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- We Present our Top Companies -

Community Report 2013-14 Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. - Mark Twain EITC -

The United Way of Greater Hazleton, Inc. is committed to ensuring that all children in our community have the

best chance for success in school and throughout their lives. The United Way of Greater Hazleton, Inc. is an approved PreKindergarten Scholarship Organization by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (PA DCED). This designation allows our United Way to provide scholarship assistance for Pre-Kindergarten programs to income eligible families. In 2003, Act 48 amended the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program to establish a PreKindergarten Tax Credit for eligible businesses. To receive tax credits, businesses must make contributions to pre-kindergarten scholarship organizations such as the United Way of Greater Hazleton, Inc.

Partners - PPL Corp, Topp Copy, FNCB, Susquehanna Bank & PNC Bank. Scholarships have provided over 8,000 hours of Pre-Kindergarten education to students from three counties.

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.� ~ Helen Keller


Molinegocious USA, Inc. THERESA BRENNAN, ESQ Brennan Legal Services REV. THOMAS CVAMMEN West Hazleton Trinity Lutheran Church TRACY GARNICK Penn State University MICHAEL GOLDEN Greater Hazleton Health Alliance CHRISTINE GRESH First National Community Bank REV. M. JANE HESS Faith UCC DR. SHEILA HOCKMAN Health & Wellness Center JAMES JOHNSTON

Cargill Secretary


ARCIL - Denise Corcoran, Bemis - Cathy Eury, Cindy Sabol, Bradley Caldwell Gladys Stewart, Kelly Sopko, Best Western Genetti Inn & Suites -Sonnie Petrachonis, CANDO - Nancy Stasko, Cargill- Wendy Dianese, Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce - Donna Palermo, Citterio USA ~ Lisa Dubatto, Dryfoos Agency - Lew Dryfoos III, Nancy Gerlach, Exopack - Angelo Matz, Mary Gambone, Fabri-Kal - Hury Gochez-Kerr, Federal Direct- Sandy Wolchko, First Quality Non-Wovens - Maria Veras, Forbo ~ Donna Reimold, Giant Food Stores ~ Mary Ellen Savage, G.H.H.A. - Elaine Curry, Mary Malone, Marfy Yanac, Gottstein Corporation - Ken & Scott Gottstein, Gould’s ShurSave - John & Debbie Cara, H.A.S.D. - Dr. Francis X. Antonelli, Dr. Craig Butler, Henkel - Leann Willis, Rose McKinley, Hershey - Barbara Gyurko, International Paper Valmont - Nadine Veet, International Paper Humboldt - Rose Bzdil, The Laurels - Kathryn Waschko, MMI Prep - Tom Hood, Christina Spencer, PPL - Judy Phillips, Pam Yale, Penn State University ~Tracy Garnick, PNC Bank - Cheryl Krieger, Silgan Closures - Nancy Trovitch, Service Electric Cablevision - Tim Trently - Standard Speaker - Helen Braskey, WEIR Minerals- Catherine Gasewicz ~ Special Mention, Dave Eckrote - Holy Rosary Church, Mark Martine - KJCC, Dave Harhaus - KJCC, Franz Janitorial Supply, Douglas Simms



Senape & Associates

ANDREW MHLEY Hazleton Fire Department TERRY MORAN BAUDER Luzerne County Community College Chair NICHOLAS PETROLE PPL DEACON ROBERT ROMAN Queen of Heaven Parish DAVID SOSAR, D.A. King's College Vice Chair NANCY STASKO CANDO, Inc. TIMOTHY TRENTLY Service Electric Cablevision

“To love what you do and feel that it matters – how can anything be more fun?” ~ Katharine Graham

Campaign Coordinators

~ - Board of Directors -

Special Incentive Partners

Berger Family Dealerships, Barber Ford, Fairway Chevrolet/Subaru, Independence Toyota/ Scion, Kress Auto and Tunnessen’s Auto Parts Sundance Vacations, Grand Central T.V. Appliance, Hazleton YMCA/YWCA, Freeland YMCA, First National Bank Hazleton, F.N.C.B. Hazleton, Henkel, Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania. Boy Scouts Minsi Trails Council, The Colangelo Brothers, Quality Beverage, The Hershey Company, Jimmy’s Quick Lunch

Junior Leadership Michael Eisenhart, Moriah Graaf,. Rachel Jones, Emily Malone, Jimmy McKinley, Marly Mendoza, Elizabeth Michalochick, Layne Miller, Emily Morrison, Luke Olander, Carly Pecora, Jesse Plaska, Regan Plaza, Jessica Polchin, Jonathon Price, Yusuf Qadri, Rachel Reznick, Kayla Rodick, Olivia Schugardt, Collin Searles, Dominique Spaide, Billy Spear, Ali Stahr, Rachel Stanziola, Catherine Strizak, Sydney Walser,

~ - Staff -

Pat Ward ~ President & CEO

Mary Jane Ricco ~ Director Agency Relations & Allocations

Donna Jean Yannuzzi ~ Administrator of Finance

Rich Saullo ~ Director of Resource Development

Sheryl DiSabella ~ Marketing Coordinator

Cam Dugan ~ Receptionist

- Mission -

The mission of the United Way of Greater

Hazleton, Inc. is to serve as this community’s primary vehicle for financial support for human service priorities and to serve as the key agent for community education in these services.

