January 2014 NewsFlash

Pocono Health Foundation and The Rotary Club of the Smithfields Award Over $6,000 for Important Community Causes

Pocono Health Foundation and The Rotary Club of the Smithfields held their annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony on December 3, 2013, which awarded non-profit agencies grants that will improve the lives of children in the community. This year, the Holiday Tree Lighting funded six organizations in the total amount of over $6,000 dollars. Those recipients are:
• Center for Vision Loss – Monroe County
• Equil-i-brium
• Girl Scouts in the Heart of PA
• Melon’s Gift, Inc.
• Pocono Area Transitional Housing (PATH)
• Pocono Services for Families and Children

“We always look forward to the holiday season here at Pocono Medical Center as it gives us an opportunity to work alongside the Rotary Club of the Smithfields in giving back to our wonderful community for which I am so proud to serve,” says Kathleen E. Kuck, President & CEO of Pocono Health System/Pocono Medical Center.

The Pocono Health Foundation Grant Committee selected this year’s recipients based on a competitive grant review process. The event also included musical entertainment from the JM Hill Elementary School Chorus, Stroudsburg Jr. High School Chorus, and the East Stroudsburg North High School Chorus. Santa arrived by the Borough of East Stroudsburg Fire Department and luminaries sold in memory or in honor of loved ones lined both sides of East Brown Street in the festive event.

The Pocono Health Foundation and Rotary Club of the Smithfields raises funds by the sale of red, green, and white holiday bulbs in memory or in honor of a special person. The bulbs can be purchased by calling the Pocono Health Foundation at (570) 476-3530. Individuals can learn more about the Pocono Health Foundation by visiting

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