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 way to successful futures," said Gary Drapek, president of the United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties.
The funding was made possible through the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development’s EITC program which provides Fidelity Bank and other eligible businesses with a tax credit for donations to a nonprofit scholarship or educational improvement organization. So far this year, 133 children in Lackawanna, Wayne, Luzerne and Pike counties have attended quality preschool programs as a result.
To learn more about this opportunity, please contact the United Way at (570) 343-1267 or click here for more information.
Pictured from left are: Gary Drapek, President and CEO, United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties and Alana Roberts, Regional Affairs Director, PPL Electric Utilities.