alcohol treatment including residential and outpatient services. We are a collaborative agency that is committed to offering effective addiction treatment and education, striving to enhance the quality of life and health of individuals, families and the community. ARC Manor has been offering quality treatment services to our community for over 45 years.

The mission of the Outdoor Discovery Center at Crooked Creek (ODC) is to provide an engaging experience to discover nature through education. recreation and outreach. The ODC provides nature and environmental educational programming to children and adults. The ODC is a 6.000 sq. ft. facility situated on 31 acres including a lodge-style great room. oversized classroom/conference room. dormitory for 24 overnight guests. an impressive taxidermy display including mammals. fish. birds. reptiles and amphibians. and three nature trails. including a poetry trail and a handicap accessible trail.

Armstrong County Community Action of Pennsylvania (ACCAP) is a non-profit organization incorporated in March of 1965 as a community-based grassroots organization serving individuals who are facing financial hardship. Over the years, ACCAP has established itself as one of the single largest providers of comprehensive human services in Armstrong County. Today, it assists individuals with such concerns as nutrition, housing, transportation, job training, job placement and self-sufficiency.

Armstrong Habitat for Humanity works with contractors and volunteers to provide low-income families with decent affordable housing through our Homeownership Program and exterior repairs to existing homeowners with our A Brush of Kindness program.

Armstrong Trails will protect and convert railroad corridors into trails for public use, thereby providing opportunities for commuters and outdoor recreational activities. Our projects will maintain the integrity of these corridors for future transportation use while acting as an economic stimulus for the area communities.

Arts on the Allegheny aims to enrich the cultural life of Western Pennsylvania by presenting free high-quality entertainment at The John. P Murtha Ampitheater, as well as other venues.

Blessings in a Backpack provides food for local elementary school age children who may have little or no food to eat on the weekends during the school year. We are currently serving 263 students in all elementary schools in the Armstrong School District. The average cost t o feed one child per school year is $100.

BLI is a school of biblical higher education that prepares students for faithful Christian thought and life in order to transform lives and build the kingdom of God. Through our partnership in Kairos University, students can pursue accredited bachelors, masters, or doctoral degrees that are accessible, relevant, affordable, and faithful.

Child Evangelism Fellowship of Armstrong-Indiana-Westmoreland Counties is an interdenominational, evangelical, Bible-centered mission whose purpose is to reach boys and girls with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. The primary ministries are Good News Clubs, 5 Day Clubs, and After School Clubs. Other ministries include CYIA, Camp Good News, Party Clubs and Fair Outreach. Teacher Training sessions are available.

Divine Redeemer is a regional Catholic Elementary School serving students from preschool through sixth grade from five different school districts. DRS is a faith-based school offering an excellent academic curriculum featuring hands-on, collaborative learning. Although we are a Catholic school, we welcome students of all faiths.

The Downtown Kittanning Revitalization Project advocates for and implements special projects that improve community design, enhance the environment, and foster economic development in Kittanning Borough and the Kittanning area. DKRP works with the Borough of Kittanning as well as allied organizations and governments to accomplish its purposes.

Our school teaches 3 to 5 year-old children the basics of letters, numbers, reading and all about the world surrounding us, like animals, plants and relationships. We use a small classroom setting to show children how to develop good, kind, loving relationships with others.

The Ford City Public Library provides resources, programs, and services with a focus on engaging and enriching our community. Our Library exists as a place for everyone to have the opportunity to learn, share, and create.

The FCRCP prides itself in working hard in establishing a strong community identity (connecting residents in keeping traditions alive,
while creating new ones for future generations), showcasing our community’s local businesses, and creating priceless memorable
moments which serve to showcase the community at large. The all-volunteer organization shares a true passion in engaging the
community at large in working together through such annual events as Family FunFest, Ethnic Fest, the Armstrong County
Labor Day/Patriot Day Parade, and the Fantasy of Lights Celebration. The vitality of a community serves to attract visitors,
new residencies, and new businesses to the area.

The Kittanning Cemetery is a 501C3 non-profit cemetery established in 1853 and is r un by a voluntary board of directors. The mission of the cemetery is for the respectful burial of the dead and to take care of and maintain the grounds.

The Friends of the Kittanning Public Library work to promote the growth, development, and greatest possible use of the Kittanning Public Library. They enrich the Library's resources through funds derived from memberships and special projects.

Feeding the hungry is the mission of the Food Bank and Warmth of Grace at Grace Presbyterian Church. In Matthew 25:35, Jesus said, "For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat." Each month, the Food Bank provides essential food to hundreds of families and warmth of Grace provides free, hot, home-cooked meals to hundreds of community members. Both missions are totally supported by donations, manned completely by volunteers and 100% of the donations goes to the projects.

