Embracing the Spirit of Giving

December 11, 2023

Embracing the Spirit of Giving:

A Call to Support Local Human Services this Holiday Season 


As we embrace the festive lights and celebrate the joy of the holiday season, it’s a time for reflection on the spirit of giving that defines this special period. As we close one chapter and welcome the new year, let’s unite to make a lasting impact on our community through year-end giving. 

At Pocono Mountains United Way, we recognize the profound influence a compassionate community can have on its residents. As the year draws to a close, I invite you to join us in embodying the true spirit of the season by supporting local human services that contribute to the health, education, and financial stability of every individual in our community. 

End-of-year giving holds immense significance. It’s a time when our collective generosity can uplift and transform lives. As we celebrate with our loved ones, let’s remember those in our community facing challenges. Your support, regardless of size, can make a world of difference in ensuring everyone has access to the resources they need to thrive. 

Local human services organizations, like Pocono Mountains United Way, play a crucial role in addressing the unique needs of our community. Whether providing support during tough times, ensuring quality education, or promoting financial stability, these organizations are on the frontlines, tirelessly working to build a stronger, more resilient community. 

This holiday season, I encourage you to consider the impact of your end-of-year giving on a local scale. By supporting organizations deeply rooted in our community, you’re investing in the well-being of your neighbors and contributing to a supportive and compassionate environment. 

Pocono Mountains United Way is committed to making a meaningful difference in the lives of those we serve. Your donations stay local, supporting initiatives that address specific community needs. Beyond our organization, numerous other local nonprofits are dedicated to making a positive impact. As you plan your end-of-year giving, explore and support these organizations, recognizing the collective strength we possess when we unite for a common cause. 

To truly make a difference this holiday season, I invite you to donate locally. Consider contributing to Pocono Mountains United Way and other organizations that share our vision for a community where every individual has the opportunity to thrive. Whether you choose to give your time, resources, or financial support, your generosity will leave a lasting imprint on the lives of those around you. 

In the spirit of giving, let’s come together to create a brighter and more hopeful future for our community. Wishing you a joyous holiday season filled with the warmth of giving and the spirit of unity. 

Donations can be made online at or mailed to:

Pocono Mountains United Way  
301 McConnell Street
Stroudsburg, PA 18360 

With gratitude, 

Michael Tukeva 
Pocono Mountains United Way