This year, the United Way of Wyoming Valley continues its campaign to reduce poverty among children and their families by creating pathways to self-sufficiency. The number of children living in poverty in our area is appalling—almost 12,000 children under the age of 18 in the Wyoming Valley alone, a number that has doubled in just the last dozen years.
The United Way of Wyoming Valley has earned a trusted reputation for effectively helping children and others in need throughout our community. The United Way’s mission complements our own: Since our founding in 1946, King’s College has been preparing students for service to their respective professions and to their communities. Support for community is at the heart of the King’s College and the United Way missions.
In the spirit our shared commitment to community, I am pleased to announce that King’s once again will be playing a leadership role in the United Way of Wyoming Valley 2016 Campaign, which runs from Monday, October 24 through Wednesday, November 9. Here’s your opportunity to join in “Building the Movement” by pledging your support to fight the serious issue of childhood poverty in our community by contributing to the United Way. You will soon receive information about how to contribute from the Human Resources Department. (Please remember that King’s College offers employees the convenience of giving through payroll deduction.)
Thank you for your consideration and for allowing King’s College to play a substantial role in making our community a stronger, healthier place for our children.
Rev. John Ryan, C.S.C., Ph.D.