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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
Members of the Specialty Records Reunion Committee recently presented a check for more than $2,700 to the United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties. The funds are proceeds from “The Last Song” – a reunion of former employees of Specialty Records and WEA Manufacturing held in June. Pictured from left are: Doug Long and Mary Ann Novak, committee members; Jeff Marquardt, Telespond, representing the Marquardt family; Joan Peregmon, committee...
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
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

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