I am pleased to announce that King’s College once again will play a leading role in this year’s United Way of Wyoming Valley campaign, which runs from Monday, November 13 through Thursday, November 30. 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.
Since 2000, the childhood poverty rate in our area has doubled, affecting one out of every three children under the age of five. The number of children living in poverty—almost 12,000 children under the age of 18 in the Wyoming Valley alone—remains unacceptable. Your contribution will allow the United Way of Wyoming Valley to continue its campaign to reduce poverty among children and their families by creating pathways to self-sufficiency.
Last year, United Way contributions from King’s faculty and staff members made real differences in the lives of more than 40,000 of our neighbors. I strongly encourage you to make a gift to this year's campaign to eliminate childhood poverty in our community—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 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.