Programs

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ACTS - AREA COMMUNITY THEATRE OF SHARPSVILLE

ACTS is an established theater group performing for over ten years in the Shenango Valley. Originally in Sharpsville, we relocated to Sharon in 2020 and purchased the former Sacred Heart Church to establish a regional Performing Arts Center which will educate, entertain, and drive regional economic development.

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ANIMAL PROTECTION LEAGUE OF WESTERN PA

Our goal is to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome as many cats and dogs as we can, help manage and control the feral cat population and provide community outreach programs.

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ARISE OF LAWRENCE COUNTY

Arise is the only comprehensive victim service agency in Lawrence County, Pennsylvania. Arise provides free trauma-informed, outcome-based services to anyone who has been impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault, and other violent crime. These services include counseling, court advocacy and accompaniment, medical advocacy and accompaniment, 24-hour confidential hotline counseling, emergency shelter, and other housing services. Our organization provides age-appropriate prevention education and awareness programming within the local school districts as well as community outreach and engagement, and professional training. Our mission statement says it all: Arise empowers and advocates for those affected by domestic violence, sexual assault, and other violent crimes. We inspire and educate citizens to create safer communities and break the cycle of violence.

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BEACON OF THE VALLEY

Beacon of the Valley assists children 12 and under in Trumbull and Mahoning Counties in Ohio and Mercer County in Pennsylvania.

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BEATITUDE HOUSE

Founded in 1991 by Sister Margaret Sheetz, Beatitude House opened in Youngstown, Ohio. Through a generous donation, a Tudor-style home was gifted to Beatitude House where the original 4 families were housed. Sister Margaret’s vision was to provide educational opportunities to those bound in the cycle of poverty and homelessness and that mission continues over 30 years and to surrounding areas of Northeast Ohio. Beatitude House, sponsored by the Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown, is committed to all disadvantaged women and children. By creating homes, providing educational opportunities and fostering healthy families, we provide them with opportunities to transform their lives.

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BELOVED MERCY MINISTRIES

BeLoved Mercy Ministries(BMM) was established to address the need of families experiencing homelessness in the Grove City school district. The struggle with homelessness is particularly challenging in Grove City because there is not easy access for services. Most available assistance is at least twenty minutes away. BMM's mission is to provide dignified short-term housing as a bridge to restore long term hope and self-sufficiency to the lives of our neighbors most in need.

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BRANDY SPRINGS PARK

Brandy Springs Park is a 42 acre park located right outside of the Mercer Borough. Members of the community use the park for a wide range of outdoor recreation. There are walking and hiking paths, pavilions, a fenced in dog park, a street soccer court, pickle ball court, basketball courts, a playground, and many ball fields used by several community softball, t-ball, and baseball leagues. The mission is to provide a beautiful and safe area that all members of the community may enjoy and use for various youth and adult recreational programs.

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BUHL CLUB

The Buhl Club provides programs that promote health, wellness and youth development. Our mission is to provide quality recreational, social, wellness and educational programs for people of all ages in our communities. We continue to work hard to provide a safe, welcoming and comfortable place for ALL people, regardless of their ability to pay.

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BUHL PARK

Buhl Park is brimming with opportunities to do, dream, and discover. It is the recreational and cultural gem in the Shenango Valley. Our mission is to fulfill the Buhl legacy by providing recreation, education, and entertainment while promoting a healthy lifestyle and thriving environment. Our vision is to build a healthy, happy, and connected community. Beyond features and amenities, fostering health and wellness, environmental stewardship, and regional economic development. Buhl Park is a breathtaking setting for memories and the inspiration for adventure, art and reflection. Buhl Park promises an outdoor recreational experience and enhances the quality of life for all.

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BUILDING OF HOPE

The Building of Hope ministry started in the summer of 2017 and our mission is to show the love of Christ by providing gently used furniture and basic household necessities. We provide people in our community who have fallen on hard times with a hand up, not a hand out. We have partnered with Laskey’s furniture in Sharon to help us fill the need of providing beds. The purchase of beds is how the majority of our grant funding is used. We also give out “Baskets of Hope” with toiletries, a Daily Bread devotional, and invite them to church.

