Title Icon

News and Events

Head Start Children Receive Holiday Gifts from Healthcare Employees

December 6, 2019

Children from Luzerne County Head Start, Inc. (LCHS) will once again have a brighter holiday thanks to employees at Commonwealth Health.  For the past several years, staff from the healthcare network has been collecting gifts for the Head Start program, which provides early childhood education and comprehensive services to children, birth to age five, and their families in Luzerne and Wyoming Counties.

This year, employees fulfilled the wish lists of 93 children who attend school at LCHS’s Edwardsville and Beekman Street, Wilkes-Barre centers. Employees from LCHS picked up dozens of gifts that were collected by staff and volunteers at Commonwealth Health Wilkes-Barre General Hospital and will distribute them to each child’s family before the Christmas holiday.

Standing, from left: Joanne Hite, family worker, LCHS; Rose Ward, volunteer, Wilkes-Barre General Hospital; Cheryl Capese, teacher, LCHS; Bob Stiekes, chief operating officer, Commonwealth Health Wilkes-Barre General Hospital; Krystal Daniele, intern, LCHS; Bill Podskoch, director of patient transport/volunteer services, Wilkes-Barre General Hospital; Matt Shaver, patient transport, Wilkes-Barre General Hospital; Joan Lesnoski, family worker, LCHS
Kneeling: Terri Edwards, volunteer, Wilkes-Barre General Hospital