The United Way of Pike County announces the close of its 2007-2008 campaign on Monday, June 30.


The United Way of Pike County announces the close of its 2007-2008 campaign on Monday, June 30.

Thanks to the generous donations of many loyal contributors in the Pike County community, the campaign is expected to achieve 75 percent of its fund raising goal to be used by local human service agencies improving the lives of Pike County citizens. “We are so appreciative and touched by the generous outpouring of support from this community especially during a year of serious economic challenges,” said Christine Obser UW president.

Several local businesses provided the momentum behind this year’s campaign initiatives.

The Chefs United Banquet raised close to $12,000 for the United Way of Pike County and offered delicious dishes from 19 area restaurants. Banner Day events, hosted at several local restaurants were a great way to enjoy a night out with friends while a portion of the proceeds were donated to United Way. Ski Big Bear gave families days of fun on the slopes with a percentage of the proceeds going to the campaign. “Pennies for Pasta” was cooked up by Wallenpaupack Area Middle school students and donated to UWPC. The United Way 2nd Annual Golf Tournament at Woodloch Springs swung into action raising much needed money for UWPC funded agencies.

“Generosity comes from all walks of life and when ‘united in effort’ it ensures our entire community’s well-being. We thank all our United Way contributors,” said Barbara Tarquinio, UW Board member.

“We especially thank our corporate and employee payroll sponsorships who ‘Give where you Live’ through payroll deductions to the United Way of Pike County and for the confidence you place in our ability to spend your contribution where it truly makes a difference in your community,” said Scott Myer, UWPC Board member.

This year individual local business contributors provided the motivation and inspiration through their generous donation and participation in the UWPC campaign.

“These community-aware business groups and leaders inspire us with their dedication and commitment to investing in our future and we thank them for their loyal support,” said John Gilpin UWPC Board Member.

Individual donations from loyal supporters continue to bolster this year’s campaign. “All contributions, large and small, are essential to creating lasting solutions to critical local concerns. The mission of United Way of Pike County is to focus on what matters in our community and Live United! while building futures. We are eternally grateful to these outstanding individual contributors who trust UWPC to make this happen,” said Tom Regenski UWPC VP.

The United Way Day of Caring began this 2007-2008 campaign with over 280 volunteers donating their day to local human service agencies supported by UWPC. “Volunteers are the heart and soul supporting the success of UWPC campaigns. They exemplify the United Way mission to improve the lives of others and we thank the business and individual volunteers for their selfless dedication,” said Sue Robbins, UWPC Board Member.

There is still time to donate and help United Way of PC meet 100% of its 2007-2008 goal.

The United Way of Pike County Board of Directors asks that you please accept our heartfelt thank you for all you have done for so many people in our community. Your consistent support has changed lives.

If you are interested in making a donation call the United Way office at 570-296-9980.

For more information about the United Way of Pike County or any of its events, visit www.unitedwaypike.org, or call toll free 888-306-6963 or 570-296-9980.

Further information about any of the agencies providing services in Pike County can be found at www.PikePaHelp.org.