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CADENCE CARE NETWORK

Cadence Care Network, formerly Homes for Kids, is a nonprofit agency focusing on the behavioral and emotional well-being of more-than 1,500 children and teenagers, as well as the treatment and placement of youth in compassionate and qualified foster care homes in a four-county region. To learn more, please visit cadencecare.org.

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CITY RESCUE MISSION

Founded in 1911, the Mission exists to meet the physical, emotional, relational and spiritual needs of hungry, homeless and hurting men, women and children in western Pennsylvania. The Mission is a privately-funded Christian ministry, receiving no federal funding and relying solely on private donations. The Mission is unique as all services are provided based on need rather than ability to pay. Through faith-based programming, our guests and clients often experience an inward change resulting in many experiencing a renewed, transformed life.

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COMMUNITY COUNSELING CENTER OF MERCER COUNTY

Community Counseling Center of Mercer County provides assessment and treatment through a wide range of services for children, adults, and families who are experiencing mental health concerns & substance abuse problems. All of the services are designed to promote recovery and maximize the community integration of the person. Our vision is to help individuals lead healthy and fulfilling lives. Our missions is to be the county's leading innovative provider of recovery-oriented behavioral health services by uniting resources to help people become effective contributors to the social, spiritual and economic well-being of our community.

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COMMUNITY FOOD WAREHOUSE OF MERCER COUNTY

The Community Food Warehouse of Mercer County is a member of Feeding America, the nation's largest domestic hunger relief organization. We serve low-income individuals in Mercer County that include children, adults, seniors and veterans. We serve approximately 4,200 households through our programming and network of 30 member agencies that include food pantries, soup kitchens, abuse and homeless shelters, churches, after school programs, low-income day care centers, youth centers and mental health treatment centers. The mission of the Community Food Warehouse is to provide supplemental food to those who are hungry and to raise awareness of hunger throughout Mercer County.

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COMMUNITY LIBRARY OF SHENANGO VALLEY

The library is a patron-focused resource center, enhancing the lives of people of all ages and backgrounds by providing outstanding materials, programs, and technology in a safe inviting environment. Since the library opened its doors in 1923, the goal has been to enhance lives of the community members, especially the under-privileged, by providing free programs, educational opportunities, and a safe space for all people to learn and grow.

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COMMUNITY RECREATION OF NORTHERN MERCER COUNTRY

Our mission is to provide recreational and educational programs, services, and facilities in order to promote health, well-being, and activity that strengthens and unites our families and communities. CRNMC has partnered with The Buhl Club of Sharon, PA. Together, CRNMC and The Buhl Club will manage Baughman Family Community Center (BFCC) that will feature a wide variety of recreational and educational opportunities for families, youth, adults, and seniors. The Center will be membership and program based to include a fitness center, after school space for youth, children and areas for programs.

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DOWN SYNDROME ASSOCIATION OF THE VALLEY

The DSAV provides programming, support, resources, advocacy, education and opportunity for those with Down syndrome, their families and our communities throughout eastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania.

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ENVISION BLIND SPORTS

Envision Blind Sports’ mission is to increase sport, outdoor adventure, fitness and physical activity opportunities for individuals who are blind or visually impaired in order to promote lifelong wellness. There is a significant lack of opportunities and education of blind sports, and we aim to increase awareness and build more programming. Through our organization, individuals are given opportunities to push themselves beyond what is expected. Our goal is to educate individuals and help so to understand that individuals who are blind and visually impaired are capable of participating in any type of physical activity when properly adapted.

