Eastside Y needs volunteers for Run A Muck Mud Run

By | April 4, 2014 5:00 am | 0 Comments

 

Want to help kids have fun in the mud? The Eastside Family Y, at 2101 Nagle Road, is seeking volunteers for the Run A Muck Mud Run on Saturday, May 24. The run is for kids ages 4 to 13, with three levels of difficulty designed for different age groups. The 1.5-mile course will feature… View Article

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Donations needed for Easter basket giveaways

By | April 3, 2014 5:00 am | 0 Comments

 

Odessa’s Place, 628 W. 18th St., is seeking donations of Easter baskets and items to fill the baskets for its third annual Easter basket giveaway. Last year, through donations from the community, Odessa’s Place was able to give 450 baskets to families in the community.  This year’s goal is to top 500 baskets. The baskets will be… View Article

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Make-A-Wish seeks air mile donations

By | April 1, 2014 5:00 am | 0 Comments

 

It’s finally April, and that means it’s time for the Make-A-Wish Foundation’s annual Wishes in Flight Air Miles campaign. Throughout the month, Make-A-Wish will be collecting frequent flier miles to help wish kids like Peter Dimitriadis, of Erie, travel to their dream destinations. Last August, Peter’s wish of visiting his family in Greece came true… View Article

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Frozen food fundraiser benefits animal rescue group

By | March 31, 2014 8:43 am | 0 Comments

 

You can help Because You Care help more animals by ordering frozen foods from Schwan’s. Order frozen food from Schwan’s from now until April 17, and the company will donate 20 percent of your order — and 40 percent of your purchase of your first $25 gift card — to Because You Care animal rescue… View Article

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Pennsylvania Alzheimer’s Association seeks volunteers for walk

By | March 30, 2014 5:00 am | 0 Comments

 

The Alzheimer’s Association Greater PA Chapter, which provides services and support to individuals with Alzheimer’s, their families, and their care partners in the community, is seeking people to assist at this year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s, scheduled for Sept. 20 at the Burger King Amphitheater at Liberty Park on Erie’s bayfront. Volunteers are needed both for the… View Article

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Penn State Behrend needs volunteers to help at Trash-2-Treasure sale

By | March 29, 2014 5:00 am | 0 Comments

 

Volunteers are needed to support Penn State Behrend’s annual Trash-2-Treasure sale on May 17, proceeds of which benefit United Way of Erie County. Volunteers are needed between 7 a.m. and noon to move and organize donations during the event, assist shoppers, provide logisitical support for the sign-in and checkout processes and assist with event cleanup…. View Article

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Create a pottery item, benefit cat shelter this weekend

By | March 28, 2014 5:00 am | 0 Comments

 

Looking for something to do this weekend? Head over to Claytopia, 2503 W. 15th St., to paint a cat or dog bisque piece or a cat or dog bowl, and — through Monday, the last day of the month — Claytopia will donate 10 percent of your purchase to Orphan Angels Cat Sanctuary. Claytopia is… View Article

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Volunteer to help get Presque Isle ready for summer

By | March 27, 2014 5:00 am | 0 Comments

 

Help get Presque Isle State Park ready for this summer’s fun at the park’s 58th Annual Spring Clean-Up, which is set for April 19, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Volunteers will meet at the Rotary Pavilion between 9 and 11 a.m. that day to sign in and receive materials. Lunch will be provided from 11 a.m…. View Article

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Erie’s Ridge Center seeks volunteer gardeners

By | March 26, 2014 5:00 am | 0 Comments

 

Did you know that the Tom Ridge Environmental Center, 301 Peninsula Drive, has a 5-acre garden that provides a habitat for many species of birds, mammals, insects and native plants? The garden also has a walking path, a number of birdhouses, including a Purple Martin house, and a geocache site. Much of the effort to… View Article

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Erie’s Biggest Loser RunWalk needs volunteers

By | March 25, 2014 5:00 am | 0 Comments

 

Erie’s Biggest Loser RunWalk 5K/Half Marathon is scheduled for June 22 at Penn State Behrend, with a registration and health and wellness event on June 21 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the school’s Junker Center. Volunteers are needed to serve in a variety of roles, including registration and packet pickup on both days, plus… View Article

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