The Dime Bank Donated $9,000 for Scholarship Opportunities

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The Dime Bank donated $9,000.00 through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program to various educational institutions for scholarship opportunities: $3,500 was donated to the Vineyard Christian Child Center (VCCC) to be used for preschool tuition scholarships; $2,000.00 was donated to the Diocese of Scranton under the Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program with funds being allocated for Catholic schools in Wayne, Pike, and Lackawanna counties for education in an instructional environment that challenges the mind while inspiring and strengthening the spirit; $2,000 was donated to the Scranton Hebrew Day School to be used for scholarship opportunities for Torah and secular education with an emphasis on spiritual, moral, and social growth; and $1,500 was donated to the Greater Pike Community Foundation to be used for pre-K scholarship opportunities.

Diocesan Secretary of Catholic Education and Chief Executive Officer Jason Morrison said, “We are grateful for the very generous donation from The Dime Bank to the Diocese of Scranton Scholarship Foundation. This gift ensures families have access to an excellent and affordable Catholic education where students are empowered to achieve their God-given potential.” Executive Director of the Greater Pike Community Foundation Jennifer Hamill said, “Thank you for supporting Greater Pike and early childhood education. In 2020, we were able to award scholarships to 5 struggling young families for their children to attend pre-K programs at either CDD or Green Trees Early Learning Center in Milford. At a time when many of these parents were uncertain of their financial future, these gifts were extraordinarily important and appreciated.”