Luzerne Foundation Bestows Grant to Children’s IDEA Program

Written by Miranda Forbes Sep 19, 2023 Uncategorized

Step By Step, Inc. received a $5,000 grant for the Northeast Children’s Behavioral Health’s IDEA Program, which provides evaluations and services to children newly diagnosed with Autism. Suzanne Pickering, Program Director at Step By Step, did an amazing job presenting the program to the Luzerne Foundation who awarded the grant.

The Luzerne Foundation works to enhance the lives of Luzerne County residents by evaluating and addressing community needs through strategic grant making, promoting responsible philanthropy, and connecting donors to causes that matter to them.

Meg Lukaszewski, Vice President/Children’s Services, shared, “We are so appreciative for these funds, which will significantly help with our work to provide children diagnosed with autism the best possible care.”

A dinner was held on April, 13 2023, where area nonprofit agencies were recognized and the grants were awarded. Present for the even were Deanna Chincola, Service Director; Meg Lukaszewski, Vice President/Children’s Services; and Suzanne Pickering, IDEA Director.