2013 campaign, 20 businesses--including The Dime Bank, The Honesdale
National Bank and Wayne Bank--made contributions to the United Way's
Educational Tax Credit
program. These funds allowed 72 Wayne County families and eight from
Pike County send their children to quality preschools - an increase of
33 Wayne County families over the prior year.
Our Success By 6 program continued
its works with Wayne County children last year. We mobilized volunteers
from four Wayne County businesses/organizations to "Read Out Loud" as
guest readers in 13 preschool classrooms throughout the county.
Kindergarten registration materials were shared with 21 early care
providers, and we worked with 5 Wayne County schools to help 375
preschoolers transition successfully to Kindergarten. New parent
resource kits were distributed to 260 families through Wayne Memorial
Hospital, Maternal and Family Health and Catholic Social Services.
During the 4th year of the
Gift of Warmth program
in Wayne County, 62 households received emergency heating/utility
assistance during the cold winter months--almost double the number of
Wayne County households receiving the Gift of Warmth last year.
2013 marked the 5th year of our Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
program expansion in Wayne County as our volunteers prepared 150 free
tax returns at Woodloch Pines and the Wayne County Senior Center .
The United Way
distributes free FamilyWize
prescription discount cards to individuals with little or no
prescription coverage. In Wayne County last year there were 3,038 claims
made with prescription savings of nearly $124,000. The average savings
per prescription was nearly $41 or 51 percent.