National Night Out/Erie Gives Day 2023

Wednesday Aug 2nd, 2023

National Night Out 2023

United Way of Erie County has been a proud sponsor of local National Night Out (NNO) events since 2004 and yesterday the community celebrated NNO across Erie County. This year, United Way provided grant funding to 19 events across Erie County ranging from United Way community schools, county and community organizations, municipalities and other entities.

Families and neighborhoods across the community celebrated in a variety of ways including free food, dance parties, music, magic and art demonstrations, giveaways, chalk walks, face painting and so much more. United Way Senior Vice President of Community Impact, Mike Jaruszewicz, said in an Erie News Now interview to, "think of NNO as a fun summer evening that is very informal but also informative."

NNO aligns with the prevention portion of the three-pronged Unified Erie Violence Reduction Initiative, which you can learn more about the Community Action Plan here. A major focus for NNO events across the nation is to bridge the gap between neighborhoods and their law enforcement.

"We want to see those opportunities where community members can meet each other, where they can meet community organizations offering services but also meet those who are here to protect and serve us," stated Jaruszewicz.

Erie Gives 2023

Please support United Way and the Imagination Library for Erie County on Erie Gives Day

Your support on Erie Gives Day Tuesday, August 8 will help break the cycle of poverty in our community and ensure all local students succeed and all local families thrive. Join us next Tuesday in leveling the playing field so that all Erie children, and their future children are set up for success.

***Erie Gives has adopted a new online donation system, Give Gab, which is very easy to use. Please follow our two-step instructions below on how to donate on August 8***

Together, we can break the cycle of poverty and create a brighter future for everyone in Erie County. That's what it means to LIVE UNITED!