HELP US Help Others in 2013 — Join Our Citizens’ Review Fund Distribution Process


Tannersville, PA –  Now that the United Way of Monroe County’s 2012 campaign is over, it’s time to allocate this year’s funds.

The United Way’s annual “Citizens’ Review” fund distribution process will kick off with a breakfast orientation for volunteers on Wednesday, February 27, from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Innovation. Over 50 volunteers throughout our community are needed for this very important, annual decision-making process. Attendees will receive their panel information and will get to meet fellow members.

Citizens’ Review is a unique feature of the United Way’s fund distribution process. Volunteers come from all over our area and have diverse backgrounds, but share a common goal of improving the lives of Monroe County residents. Volunteers will serve on one of four panels that recommend where campaign funds will be distributed. These panels include: Helping Children Succeed, Meeting Basic Needs, Promoting Self-Sufficiency and Engaging Youth.

Volunteers will carefully review all aspects of the non-profit programs seeking funding and will make recommendations about grant requests. The process includes site visits to agencies and a review of outcomes/results in improving people’s lives. The total time commitment can range from 15 to 25 hours, with each panel setting up its own meeting schedule. Volunteers will need to have an e-mail account and access to the Internet. Panel meetings and site visits will run from March through April.

To get involved or for more information, visit or call the United Way of Monroe County at 570-629-5657 and ask for Monica Cravotta, campaign and fund distribution director or e-mail The deadline to respond is Friday, February 8, 2013.


About the United Way of Monroe County
The United Way of Monroe County provides health and human services through community initiatives and funding to more than 30 local health and human service, and youth programs. Its targeted need areas include engaging youth, meeting basic needs, helping children succeed and promoting self-sufficiency. “Live United” is part of the United Way’s mission of giving, advocating and volunteering to produce changes in the community and advance the common good.