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FOLDS OF HONOR WESTERN PA

Folds of Honor is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides educational scholarships to the spouses and children of military members who have fallen or been disabled while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Our educational scholarships support private school tuition or tutoring in grades K-12, tuition for college, technical or trade school and post-graduate work, including a master’s degree, doctorate, or professional program. Funds for a second bachelor’s degree or trade/technical program certification are also available. Since 2020, Folds of Honor Western PA has funded 87 Scholarship Recipients from fundraising here in our region.

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FREEDOM WARRIOR CHARITABLE FUND

A group of us from the Youngstown Air Reserve Base Community Council organized the Freedom Warrior Charitable Fund to address the needs of local veterans. All donations are greatly appreciated and a wonderful way to show your gratitude for the sacrifices of veterans as well as your patriotic pride.

We chose to create a fund separate from other veteran organizations to assure that the funds contributed locally go to the veterans and military personnel in the Mahoning and Shenango Valley areas. We also operate primarily with a group of volunteers to minimize administrative costs.

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GOOD SHEPHERD CENTER

The Good Shepherd Center was formed in 1991 out of the united commitment of more than a dozen churches along with the support of the community, several local schools, area businesses and committed service organizations. Our mission is to address the physical needs of the economically challenged in the greater Greenville area.

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GREENVILLE AREA CHAMBER - CENTRAL PARK PROJECT

The Mission of the Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce is to provide leadership and to promote progressive, orderly community development, while maintaining a climate conducive to the continued economic, civic and educational progress of the Northern Mercer County area.

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GREENVILLE AREA PUBLIC LIBRARY

The Mission of the Greenville Area Public Library is to make a positive contribution to the cultural and intellectual life of our Greenville area and the personal enrichment of its residents by providing quality materials, responsive service, and relevant technologies for all members of our community.

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GROVE CITY AREA MEALS ON WHEELS

Grove City Area Meals on Wheels prepares and delivers hot, nutritious meals to elderly, disabled and convalescent members of the community at an affordable price. We deliver to Grove City, Leesburg, Mercer, Harrisville and Slippery Rock. Sometimes our volunteers are the only person a client sees all day, being a safety-net particularly for those living alone.

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GROVE CITY AREA UNITED WAY

The mission of the Grove City Area United Way is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community. In support of this mission, the Grove City Area United Way has identified the following funding areas, listed in order of priority:

1. Crisis Intervention – ensure individuals have adequate food, safety, housing and warmth.

2. Supporting Vulnerable Populations – individuals at risk of being in crisis and who may have an ongoing need

3. Strengthening Families and Promoting Self-Sufficiency

4. Helping Children and Youth Succeed

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HISTORIC WARNER CASCADE THEATRE MUSEUM

The Museum celebrates the rich cultural legacy of the four Warner Brothers; their impact on film and the rich culture of this nation. It accomplishes this mission by presenting displays, film series, special events, student field trips, and numerous other events that fulfill the Warner legacy in keeping with their initial goals of Entertaining - Educating and Enlightening. The Museum accomplishes its mission in the actual historic structure in which the Warners opened their very first theatre - The Cascade - on February 2, 1907.

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HOPE CENTER FOR ARTS AND TECHNOLOGY, INC.

HopeCAT is an entrepreneurial social enterprise focused on mentorship, workforce development, and serving as a hub to better support the educational and economic needs of our region. We do this through a creative combination of youth arts programming, adult job training, and community collaborations like EMS training for EMTs & Paramedics. Future programs will also include fire and police training. HopeCAT's role is to respond to market demands, deepen our impact, and expand operations in a logical, sustainable way. The return on that investment can be felt in the lives and families impacted by our full assortment of programs offered.

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HUBBARD FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY

Hubbard Friends of the Library's mission is to support Hubbard Public Library (HPL), its new and ongoing programs and activities. HPL evolves continuously to meet changing and unmet needs of this community, including complex challenges presented by the pandemic. Virtual programs, hybrid programs and outdoor programs have been implemented to respond quickly, innovatively and safely to patron and community needs. The need for additional outdoor programs, in particular, is huge. HPL’s new initiative, “Beyond Library Walls” will grow and build upon current outdoor initiatives and resources to serve all members of this community.

