Erie Takes a Day to Give

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Wednesday, August 6th, 2014 at 7:15 AM
Erie Takes a Day to Give by Mary Birdsong

Ready, Set, Give.

On Aug. 12, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., with your donation, your chosen Erie County nonprofits will be eligible for a pro-rated share of a $200,000 match from the Erie Community Foundation and its philanthropic partners.

Donating is simple. Get out your credit card, visit eriegives.org, and follow the instructions. Only Visa, MasterCard, and Discover cards are accepted. You can support up to 10 organizations in one transaction. The minimum donation is $25 per nonprofit and there is no upper limit to what you can give.  According the website, the more donations made to a nonprofit, the more matching funds that nonprofit will receive.

The $200,000 match money is provided by the Erie Community Foundation, as well as contributions from GE Transportation, Erie Insurance, and Presque Isle Downs & Casino.

We may have a reputation in Erieland for being cheap, but when it comes to our favorite nonprofits, that isn’t the case. In 2013, the third year for Erie Gives, more than $1.7 million was donated. Bob Wooler, Director of the Nonprofit Partnership says, “this year the Erie Community Foundation and its partners have raised the match total and are expecting an even more generous outpouring throughout the county.”

So get going, and help the people doing the good work get that work done.        – Mary Birdsong

8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 12 // ErieGives.org

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