Westmoreland Children First

To report child abuse or neglect call 1-800-932-0313.
If you need help, dial 211.

We are a 501c3 non-profit advisory board to the Westmoreland County Children’s Bureau (WCCB) in Western Pennsylvania. Our mission: to help vulnerable children under WCCB care.

What We Do

  • Support WCCB and its services for children and families.
  • Offer peripheral support to WCCB through alliances with community agencies that assist children, preserve and support families, and provide children and youth with essentials to advance them toward healthy adulthood.
  • Provide direction and advice to WCCB, as requested.
  • Raise funds to provide urgent needs such as beds, school supplies, winter outerwear, shoes, and clothing not covered by the WCCB budget.

Thanks to all of our supporters for an incredible 2022 Wine and Chocolate Gala. This sold-out event, featuring wines from Argentina, Italy, and California, raised a record-breaking amount for the benefit of children under the care of the Westmoreland County Children’s Bureau.  



Donate to Our Cause

Kitty Hricenak, President

We are fortunate to live in a community that responds to the growing needs of vulnerable children and families. Our collaboration with WCCB and various community organizations has helped us address urgent needs.
We hope that you will join us in this crucial work.

Westmoreland Children First

Urgent need for foster parents

WCCB needs foster parents for older youth, ages 12-21. If you or someone you know might consider becoming a foster parent, please join one of WCCB’s virtual information and orientation sessions. 

Shara B. Saveikis, M.S.W., Executive Director

Westmoreland Children First serves as an advisory board to the Westmoreland County Children’s Bureau and has been a valued partner in assisting to serve over 1,000 children in need each year.

Learn how you can get involved in helping the most vulnerable children in our community by exploring this site. Thank you for your support!”

Westmoreland County Children’s Bureau

Our Partners

Major Donors

Thank you to our generous sponsors.

E.C. Cruisers Classic Car Club has been a significant donor to the Westmoreland County Children’s Bureau since 1994. The club has contributed over $110,000 to fund essential needs.

WCF is a selected charity of Rite Aid Foundation’s KidCents program. Every year the foundation sends us $5,000; during the pandemic in 2020 Rite Aid Foundation sent an extra $5,000.

Please participate in this program. Sign up for Rite Aid’s wellness+ rewards, designate WCF as your charity, then round up every purchase to the nearest dollar. This additional money goes directly to us.

Westmoreland Professional Builders Association has been donating the proceeds of its annual charity golf outing to WCF. In 2021, the association donated $6,500 raised during the event.

The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County, which is part of The Pittsburgh Foundation, offers grant opportunities to non-profits in Westmoreland County. Through these grants, we have been able to supply beds and other needs for children under WCCB care.


Looking to make a meaningful donation to WCF? Please contribute to our Legacy Fund at the Community Foundation. Through this fund, you will be supporting our mission and helping us meet the greatest needs of the future. Your gift will be combined with those of other generous people to have the greatest impact possible.

E.C. Cruisers Classic Car Club has been a significant donor to the Westmoreland County Children’s Bureau since 1994. The club has contributed over $110,000 to fund essential needs.

Old Joe Club Charities

In 2020, Old Joe Club Charities provided $5,000 for duffle bags filled with emergency clothing, personal care items, a blanket, nutritious snacks, and a stuffed animal for children removed from their homes and placed in foster care.

In 2021, Overly Country Christmas donated $6,000 of unrestricted funds to WCF in honor of our work in the community for vulnerable children and families.

S&T donated $5,000 to our Workforce Initiative program to provide essential supplies for youth entering educational or training opportunities.

In 2020, Parker Hannifan donated to our Shoes for Kids project. In partnership with The Shoe Depot, this project provides vouchers for shoes, boots and socks for needy children under WCCB care.