The Matt McGloin Foundation, administered by the Scranton Area Community Foundation, recently presented a $9,000 grant to fund a new outdoor accessible play area at Saint Joseph’s Center Trinity Child Care Center.
Shown from left: Atty. Charles Volpe, David Price, Scranton Area Community Foundation board secretary; Keith Eckel, Bailey McGloin and Matt McGloin, The Matt McGloin Foundation; Michele Johnston, RN, Director of Trinity Child Care Center; Sister Maryalice Jacquinot, IHM, President and CEO, Saint Joseph’s Center, and Brittany Pagnotti, Scranton Area Community Foundation communications manager.
“Fun for All” project team members are shown first row, from left: Sherry A. Frable, Marywood University; Michele Johnston, director of Trinity Childcare Center at St. Joseph’s Center; Michelle McMaster; Fidelity Bank, and Lisa M. Wesneski, Tobyhanna Army Depot. Second row, same order: Jill Krolikowski, Penn Foster; Ann Rink, administrator of community relations at St. Joseph’s Center/Trinity Day Center; Christy Healey, Penn State Scranton; Kevin Morgan, Montage Mountain Resorts; Carmen A. Brutico, Sordoni Construction Services Inc., and Jeff Bonczek, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP.
The Leadership Lackawanna Core Program 2019 project team, “Fun for All,” in coordination with St. Joseph’s Center’s Trinity Child Care Center, is working on several projects that will help the children at the Center play in a relaxed and fun environment.
Through fundraisers, donations, and the generous support of Matt McGloin, in conjunction with the Matt McGloin Foundation, Leadership’s “Fun for All” team will equip the Trinity Child Care Center’s Multi-Purpose and Therapy Room, and the outside playground area.
The Trinity Child Care Center was specifically initiated for children who are medically fragile or technology dependent. This service can be utilized as an alternative or a supplement to in-home nursing care. Designed to serve children who require medical care throughout the day, St. Joseph’s Center at Trinity meets an existing community need for parents who are working or attending school, who have had difficulty finding appropriate day care services.
Leadership Lackawanna’s Core Program is a 10-month leadership, interpersonal and managerial skills building program. Participants gain an understanding of the issues relevant to the Greater Scranton area, through monthly sessions. Areas of focus include: community development, economic development, government, health care, law, education, quality of life, sustainability, history and media, with sessions featuring widely recognized specialists. Members of the class devote a large portion of their time to develop and implement community projects.