Erie Gives

The Corry Public Library is one of 19 Corry-based nonprofit organizations participating in Erie Gives Day. Residents are invited to donate to the nonprofit of their choice during the daylong fundraising event. 

In about 10 days, it’ll be the 10th anniversary of Erie Gives Day, an event that benefits nonprofit organizations across Erie County through a daylong event where residents mail in or go online to donate to their favorite causes. 

Erie Gives 2020 will begin to accept checks on Monday, Aug. 10. 

Those wishing to donate online may go to eriegives.org on Tuesday, Aug. 11, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

This year in particular, many nonprofits are in the position of carrying on their services but with diminished resources because of the coronavirus. 

Donors may give as much as they want, to as many organizations as they want during the benefit blitz for 501(c)(3) groups.

Donations must be a minimum of $25.

For the sixth consecutive year, the Corry Community Foundation will provide a prorated match of $10,000 for Corry-based nonprofits. 

This year’s participating organizations that are headquartered and operating in Corry are Corry Area Arts Council, Corry Area Food Pantry, Corry Area Historical Society Museum, Corry Area School District Foundation, Corry Community Foundation, Corry Higher Education Council, Corry Memorial Hospital, Corry PTO, Corry Public Library and Corry Rotary Club.

Also, Foundation for Sustainable Forests, Impact Corry, LifeCare, Love INC of Union City, Spartansburg and Corry, Mead Park Association, Pine Grove Cemetery, St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Village Friends and YMCA of Corry.

Shelby Scouten, executive assistant for Corry Community Foundation, said if a nonprofit is registered for the event but is not on this list, to contact her at 814-664-3884, ext. 3. 

Donors who want to mail in a donation can make checks to The Erie Community Foundation, which sponsors Erie Gives Day. A form that can be downloaded from the eriegives.org website must accompany the check.

Mail donations to The Erie Community Foundation, 459 W. 6th St., Erie, PA 16507 by Aug. 10.

Visa, MasterCard and Discover will be accepted for online giving. A receipt will be emailed and should be kept for tax purposes.

Because of pandemic health concerns, the usual Check Distribution Day will not be held. Donations will be mailed to nonprofits. 

A complete list of participating organizations can be found at eriegives.org. There is also a search function that allows users to search for their favorite organizations. 

The Erie Community Foundation will also enhance each donation by providing a prorated match to each gift made. 

Over the last 10 years, Erie Gives has raised more than $26 million.

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