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The Colleen Shea Children’s Foundation recently awarded a two-year grant in the amount of $20,000 to United Way of Wyoming Valley to expand its Nurse’s Pantry program to all schools in the Pittston Area School District. United Way’s Nurse’s Pantry insures that at-risk students don’t miss valuable class time by providing hygiene items, lice treatment kits, appropriate footwear, outerwear and undergarments which families in need often can’t afford. The United Way’s Nurse’s Pantry program is operating in 21 school buildings throughout the Wyoming Valley. At the grant presentation at Pittston Area intermediate Center, from left, are Marianne Devers, Colleen Shea Children’s Foundation; Jackie Scalzo, certified school nurse, Pittston Area School District; United Way of Wyoming Valley representatives Jennifer Deemer, vice president of community impact and Bill Jones, president and CEO; Kevin Booth, superintendent, Pittston Area School District; Nancy Shea, Colleen Shea Children’s Foundation; Gennaro Zangardi, principal, Pittston Area Intermediate Center; Ann Marie Durako and Barbara McDonald, Colleen Shea Children’s Foundation, and Patricia Prociak, Shea Foundation Board president.