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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...
Thursday, March 11, 2021
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...
Thursday, March 11, 2021
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,...
Monday, January 4, 2021
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...
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
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

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