It’s Not Too Late to Donate: United Way Still Strives to Reach Goal


Tannersville, PA – The United Way of Monroe County is still hoping to meet its goal of $1.2 million to help fund more than 30 programs that are vital to our community and its residents. To date, the 2010 campaign has reached 82% of its goal, with $984,342 in funds raised. With the campaign ending on Dec. 31, there is an urgency to raise the much-needed funds.

“We are asking for the community’s help, including new donors, to help us reach our goal,” stated Campaign Chair Pat Ross. “The people of Monroe County have shown their generosity on countless occasions and I don’t think this will be any different. During this season of giving, we hope everyone can pitch in with any amount and give from their heart,” he said.

To make a donation or pledge to United Way of Monroe County, visit and click on the “Give” button. Or call their office in Tannersville at 570-629-5657. Funds go to the Community Impact/Care Fund which supports programs that are focused on Education, Income and Health. The United Way’s Targeted Need Areas are: Helping Children Succeed, Meeting Basic Needs, Promoting Self-Sufficiency and Engaging Youth.

Following is a list of current United Way agencies:

American Red Cross of Monroe County

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bridge

Boy Scouts of America – Minsi Trails Council

Boy Scouts of America – NEPA Council

Burnley, A Division of Allied Services

Catholic Social Services

Center for Vision Loss

Developmental Education Services of Monroe County

Devereux Pocono Center

Equi-librium, Inc.

Ex-Offender Re-Entry Program of Monroe County, Inc.

Family Promise of Monroe County

The Follow Me Foundation

Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania

Monroe County Meals on Wheels

Pocono Alliance, Inc.

Pocono Area Transitional Housing

Pocono Family YMCA

Pocono Services for Families and Children

The Growing Place Child Care Centers

The Salvation Army

Visiting Nurse Association/Hospice of Monroe County

Women’s Resources of Monroe County, Inc.

Monroe County Youth Employment Service, Inc.

The United Way of Monroe County advances the common good by uniting the resources of our community to identify and address the most pressing human service needs. For more information, call 570-629-5657 or visit