SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) — Lackawanna College donated thousands of school supplies for Northeast Intermediate students through the college’s ROCKET program Thursday.
Through the college’s ROCKET program, which stands for Register’s Office Connection Kids with Educational Tools, pulled together supplies for Northeastern Scranton Intermediate School students.
Those students are split up among West and South Scranton Intermediate schools. The district closed Northeast two weeks ago over asbestos concerns.
Teachers are able to pick up the donated supplies in the lobby of West Intermediate when they or students need an item.
Theresa Scopelliti, creator of the ROCKET program tells us, “Sent everything that we had and I think it was a van load of stuff and at least let the kids use it now when they really need it.”
Joseph Hanni, of Northeastern Scranton Intermediate school said, “It really is a phenomenal response and I din’t expect nearly this much and it’s just great.”
The district is waiting on air quality test results to see if Northeast can open again in the near future.