Oct. 31, 2013

Contact: Bevin Theodore

Director of PR & Communications


JustBorn, American Bank donate to KidsPeace through EITC


Two more Lehigh Valley companies have generously donated to KidsPeace this week through Pennsylvania’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program.

JustBorn presented $5,000, and American Bank gave $1,500. The funds offset educational costs for eligible children at KidsPeace.

EITC is an opportunity for Pennsylvania businesses to receive tax breaks for supporting select nonprofit organizations. Any business that gives to KidsPeace through the EITC receives a tax credit equal to 75 percent of its contribution up to a maximum of $300,000 per taxable year. Businesses that allocate the same funding for two consecutive years get a 90 percent credit.

More information on the program is available at the PA Department of Community & Economic Development (DCED) website.


About KidsPeace

For 130 years, KidsPeace has been building on its expertise to give hope, help and healing to children, families and communities throughout the United States. Through its comprehensive range of residential treatment programs; accredited educational services; unique psychiatric hospital and foster care and community-based programs, KidsPeace is dedicated to helping people connect, transform and overcome their challenges to ensure a stable future, transition to adulthood and gain independence. Since its doors opened in 1882, more than 200,000 children have participated in one of the multitude of programs KidsPeace offers. For additional resources or more information on how to get involved, become a foster parent or make a donation, please visit Follow us at or on Twitter @KidsPeace.