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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...
Thursday, August 8, 2019
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...
Thursday, August 1, 2019
Honesdale, PA  –  Now in its 13th year, the Wayne County United Way Fund Distribution Committee is pleased to once again announce that it is accepting applications for grant opportunities. Over the past 12 years, the United Way has distributed nearly $650,000 to more than a dozen community and human service organizations providing critical programs and services in Wayne County. Applicants must be non-profit, 501 (c) 3 health and human service...
Wednesday, July 3, 2019
New United Way of PA Report Sheds Light on Financial Hardships   Scranton,  Pa. (June 18, 2019) – The United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties  along with United Way of Pennsylvania and regional partners, today released a report that shows that 1.2 million Pennsylvania households earn more than the federal poverty level but still not enough to pay for essentials such as housing, food, transportation and child care. When the number of...
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
The United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties recently presented a Labor Award to the Pennsylvania Social Service Union (PSSU) Local 668, employed by the Lackawanna County Area Agency on Aging in recognition of their outstanding commitment to our community through their support of the United Way’s annual campaign. Pictured from left are: Gary Drapek, president and CEO, United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties; Bill Cockerill, United Way’s...
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Scranton, PA (May 7, 2019) – PPL recently presented a check for $23,000 to the United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties through the state’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program to support the United Way’s Pre-Kindergarten scholarship initiative.   “The United Way is grateful to our corporate partners like PPL who share our vision to help all children in our community enter school ready to learn and enjoy academic success on the...
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Scranton, PA (April 2, 2019) – Fidelity Bank recently presented a check for $110,000 to the United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties through the state’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program to support the United Way’s Pre-Kindergarten scholarship program.   “With the help of generous corporate partners like Fidelity Bank, United Way is committed to ensuring all children in our community have the best chance for success,” said...
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Scranton, PA (February, 2019) – The United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties is pleased to announce a new corporate partnership with Olympia Chimney Supply Company, Inc. As part of that commitment, the Scranton-based company has made a generous donation to help strengthen the United Way’s work to positively impact the education, financial stability and health of everyone in Lackawanna and Wayne Counties.   “We were thrilled when the...
Friday, February 22, 2019

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