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During the 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.

United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties | 615 Jefferson Avenue | PO Box 526 | Scranton, PA 18501-0526 |
tel 570.343.1267 | fax 570.969.2977
Wayne County Mailing Address | PO Box 328 | Waymart, PA 18472
2011-2013 United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties