Thank You for Helping Us to #ShareWarmth
We were thrilled to share warmth with 24 community action agencies across Pennsylvania and Ohio through our dollar-for-dollar match in the month of November. We'll be sharing the donations with the action agencies in December and celebrating their work here. Also join Bailey and the Snowman on Facebook and Instagram as they celebrate the generous donations with our neighbors and be sure to follow #SharetheWarmth.
The Purpose of Community Action Agencies
Community action agencies (CAAs) meet the needs of low income individuals in their communities. Built in a way that allows them to respond to the unique needs of their community, no two CAAs are alike, but they do share common goals. The programs offer help and encourage children and youth, support the working poor, provide aid in times of crisis, sustain and honor the elderly, and strengthen the family and the community. Practically speaking, this means utility and rent assistance, food resources, clothing, neighborhood revitalization, job training and more.
Agencies We're Supporting
Allegheny County Department of Human Services
Ashtabula County Community Action Agency
Blair County Community Action Agency
Blueprints (Washington County, PA)
Bridges Community Action Partnership (Delaware County, OH)
Center for Community Action (Bedford County, PA)
Central PA Community Action, Inc. (Clearfield and Centre Counties, PA)
Central Susquehanna Opportunities, Inc. (Montour and Northumberland Counties, PA)
Clermont County Community Service, Inc.
Community Action Agency Cincinnati-Hamilton County
Community Action Partnership for Somerset County
Community Action Partnership of Cambria County
Community Action, Inc. (Jefferson County, PA)
Community Partnership Inc. (Butler County, PA)
IMPACT Community Action (Franklin County, OH)
Indiana County Community Action Program, Inc.
Lawrence County Community Action Partnership/Lawrence County Social Services, Inc.
Lycoming-Clinton Counties Commission for Community Action (STEP), Inc.
Northern Tier Community Action Corporation (Elk County, PA)
Pittsburgh Community Services, Inc. (Allegheny County, PA)
Stark County Community Action Agency
Union-Snyder Community Action Agency (Union County, PA)
Westmoreland Community Action
Who Inspires Us to Share Warmth
Once there was a little boy named Bailey. On a cold winter day, he built a Snowman. The wind started to blow, and the trees shivered with cold. So did the Snowman. So Bailey ran back out from his house and shared his special red scarf with the Snowman. They've been best friends ever since, and they've inspired us to keep sharing warmth.
What You Can Do
Even though our donation match campaign has ended, action agencies are serving our neighbors all year long. Using the list of agencies above, reach out to an agency near you via phone or their Facebook page or website to see what their most immediate needs are. You may find that sharing your time is one of the best ways to offer support.
Learn More about Community Action Agencies
Community action agencies are local private and public non-profit organizations that carry out the Community Action Program (CAP), which was founded by the 1964 Economic Opportunity Act to fight poverty by empowering the poor as part of the War on Poverty. Learn more about agencies in Ohio and Pennsylvania.