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Referral service now available around the clock in Erie, Venango & Warren Counties United Way’s PA 2-1-1 Northwest information and referral service connecting people in need to social services is now operating on a 24/7/365 basis. 2-1-1 service was initially launched by United Way of Erie County on May 23, 2017 with service originally available 8 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday. It was anticipated that service would expand to 24-hour coverage by the end of 2017. “We’re pleased that...

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Welcome back events planned at four United Way community schools On Monday, August 28 a historic new school year will begin for Erie’s Public Schools students throughout United Way’s community schools. The day represents a fresh start for the children in our community. To ensure the school year kicks off enthusiastically, partners at four community school sites will gather to welcome students back with cheering, warm smiles and words of encouragement as part of planned “Red Carpet” events...

Friday, August 25, 2017

Dynamic trio join ranks as United Way’s newest team members L to R: Emily Francis, community impact manager, Nick Cianci, development officer and Lisa Fischer, campaign accounts manager. Photo courtesy of Erie Times News.    Erie, PA – United Way is pleased to announce several staffing updates within the organization. First, the promotion of Mike Jaruszewicz to vice president of community impact. Jaruszewicz joined United Way as a campaign representative in 2010 and served as community...

Friday, August 11, 2017

NFL TICKETS SILENT AUCTION! United Way of Erie County is holding a silent auction for the September 10th  Steelers vs. Browns game at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland. Thanks to generous donors Kathy and Steve Findlay, two club level tickets and parking pass will be available for online bidding until August 31st. Kickoff is at 1:00pm!   Don't miss this amazing opportunity!    Place your bid here!

Friday, August 11, 2017

For many children in the Erie region, especially those from lower income households, obtaining necessary school supplies can be a real challenge. Not having these educational tools can be an obstacle to becoming successful during the school year.   United Way is committed to helping ensure students succeed and enter the coming school year ready to learn! And, YOU can help children throughout Erie County go back to school prepared. Companies and individuals are invited to participate in United...

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

United Way of Erie County has announced that James “Jim” B. Ohrn is the 2017 Tocqueville Award recipient. The award will be presented to him during United Way’s Leadership Recognition Reception sponsored by Northwest Bank and the William M. and Frances Schuster Fund at The Erie Community Foundation on Tuesday, June 20 at The Warner Theatre. This prestigious award recognizes outstanding volunteer service to our community through personal leadership and long-time commitment. The award dinner...

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

United Way of Erie County announced the winners of the 2016 Campaign Incentive Prizes. The winners were notified in May when United Way officials and the prize sponsors surprised individuals at work.   Six lucky contributors of $156 or more to United Way during the 2016 Campaign learned they were the winners of this year’s incentive prizes: Ms. Cheryl O'Leary of Custom Engineering  won two roundtrip airplane tickets courtesy of Erie International Airport, Tom Ridge Field. Ms. Allison Spade...

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

On May 30, 2017, The United Way of Erie County Board of Directors approved a motion acknowledging its support for the June 2017 “Proposal for the Establishment of a Public Community College in Erie, Pennsylvania” as prepared by Empower Erie. The proposal is also known as the “Erie Community College Plan and Application.” "We know from research that higher educational attainment leads to higher earnings later in life," said United Way president Bill Jackson. "Being career ready and securing and...

Thursday, June 1, 2017

United Way will announce the official launch of PA 2-1-1 Northwest information and referral service in Erie, Venango and Warren Counties at a press conference on Tuesday, May 23 at 10:30am at United Way of Erie County. This toll-free, three-digit number is a resource individuals can use to learn about the community’s network of health, human and social services. Trained, professional resource navigators will respond to callers’ inquiries Monday through Friday 8am to 4:30pm. Additionally,...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Download the 2017 Community Schools Summer Guide   Avoid the Summer Slide: Erie County Library Barnes & Noble Summer Book Program Erie County Book Mobile Free Parks & Recreation Programs YMCA of Greater Erie Free Food Services Second Harvest Food Bank Agency Locator Meet Your Community School Director  

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

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