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EMERGENCY FOOD & SHELTER PROGRAM FUNDING OPPORTUNITY As a lead convener, United Way of Erie County is announcing the following funding opportunity for eligible Erie County agencies on behalf of the Erie County Emergency Food & Shelter Board. The Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) is soliciting proposals for Phase 35 Funding. The intent of this program is for the purchase of food and shelter, to supplement and expand current available resources. Funds should not be used to...

Thursday, May 17, 2018

United Way of Erie County announced the winners of the 2017 Campaign Incentive Prizes. The winners were notified in May when United Way officials and the prize sponsors surprised individuals at work.   Seven lucky contributors of $156 or more to United Way during the 2017 Campaign learned they were the winners of this year’s incentive prizes: Ms. Autumn Klimek of Rice Avenue Middle School won a $1,000 CITGO gas card courtesy of Country Fair. Mr. Joseph Parker of Morris Coupling won two Peak’...

Thursday, May 10, 2018

On behalf of the Girard Community School Partnership, United Way of Erie County invites interested community-based organizations to respond to a Community School Lead Partner Request for Qualifications (RFQ). Responses to this RFQ should be emailed to Emily Francis (emily@unitedwayerie.org), Community Impact Manager at United Way of Erie County, by 8:00am on Monday, May 28. We understand that interest in becoming a Lead Partner may require approval by your organization’s Board of Directors....

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

GIVE IT UP FOR GOOD! Share your treasures and find some of your own at Penn State Behrend’s 7th Annual Trash to Treasure Sale!   This rummage sale allows students, faculty and community members to purchase a variety of affordable priced, gently used items. Students, faculty, staff and community members are welcome to donate clean, gently used and working items including athletic equipment, clothing, cleaning supplies, computers, light fixtures, carpets, toys, printers, fans, furniture, stereos...

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Got children's books? Help kids beat the summer slide. Studies show that access to books during the summer prevents a drastic loss in reading skills - especially for kids in need. All books will be dispersed to United Way’s partner elementary and middle schools throughout Erie County. Books donated should be new or gently used and for children ages 5-14 (grades K-8) only. The drive will be running April 1-25. Make it easy by using and sharing this Amazon Wish List: https://amzn.com/w/...

Monday, March 19, 2018

I Think I can, I think can The Erie Playhouse Youtheatre PLAYtime project, in partnership with United Way of Erie County’s Imagination Library is happy to present FREE family-friendly performances of The Little Engine that Could. This is the first book all children enrolled in United Way’s Imagination Library receive when they enroll in the countywide early literacy program. PLAYtime, funded by United Way of Erie County, was born as a result of inspiration from the Imagination Library and...

Thursday, March 8, 2018

United Way of Erie County's 2017 Impact Report is now available. Download a copy    

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

For far too long, the barriers to learning for Erie County children living in poverty have been ignored or addressed through a “band-aid” approach. This is unacceptable. We, as a community, cannot be simply reactive anymore. If our community is serious about stopping the cycle of poverty, we need to make hard decisions and change what we know has not been working. That is why three years ago, United Way of Erie County made the decision to be BOLD with its 2015-2018 Strategic Plan. To more...

Saturday, January 20, 2018

In December 2017, United Way's Board of Directors approved a restructured impact strategy as part of United Way’s 2015-2018 strategic plan. This plan is focused on reducing poverty by changing community conditions so many more people become and remain self-sufficient. Funding will be available to support three priorities: Kindergarten Readiness Mental Health Supports (K-3) Resources to Address Physical Health Barriers to Learning (Pre-K-8) The combined total of available funding for these...

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

    Three locations providing free tax preparation IRS-certified volunteer tax preparers will complete tax returns for Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) tax filers at United Way’s Super Saturday EITC Awareness Kick-Off event on January 20, 2018. This event highlights the importance of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) in helping individuals and families to move towards financial stability and promotes United Way’s Erie FREE Taxes program (UnitedWayErie.org/ErieFreeTaxes). Tax filers...

Friday, January 5, 2018

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