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United Way of Erie County is partnering with local businessman Michael Hooks, owner of Michael’s Hair Salon and Organized Labor to hold two events aimed at assisting parents in meeting basic family needs and preparing children for a new school year.   The 2nd Annual Family Resource Fair will take place from 11am – 3pm on Friday, August 22 and is designed to connect parents in need with available community resources by bringing agency representatives directly into the neighborhood. ...

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

United Way of Erie County has named Laurie B. Root Senior Vice President, Resource Development. In her role, Laurie will be responsible for overseeing the annual campaign, the Imagination Library and companion Reading Buddies program, and working closely with Investor Relations to integrate best practices to all resource development activities.  She will also lead on several special events throughout the year.   Laurie joined the United Way team in 2010, returning to Erie after living in the...

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Erie Together is excited to announce a fantastic resource created specifically for our Erie community. Kindergarten Readiness Parental Training Kits are currently being piloted at a number of sites throughout the county. The kits include free booklets, rhymes, magnets, and other fun items for kids and parents to use to make preparing for kindergarten fun.  Read the complete press release.  

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Nearly 5,000 neighbors throughout Erie County will spend a little quality time with each other on Tuesday, August 5. In an effort to empower local neighborhoods, heighten the awareness of crime prevention and reinforce the spirit of community, United Way of Erie County has awarded $10,000 in grants that will enable organizations, associations and collaborative groups to celebrate National Night Out, sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch. In total, sixteen events scheduled in the...

Monday, July 21, 2014

Unveiling of Little Free Library and Read Aloud Celebration  in Nate Levy Park   Erie’s 10th Little Free Library to be installed in Nate Levy Park   Erie’s 10th Little Free Library will be unveiled on Friday, July 18th in Nate Levy Park (between East 2nd and 3rd, Holland and German streets) in Erie’s historic East Bayfront neighborhood. The unveiling of this micro lending library will begin at 7:15pm with introductory remarks from the Bayfront East Side Taskforce (BEST) and United Way of Erie...

Thursday, July 17, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  UNITED WAY TO HONOR BRADY LOUIS Recipient of 2014 Tocqueville Award (ERIE, PA) June 18, 2014 - United Way of Erie County has announced that F. Brady Louis is the 2014 Tocqueville Award recipient. The award will be presented to him during a dinner ceremony at the Ambassador Conference Center on Tuesday, July 15. This prestigious award recognizes outstanding volunteer service to our community through personal leadership and long-time commitment. The award dinner brings...

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

United Way of Erie County Celebrates Start of 100th Anniversary Announces largest fundraising year ever and $100,000 challenge match for the 100th annual campaign ERIE, PA (May 16, 2014) - United Way of Erie County today announced the largest fundraising year in its history, raising over $6.7 million to help reduce poverty. The announcement came at United Way’s 2014 Annual Meeting, where the organization began a yearlong celebration of its 100th anniversary. More than three hundred of Erie...

Saturday, May 17, 2014

July 18, 2013 (ERIE, PA) - United Way of Erie County presented Jim Dible with the 2013 Tocqueville Award during a dinner ceremony tonight at the Ambassador Conference Center. This prestigious award recognizes outstanding volunteer service to our community through personal leadership and long-time commitment. The award dinner brings together Tocqueville Society (donors of $10,000+ annually) and Leadership Giving Society ($1,000+ annually) members, along with past award recipients and guests of...

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Erie FREE Taxes Achieves Record Results Returns more than $6.6 million to local taxpayers ERIE, PA (May 16, 2013) - It was a banner year for United Way Erie FREE Taxes, as more people in Erie County than ever before took advantage of free tax preparation at volunteer tax sites and also claimed the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). Erie FREE Taxes is a program that helps low to moderate wage earners keep more of their hard-earned money by providing them with free tax preparation and filing...

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

United Way Announces Initiative to Offer Free Books to All Children Under Five in Erie County Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library provides high-quality book each month ERIE, PA (May 16, 2013) - United Way of Erie County today announced the arrival of the Dolly Parton Imagination Library in Erie County. This game-changing initiative will provide a free, high-quality, age-appropriate book each month to all children enrolled in the program. It is designed to dramatically increase literacy rates and...

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

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