The Week of Giving, a community philanthropic event hosted by Bridge Builders Community Foundations, has seen an increase of almost 40 nonprofit participants signed up this year.

Organizations in a variety of categories will receive donations during the Week of Giving, which will take place from March 19 through March 23.

Advocacy and human services are two of the categories with a significant amount of participants. The efforts of these organizations contribute to community needs involving animals, youth, individuals with disabilities, low income families, domestic abuse victims, individuals with blindness/vision impairment, elderly, and much more.

Nonprofits in the advocacy and/or human services category include:

American Red Cross Venango & Clarion
Autism Stands
Blessings Kids Project
CASA of Venango County
Catholic Rural Ministry- Sisters Marian & TIna
Clarion Area Agency on Aging
Clarion County’s Promise, Inc.
Community Action, Inc.
Community Services of Venango County
Cooperative Ministry Committee
ESWCPA – Easterseals
Family Friendship Bags
Family Service & Children’s Aid Society
Franklin YMCA
Heavenly Gaits TRC, Inc.
Hope 21 Ministry
Hope For Your Future
Jefferson Area Lutheran Social Ministry
LifeSpan Family Services of PA, Inc.
Lisa’s Ladybugs
Mustard Seed Missions of Venango County
Next Step Pregnancy Solutions & Services
Oil City Library
Oil City Middle School – High School Food Pantry
Pennies From Heaven Inc
Precious Paws Animal Rescue
Presbyterian SeniorCare Network Oakwood Heights
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
Tri-County Animal Rescue Center
Venango Area Chamber of Commerce Endowment Fund
Venango Co. Association for the Blind
Venango County Humane Society
Venango County Sheriff’s K-9 Fund
Venango Training and Development Center, Inc.
Venango VNA Foundation
VNA Extended Care
Youth Alternatives, Inc.
YWCA of Oil City

Community members can easily give and learn more about these organizations during the Week of Giving by visiting bbcfgives.org and clicking “organizations” on the homepage. Donations can be paid with a credit or debit card or checks made out to Bridge Builders Community Foundations, with the name of the organization included.

This year, through a partnership with Contributary, an online Giving Day platform headquartered in State College, community members have the opportunity to watch the Week of Giving donations live on bbcfgives.org. Updates and live videos will also be posted on the Bridge Builders Community Foundations Facebook page at www.facebook.com/B.B.CommunityFoundations.