The University of Scranton SBDC Spearheading Glove Drive

Share the Gloves

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Francene Dudziec

570-941-4168

francene.dudziec@scranton.edu

Location: Scranton Cultural Center, 420 North Washington Avenue Scranton, PA 18503

Glove Drive Helps Warm the Hands and Hearts of Local People in Need

[Scranton, PA, November 11, 2014] – Glove drive helps warm the hands and hearts making the holidays brighter for local people in need. The University of Scranton Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in partnership with The Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple’s Third Annual 2014 Holiday “Buy Local” Marketplace invites area residents to join them in an effort to ensure that no one goes without warm gloves this winter.

Together they are hosting a Share the Gloves drive, collecting new or clean, gently used warm gloves for all ages at the “Buy Local” Marketplace on Sunday, November 30 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Scranton Cultural Center, 420 North Washington Avenue, Scranton and admission remains free of charge. The glove drive program provides an easy way for individuals and families to make a difference in the lives of their neighbors by donating new gloves or simply passing along gloves that are no longer needed while also supporting small businesses by shopping locally. All donated gloves will be given to the Employment Opportunity & Training Center-EOTC-of Northeastern PA for distribution to local people in need. The EOTC is a private, nonprofit corporation that provides parent-child education and workforce services, promoting family stability and economic self-sufficiency in the Lackawanna County area.

Take a walk through the entire Scranton Cultural Center and browse the wares of over 100 of the finest local businesses, vendors and crafters that Northeastern Pennsylvania has to offer. From apparel and jewelry, to candles and home goods, wine, cheese, and chocolates. Stop by the Cultural Center Cafe on the third floor to grab a bite.

Glove donations will also be accepted at The University of Scranton SBDC at 600 Linden Street (AdLin Building), Scranton. All donated gloves will be given to a local agency for distribution to local people in need. If you do not have gloves to donate, you can help provide a warmer winter by making a monetary donation of any amount, which will be used to purchase gloves. Paper gloves will also be available for children to color with messages of love.

“So many of our neighbors need help these days” said Lisa Hall Zielinski, director of The University of Scranton SBDC. “We encourage everyone to come out and support our local businesses, while at the same time helping people in need within our community.”

With funding and support from The University of Scranton, the Small Business Administration, and the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, the University of Scranton SBDC provides educational programs and no cost, confidential consulting services to entrepreneurs looking to start or grow a small business in Bradford, Lackawanna, Monroe, Pike, Susquehanna, Tioga, Wayne & Wyoming counties.

To inquire about Share the Gloves event or request consulting from The Small Business Development Center at The University of Scranton center visit scrantonsbdc.com or call 570-941-7588.

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About The University of Scranton SBDC

The University of Scranton SBDC provides no cost small business consulting services that are tailored to fit the needs of small business clients of Bradford, Lackawanna, Monroe, Pike, Susquehanna, Tioga, Wayne & Wyoming Counties. The center offers confidential individualized assistance designed to identify and address the problems of small business owners as well as individuals interested in establishing a business. The program is jointly funded by the US Small Business Administration, Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development and The University of Scranton.
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