Erie Gives Day to Boost Local Nonprofits

Category:  Events
Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016 at 1:00 PM
Erie Gives Day to Boost Local Nonprofits by Nick Warren

Tuesday, Aug. 9

We all want to be good people. We all know the importance of charity, and recognize the amazing positive work so many local nonprofits are doing. But far too often, especially in these busy months, we find ourselves rationalizing why not to give.

On Erie Gives Day, there will be at least 250,000 more reasons to give.

Thanks to local sponsors, your contribution will be matched, essentially doubling your donation via a prorated match of $250,000. Continuing their contributions from last year, The Erie Community Foundation, GE Transportation, Erie Insurance, and Presque Isle Downs & Casino have pledged substantial sums. Welcomed newcomers to the donors’ circle are Erie Bank, Northwest Bank, McInnes Rolled Rings, E.E. Austin & Son, and Scott Enterprises.

If there’s a nonprofit close to your heart, chances are they’re one of the 346 local organizations involved. To participate, organizations must be 501(c)(3) and be either members of The Nonprofit Partnership (NPP) or have an Agency Endowment with The Erie Community Foundation.

Spearheaded by The Erie Community Foundation, the event has been lovingly embraced, growing each year since 2011. Last year, the region gave a total of $2,843,371.

From 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., visit eriegives.org to make your donation online (the minimum eligible donation is $25). Nonprofits are searchable by name or category on the website. If you’re on social media that day, you’ll no doubt get a parade of links from your favorite nonprofits, as well.

Spearheaded by The Erie Community Foundation, the event has been lovingly embraced, growing each year since 2011. Last year, the region gave a total of $2,843,371. For the past three years, the total amount given has increased by over a half a million dollars. If the trend continues, that will bring the grand total to over 12 million dollars.

So, if you’re looking for a time to help, Aug. 9 is your day. – Nick Warren

8 a.m. to 8 p.m. // eriegives.org

Erie Reader: Vol. 7, No. 15
Now Available — Pick It Up Today

CURRENT

The endangered Piping Plover makes its way back to Erie after a 50 year absence.

Erie still getting its Sister Act together

Dispatches from an American in Cuba 

Award-winning woodcarver, Fredy Mallqui connects history and passion

 

Familial vibe keeps annual fest alive

IN THIS ISSUE

Erie still getting its Sister Act together

Dispatches from an American in Cuba 

Award-winning woodcarver, Fredy Mallqui connects history and passion

 

Familial vibe keeps annual fest alive

The chance to see Galactic Duo's Tony Grey and Ian Maciak should not be missed.

The Playhouse has planned a weekend of festivities to celebrate their 100th anniversary. 

Fleet Foxes hasn’t really skipped a beat since their first record in 2011.

The Erie Reader's list of top 10 favorite releases from the year so far.

Thick Skin

The tragedy of Trump’s decisions