Dunmore Keystone UNICO members made a donation to the Toys for Tots program at its December Meeting. Sgt. Matt Jacobs and Cpl. Jeffrey Vik of the United States Marines were present to accept the Keystone UNICO annual donation.
Pictured with Sargent Matt Jacobs and Corporal Jeffrey Vik are Keystone Chapter President Cathy Gerard, Keystone Chapter “Toys for Tots” coordinator John Mecca and attendees who are also Veterans of our U.S. Armed Services.
Scranton Prep senior, Isabella Luciani, daughter of Robert and Heather Luciani of Dunmore, has had a lifelong love of reading. Through her various volunteer efforts, she has come to realize that some children are not as fortunate to be surrounded by books like she was as a child.
As a result, she has collected over 700 new and gently used books for children of all ages and donated them to Angel’s Attic, a part of Scranton’s United Neighborhood Centers.
After completing a service project this year with Project Hope, a summer camp for children of low income families also run by UNC, Isabella chose Angel’s Attic because she was inspired by the children she met.
She also liked the fact that children can go and choose their own books.
“I believe if they are able to choose their own book they will be more likely to want to read it.” Luciani said.
United Neighborhood center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping local low-income families.
The 25th Annual Hook O’Malley 5K Run/Walk was held in memory of the late Paul “Hook” O’Malley, the late boxing coach, who succumbed to cancer on Sept. 25, 1992. He believed in the spiritual, emotional, and physical health of the youth in his community.
A check made out for $2,100 was presented to the American Cancer Society on behalf of the O’Malley Family.
Shown from left are: Patrick O’Malley, Vincent O’Malley, Patrick O’Malley, II, Matt O’Malley, James Barrett, and Ryan Schofield, representative of the American Cancer Society