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Scranton Area Collaborations

During this time of uncertainty, The University is finding new ways to partner with our local community to help address urgent needs in the Scranton community – needs that are mirrored in communities across our country due to the coronavirus and its impact on economic and community wellbeing.

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 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

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

Scranton Story Time

Join University of Scranton students for virtual story time. Dress up as your favorite character, bring your imagination, and get ready for fun! University of Scranton students in collaboration with the Center for Service and Social Justice are offering free videos and online resources for children during this time of physical distancing.  Learn more here.