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HUBBARD YOUTH COALITION INC.

Hubbard Youth Coalition (HYC) focuses on youth in three specific areas: academic achievement, health and physical development, and community service. HYC actively engages in assisting youth through resource donations, scholarships, community-improvement projects and developing servant leaders through volunteering.

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IMAGINATION LIBRARY/UNITED WAY OF MERCER COUNTY

United Way of Mercer County champions quality programs for children and families in our region. Leveraging resources and advocating for opportunities, United Way is a catalyst for innovative learning and creative programs that educate and inspire children and youth. As part of our mission, United Way of Mercer County is collaborating with our partners to offer Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, a dynamic book ownership program for young children from birth to 5.

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INSPIRING MINDS

Our mission is to engage, inspire and empower youth to reach their full potential through education and exposure to life-changing experiences. Our vision is to see every student graduate high school, complete college or a vocational school and become strong, successful members of our society. And our goal is to inspire youth to discover their passions and equip them with the tools needed to pursue them.

We provide free, high quality after school and summer youth enrichment programming that focuses on five areas of impact: Education, College & Career Readiness, Health & Wellness, Personal Development, and Exposure to New Experiences.

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JOSHUA'S HAVEN

Joshua's Haven City Rescue Mission serves to "feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, share the Gospel of Jesus Christ" Our men's shelter offers a bed, warm environment, clothes and meal to homeless men on site and homeless families temporary shelter in local hotels. Our Free Medical Clinic "extends the healing ministry of Jesus to all uninsured by providing medical care to those in need." All services are offered free of charge, 365 days a year.

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LAWRENCE COUNTY YMCA

At the Lawrence County YMCA, our mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy body, mind and spirit for all. Our vision is to develop a new generation of changemakers who will create communities in which we all want to live. We want to guide our youth to make wise choices and build their self-esteem so they can become successful adults who are engaged in the community, and help families and seniors live their best lives.

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LINDENPOINTE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (LDC)

The LindenPointe Development Corporation (LDC) is a 501(c)3 organization located in Hermitage, Pa. The LDC supports economic/workforce development initiatives with its 3 main programs - the eCenter@lindenpointe, eAcademy@lindenpointe, and the new Pennsylvania Cybersecurity Center (PCC). The LDC began as a technology incubator, providing start-up companies with office and lab facilities, along with additional business support services. Since its inception, the LDC has added the highly successful eAcademy entrepreneurial training program for area high school seniors. A potential high impact new technology program, the Pennsylvania Cybersecurity Center (PCC), has been added in 2022 and is in its pilot phase.

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MEALS ON WHEELS OF NEW CASTLE

Meals on Wheels of New Castle delivers freshly made lunches and suppers to the homes of local residents, primarily the elderly. Our meals are delivered by compassionate volunteers who have been trained in safe practices to limit COVID exposure. We deliver Mondays through Fridays to most New Castle addresses, and on a modified schedule to some of the outlying areas. Although our clients can be any age, income or disability status, the menu is established to meet the nutritional needs of individuals over 65. The cost for lunch and supper is $6 daily,$30 weekly, $1560 yearly.

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NORTHEAST OHIO ADOPTION SERVICES

NOAS was founded 42 years ago to find forever families for youth in the Mahoning Valley child welfare system. With the reality that thousands of teens leave the system without ever experiencing the stability of a family, our purpose and programs have evolved to meet that need. We exist to inspire, develop, and nurture enduring support and connections for current and former foster youth and those at risk of coming into care and envision the day when every child and young adult who has been in the child welfare system has a safe and supportive family network.

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OTTER CREEK FARM SANCTUARY, INC.

We are a 501c3 non-profit organization committed to providing sanctuary to farm animals. We believe in a plant-based diet and encourage others to explore the benefits of vegetarianism and veganism. The public is invited to visit the Sanctuary and experience the peaceful environment while meeting the animals who have captured our hearts. It is a place where humans can enjoy nature and have positive interactions with farm animals. It is a reminder that their fate rests with us. Our choices, from what we eat to what we buy and our actions in between, shape their futures.

