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NEPA Match Day Begins on May 4


(WBRE/WYOU-TV) For 24 hours.. 25 non-profits will work together to raise money to support the work they do in the community.
    Every dollar raised on Friday, May 4th, will be matched.
    Eyewitness News Reporter Lauren Hensley explains how “N-E-P-A Match Day” works. 

It may not look like much now, but there are big plans for this waterfall and overgrown brush near the Carbondale YMCA. 

    The plan is to transform this space into a beautiful park.
 “We’re clearing the land and reseeding it for passive recreation
For the community, for our day camp, for our preschool.” Heather Murphy, Financial Development Director.
    But the YMCA needs generous donations to make this transformation happen.  

    Friday a single-dollar donation turns into— two dollars–thanks to the Scranton area foundation and it’s NEPA Match Day.
 Rachel Drazdowski , Director of Philanthropy Scranton Area Community Foundation explains,
“They can give directly to the non-profit of their choice. If they want to support the entire collective, in all, they can give to the Scranton area community foundation. And any money that we receive will be divided equally.”

    You can support 25 area nonprofits.  
    Each with a unique project that benefits the community.
“Going out and getting students to Lacawac Sanctuary, which is in Wayne County, is a bit of a distance. And it does put pressure
On schools. So that helps us to supplement that income for those students to come to Lackawac and experience the outdoor activities and to learn about the environment” noted Craig Lukatch, Lacawac Sanctuary.

 “The biggest way it is going to help is we fund research. Things like 24/7 hotline and trial match, where we can put people together with services and programs that can help them best.: added Ryan Schofield, Alzheimer’s Association.
    Your donation doubled,  making the community twice as nice.

“N-E-P-A MATCH DAY” begins at midnight May 4th
     The “Scranton Area Foundation” will provide a “dollar for dollar” match of up to one-thousand dollars.

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