Project Equity Program Receives $5,000 Grant From Giant

May 23, 2023

Pocono Mountains United Way’s Project Equity Program Receives $5,000 Grant From Giant

Stroudsburg, PA – The Project Equity initiative at Pocono Mountains United Way (PMUW) has received $5,000 of funding from a grant by The Giant Company. This donation by the large grocery chain is directed at promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives through the Project Equity program in Monroe County.

Project Equity is a program at PMUW that works with other non-profit organizations to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion so that communities within Monroe County are properly represented in the organizations working to tackle key issues within our communities.

“Many people in our community are experiencing barriers based on race, gender, income, and other social characteristics,” said Robyn Weaver, the Equity Officer at Pocono Mountains United Way. “Project Equity is working to equip nonprofit organizations to better serve our community and prevent further marginalization.”

Project Equity fills the void that Weaver mentions by reviewing current non-profit programs, auditing the composition of staffs and boards, ensuring marketing materials and service delivery are reflective of the community, and provide trainings on a variety of topics. Some training topics include cultural humility, social identity, cognitive dissonance, implicit bias, microaggressions, and intersectionality. The Giant Company has been a committed partner in communities across the country for nearly a century.

“We are proud to play an active role in improving the quality of life in the communities we serve and committed to celebrating diversity, building equity, and promoting inclusion,” said Aaysha Noor, Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at The Giant Company.