News

Mon, 10/04/2021 - 10:11am
  Scranton, PA, 4-Oct-2021 -- What started off as a casual checkup turned into a lifesaving encounter for a Lackawanna County resident.                 The ROAM (Remote Older Adult Monitoring) program has visited local parks due to COVID-19 indoor restrictions, throughout Lackawanna County since this past April thanks to the organizing of the Lackawanna Area Agency on Aging.  ROAM is a sponsored program of the United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne…
Wed, 09/22/2021 - 3:24pm
United Way Honors High Achievers of Toughest Campaign to Date -- 2020-2021 UNITED WAY AWARDS DISTRIBUTED--   Scranton, PA (21 September 2021) –    The United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties have awarded over 140 area businesses, employee groups, foundations and individuals for outstanding community service during the Annual Community Awards Celebration of Caring.    Acknowledging the work of the countless volunteers whose dedication helped…
Tue, 09/14/2021 - 10:28am
    United Way Expands Funding Opportunities to All 501-c3 Health and Human Service Organizations   Scranton, PA (14 September 2021) – The United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties is excited to announce they are expanding their reach within Lackawanna and Wayne Counties to all qualified 501-c3 health and human service organizations. “The United Way needs to be more adaptable to the needs of the community, not just the issues that exist at…
Thu, 09/09/2021 - 11:37am
09-September-2021 - The United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties is pleased to announce that Deborah Kolsovsky, Executive Vice President, Northeast Regional Managing Director of PNC Bank, has been named chairman of the 2021-22 United Way Campaign which kicked off August 31st  for the United Way’s Day of Caring. “It’s an honor to be named the Campaign Chair for an organization so essential to the community,” noted Ms. Kolsovsky. The United Way…
Thu, 03/11/2021 - 12:23pm
VITA Program Returns for Another Season VITA Appointments are Available for Lackawanna and Wayne County Residents Scranton, PA (25-February-2021) – As everything seems to be, the VITA Program will look a little different for the 2021 tax filing season.  “We are thrilled this free tax program is able to safely proceed in a time that vulnerable residents of Lackawanna and Wayne County need it most due to this financially challenging 2020,” said…
Thu, 03/11/2021 - 11:32am
A Decade of the Munchak Scholarship Scranton Native, NFL Hall of Famer continues yearly $6,300 Scholarship Scranton, PA (22-February-2021) – Whether in-person, virtual, or a hybrid combination of both, this 2020-2021 school year has been unique to say the least.  However, the United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties is proud to keep one piece of this school year a constant; the Mike Munchak Community Service Scholarship.             Entering…
Mon, 01/04/2021 - 10:35am
United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties Welcome Three New Staff Members -- Brown, Kokas and Miller join United Way -- SCRANTON, PA (08-Dec-2020) The United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties welcome three new staff members to their front office as they wind down their Centennial Celebratory Year.   Diane Brown, Scranton, joined the United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties in February 2020 as the APPRISE Coordinator.  Effective July 1,…
Wed, 10/28/2020 - 3:59pm
United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties Welcome Three New Staff Members -- Youtz, Craven and Snyder join United Way --   SCRANTON, PA (10-Mar-2020) The United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties welcome three new staff members to their front office as they gear up for their Centennial Celebratory Year.   Sue Youtz, Clarks Summit, was appointed Campaign Manager.  Youtz most recently served as Campaign Manager at United Way of Wyoming…
Thu, 08/08/2019 - 10:45am
United Way-Led Initiative Commits to Boosting Early School Success  Scranton, PA (August 8, 2019) – The Transforming Children’s Futures (TCF) collaborative is taking a big step toward improving student success by joining the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (CGLR), a nationwide movement to improve reading proficiency and early school success for children on the high-risk side of the achievement gap. The United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne…
Thu, 08/01/2019 - 3:11pm
25th Annual Volunteer Event Being Held on September 5th   Scranton, PA (August 1, 2019) –  NBT Bank recently presented a check for $7,000 to the United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties as the presenting sponsor for the United Way’s 25th Annual Nancy Jackson Memorial Day of Caring.    Slated for September 5, this annual organized day of service mobilizes hundreds of volunteers into United Way program partner agencies and grant recipient…