Via of the Lehigh Valley has received $157,750 in Educational Improvement Tax Credit funds from 14 local businesses, the organization announced.
The funds will provide scholarships to teens attending Camp Via and children attending kindergarten and prekindergarten at Lehigh Children’s Academy.
The following businesses have donated through the state EITC program:
• American Bank, $6,500;
• AmerisourceBergen Services, $10,000;
• Campbell, Rappold & Yurasits, $4,740;
• Capital Blue Cross, $25,000;
• Embassy Bank, $35,000;
• Fidelity Bank, $3,500;
• Mid Penn Bank, $6,000;
• Philadelphia Indemnity, $10,000;
• QNB, $2,500;
• The Yurconic Agency, $15,000;
• Truist, $18,000;
• UGI Utilities, $1,000;
• UPMC Health Plan, $13,000;
• Weis Markets, $5,000;
• Yocco’s, Inc., $2,500.
The Educational Improvement Tax Credit is administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development. Established in 2001, the EITC and OSTC programs award tax credits to businesses that make contributions to approved scholarship organizations, pre-K scholarship organizations and opportunity scholarship organizations. Camp Via and Lehigh Children’s Academy are approved for these programs.
Via provides services to 1,250 children and adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities living in Lehigh, Northampton, Carbon, Monroe, Bucks and Berks counties.
Visitn ViaNet.org to learn more about Via’s services.