Non-Profit ‘Week of Giving’ Kicks Off Today

OIL CITY, Pa. (EYT) – The Week of Giving – which will run from Monday, March 19, through Friday, March 23 – gives the community the opportunity to make donations to a wide range of non-profit organizations.

(Pictured above organizer of Week of Giving – Trenton Moulin, of Bridge Builders Community Foundation.)

This event allows donors to give to numerous nonprofits throughout Clarion, Forest, and Venango counties as well as the community of Punxsutawney.

The community will be able to see the donations to the organizations in real-time by visiting during the Week of Giving.

Bridge Builders will be focusing social media attention on specific areas during specific days as follows:

– Venango County – Monday, March 19
– Punxsutawney Area – Tuesday, March 20
– Clarion County – Wednesday, March 21

During Week of Giving 2017, nearly $104,000.00 was generated for local nonprofits over a five-day period.

Trenton Moulin, executive director of Bridge Builders Community Foundations, told, “We were very pleased with the success of our first Week of Giving event, and now with 125 non-profits participating this year, we have very high expectations for Week of Giving 2018.”

“We have a wonderful community that supports our non-profit organizations. This event maximizes the impact of philanthropy in our area.”

The following organizations are participating in Week of Giving 2018:


Allegheny RiverStone Center for the Arts

Allegheny Valley Conservancy

American Red Cross Venango & Clarion

Autism Stands

Barrow-Civic Theatre

Blessings Kids Project

Boy Scouts of America French Creek Council

Boys and Girls Club Along The Allegheny

Brandon’s Dad

Bridge Builders Community Foundations Operations Endowment

CASA of Venango County

Catholic Rural Ministry- Sisters Marian & Tina

CDCA-Lyric Theatre Project

Chicken Coop Studio 306

Child Development Centers, Inc.

Child Evangelism Fellowship of PA, Jefferson-Elk & Clearfield Chapter

Child Evangelism Fellowship of Pennsylvania, Venango Forest and Clarion Counties Chapter

Christian Life Academy

Clarion Area Agency on Aging

Clarion County 4-H

Clarion County Community Foundation Unrestricted Endowment Fund

Clarion County YMCA

Clarion County’s Promise, Inc.

Clarion Free Library

Clarion Hospital

Community Action, Inc.

Community Services of Venango County

Cooperative Ministry Committee

Cooperstown Public Library

Cranberry School District Foundation

DeBence Antique Music World

Dustin A. Fletcher Memorial Scholarship

Erie to Pittsburgh Trail Alliance


Family Friendship Bags

Family Service & Children’s Aid Society

Forest Area Arts Council

Forest County 4-H

Forest County Historical Society

Forest County Unrestricted Endowment Fund, Founded by Bill and Judy McDaid

Foxburg Free Library

Franklin Alumni Scholarship

Franklin Preservation

Franklin Public Library

Franklin YMCA

Friends of Drake Well, Inc.

GEMS–Girls Excelling in Math and Science

Heavenly Gaits TRC, Inc.

Hope 21 Ministry

Hope For Your Future

Immaculate Conception School

Jamie’s Kids

Jefferson Area Lutheran Social Ministry

Jefferson County 4-H

Jefferson County 4-H Scholarship

Jensin Potts Memorial Scholarship

Josh Smith Memorial Playground

Junior Achievement of Western PA, Northwest Region

Keystone Community Education Council

Keystone SMILES Community Learning Center

Kinnear Scholarship

Knox Public Library

LifeSpan Family Services of PA, Inc.

Lisa’s Ladybugs

Marienville Area Library

Mill Creek Coalition of Clarion and Jefferson Counties

Mustard Seed Missions of Venango County

Next Step Pregnancy Solutions & Services

Northwest Hospital Foundation

Oil City Area School District Foundation

Oil City Arts Council

Oil City Library

Oil City Main Street Program

Oil City Middle School – High School Food Pantry

Oil City YMCA

Oil Region Alliance of Business, Industry & Tourism

Oil Region Ballet

Pennies From Heaven Inc.

Pennsylvania Firefly Festival

Precious Paws Animal Rescue

Presbyterian SeniorCare Network Oakwood Heights

PRIDE: Punxsutawney Revitalization: Investing, Developing, Enhancing

Punxsutawney Area Rails-to-Trails Association

Punxsutawney Garden Club

Punxsutawney Memorial Library

Punxsutawney Theatre Arts Guild

Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center

Redbank Renaissance, Inc.

Redbank Valley Trails Association

Sawmill Art Center

Scotty Bashline Outdoor Memorial Scholarship

Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania

Shepherd’s Green Community Food Pantry

St. Michael’s Harbour Inc.

Stop Abuse For Everyone (SAFE)

The Open Door Cafe

The Pointe

The Salvation Army

The United Way of Venango County

Transit Building & Annex (Oil City Civic Center Inc)

Tri-County Animal Rescue Center

Two Mile Run County Park

United Way of Clarion County

Venango Area Chamber of Commerce Endowment Fund

Venango Catholic High School

Venango Co. Association for the Blind

Venango County 4-H

Venango County Fair Inc.

Venango County Humane Society

Venango County Sheriff’s K-9 Fund

Venango Museum of Art, Science and Industry

Venango Training and Development Center, Inc.

Venango Vipers

Venango VNA Foundation

Venango Youth for Christ

VNA Extended Care

Winds of Trade Community Center

WQLN Public Media

YMCA Camp Coffman

Youth Alternatives, Inc.

YWCA of Oil City

Zacherl Outstanding Diesel Award

Visit for specific information on all of the participating organizations.

Pictured below Trenton Moulin with the non-profit organizations as he presents last year’s donations of nearly $104,000.00.

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