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Erie Gives

GECAC has been serving Erie County's most vulnerable in areas of housing assistance, workforce development, re-entry, protecting seniors, and a bevy of other coordinating services during this COVID-19 pandemic. We are all in this together, which is why we want to provide you with a way to make your contribution go further by participating in Erie Gives.

What is Erie Gives?

Brought to you by The Erie Community Foundation and its generous sponsors, the signature event promotes the nonprofit sector, which, during the COVID-19 pandemic, is in the unique position of having to continue to provide services while experiencing decreasing resources.

You can be a philanthropist with a gift of just $25 or more. Make your gift online, mail a check, or gift the required minimum distribution from your IRA.

Day and Time: Checks will be accepted on Monday, August 10. The online event takes place on Tuesday, August 11. You have 12 hours to make your donation between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. EST.

Gift Amount: The minimum gift is $25. There is no limit to the amount of money you may give. There is no limit to the number of organizations you can donate to in a transaction.

Credit Cards: Only Visa, MasterCard and Discover will be accepted. The credit card processor charges a nominal fee per transaction. The Erie Community Foundation does not receive any fees. Sorry, credit card gift cards will not be accepted.

Checks: Donors can write a check for their Erie Gives donation. Checks must be made out to The Erie Community Foundation. All check donations must be accompanied by a Check Donation Form. Checks must be delivered to The Erie Community Foundation (459 West 6th Street, Erie, PA 16507) no later than Monday, August 10, 2020. To have GECAC deliver your checks to the foundation, all checks with accompanying check forms must be delivered to GECAC by Friday, August 7.

Prorated Match: The Erie Community Foundation and our sponsors will enhance donors' gifts by providing a prorated match to each gift made to a nonprofit.

Key Dates

Wednesday, July 22   GECAC's Kick-off for Erie Gives

Friday, August 7         Checks due to GECAC

Monday, August 10    Checks due to Erie Community Foundation

Tuesday, August 11    On-Line Giving 8 AM- 8 PM

How to Donate

Credit Card

Check Donation Form

Social Media Posts

7/22 Email Signature

7/23 Facebook Cover

7/24 Here to Help

7/25 Mission

7/26 Work Ready

7/27 One Day

7/28 Low-Income Families

7/29 Checks and Online

7/30 GED Testing

7/31 Re-Entry

8/1 Support GECAC

8/2 Huggy Heart

8/3 Erie Gives 2020

8/4 Upward Bound

8/5 Utility Assistance

8/6 Meals on Wheels Member

8/7 Rent and Mortgage Assistance

8/8 Meals on Wheels

8/9 Aging Services

8/10 Erie Gives Information

8/11 Today is the Day