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Ways to Give to United Way of Erie County

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  • Give online

  • Call to make a donation: (814) 456-2937

  • Give by mail. Send your check payable to "United Way of Erie County" to: 

United Way of Erie County 
420 West Sixth Street, Suite 200 
Erie, PA 16507

Join a Giving Society

United Way of Erie County offers giving societies at various levels of giving that focus on volunteerism and advocacy, bringing together leaders in philanthropy in the Erie commmunity. Learn more

Participate in a Workplace Giving Campaign

The United Way workplace campaign has been called one of the greatest social inventions in American history. Why? Because it unites employees in all offices or branches of a company, and gives them an opportunity to donate, volunteer and even speak out for causes that tap into their passion. You can see the results in your own backyard, even as you're part of a bigger social change effort in Erie County.  

Working with employers and campaign volunteers every year, United Way makes it easy for employees to make a difference in the Erie community.

It's not just about donating dollars, though. Lots of times, the workforce campaign strengthens connections between employees and their community. It can help build community inside a company and out. To learn more about workplace giving please contact Lisa Fischer, campaign accounts manager at (814) 456-2937 x232.

Sponsor an event

United Way of Erie County hosts events throughout the year to help advance the mission of breaking the cycle of poverty in Erie County. Learn more

Support the Imagination Library

Sponsor a Child! Give the gift of reading. Create the foundation for success.

The Imagination Library provides a new, high quality, age-appropriate book each month to children in Erie County from birth to age five - at no cost to the family! Books are delivered to children directly to their homes in the mail. No local tax dollars are spent on purchasing or mailing these books to the young children of our community and there is no cost to the family. The Imagination Library depends upon the support of generous partners like you, who understand the enormous benefit and personal satisfaction of reading. Donations are tax deductible.

Help bring a little magic to a child's mailbox each month. Learn more

Donate Stock

If you would like to make a gift of stock to your United Way of Erie County, we would be happy to provide stock transfer instructions to you.  It is a simple, straightforward process. Please contact Chris Yuhas, Controller at (814) 456-2937 x234 to get started.

Give an Honorary or Memorial Gift

Memorial and honorarium gifts provide the opportunity to pay tribute to loved ones and friends, as well as make an investment in our future. Make an honorary or memorial gift online or contact Gina Schaefer, Resource Development Manager at (814) 456-2937 x221.


When you volunteer, you see first-hand how United Way of Erie County is helping to improve lives and create lasting change in our community. Volunteering is eseential to a healthy community - it creates ownership, builds relationships, fosters civic responsibility and fulfills vital needs.  Thousands of people in the Erie community have given the gift of themselves by choosing to volunteer with United Way! Contact Mike Jaruszewicz, Vice President of Community Impact at (814) 456-2937 x227 for more information about volunteering with United Way. Learn more

Have a question regarding giving to United Way of Erie County? Please contact our office at (814) 456-2937.