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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
$15,000 Donation to Help Children succeed Scranton, PA  – Community Bank, NA recently presented a check for $15,000 to the United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties through the state’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program with $5,000 of those funds targeted for Allied Services’ DePaul School. “With the help of corporate partners like Community Bank, United Way is committed to ensuring all children in our community enter school...
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Happy Thanksgiving...and Thanks for Giving! Last week, we joined our 2017-18 Campaign Chair, Dan Santaniello, CEO of Fidelity Bank, to celebrate a truly "Wonderful Life" and the generous spirit of our community as more than $3.2 million was raised during the annual United Way campaign.   These funds will support vital programs and services making a difference in the education, financial stability and health of everyone in Lackawanna and Wayne...
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
The United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties is pleased to announce that Dan Santaniello, CEO of Fidelity Bank, has been named chairman of the 2017-18 United Way Campaign which kicked off during the United Way’s Day of Caring on September 7. “Serving as the United Way Campaign chair is a tremendous honor,” noted Mr. Santaniello.  “The work of the United Way and its agency partners is crucial to tackling some of the most pressing issues facing...
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
The United Way is proud to lead a coalition of community agencies centered on the core educational focus areas of school readiness; regular attendance; summer learning; family engagement and healthy growth and development. Transforming Children's Futures is taking our lead from the Campaign for Grade Level Reading--a national initiative which strives to improve third grade reading proficiency. Children are learning to read from birth through...
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
The Wayne County Division of the United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties annual fundraising campaign began this week at the Hotel Wayne as more than 40 people gathered on Wednesday to kick off the fund drive with a goal of $122,000, announced by Wayne County campaign co-chair Lewis Critelli, CEO of Wayne Bank. Since 2006, the total financial impact of the United Way in Wayne County has exceeded $1.2 million in campaign funds, donor...
Tuesday, September 12, 2017

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