Community Support


December 30, 2021 |  Faith & Gratitude was honored to be awarded a $7,500 grant from the FirstEnergy Foundation to support our Cancer Resource Guides for the 2022 program year.  For more than a century, FirstEnergy and their predecessor companies have been committed to improving the quality of life in the communities they serve.  The Foundation’s contributions to local nonprofits are funded solely by FirstEnergy.

Faith & Gratitude was also the grateful recipient of a $6,500 grant from the Brookstone Foundation through the PNC Charitable Trusts Grant Review Committee.  The committee’s mission is to support communities by advancing causes that their individual donors believe in.  This award will significantly help to support our Cancer Wellness Events and new Cancer Wellness Series in 2022.

We are very blessed to have these grants as we begin our new year.  Thank you FirstEnergy Foundation & the Brookstone Foundation!

Photo: Kathy Alexander receiving the grant award from Andrea Bortoluzzi with the FirstEnergy Foundation. 

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 November 15, 2021 |  Founded in 2015 by Gail Labik, Our Caring Hearts provides support, comfort and hope through custom comfort baskets. This local Irwin based non-profit distributes their baskets by referral to women who are going through cancer treatment or recovering.  Each one of their founding members have had their lives touched by cancer, either through a family member, close friend or are a survivor themselves.

Since 2020, Gail and her organization have worked with Faith & Gratitude to distribute our Cancer Resource Guides as part of their program. This year, in addition to forming this special alliance, Our Caring Hearts has graciously given Faith & Gratitude a gift of $500 to put towards our guides.  This community partnership is truly one of friendship & love.

Thank you Our Caring Hearts! We so appreciate your ongoing support!

Photo: Lori Ball meeting with Gail Labik in November to give her our Cancer Resource Guides. 

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Faith & Gratitude is honored to be selected as a charity partner by Maria Brady, owner of Marakae Marketing, and developer of the new site

The passion & purpose behind I Chose Happy is to help people realize that happiness is a state of being, irrelevant of circumstances and history, and to empower them to make this shift in perception. The site also encourages supporting charities through our talents and fundraising … multiplying Happy! What an uplifting message during these difficult times.

Throughout the month of December, a portion of the proceeds from I Chose Happy t-shirt sales will support Faith & Gratitude’s 2021 programs. We sincerely thank Maria for partnering with us to raise funds for our mission.

Visit to learn more about creating a place of positivity!

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