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PENN STATE SHENANGO - STUDY ABROAD

Penn State Shenango is a campus community of innovators and achievers driven to shape a better future for ourselves and our region. With the backing of Penn State's global reputation and extraordinary opportunities, Shenango students experience unrivaled academics and vibrant campus life, and graduate in confidence with top-ranked career services. Shenango offers more than 20 degree options, minors and certificates that span the in-demand fields of health care, business and social sciences. Shenango is the first Penn State campus to offer a scholarship program that guarantees an award for your hard-earned grade-point average: $3,000 for a 3.0 GPA.

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PHN CHARITABLE FOUNDATION

The PHN Charitable Foundation (PHNCF) was founded in 2005 as the sole fundraising arm of the Primary Health Network (PHN) Pennsylvania's largest Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC). PHNCF's mission is: "To build and support programs in the PHN service area that increase access to healthcare services and assist, through scholarships, with the pursuit of medical and allied health careers." PHNCF supports this mission by raising funds to build and sustain programs that are intended to improve the health and quality of life in the communities PHN serves. It's fundraising activities are driven by community support and engagement.

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PINE VALLEY BIBLE CONFERENCE (AKA PINE VALLEY CAMP)

We are a year-round faith-based camp featuring a residential summer camping program and other year-round programs for at-risk and underprivileged youth ages 6-15 from Lawrence County and the surrounding area. We are one of very few camps that targets this underserved group whose families' income falls below the federal poverty guidelines.

Our mission is "to rebuild broken lives through Jesus Christ." By teaching life skills, life principles, some basic job skills and presenting the gospel message, we aim to be a place of fun, hope, healing and transformation that prepares these youth to become healthy responsible adults.

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PRINCE OF PEACE CENTER

As Prince of Peace Center, an affiliate of Catholic Charities consistent with the teachings of the Catholic Church, our purpose is to provide support for the economic, emotional and spiritual needs of those needing a helping hand to build self-sufficiency. Committed to the sacredness of human life and the betterment of society, we affirm the dignity of those in need by responding with compassion to their basic human needs through advocacy, education, and empowerment. Our services are committed to strengthening families, building community and reducing poverty among people of all races, faiths, ages, and backgrounds.

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PROMISE OF LIFE NETWORK

Promise of Life Network's mission is to honor Christ by empowering mothers to choose life, educating individuals and families about healthy relationships, and providing medical services, material assistance, and spiritual support. We provide local families with pregnancy testing, ultrasound scans, and STD testing and treatment. We also provide parenting education and material support to families with children ages three and under. Further, we provide healthy relationships education to students in local public schools. In the last two years, we have begun providing life-affirming help to women worldwide. All of our services are provided free of charge to individuals in need.

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RESTORE RIVERSIDE PARK

Restore Riverside is in its fifth year of work on restoring Riverside Park in Greenville, PA. The scope of work has included the removal and replacement of over 100 trees, refurbishing a basketball court, construction of pickleball courts and restoration of a community amphitheater. This year's work will add ADA compliant pathways, signage in the park, and the completion of landscaping. The community has supported this project with time and donations. We are hopeful that this last phase will complete the plan for the park to again be a useable and viable greenspace for the community.

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SENECA HILLS BIBLE CAMP AND RETREAT CENTER

Seneca Hills has been in existence since 1936 and is one of the oldest, if not the oldest camp of its kind, in western Pennsylvania. We offer a residential summer camp program for youth ages 5-18 and serve 17 counties in western Pennsylvania plus several in Ohio. From September through May, we also host retreats and conferences on most weekends. We sit on 250 acres and provide a beautiful setting for those who come here.

We exist to lead people, especially youth, to a vital personal relationship with and a life of dedicated service to Jesus Christ.

