The John and Helen Villaume Foundation, established by Honesdale natives John and Helen Villaume, was created to benefit charitable, religious, scientific, literary, and educational programs within Wayne County. Since its inception, the Foundation has made awards totaling over $1,000,000 with Wayne Bank managing the account in the Wealth Management and Trust Services Division of Wayne Bank.
WCBA and its members are proud to be a part of the community in which it and they serve. One critical way that WCBA gives back is through the Wayne County Community Foundation and individual community grants throughout the year.
To identify, develop and fund, a full range of human services to alleviate hunger and homelessness and to meet critical needs of the community. See the below links for information about the human services agencies and programs we have developed and funded.
Mission: To empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions clubs. The Honesdale Club is one of the most active and is truly committed to making our community great.
As our program tutors in both Wayne and Pike Correctional Facilities, we enjoy a great deal of support from both counties and both Sheriff's Offices and employees. We have often been told that our students withing the facilities have the lowest recidivism rates of any other group.
The Hawley First Presbyterian Church has always been there to provide a location to have meetings, tutoring, tutor workshops and Board meetings.
Rotary members believe that we have a shared responsibility to take action on our world’s most persistent issues. Our 35,000+ clubs work together to:
The Women's Club of Honesdale enjoys serving our community. Our members are from all walks of life – retirees, housewives, professionals, business owners and life-long volunteers. Many club members have been part of this organization for more than 50 years. Life-long friendships have been made. We meet monthly sharing conversation and great food prepared by our member hospitality committee. At each monthly meeting we invite diverse and interesting people to present their talents and expertise.
The Annual Antique Show and Sale is our main fundraising event that we sponsor. All proceeds from this event benefit the following community organizations, scholarships and charities:
High School Scholarships
Dyberry Day Camp Scholarship
Children's Christmas Bureau
Honesdale Emergency Pantry
GEP Holiday Lighting
Wayne County Children’s Foundation
Girl Scouts Heart of PA
4 Honesdale Fire Companies
American Red Cross
Wayne/Pike Adult Literacy
Habitat for Humanity
Victim’s Intervention Program
Wayne County Arts Alliance
Wayne County Public Library
Wayne County Creative Arts Council
Wayne Memorial Health Fund
Wayne County Historical Society
Dessin Animal Shelter
Wayne County Children And Youth
The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, one of the largest private charitable foundations in the United States, provides approximately $100 million in annual grants to nonprofits that provide direct services to low-income and vulnerable individuals and families, primarily in the United States and Israel. Grants are focused on meeting basic needs and enabling an individual to live as independently as possible. Within that focus, emphasis is placed on serving older adults and the Jewish community.
United Way of Lackawanna & Wayne County
Dollar General Foundation
PPL Community Foundation
Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Pike County Bar Association
The Nora Roberts Foundation
Wayne Pike Workforce Alliance serves as an intermediary to identify, create, and provide educational opportunities that build our workforce and support lifelong learning.
The Spark that led to the development of Wayne Pike Workforce Alliance [WPWA], like most great endeavors, came out of necessity. The need for a collaborative effort focusing on unity and the “people” part of economic development was realized in 2009. The development of our organization began with a passionate and dedicated group of community members intent on building harmony and balance by tapping into the roots of our community.
WPWA takes a united and holistic approach to delivering services drawing on the strength of shared knowledge and action. We recognize that business, education, government, economic development, employment services and community all have a role in workforce development. WPWA serves as a connecting agent for these essential elements and as a community liaison, developing relationships and increasing awareness.
Our primary goals are to:
Strengthen Workforce Quality
Develop Career Opportunities, and
Foster a Culture of Lifelong Learning
WPALP and Wayne Pike Workforce Alliance (WPWA) have been actively engaged in providing services for our community. WPALP holds a seat on the Board of WPWA. Having partnered on new programs such as the "Mapping Your Future" and the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency grant to work with youths within the justice system has made both of our organizations better.