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ALL DONATIONS FOR SCRANTON MAYOR’S VIRTUAL FOOD FUNDRAISER TO BE MATCHED

04.27.20

Thanks to generous support from philanthropic partners Moses Taylor FoundationGeisingerThe Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, and the Scranton Area Community Foundation, ALL donations made from 12:00 PM (noon) on Thursday, April 30, from 12:00 PM (noon) on Friday, May 1, 2020, for Scranton’s Mayor Paige Cognetti’s Heart of Scranton: A Virtual Fundraiser to Help our Neighbors addressing food insecurity, will be matched, dollar for dollar, up to $80,000! 

Scranton’s Mayor Paige Cognetti will lead Heart of Scranton: A Virtual Fundraiser to Help our Neighbors—a virtual fundraising event addressing food insecurity—on Thursday, April 30, 2020, in partnership with the NEPA COVID-19 Response Fund at the Scranton Area Community Foundation. All donations for this fundraiser will go to support CEO/Weinberg Northeast Regional Food Bank, Friends of the Poor, and Meals on Wheels of NEPA through the NEPA COVID-19 Response Fund. 

Mayor Paige Cognetti will host an hour-long fundraising event that will air on Thursday, April 30, 2020, at 7:00 PM on both ECTV Comcast Channel 19 and on ECTV’s YouTube Channel. Mayor Cognetti will team up with Sen. John Blake, Congressman Matt Cartwright, Rep. Marty Flynn, Rep. Bridget Kosierowski, Rep. Kyle Mullins, Commissioner Debi Domenick, Scranton School Board President Katie Gilmartin, Scranton City Council President Bill Gaughan, local musicians, and special guests to raise funds to support CEO/Weinberg Northeast Regional Food BankFriends of the Poor, and Meals on Wheels of NEPA through the NEPA COVID-19 Response Fund.

Matching funds will be provided by Moses Taylor FoundationGeisingerThe Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, and the Scranton Area Community Foundation.

  

 

One hundred percent of all donations (with the exception of credit card fees) made from 12:00 PM (noon) on Thursday, April 30, from 12:00 PM (noon) on Friday, May 1, 2020, will go directly to support CEO/Weinberg Northeast Regional Food Bank, Friends of the Poor, and Meals on Wheels of NEPA, as designated by the donor, through the NEPA COVID-19 Response Fund. 
 

 

 

“This is an incredible opportunity to have your gift matched $1 for $1 to support food insecurity right here in our region,” stated Laura Ducceschi, Scranton Area Community Foundation’s President and CEO.

 

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Donors can choose to support CEO/Weinberg Northeast Regional Food Bank, Friends of the Poor, and/or Meals on Wheels of NEPA through this campaign through the NEPA COVID-19 Response Fund. 
Donations to the Heart of Scranton: A Virtual Fundraiser will be accepted online at safdn.org/heart-of-scranton between 12:00 pm Thursday, April 30th to 12:00 pm Friday, May 1st, 2020 and those donations made over the 24 hour period will be matched, up to $80,000.

Donations will also be accepted by check made payable to the Scranton Area Foundation indicating “Heart of Scranton” in the memo mailed to the Scranton Area Community Foundation, 615 Jefferson Avenue, Suite 102, Scranton, PA 18510.

Look for more information to be announced soon. 

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