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American Legion Post 815 supports WVCA and remembers Ray Majikes

Representatives from American Legion Post 815 recently awarded Wyoming Valley Children’s Association with the proceeds from their annual golf tournament, totaling $6,700.  The tournament is an annual event that has been running for over twenty years, but two years ago was renamed the Ray Majikes tournament in honor of the longtime friend of the Post.



Dr. Jen’s Hope Foundation presents $5,000 gift

WVCA received a generous donation from the  Dr. Jen’s Hope Foundation of $5,000 from the 4th Annual Dr. Jennifer Sidari Hope is Contagious Golf Tournament. WVCA was  thrilled to receive this gift and its impact will touch so many young children’s lives. Featured above, the Sidari family presented two $5,000 donations to two local charities: the Wyoming Valley Children’s Association and the Greater Hazleton United Way. Dr. Jen’s Hope Foundation has awarded nearly $400,000 in memory of Jen Sidari to help charities and provide scholarships in the Wyoming Valley. To read more about the tournament click here.


Wells Fargo Foundation Supports WVCA

Representatives of the Wells Fargo Foundation recently presented a grant award in the amount of $5,000 to Wyoming Valley Children’s Association (WVCA) to support the school’s Together We Grow Preschool program.  WVCA’s Preschool offers a rich learning environment, individualized instruction, small class sizes, certified teachers and expert therapeutic support at its location on Wyoming Avenue in Forty Fort.

Nina Zanon, WVCA Executive Director, states: “We are thrilled to have such wonderful support from Wells Fargo Foundation.  Generosity from strong community partners such as Wells Fargo allows us to keep the cost of our tuition and fee for services extremely affordable for area families.”

Wells Fargo Foundation supports organizations working to strengthen our communities by giving back to non-profits and educational institutions that address vital community needs.



Mohegan Sun Pocono donates books to WVCA

PUBLISHED: JUNE 26, 2017  – The Citizens’ Voice

Representatives of a book fair at Mohegan Sun Pocono recently visited the Wyoming Valley Children’s Association (WVCA) in Forty Fort to donate approximately $550 of Usborne books. Usborne offers 50 percent in free books for organizations, such as Mohegan Sun Pocono, that host a book fair. Each classroom was able to receive books from their respective wish lists. First row, from left, are WVCA students Aiden Ramirez, George Sibley, Abraham Youells, Alex Clark, Ryan Dunn, Lucas Wengrzynek, and Jack Saunders. Second row: WVCA students Kyle Munley, Hunter DeFrain, Sophia Nesgoda, Ayomide Keshinro, JessAnnae Jackson, and Clark Carpenter. Third row: Mohegan Sun representatives Sarah Petroski, HR admin.; Jenelle Osborne, HR manager; Emily Churchfield, licensing generalist, and Debbie Luchetti, data input clerk.




 WVCA  receives an $840 donation from Wilkes University’s UNICEF Club

WVCA was thrilled to receive an $840 donation from Wilkes University’s UNICEF Club’s autism awareness t-shirt sale.  Pictured with WVCA students and Executive Director Nina Zanon is Corrine Bonnerwith, UNICEF Club Treasurer, Courtney Moyer, UNICEF Club President and WVCA Teacher Jane Denion.

Ms. Bonnerwith indicated that  WVCA’s mission is a lot like that of UNICEF’s, “to strive for common reasons to bring people togethe for worthwhile causes.” Thank you to Wilkes University UNICEF!