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Pocono Alliance recently received $21,000 from AllOne Charities for its Healthy Start screening program. The program provides vision, hearing and developmental screenings for children 5 years and younger in Monroe County. The funding received by AllOne Charities allowed Pocono Alliance to provide 400 screenings at child care facilities, school literacy nights, kindergarten registrations and at local libraries.

“The funding that we received from AllOne Charities helped us increase our reach into the community for Healthy Start screenings. We are grateful for their commitment to improving the health and wellness of Monroe County’s children,” Pocono Alliance executive director Michael Tukeva said.

Pocono Alliance advocates for positive and collective change and empowers people to improve their lives. Pocono Alliance programs focus on self-sufficiency, healthy living and child and family development. For more information on Pocono Alliance visit

The mission of the AllOne Charities is to make a real and substantive impact on the health and welfare of the people of Northeastern and North Central Pennsylvania by improving access, affordability and quality of healthcare. Visit to see all of the programs that they support across the region.

On the front page, from left: AllOne Charities executive director John W. Cosgrove, AllOne Charities secretary Paul J. Canevari and Pocono Alliance executive director Michael Tukeva. In front: Bianca Deller, from Cresco, received a vision screening in 2012 when she was 4 years old and was found to have an astigmatism.