Kindness Is the Best Gift
Celebrate the season of giving by helping NEPA’s local charities and nonprofits. They’ve been on the forefront, supporting our communities during this challenging year. Now it’s time to pay it forward. Lend a hand on Giving Tuesday, a global movement that inspires people to show kindness and generosity to others.
On December 1, you can do your part to spread holiday cheer across NEPA (even from a distance). And it’s not just about sending in donations. Monetary gifts are a huge help, but you can also donate your time and talents. Sign up to be a volunteer. Participate in a virtual race or an online fundraiser. Organize a supply drive. Or simply say thank you to someone who has been serving on the frontlines. There are so many ways to give back this season, and all year round.
If you’re searching for ideas, check out our featured nonprofits. You can also browse through our Support a Cause directory, which lists over 900 incredible charities, nonprofits and volunteer organizations in NEPA.
Give Back to a Neighbor
Our communities need us now more than ever.
NEPA’s community-based nonprofits and charities have been on the frontlines of the COVID crisis. Food banks, pantries and soup kitchens have been busier than ever making sure no one goes hungry during these tough times. Other organizations are providing essential supplies to those in need or caring for those who are most vulnerable to the virus. Your support ensures that families across NEPA can enjoy a happy, healthy holiday season.
CEO/Weinberg Northeast Regional Food Bank
St. Francis of Assisi Soup Kitchen
NeighborWorks Northeastern Pennsylvania
Meals on Wheels of NEPA
St. Vincent De Paul Kitchen
United Way of Wyoming Valley
United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania
United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties
Adopt a Single Mom Project
Wyoming Valley Habitat for Humanity
United Way of Greater Hazleton, Inc.
Meals on Wheels Wyoming Valley
Build Brighter Futures
Kids need a place to grow, play and learn.
The old saying claims that it takes a village to raise a child. We say that it takes a whole region. NEPA’s nonprofits put kids on the path to success by driving education, providing support systems and reaching out to children in need. They tackle the challenges so our children can have fun and just be kids.
Wyoming, PA, Toys for Tots Foundation
Junior Achievement of Northeastern Pennsylvania
McGlynn Learning Center at the Boulevard Townhomes
Family Service Association of Northeastern Pennsylvania
Wyoming Valley Children's Association
Ronald McDonald House of Scranton
NEPA Youth Shelter
Supporters of Camp Archbald
NEPA’s health-related charities, community centers and sports programs keep us feeling our best.
These nonprofits are on the cutting edge of health, whether they’re encouraging us to follow healthy lifestyles or helping us when we’re facing our biggest battles. Some nonprofits support patients, fund lifesaving research and provide crucial care to those in need. Others provide safe, supportive community spaces where all ages can stay fit and have fun.
Health & Wellness Nonprofits:
Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA
Candy's Place Cancer & Wellness Center
Wyoming Valley Catholic Youth Center
Volunteers in Medicine
Friedman Jewish Community Center
Greater Scranton YMCA
Northeast Sight Services
Greater Pittston YMCA
Special Olympics - Luzerne County
Hazleton Area Recreation Program (HARP)
Lend a Paw
Become an advocate for animals.
From dogs to cats to farm animals, our four-legged friends can’t speak up for themselves. That’s why they need us to be their voice. NEPA’s local animal shelters and rescue groups do all they can to take in hurt and homeless animals, but it still takes plenty of donations, supplies and volunteers to keep the facilities running.
Be a Trailblazer
Protect NEPA’s natural beauty and forge the way to a green future.
The rolling mountains, tranquil forests and mighty rivers are some of NEPA’s greatest treasures. Luckily, our environmental organizations, trail groups and nature preserves are here to protect the land for generations to come. Do your part for the planet and encourage others to explore the great outdoors.
North Branch Land Trust
The Lands at Hillside Farms
Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority
Friends of Howland Preserve
Pennsylvania Environmental Council
Riverfront Parks Committee
Rail-Trail Council of Northeastern Pennsylvania
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Association
Lackawanna River Conservation Association
Pocono Environmental Education Center
Keep the Arts Alive
Life wouldn’t be the same without a pop of color and the sound of music.
If the word “art” makes you just think of paintings, that’s just the beginning. NEPA is full of libraries, historic sites, museums, theaters and studios that entertain and educate people of all ages. The pandemic forced many of these venues to close for months, so you support helps them get back on their feet.
Arts & Culture Nonprofits:
The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts
Wyoming County Cultural Center at the Dietrich Theater
Osterhout Free Library
The Cooperage Project
Eckley Miners' Village
Pittston Area Memorial Library
Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple
Pocono Arts Council
Artists for Art (AFA) Gallery
Hazleton Area Public Library
WVIA Public Media
Schuylkill County Council for the Arts
Hazleton Art League
Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre
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