LEWISBURG — The 1994 Charles B. Degenstein Foundation is offering a $2 million grant for the construction of a new child care center to be built at the Miller Center, just west of Lewisburg.
The Degenstien grant will be combined with a $1.68 million U.S. Department of Agriculture Community Facilities Congressionally Directed Spending Grant, previously secured with the help of U.S. Sen. Bob Casey’s office, to cover the construction costs.
The construction plans include an expansion on the west side of the facility. Other operational details are still in development.
The Miller Center, is a sports and recreational facility in East Buffalo Township, operated jointly by Evangelical Community Hospital, Geisinger and the Greater Susquehanna Valley YMCA.
“Our workforce at Evangelical is at least 80% women, if not more,” said Kendra Aucker, president and chief executive officer at Evangelical Community Hospital and president and board chair at the Miller Center.