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THANK YOU to each of the companies below who earned the prestigious Honor Roll distinction from United Way of Erie County for achieving increased campaign giving for five or more consecutive years. Receiving the award for the seventh consecutive year are: American Tinning & Galvanizing Custom Engineering The Housing Authority of the City of Erie Receiving the award for the sixth consecutive year are: Finish Thompson Incorporated Transportation Equipment Supply Company Receiving...

Thursday, June 16, 2016

United Way of Erie County to Host 8 Book Swap Events to Encourage Youth Reading and Prevent Learning Loss United Way of Erie County will hold a number of FREE “summer slide” book swap events at various locations throughout Erie County during the month of June. For many children in our community, especially from lower income households, the summer months don’t include reading or continuing educational activities. This results in a loss of achievement for children who then start off the next...

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Since bringing the Imagination Library to Erie County, United Way has called it a transformational early literacy program. For the first time, we have solid local research supporting this statement. The Study Purpose: To understand the impact of storybook reading on the children and parents receiving Imagination Library books using Clay’s (2013) Concepts about Print and Letter Identification tasks with a parent/caregiver survey about home literacy practices. We reached out to Penn State...

Friday, June 10, 2016

United Way of Erie County is set to celebrate the third anniversary (birthday) of bringing the Imagination Library free book-a-month program to the Erie region at its Imagination Golf Classic event on Thursday, June 9 at Lake Shore Country Club. As of May 2016, the total number of books mailed locally since the program’s inception just three years ago surpassed one quarter of a million! Through this transformational early literacy program, in 2015 United Way mailed 104,274 books to children...

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

The second annual Women Driving Philanthropy (WDP) will be held Monday, August 29 at Lawrence Park Golf Club. The Erie Women’s Fund, Erie Community Foundation and United Way of Erie County will present the women only golf tournament to support the BABY & ME™ – Tobacco Free Program. Women Driving Philanthropy organizers are excited to bring this program to Erie County through the support of the outing. BABY & ME™ – Tobacco Free Program is a smoking cessation program aimed at reducing the...

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Applications for 2016 National Night Out Mini-Grants are now open. Complete details are available here: http://www.unitedwayerie.org/nno/grant/application

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

United Way of Erie County today announced the winners of the 2015 Campaign Incentive Prizes. The winners were notified earlier this month when United Way officials and the prize sponsors surprised individuals at work as part of the 2016 Prize Patrol.   Seven lucky contributors of $156 or more to United Way during the 2015 Campaign learned they were the winners of this year’s incentive prizes: Larry Anderson of GE Transportation  won two roundtrip airplane tickets courtesy of  International...

Monday, May 9, 2016

  United Way of Erie County will hold the 2016 Annual Meeting on Tuesday May 10 at the Bayfront Convention Center.   More than 375 of Erie County’s community leaders and philanthropists are expected to attend the Annual Meeting, thanks to the sponsorship of UPMC Health Plan.  This year's Annual Meeting will highlight the organization’s 2015 campaign year including the Imagination Library, FamilyWize, and Erie FREE Taxes programs.    United Way officials will recognize the 2015 Honor Roll...

Friday, May 6, 2016

  Thank you to all those who have donated during 2016 Operation Imagination! The organizations below sponsored 144 children in the  Imagination Library, providing them 1,734 books.  Allburn Florist American Legion Post #571- Wesleyville BayCity Associates in Podiatry, Inc. Baycrete Ready Mix, Inc. Bock Insurance Agency Borowy Insurance Agency, LLC Braserie, Dearie! Dee's Cigar Store Haines Printing Co. Joe B's Carpet Connection Monsignor Henry Kriegel Matt Barczyk Agency Maxpro Technologies...

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

UnifiedErie, The Erie County Policy and Planning Council for Children and Families, and United Way of Erie County invite any non-profit organizational youth workers to join us for a special ceremony and luncheon on Thursday, May 5, 2016 from 9:30am-12:30pm at the St. Martin Center, 1701 Parade Street, in Erie, PA. If you are a “boots on the ground” staff member who works directly with youth in a non-profit organization in Erie County, PA, we invite you to join us for the 3rd Annual Youth Work...

Friday, April 1, 2016

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