Fidelity Bank Presents Check to United Way of Lackawanna Wayne & Pike

The United Way of Lackawanna, Wayne & Pike is delighted to announce the receipt of a generous donation from Fidelity Deposit and Discount Bank, demonstrating a commitment to community betterment and collaborative action. The check presentation, marks a significant milestone in the partnership between Fidelity Bank and the United Way in advancing the vital Pre-Kindergarten Scholarship Program.

Fidelity Bank’s contribution exemplifies its dedication to making a positive impact in the community and supporting organizations that address critical needs. The generous donation through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program will enable the United Way to continue its mission of supporting children within our community.

“We are deeply grateful to Fidelity Bank for their continued support and partnership,” said Matt Ceruti, Vice President, Resource Development/Campaign, United Way of Lackawanna, Wayne & Pike. “This contribution will play a crucial role in our efforts to create lasting change and empower children and families in need. Together, we can make a meaningful difference in the lives of those we serve.”

United Way’s Gift of Warmth Program Reaches Pike County

The United Way of Lackawanna, Wayne & Pike is pleased to announce a fund distribution of $10,000 to Pike County in support of The Gift of Warmth Program.

The $10,000 check, presented to Pike County officials on Thursday, February 1st, represents a targeted fund in the local community that focuses on heating assistance for households experiencing tough times.

 “We are thrilled to provide this $10,000 contribution to Pike County, furthering our commitment to building stronger, more resilient communities,” said Gary Drapek, Preside & CEO of the United Way of Lackawanna, Wayne & Pike. “This reflects our dedication to collaborating with local partners and addressing the unique challenges faced by Pike County residents. We believe in the power of collective action to create positive and lasting change and are excited to extended our resources to Pike County.”

For more information about the United Way of Lackawanna, Wayne & Pike and its Gift of Warmth Program, please visit or contact Barry Snyder, Vice President of Community OutReach at 570.343.1267 x237 or

(Left to Right) Christa Caceres, Pike County Commissioner, Ronald Schmalzle, Pike County Commissioner, Matthew Osterberg, Pike County Commissioner, Gary Drapek, President & CEO of United Way of Lackawanna, Wayne & Pike, Robert Ruiz, Pike County Executive Director of Human Services, Amy Burke, Assistant Vice President, The Dime Bank (Dingman’s Ferry)/United Way of Lackawanna, Wayne & Pike Board Member, Matt Ceruti, Vice President of Resource Development/Campaign, United Way of Lackawanna, Wayne & Pike, Stephanie Everson, Pike County Housing Coordinator, Samantha Robayo, Pike County Projects Coordinator, Kayla Orben, Pike County Assistant Director of Human Services.