Dime Bank Donates $18,000 to UNC Project Hope

May 21

Honesdale, PA / May 17, 2024/ The Dime Bank donated $18,000.00 to United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania (UNC) through the PA Department of Community and Economic Development’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit program.

UNC uses the funding to help run Project Hope Day Camp, a safe, healthy place for low-income families who reside in the City of Scranton to learn and grow during the out-of-school months. Campers learn skills in emotional regulation, mindfulness meditation, physical activity, and connecting with others. It provides an opportunity for children ages 5 to 12 to gather with their peers during four weeks in July for social, educational, recreational, and artistic opportunities that they otherwise would not be able to access. Each child receives nutritional meals and transportation to and from Camp Kellly in Tunkhannock, a 60+ acre country setting. It is expected that 140 youth will participate in this outdoor summer day camp.

Jeff Roche stated, “At The Dime Bank, we believe that investing in early childhood education is investing in the future of our community. We’re proud to support UNC’s Project Hope and help nurture the bright minds of tomorrow.”

Pictured left to right: Front row: UNC’s Progressive Preschool Class. Back row: The Dime Bank’s CFO Jeffrey Roche and VP Mortgage Loan Originator Melanie Seagraves; UNC Preschool Teacher Ann Kosack, Director of Development Christina Manuel, Director of Children & Teens Kelly Langan, and Preschool Teacher Brittaney Cain.