Founded in 1971, we are an annual festival held along the beautiful Allegheny River in Kittanning, PA. The Fort Armstrong Folk Festival through involvement of juried artisans, volunteers, entertainers, and business partners, present an entertaining, educational, and community driven event. The Festival pays tribute to Armstrong County’s heritage and stimulates strength and growth of the local businesses and organizations by attracting visitors to the area.

Grace Christian School is dedicated to providing a sound academic education integrated with a Christian view of God and the world. According to God's Word, Christian parents are responsible for the education of their children. Partnering with parents and local evangelical churches, Grace Christian School encourages their students to reach their full potential in the areas of spiritual, intellectual, social, emotional, and physical growth. GCS specializes in training young people to be Bible and Christ-centered believers. Staff members model Christian conduct and support the understanding that all truth is God's truth, including all academic areas, and that Jesus Christ is to be central in all learning and living situations.

HAVIN (Helping All Victims In Need) provides services and programs to men, women, and children impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, stalking, and abuse.

Kennedy's Kids is all about turning a tragedy of one little girl into light for hundreds of other children. In 2017, our niece, Kennedy Sutton Ross, died unexpectedly from brain cancer at the tender age of 2 1/2years old.

In her memory, we raise funds specifically for children based charities, Blessings in a Backpack (Armstrong School District chapter) and Salvation Army. Contributions made to Kennedy's Kids helps keep her memory alive and at the same time, helps the kids within our own community. As we grow in the future we hope to help many more!

Rotary is a worldwide association of clubs which provide service to others, promotes high ethical standards, and advances world understanding, goodwill, and peace. The club does this through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders. The local Kittanning Club provides grants as recommended by the Kittanning Rotary Club.

Life Choices is a ministry committed to upholding the sanctity of human life by assisting and educating individuals facing unplanned pregnancies. Our mission is to see EVERY LIFE Valued. We accomplish this through holistic education in schools/prisons, our 4 medical clinics and our maternity Home the Inn.

Lifesteps, a local non-profit agency, has been helping individuals and families with life's changing needs by developing programs and providing services which will improve their quality of life for nearly a century. Lifesteps provides free or low cost services for children, families, and adults with special needs in Western Pennsylvania.

The Marci Rogalski Pawk Scholarship's mission is to carry on Marci's legacy by awarding scholarships to students in the Armstrong School District. Based on the philosophy "More like Marci" students are chosen based on the core ideals and values of who Marci was and what she stood for. 1. Kindness 2. Work Ethic 3. Generosity

Orphans was established in 1969 to provide shelter for unwanted animals while waiting for new homes. We offer low cost spay and neuter clinics to help animals in need of medical care and we promote humane teaching of care for animals.

We are a vocational training center for adults with disabilities. We provide an array of services to assist in "Moving People Towards Jobs"

By restoring community and fostering a place for authentic relationships to happen, we can increase social connections, improve health and economy, decrease drug and suicide rates and more!

Even before coffee, we are doing our best to make our community a better place to live, work and play. If there is a need in the community, we want to make a difference!

Our mission is to provide a platform for artists and musicians to learn, grow, and showcase their talents.

Reagan’s Journey aims to make life better for children with special needs through hosting low-cost annual family events, operating a FREE pediatric equipment and medical supply closet, and sharing online resources via our Facebook group boasting over 2,500 members. Reagan’s family started this nonprofit with the help of friends to help alleviate the burdens placed on families when they receive a special needs diagnosis. Their mission is to turn around and help the next generation of families to have the tools and resources they need to reach their full potential.

Royal Family KIDS Camp is a program by Fort The Children Armstrong, RFKC is a week of positive memories and experiences for children who have been abused, abandoned, or neglected in Armstrong and neighboring counties. It is a 5 day overnight camp for children ages 7-11.

The Snyder YMCA is a cause driven organization that focuses on youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. The Y is for everyone and our programs, services and initiatives strive to enable kids to realize their potential; offer ways for families to have fun together; empower people to be healthier in spirit, mind and body. Your gift will help young people achieve their potential, empower people of all ages to lead healthier lives, and strengthen the bonds of community in Armstrong County.

The Salvation Army has been serving Armstrong County since 1902 through a number of different ways, such as Bridging the Gap youth intervention program, Troops programs where children ages 5-17 are separated into age groups and are taught life skills and discuss age related topics, and Toddle & Me, a safe place for parents and their children under 4 years old can come and enjoy a craft and snack.

Worthington West Franklin Community Library is a state-and municipal-supported public library that serves Worthington Borough, West Franklin township and surrounding townships. The library has more than 20,000 books, DVDs, CDs and audio books; five internet-connected computers; faxing, laminating, etc. Also, located at the library is the End-of-the-Hall Library Bookstore, a used bookstore operated by the Friends.