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SHENANGO RIVER WATCHERS

Shenango River Watchers is a 501(c)(3)non-profit watershed group formed to restore and protect the environmental, scenic, and recreational attributes of the Shenango River Watershed. Working together, our members, volunteers and donors have made SRW an award-winning organization. Our projects include environmental education, water quality and aquatic life research, cleanups and recycling as well as creating recreational opportunities.

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SHENANGO VALLEY URBAN LEAGUE, INC.

The mission of Shenango Valley Urban League, Inc. is to ensure equal access and opportunity for African Americans and others in need; to empower individuals to cultivate and exercise their fullest potential. The Shenango Valley Urban League, Inc. implements its mission through advocacy, bridge building, program services and research.

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SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL TRUMBULL COUNTY, INC

Society of St. Vincent de Paul has provided daily and emergency safety net services to Trumbull County neighbors in need for more than 90 years. In many cases, SVdP is the only organization providing that service in Trumbull County. Our mission is to foster hope and healing for those individuals/families facing financial hardships. SVdP provides a hand-up to those struggling by providing material, financial, educational, emotional, and spiritual support as needed. Our primary goal is to make certain that, while we provide for those most vulnerable in our area, each neighbor we serve is treated with dignity and respect.

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ST. PAUL'S

St. Paul’s is a nonprofit, faith-based senior living community, serving more than 600 older adults daily through a full continuum of care. Services offered include home care, community living, independent living, personal care, memory care, short stay care, rehabilitation and long-term skilled nursing.

The mission of St. Paul’s is to provide meaning, richness of life, health care, and other support services, while maintaining and enhancing the dignity of human life. The vision of St. Paul’s is to create a sense of belonging and purpose by providing a nurturing environment in a place you call home.

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TAILS OF HOPE

Tails of Hope (TOH) exists to address the Root Cause of pet overpopulation and the reason many animals are homeless or enter shelters in the first place. MISSION: Tails of Hope (TOH) serves as an active member of a lifesaving community by addressing the Root Cause of pet over-population through low-to no-cost spay/neuter programs, TNR programs, and supporting other animal welfare organizations while bringing awareness to animals in need.

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THE RIDGEWOOD AT SHENANGO VALLEY

The Ridgewood at Shenango Valley is a nonprofit senior living residence offering aging in place accommodations and supportive services for up to 52 older adults. It is a collaborative effort built on the strength of two area health care leaders – UPMC and St. Paul’s Senior Living Community. The mission of The Ridgewood at Shenango Valley is to provide meaning, richness of life and health care services for seniors. The Ridgewood at Shenango Valley provides care that focuses on nurturing the human spirit and creating life worth living while maintaining and enhancing the dignity of human life.

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THE SALVATION ARMY (GREENVILLE / NORTHERN MERCER COUNTY)

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.

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THE SALVATION ARMY (GROVE CITY)

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.

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THE SALVATION ARMY (NEW CASTLE)

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.

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THE SALVATION ARMY (SHARON)

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.

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TRAILS END CONSERVANCY, INC

Trails End Conservancy, Inc is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to healing hearts and providing hope, love & laughter to people of all ages through equine assisted interventions. We provide several different equine programs to community residents which has an amazing impact on human health. Our programs encompass individuals with addictions, families needing bonding time, and community veterans to experience a stress free program giving them an opportunity to improve their outlook of life using horses. Some of our horses are rescues due to extenuating circumstances who deserves a second chance while giving every person a smile who participates.

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TRUMBULL MOBILE MEALS

For over 50 years, Trumbull Mobile Meals is dedicated to providing home-delivered meals to those who cannot drive to a congregate meal site or food distribution center, or prepare a daily nutritious meal, regardless of age, gender, race, ethnic background, religious or economic circumstance. Our mission is to ensure that "No Person Goes Hungry" in our neighborhoods.

