Sonja Bacha New Administrative Assistant

The United Way of the Bradford Area, Inc. is pleased to announce the hiring of Sonja Bacha as Administrative Assistant. Sonja began her position at the office on Monday.

“I am proud to welcome Sonja to our office,” said Executive Director Mandi Wilton Davis. “I know she has a strong passion for our local community, having grown up here and raising her family here, and I feel this is the perfect fit for both sides.

“She’s already presented a great deal of knowledge and enthusiasm, and we’re excited to get Campaign 2014 off and running!”

In the newly-created position, Bacha will be responsible for helping to maintain the business and financial affairs of the office, as well as preparations for the annual campaign and fundraising efforts. She was previously the Office Manager for SuperUser Technologies in Bradford.

Sonja lives in Bradford with her husband, Barry, and children Erika and Andrew.

First Chapter July Program

The United Way of the Bradford Area is hosting its monthly First Chapter event on Wednesday, July 9 at the Bradford Area Public Library, beginning at 10:30 am. Free books will be distributed to program participants.

The event, open to children – infants to age five – will feature the colorful story “The Rainbow Fish” by Marcus Pfister. The theme for the lesson will be on sharing, friendship, and creating a personal rainbow fish.

The First Chapter initiative was established to promote early learning and literacy to area youth.