The Dime Bank received approval for a $17,500.00 tax credit through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program in order to contribute to the United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties. The funds were split between two different United Way programs focused on building children’s success in school and throughout their lives. The Dime Bank contributed $7,500.00 to the Pre-Kindergarten Scholarship Program which allows the United Way to provide scholarship assistance for Pre-K programs to income eligible families. $10,000.00 of the contribution will go towards approved innovative educational programs designed to enhance the curriculum or academic programs of our area schools and will include modules for environmental education, robotics, art and music. According to the United Way, academic achievement is the gateway to future success and is vital to later health and prosperity. The United Way programs are backed by research that finds EITC programs support family financial stability and lead to long-term gains in child health and academic success. To apply for scholarship funds or to learn more about United Way programs, contact them at 570-343-1267.
The Dime Bank Senior Vice President of Human Resources Jill George, who is also a member of the United Way Funds Distribution Committee in Wayne County stated, “The United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties is committed to ensuring that the children and teens in our community have access to quality education and life-long learning opportunities. The United Way addresses the needs of many different organizations in our communities that would otherwise fall short on funding. It is an important resource for so many people in our area.”
The EITC program gives The Dime Bank an opportunity to support quality agencies working to educate children. The Dime Bank has been helping customers meet their financial needs since 1905. Serving its primary market of Northeast Pennsylvania, the bank offers a full array of financial services and solutions. Community banking yields community benefits. For more information on The Dime Bank, visit www.thedimebank.com. Member FDIC.
Source: The Dime Bank, April 13, 2016 / Contact: Deborah L. Unflat