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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

  At a press conference today, the Erie Women’s Fund and United Way of Erie County announced Women Driving Philanthropy (WDP) will be held Monday, August 28 at Lawrence Park Golf Club. The two groups will partner for a third year to present the women-only golf tournament. The announcement included details regarding this year’s tournament, which will support the initiation of a comprehensive Pregnancy Recovery Center (PRC) in Erie. The prevalence of opioid use among pregnant women has reached...

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

  United Way of Erie County today, announced they will be surprising winners of the 2016 Campaign Incentive Prizes during the week of May 1-5 at local businesses. The winners will be surprised at their workplace by United Way officials as well as representatives donating the incentive prize. Six lucky winners contributing $156 or more to United Way during the 2016 Campaign will receive one of these grand prizes: Two roundtrip airplane tickets courtesy of International Airport Tom Ridge Field...

Friday, April 28, 2017

  Erie County children in grades 1-6 are invited to stop in to Barnes & Noble May 8-14 for the Kick Off of their Summer Reading program. Engaging children's activities and in-store events are planned for each day! You can pick up your reading journal and start your summer off by setting a goal of earning a free book. Please check the Barnes & Noble Facebook page to stay up to date! Or call Barnes & Noble at 814-864-6300 for complete details. Click photo to print voucher Partial...

Thursday, April 27, 2017

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 affordably priced, gently used items. Donate items to the event at Erie Hall May 1-4 and 7-11 from 11:00am - 6:00pm! The sale is Saturday, May 12 at Erie Hall. From 7:30am - 9:00am, early bird admission is $5 and free after that.  Fill-a-Bag for $5 from 11:00am - 12:00pm.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

2-1-1 information and referral service is coming to Erie County! United Way of Erie County invites all Erie County nonprofit organizations to attend a pre-launch meeting May 2, 2017 at 10:30am to learn how 2-1-1 can connect your organization to people in need of your programs and services. This meeting is essential for all Erie County nonprofits large and small. Complete details below: Tuesday, May 2, 2017 from 10:30 to 11:30 AM Hirt Auditorium - Blasco Library The event is free and open to...

Friday, April 7, 2017

Pre-K for PA presented a 2017 Pre-K Champion award to Rep. Pat Harkins today at the Unexpected Advocates breakfast, hosted by United Way of Erie County, for his strong commitment and ongoing support of expanded investments in early education across the commonwealth. Among the many legislators who support Pre-K for PA, the campaign is recognizing several Champions from across the state whose commitment earned them special recognition.  Ron DiNicola, co-chair of the Northwest PA Pre-K for PA...

Thursday, March 30, 2017

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