IIn the Wyoming Valley alone, more than 12,000 children under the age of 18 are living in poverty. Over the last two decades, the childhood poverty rate in our area has doubled, affecting one out of every three children under the age of five. For a caring community, this is unacceptable.
King’s College is known for its commitment to community, and we are blessed to be able to contribute to the campaign to end childhood poverty in the Wyoming Valley. I therefore am pleased to announce that King’s will again play a leading role in the United Way of Wyoming Valley campaign, which runs this year from November 27, 2018, to December 14, 2018. I encourage you to make the most of this opportunity by pledging your support to fight childhood poverty through a contribution to the United Way.
Your contribution allows the United Way to reduce poverty among children and their families by creating pathways to self-sufficiency. Last year, gifts to the United Way from the King’s helped improve the lives of more than 40,000 of our neighbors. The Human Resources Department soon will be sending information about how you can contribute to this important cause. (Please remember that King’s College offers employees the convenience of giving through payroll deduction.)
Thank you for helping King’s College continue to take the lead in making our community a stronger, healthier place for all children.
Rev. John Ryan, C.S.C., Ph.D.