Burton Funeral Homes collecting items for animal rescue group

   December 18, 2014 3:24 pm

Burton Funeral Homes & Crematory is collecting donations for Because You Care small animal rescue organization through noon, Dec. 23. You can drop off your donations at these locations: Burton Funeral Homes: Downtown, 602 W. 10th St. (Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon); Burton Westlake Funeral Home, 3801 W. 26th St. (Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.); Girard…

Because You Care seeks volunteer gift wrappers

   December 11, 2014 11:59 am

Because You Care small animal rescue group is seeking volunteers to help wrap gifts this Sunday, Dec. 14, and Friday, Dec. 19, at the Millcreek Mall Community Booth. The volunteers wrap shoppers’ gifts in exchange for a donation to BYC. If anyone is willing to help, please send an e-mail to karsmitty2@hotmail.com for more information…

Orphan Angels gift-wrapping booth to raise funds for shelter

   December 9, 2014 3:11 pm

Volunteers from Orphan Angels Cat Sanctuary will be wrapping shoppers’ holiday gifts in exchange for a donation to the shelter on Wednesday at the Millcreek Mall, outside JC Penney in the concourse. If you’ll be out doing some Christmas shopping on Wednesday, please consider bringing your purchases to the wrapping booth. You’ll get your gifts beautifully…

Orphan Angels seeks volunteer gift wrappers

   November 20, 2014 11:39 am

Volunteers are needed to wrap gifts on behalf of Orphan Angels Cat Sanctuary at the Millcreek Mall on Friday, Nov. 28, between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 29, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and Sunday, Nov. 30, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Volunteers will wrap gifts purchased by shoppers in exhange for a donation…

Erie City Mission seeks volunteers for holiday meals

   November 10, 2014 5:00 am

Erie City Mission will be hosting numerous meals, including breakfasts, lunches and dinners, between now and the beginning of the New Year, and is looking for volunteers — both individuals and community and service groups — to help staff the preparation and service of those meals. In particular, groups experienced with meal preparation and service…

Volunteers needed to sign kids up for Shining Star program

   September 16, 2014 9:43 am

St. Martin Center’s Shining Stars program will once again distribute toys to needy children throughout Erie this holiday season. Families enroll in the program in the fall, then the children’s Christmas wishes are gathered and posted on trees in area businesses and schools. Volunteers are needed on Oct. 14, 15 and 16 to help sign up children…

Operation Christmas Child seeks volunteers for packing parties

   September 5, 2014 6:00 am

Operation Christmas Child Northwestern PA has a need for a large number of teen and adult volunteers for its annual shoe box packing parties on Oct. 3 and 4. This year, the team hopes to fill 23,000 boxes with gifts for needy children around the world. The boxes are filled with school supplies, toys, personal hygiene…

Animal rescue groups seek donations of gift-wrapping supplies

   December 26, 2013 2:08 pm

If you’re out shopping for post-Christmas bargains in the next few days, consider picking up some clearance gift-wrapping supplies for two local animal rescue groups. Both Orphan Angels Cat Sanctuary and Because You Care raise funds for their organizations each December by wrapping gifts at the Millcreek Mall in exchange for donations.  Volunteers do the…

Sales of jarred cookie and soup mixes benefit Erie nonprofit

   December 13, 2013 2:08 pm

Help support a local resource for the mentally ill by purchasing cookie and soup mixes that make great gifts or treats for your family. The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Erie County is selling jars that contain the ingredients  and instructions to bake one to two dozen homemade cookies. The jars, donated by the…

Erie-area businesses collecting donations for animal rescue groups

   December 10, 2013 2:20 pm

Karen Burton Horstman, Mark Horstman, Kevin Hartley and Peter J. Burton, of Burton Funeral Homes and Horstman and Sons Country Store, display some of the donated pet items they have collected already this year for Operation: Christmas Pet Angels. You can help these generous businesses build their pile of pet items by bringing donations — cat…