United Way of Lackawanna, Wayne & Pike Distributed Grants at Campaign Kickoff Members News October 3, 2023 The United Way of Lackawanna, Wayne & Pike is delighted to announce the distribution of $63,000 in grants to several deserving Wayne County nonprofit organizations. These grants aim to empower and strengthen our community by providing essential support for a range of initiatives that benefit our residents and improve the quality of life in Wayne County. With the United Way of Lackawanna, Wayne & Pike’s 2023-2024 Campaign in full swing, these grants were the result of generous contributions during last year’s fundraising efforts. The recipients of these grants were selected through an application and review process, in which a group of Wayne County volunteers evaluated applications based on their potential impact, alignment with our community’s needs, and ability to make a difference in the lives of our neighbors. The following nonprofit organizations, along with their program, have been chosen to receive funding: The ARC of Northeastern PA: Advocacy Services Child Hunger Outreach Partners (CHOP): CHOP in School Pantry and Backpack Programs The Cooperage: Bright Kids Diakon Child, Family and Community Ministries: RSVP of Berks, Pike and Wayne Counties Program Girls on the Run – Lehigh Valley and Pocono: GOTR Wayne County Program Expansion Habitat for Humanity: Multi-Family Home Honesdale Communities That Care: Communities That Care – Scholarship Program Hose Co. No. 1- Honesdale Fire Department: Can you lend us a Hand (Tools) Lacawac Sanctuary: Youth Environmental Stewardship Institute Maternal & Family Health: Nurse-Family Partnership Program Salvation Army: Back-to-School Clothing Program Second Harvest: Expanded Food Access Victims Intervention Program: Victims Intervention Program Wayne County Public Library: Wellness in Winter at the Wayne County Public Library Wayne County Community Foundation: Wayne County Drug and Treatment Court Fund Workforce Wayne: WP Shine United Way of Lackawanna, Wayne & Pike is dedicated to fostering collaboration and innovation among local nonprofits, and these grants are just one way we work towards achieving that mission. We believe that by supporting these organizations, we can create a stronger, more resilient community for everyone. A Campaign Kickoff event was held the night of Tuesday, September 19th at Wallenpaupack Brewing Company where the grants were distributed amongst Wayne County’s best. The United Way formally began their campaign in Wayne and Pike County as they also welcomed Pike County under their wing of the 100+ year tradition of the United Way serving Northeastern Pennsylvania.