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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
Scranton, PA (February 13, 2019) – The United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties is collaborating with Voluntary Action Center, the Lackawanna County Area Agency on Aging and the Scranton School District on Transforming Readers -- a school-based tutoring program to help Kindergarten – 2nd grade students become better readers.    Research shows that reading proficiency by the end of third grade is the most important predictor of high school...
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Honesdale, PA (February, 2019) – The United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties is pleased to announce the Grand Prize winner of the 2018 Campaign giveaway sponsored by AAA Travel. Tanyia Vannatta, employed by Wayne Bank, is the lucky winner of a seven day Caribbean Cruise for two. “The United Way is such a wonderful organization that I’m proud to support and donate to families in need,” noted Ms. Vannatta. “Little by little we all can help...
Friday, February 1, 2019
Scranton, PA (August, 2018) – The Scranton Area Community Foundation has awarded a grant of $20,000 to the United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties’ and community agencies to bolster education initiatives in Lackawanna County. The funds are being used as part of the Transforming Children’s Futures (TCF) collaborative which ensures pathways to reading proficiency by the end of 3rd grade for all Lackawanna County students. Specifically, the...
Thursday, September 13, 2018
NBT Bank recently presented a check for $7,000 to the United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties as the presenting sponsors for the United Way’s 24th Annual Nancy Jackson Memorial Day of Caring. Slated for September 6, this annual organized day of service mobilizes hundreds of volunteers into United Way partner agencies and grant recipient organizations to provide much-needed assistance. Since Day of Caring was founded locally by Nancy Jackson...
Tuesday, September 4, 2018

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