August Community Collection

In the month of August, the Lackawanna County Library System will be accepting donations to benefit the NEPA Youth Shelter. The mission of the NEPA Youth Shelter is to provide quality emergency shelter and related services to unaccompanied youth ages 14 through high school graduation from all counties in NEPA. The Shelter will provide essentials such as food, clothing, and bathrooms, as well as services such as educational support, counseling, family reunification, and/or preparation for independent living. With a focus on social justice and advocacy, the Shelter will be welcoming to youth from all backgrounds and especially affirming to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) youth, as this population constitutes a high percentage of homeless youth in our area.

The Shelter is seeking donations of new baking and cooking supplies:
white and brown sugar
baking powder
pancake mix
vegetable oil
stuffing mix
taco shells
broth (any flavor)
Frank’s Hot Sauce

Items may be dropped off at any Lackawanna County Library System member library throughout the month.

Thank you for your contribution!

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