Scranton Area Collaborations
The Electric City Connection
The Electric City Connection is a project whereby community organizations are partnering with area businesses to provide meals to low-income residents. An effort led by The University of Scranton, Scranton Tomorrow and Friends of the Poor, the Connection program accepts donations which will then be used to purchase $15 gift cards for participating Scranton restaurants to be used for take-out and delivery meal options. Read more here.
Scranton Spreading Cheer
Scranton Spreading Cheer seeks to provide messages to older adults in Northeastern Pennsylvania who cannot have visitors during this time. Students, from kindergarten through college, can create artistic messages, take a photo and email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. The messages will then be printed and shared with the Jewish Home of Eastern Pennsylvania in the University’s Hill Section neighborhood. View the flyer.
For more information about these programs or to share ideas for collaboration, contact email@example.com.
Medical Supply Donations
The University of Scranton donated 14,425 gloves, 5,000 cotton tip applicators, 150 N95 masks, 1,500 alcohol prep pads and thousands of other items collected from the Leahy Clinic, the Departments of Nursing and physical therapy as well as biology and chemistry laboratories. The personal protective equipment and medical supplies were donated to the Commonwealth Health Regional Hospital of Scranton, Geisinger Community Medical Center and Moses Taylor Hospital. Read the full article here.