Milford, PA – Wayne Bank will be conducting a “Wish List” collection drive for the Center for Developmental Disabilities of Pike County beginning Monday, May 2nd through Tuesday, May 31st at each of Wayne Bank’s Pike County Community Offices which are located in Milford, Shohola and Lords Valley. The Bank is asking for the public’s support to help the Center for Developmental Disabilities by collecting items the center needs such as facial tissues, paper towels, toilet paper, washable finger paints, play dough, washable white glue, construction paper, thick magic markers and crayons, as well as many other items that can be found on a wish list which the bank employees will be distributing at their branch offices.
According to Mary Alice Petzinger, Regional Vice President of Wayne Bank’s Pike County Community Offices, “Each year we promote a nonprofit organization within our region that makes a difference to our community. We chose the Center for Developmental Disabilities due to their heartfelt dedication to young children in the community”. Wayne Bank is accepting donations throughout the month of May and will have an “Open House” at the three Community Offices on May 20th as a token of their appreciation to their customers for their support. The public is encouraged to stop by any of the community offices to pick up a more detailed list of the items needed for the Center, and to attend the “Open House”.
The collection cans were donated by Pike County Commissioner Richard Caridi and Mr. Matthew Osterberg. Mr. Caridi and Mr. Osterberg were very excited to participate in this wonderful project for CDD. Mrs. Carol Osterberg volunteered to oversee the project and assisted the students with decorating each can on Friday, April 15th. “We are glad to assist CDD with such a great project, stated Commissioner Caridi. “The early intervention and educational services that the CDD provides for the children living in Pike County are critical to the families who need their services on a year around basis,” he added.
CDD’s mission is to provide early intervention, early educational and therapeutic services for children with developmental disabilities and delays ages 0 to 5. It is their goal to maximize each child’s potential while giving them the opportunity for growth and development in a setting that meets their individual needs and concerns. CDD is committed to educating the community regarding the special needs of children living in Pike County and advocating on behalf of all children and their families.
“I would like to thank the employees of Wayne Bank for this wonderful opportunity and to encourage the public to volunteer to help CDD in any way that they can,” stated Diane Chudoba, Vice President of Development. For further information regarding the Center for Developmental Disabilities of Pike County, please call (570) 296-3992 ext. 64 or log onto www.cddkids.org or you may visit them to take a tour of their center located just outside Milford Borough at 101 Pocono Drive.