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Local Vision is a program of the Greater Susquehanna Valley United Way in Sunbury, PA that works to alleviate poverty among those citizens classified as “ALICE”.  ALICE represents the growing number of individuals and families who are working, but are unable to afford the basic necessities of housing, food, child care, health care, and transportation (United Way).  People in this category typically make too much money to qualify for many benefits but too little money to make ends meet. ALICE is an acronym which stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed.

Karra Fisher works in New Colombia and was only working part-time due to her inability to find adequate transportation. Through the help of the United Way and Local Vision's Workforce Development Initiative, Karra is now able to work full-time with her new car and has doubled   her income since she has been able to provide her own transportation to and from work. Karra was able to close the deal on her car loan at Mifflinburg Bank & Trust in Lewisburg.     Support Local Vision’s General Fund to help people like Karra with workforce development, furniture, and other basic needs.

Karra Fisher works in New Colombia and was only working part-time due to her inability to find adequate transportation. Through the help of the United Way and Local Vision's Workforce Development Initiative, Karra is now able to work full-time with her new car and has doubled her income since she has been able to provide her own transportation to and from work. Karra was able to close the deal on her car loan at Mifflinburg Bank & Trust in Lewisburg.


Support Local Vision’s General Fund to help people like Karra with workforce development, furniture, and other basic needs.

 

LOCAL VISION CATALOG:

donate to help purchase an item of your choice

YOUR CONTRIBUTION OF ANY AMOUNT GOES A LONG WAY!

 

Twin Bed for a Child

Total Amount : $173.00

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Diapers and Wipes

Total Amount : $12.00

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Toiletries

Total Amount : $25.00

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Gas Card

Total Amount : $10.00

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Children’s Books

Total Amount : $25.00

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Heating Oil

Total Amount : $100.00

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Services Provided by Local Vision

  • Casework services provide referrals, advocacy, budget counseling and support.

  • Financial Assistance is provided on a limited basis to pay a bill that is due before receiving a first paycheck, pay an emergency bill that threatens to financially de-stabilize the family, or pay for materials required by a new employer such as goggles or steel-toed boots.

  • Furniture to aid someone moving into a home after surviving domestic abuse, a fire, or other natural disaster.  Where possible, Local Vision provides gently used furniture. Twin beds are purchased for children.

  • Local Vision works to expand available services that end poverty.  Local Vision has been instrumental in expanding the availability of free diapers for those who can’t afford them. 

Program Donors:

  • Greater Susquehanna Valley United Way

  • Evangelical Community Hospital

  • Family Practice Center

  • Dunkin Donuts

  • First Community Family Partnerships

  • Guyer Foundation

 

Contact Us:

Lois Passi
570-988-0993
lpassi@gsvuw.org
228 Arch St. Sunbury, PA 17801

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