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“You cannot do a kindness too soon, because you never know how soon it will be too late.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson



Gonnella Foods


Drew Hoben Bruce Atkins Alicia Palings Lisa Chulock Michelle Golden Matt Foran Jamie Shorette

Day of Caring

Mary T. Alimecco, Chair- Hazleton Health & Wellness Center Bob Bauder - Dept of PA Auditor General Terry Bauder, Chair - Luzerne County Community College Marsha Bell- Penn State University Theresa Brennan, Esq., Chair - Brennan Legal Services Colleen Chamness - National Penn Bank Denise Corcoran - ARCIL Jane Danish - Gr. Hazleton Health Alliance Gary Danish - Video by UVP Peter Deisroth - Community Volunteer Cathy Eury - Bemis Company Leann Fallabel - Gr. Haz. Chamber of Commerce Christine Gresh, Chair - First National Com. Bank Cheryl Krieger - PNC Bank Bill Magnotta - First National Bank of PA Cathy McGovern, Esq., Chair - Senape Associates Tracy Morgan-Chopick - Penn State Universty Sonnie Petrachonis - Best Western Genetti Inn & Suites Nick A. Petrole - Community Volunteer Nick J. Petrole, Chair - PPL Fred Polli - Community Volunteer Lonnie Polli, Chair - Earley Polli Agency Michalene Prokopovich - Hershey Company Debi Shandrick - Robert Stevens Face & Body Kelly Sopko - Bradley Caldwell, Inc. Nancy Stasko - CAN DO, Inc. Connie Teter, Chair - National Penn Bank Karleen Ward - Bemis Company Leanne Willis - Henkel/Dial Corp. Dolores Zellner - Community Volunteer

AJ Onuschak Bob Tokash


Mary Malone Lea Ann Dudinyak Hip Madera


Crystal Harris Marcia Wolfe Bob Kisenwether

Community Volunteer Denise Jones

Loaned Executives

Patty Sinex PPL- The Hershey Company Denise Corcoran Arcil- Penn State Hazleton Chris Gresh FNCB- Central Air Freight


“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of anyone else.” ~ Charles Dickens

Dear Friends ~ It is with great pleasure that we present this Community Report. It offers a brief overview of the hard work and dedication that have sustained this United Way since 1928 and the fortitude and conviction with which we persevere each and every day. To say times and the economy are challenging is an understatement and comes as no surprise to anyone. We as a staff continue to “fight the good fight” and embrace new opportunities to make our community stronger. To that end, we expand our community outreach ~ in addition to providing the funds to meet ever -growing need, our United Way strengthens the community in a number of other ways including: NALC Food Drive – 8.4 tons collected $16,800, FamilyWize Prescriptions - $9,583 Given through our community, Day of Caring $640 free labor for projects in our community, Easter Dinner – 600 + meals $6,000, Junior Leadership - $3,000 returned to youth programs, Start Smart School Supplies - $5,000, Agency Assistance with Grants and Funds $25,000, Community Christmas Dinner – 800 + Meals and Gifts - $10,000, Child Advocacy $5,000 Child Abuse Prevention Education, Staff Volunteer Hours - $9,020.97 – Combined hours at minimum wage, PA United Way Advocacy (State Level) .

We have a strong commitment to Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program which allows our United Way to provide scholarship assistance for Pre-Kindergarten programs to income eligible families. Together with our staff, our board and community members we continue to re-evaluate and expand our services to proactively address the needs while responsibly providing responsible guardianship of the donors support. I thank you for your continued support and behalf of myself, our staff, and our board ~ thank you for helping us lighten the burdens of our community. Respectfully,

Pat Ward President & CEO

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Terry Moran Bauder Chair, Board of Directors

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Agency Partners ~

Alcoholism & Drug Services of Lower Luzerne County– Pathway to Recovery 570-455-9902 American Cancer Society 570-459-1212 toll free 1-800-ACS-2345 American Red Cross 570-455-9517 Big Brothers/Big Sisters 570-455-6742 Boy Scouts of America, Minsi Trails Council 1-800-360-6551 - Catholic Social Services 570-455-1521 Child Development Council 570-455-6647 Commission on Economic Opportunity (CEO) 570-455-4994 Community Services for Sight 570-455-0421 Domestic Violence Service Center 1-800-424-5600 Freeland YMCA 570-636-3640 Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania 1-800-692 -7816 Help Line 1-888-829-1341 Helping Hands Society 570-455-4958 Hospice –Lutheran Home Care & Hospice 570-459-6778 *Jewish Community Center 570-454-3528 *Honorary Agency Meals on Wheels of Greater Hazleton 570-501-1700 North Penn Legal Services 1-800-982-4387 Operation Overcome 929-1456 The Salvation Army 570-454-1631 U.S.O. 1-202-610-5700 (designations only) United Charities 570-455-1529 United Rehabilitation Services 570- 459-9784 Victims Resource Center 1-866-206- 9050 Volunteer Center of Greater Hazleton 570-453-0426 (voice mail) YMCA of Hazleton 570-455-2046 YWCA of Hazleton 570-455-2046 United Way of Greater Hazleton, Inc. 570-455-9515

“Sometimes doing your best is not good enough. Sometimes you must do what is required.” Page 4

- Winston Churchill

Your Dollars at Work Meeting Emergency Needs American Red Cross ~ Emergency Services 19 incidents assisting 32 families for a total of 122 individuals ~ 15 military families assisted ~ Disaster Education& preparedness ~ 600 individuals Developing Human Potential– Pathway to Recovery ~ Prevention ~ 5,000 adults & 8,500 children Health & Healing – Commission on Economic Opportunity ~ Medical Prescriptions ~38 families Youth & Family Development– Catholic Social Services ~ Family Self-Sufficiency ~ 70 adults, 125 Children

“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” ~ Mother Theresa

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United Way of Greater Hazleton Annual report 2013 14  
United Way of Greater Hazleton Annual report 2013 14