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Scranton, PA (August, 2018) –  In partnership with the Lackawanna County Department of Human Services’ (DHS) Area Agency on Aging, the United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties is offering free remote health monitoring for Lackawanna County residents age 60 and older at four different locations in the county. Remote Older Adult Monitoring (ROAM) is a voluntary, weekly program that monitors vital signs such as blood pressure, pulse, blood...
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Scranton, PA (March 22, 2018) – The United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties’ (UWLWC) strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency earned it the highest possible 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator for the 6th consecutive year. According to Charity Navigator, only 6 percent of nonprofits evaluated receive this designation for at least six straight years. “Six...
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
(Scranton, PA) More than 70 early childhood and kindergarten educators and administrators attended a “Kindergarten Dialogue” earlier this month at Marywood University in a first-of-its-kind session locally. The event brought together Scranton School District personnel and the Early Childhood Education community along with community stakeholders to lay the foundation for a purposeful collaboration where teachers and students are supported with an...
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
(Honesdale, PA)  The Dime Bank received approval for a $14,500 tax credit through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program in order to contribute to the United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties. The funds were split between two different United Way programs focused on building children’s success in school and throughout their lives. The Dime Bank contributed $7,000.00 to the Pre-Kindergarten Scholarship Program which allows the United...
Monday, February 26, 2018
Cigna and Bank of AMerica Volunteers Honored Scranton, PA (January 15, 2018) –The United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties, the Commission on Economic Opportunity (CEO)/Weinberg Food Bank and the Scranton School District recently honored two outstanding corporate volunteer groups for their dedicated service to helping more area families in need access nutritious food and important community services.             Since 2014, volunteers with...
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
One of 47 Nonprofits Nationwide to Receive a Listen for Good Grant Scranton, PA (January 22, 2018) – The United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties has received a $30,000 two-year grant from the Fund for Shared Insight’s Listen for Good initiative dedicated to helping non-profits develop and implement more effective tools for listening to the people they serve. The United Way was nominated for this competitive, nation-wide grant by the Moses...
Monday, January 22, 2018
Calling all High School Seniors in Lackawanna and Wayne Counties   Scranton, PA (January 11, 2018) –The United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties is pleased to announce the availability of the 2018 Mike Munchak Community Services Scholarship to assist high school seniors from Lackawanna or Wayne Counties, PA who plan to continue their education at an accredited university, college, or trade school in a two or four year degree program. If...
Monday, January 15, 2018
United Way Offers Two Options for Free Tax Preparation NEED HELP FILING YOUR TAXES? The United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties offers two options for FREE tax preparation!  Through these programs, taxpayers in our community save an average of $200 in fees and many tax clients also find they're eligible to get money back from the IRS, through Earned Income Tax Credits, Child Tax Credits and other credits. During the 2016 tax season, the VITA...
Wednesday, January 10, 2018

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