Children’s Center Capital Campaign

UCP of Northeastern Pennsylvania is conducting a Capital Campaign to help finance construction of a new Children’s Center in Clarks Summit.

Plans to replace the current Children’s Center have been in the works for some time. The lower level of the building has been flooded numerous times over the years, and during severe storms, the main floor has been flooded as well. Twice we have had to replace both the furnace and the water heater. We estimate total damages of about a quarter of a million dollars over the years. The photos below show some of the damage.

The current facility will be torn down, with the new structure being built in its footprint, but raised well above the water table.

Plans are already in place to house both the agency programs – Early Intervention, Lekotek and Compuplay – as well as the other community service providers who occupy the existing building in temporary locations during construction.

The agency has secured close to $400,000 through grants and other donations toward the total $1.7 million cost of the project.

To make a contribution to the Capital Campaign, send your check to:
UCP of Northeastern Pennsylvania
425 Wyoming Avenue
Scranton, PA 18503

For more information about the project, email or call us at 570-347-3357.

You can also make a secure online contribution.

 

Children’s Center Flooding – Lower Level

 

Children’s Center Flooding – Main Level

Above – architect’s rendering of new Clarks Summit Children’s Center