NEPA Youth Shelter Receives $1,000 Donation

The UNICO Foundation, a nationwide Italian-American service organization recently fulfilled a grant request from the NEPA Youth Shelter, 451 Wyoming Ave. The After School Teen Center provides a safe and welcoming environment for at-risk teens who need a place to study and do homework among other social activities.

Shown at the $1,000 donation presentation are, fromleft: Charlie Spano, Scranton UNICO board member; Mary Marrara, UNICO board member and shelter volunteer, and executive director Maureen Maher-Gray.

UNICO Members Make Donation to NEPA Youth Shelter

Keystone UNICO Members recently visited the NEPA Youth Shelter for an enlightening tour of the newly renovated facility given by Maureen Maher Gray, Executive Director.

NEPA Youth Shelter provides emergency shelter and related services for homeless teens ages 14 and up.  Much needed kitchen items and drinks were donated by the Keystone UNICO Chapter as part of the Keystone UNICO “Random Acts of Kindness Program”. 

Anyone wishing to make a monetary donation to the shelter can send a check payable to NEPA Youth Shelter at 541 Wyoming Ave., Scranton, PA 18509.  Northeast Youth Shelter is designated as a 501c3 nonprofit organization.

Pictured from left are Keystone UNICO Board Members Toni DiVizio, PA II District Governor Cathy Bianchi, Sylvia Tagert, Bob Tagert, Marilyn Vitali, NEPA Youth Shelter Executive Director Maureen Maher Gray, Michele McDade, Keystone Chapter President Mary Ann Coviello, kneeling, and Keystone Chapter Board Chairman Frank Coviello.

UNICO Members Make Donation to NEPA Youth Shelter

Youth Donation 2020The Keystone Chapter UNICO made a $250 donation to the NEPA Youth Shelter at their March Board Meeting.  Maureen Maher-Gray, executive director, gave a presentation on the goals of the Youth Shelter and what is needed to keep it running on a daily basis.

Anyone wishing to make a donation to the NEPA Youth Shelter is encouraged to contact Maureen at: nepayouthshelter@gmail.com.

Pictured at the check presentation, seated from left: Marilyn Vitali, Keystone UNICO Director; Maureen Maher Gray, NEPA Youth Shelter Executive Director; and Nanine Gramigna, Keystone UNICO Board Chairman.  Standing from left are Frank Muto, Keystone UNICO Director; and Frank Coviello, Keystone UNICO President.