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Waste Management of Pennsylvania Longtime Supporter of Pennsylvania Education Improvement Tax Credit Program

May 3, 2021 at 10:53 AM



 

In 2020, WM gave more than $2 million to scholarship and education improvement organizations across the Commonwealth

 

Pen Argyl, PA May 1, 2021 – Waste Management presented the Greater Valley YMCA – Forks Township Child Care Center with a $4,000 Pre-K scholarship last week. The scholarship was made available through the Education Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program. In 2020, Waste Management provided nearly $25,000 to qualifying organizations around the Lehigh Valley and Slate Belt Region. 

“Before the pandemic child care was in huge need throughout the Valley, and the need’s even greater now as about 15% of local child care facilities have shut down. Now more than ever before, our EITC program partners are essential. We’re grateful to Waste Management for helping the Y provide quality, accessible and affordable preschool care to local families,” remarks David Fagerstrom, President/CEO of the Greater Valley YMCA.

“These contributions are helping families across the commonwealth enroll their children in education programs that will advance their skillsets for the future. We are proud to be supporting our youth and the leaders of tomorrow,” stated Senior Community Relations Specialist Adrienne Fors. 

Waste Management of Pennsylvania (WM) is a long-time supporter of the Pennsylvania Education Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program. Since its inception in 2001, WM has contributed more than $20 million to deserving scholarships and contributions and education improvement organizations across the Commonwealth. In 2020, the company contributed more than $2 million through the EITC program across Pennsylvania.  

ABOUT WASTE MANAGEMENT 

Waste Management, based in Houston, Texas, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste management services in North America. Through its subsidiaries, the company provides collection, transfer, recycling and resource recovery, and disposal services. It is also a leading developer, operator and owner of landfill gas-to-energy facilities in the United States. The company’s customers include residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal customers throughout North America. To learn more information about Waste Management visit www.wm.com or www.thinkgreen.com.  

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