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The Marcus L. Ruscitto Charitable Foundation The Mission: To reach preschool, kindergarten, and early elementary-aged children in the Pittsburgh region with solutions that begin to prepare them to confront bullying behavior. What It’s Doing: To keep up with the alarmingly high rates of bullying at schools, The Marcus L. Ruscitto Charitable Foundation established the “Know What’s Right, Do What’s Right” campaign. The Foundation funds bullying prevention curriculum and assemblies for schools with financial need. Who It’s Helping: Through the nonprofit’s programs, the youngest children in our region are encouraged to be positive upstanders and to recognize and interrupt harmful behaviors. How to Help: Make a monetary donation, attend the annual fundraiser event, or suggest a school in need. PLUS: Watch for the nonprofit’s on-air announcements that reflect the “Know What’s Right, Do What’s Right” campaign on WQED Television during age-appropriate programming through May 2015. The Marcus L. Ruscitto Charitable Foundation, 350 Arona Road, New Stanton. 724.925.2034. ruscitto.org.
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Our Clubhouse The Mission: To create welcoming communities of support for everyone living with cancer — men, women, teens, and children — along with their families and friends.
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What It’s Doing: Our Clubhouse provides free social and emotional support programs to everybody, including families and youth impacted by a cancer diagnosis. Parents receive the tools to keep their children appropriately informed and the resources to support the family’s psychosocial needs. Who It’s Helping: In addition to programs for individuals, the nonprofit provides family-based workshops, individual family consultations, and educational sessions for professionals on how to talk to families impacted by a cancer diagnosis. Through the work of Our Clubhouse, cancer patients, their families, and their caregivers can all benefit. How to Help: Make a monetary donation to support its free programs at ourclubhouse.org/donate. PLUS: Approximately 1.58 million U.S. cancer survivors live with a child under the age of 18, showing us how crucial Our Clubhouse’s family program is to Southwestern Pennsylvania. Our Clubhouse, 2816 Smallman St., Strip District. 412.338.1919. ourclubhouse.org.
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