Stroudsburg, PA – Monroe County Bar Foundation (MCBF) illustrated an ongoing dedication toward giving back to Monroe County November 7 donating close to $110,000 to nonprofits from across the region.
While Pocono Alliance, Pocono Family YMCA, Developmental Education Services of Monroe County, Women’s Resources of Monroe County, Monroe County Special Olympics of Pennsylvania, The Valor Clinic Foundation, Monroe County Historical Association, Monroe County Habit for Humanity, Monroe County Meals on Wheels, Center for Vision Loss Monroe County and Pocono Services for Families and Children Monroe County Head Start program share a common thread as this year’s recipients; it’s the intentions for use of funds that calls for attention–Monroe County youth.
With Pocono Alliance President Linda Rice telling of the organization’s plans to “Reach more children” with early childhood screenings, she thanked MCBF for its generosity and “privilege” being selected.
Anna Underwood said Monroe County Historical Association’s purchase of a microfilm machine will open doors to educational opportunities for the young and young at heart.
Monroe County Head Start Executive Director Tim Lee of Pocono Services for Families and Children shared the five year commitment by MCBF totaling $50,000 was made even before the early childhood development nonprofit acquired its new location in Tobyhanna.
“It was their [MCBF] trust in the project that provided significant leverage and kicked off other support,” he explained, adding, “It showed their [MCBF] commitment to this community.”
MCBF Chair William Reaser, reasoned, “As the giving arm of the Monroe County Bar Association the foundation tries to do as much as we can for the citizens of Monroe County.”
The mission of the Monroe County Bar Foundation is to carry on educational and charitable activities for the general well-being of the residents of Monroe County and to aid nonprofit organizations primarily benefiting residents of the Monroe County Community.