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VALLEY OF SHENANGO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

The VSEDC promotes new business development in downtown Sharon. Our new Urban Agriculture Entrepreneurial Innovation Center (UAEIC) seeks to play an important role in the revitalization of Northwestern Pennsylvania's local food economy and generate jobs/future careers in the Shenango Valley. The UAEIC will provide a state-of-the-art Aquaponics facility, a food test lab, and an open market to the public. We want to prove the Shenango Valley can grow from the decline in industrial jobs and shift to the agriculture business.

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WATERFIRE SHARON PA

WaterFire Sharon PA is an arts and culture event drawing over 12,000 people to our day long events. We are celebrating our 10th season this year with events planned for July 23rd and September 24th.

Our mission is to aid in the revitalization of our surrounding communities by highlighting a diverse range of arts, music and performing artists.

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WEST FARMINGTON VILLAGE

We are in the process of establishing a 501C3 account with the Community Foundation of Western PA and Eastern OH. Our fund raising efforts will be used for a new playground (ours had to be removed due to unsafe conditions & insurance) and to rehab our baseball diamond and field. We are currently applying for grant $ and will be in need matching funds.

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WEST HILL MINISTRIES

The Mission Statement of West Hill Ministries is “To be obedient to the Great Commandment and faithful to the Great Commission of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.”

West Hill Ministries was founded as a way to serve the Sharon community's families. Currently we are working to provide quality after school programs and summer experiences for the children and youth in our neighborhoods. The goal is to create a safe place for children to feel loved and supported. Our hope is to feed them physically, emotionally, and spiritually through our programs.

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WILLOW WOMEN'S CENTER

Willow Women's Center exists, thanks to this generous community, to serve women facing an unexpected pregnancy. Willow provides them with a medical grade pregnancy test, an ultrasound to date their pregnancy and confirm that their pregnancy is viable, STD testing and options consultation in a compassionate, confidential, non-judgmental manner.

We also address their physical, spiritual and emotional needs, equipping them to make healthy life-affirming decisions.

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YMCA OF FRANKLIN AND GROVE CITY

To foster strong individuals, families, and communities with Christian values by providing quality programs that strengthen Spirit, Mind and Body for all.

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YOUNGSTOWN AREA JEWISH FEDERATION

The mission of the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation is to sustain and enrich the quality of life for the Jewish people regionally, in Israel and worldwide. We are guided by the values of Tzedakah (righteousness), Klal Yisrael (the responsibility of each Jew for another), Dor l'dor (the continuity of the Jewish people), and Tikkun Olam (repairing the world).

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YOUNGSTOWN BLUE COATS

The mission of Youngstown Blue Coats, a 501c(3) non-profit organization founded in 2017, is straightforward, “In America, nobody should freeze to death.” During winter, we distribute warming items (coats, boots, gloves, hats, scarves, sleeping mats/bags, and more) to homeless veterans and other homeless in Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio. We also advocate for those who need assistance, and we work with diverse area agencies to provide each individual we encounter the resources he/she needs. YBC depends entirely on volunteers; there are no paid staff and all funds go directly to our mission.

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YWCA MAHONING VALLEY

YWCA Mahoning Valley is a non-profit agency on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, dignity, and freedom for all. We carry out our mission through housing with supportive services, childcare and youth development, empowerment, and racial justice education.
Led by women, we seek partnership and leadership roles in removing barriers and reducing disparities for women, children, and families. While we primarily serve women and families who identify as low-income and minority, as well as women with disabilities, we do not discriminate against men; men access our housing programs and participate in our adult education programs.

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ZION EDUCATION CENTER

Since March 1, 1995, Zion Education Center has provided educational opportunities and comprehensive services to underserved families in the Shenango Valley. Our mission is to empower young children to excel beyond their potential and exceed their environments.

WE Believe:

• Preparing the next generation to excel beyond developmental risk factors with high- quality educational interactions is the key to success.

• Providing positive coping mechanisms that foster resilience for underserved students and families will
break generational cycles of poverty, trauma, and despair.

• Promoting excellence through innovative approaches will empower the next generation to transform and rebuild communities.