Posts tagged christmas

Animal rescue groups seek donations of gift-wrapping supplies

By | December 26, 2013 2:08 pm | 0 Comments

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…


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Sales of jarred cookie and soup mixes benefit Erie nonprofit

By | December 13, 2013 2:08 pm | 0 Comments

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…


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Erie-area businesses collecting donations for animal rescue groups

By | December 10, 2013 2:20 pm | 0 Comments

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…


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Orphan Angels holding 2 fundraisers on Sunday

By | December 6, 2013 4:17 pm | 0 Comments

There are two ways to help Orphan Angels Cat Sanctuary raise money for their shelter on Sunday. Volunteers will be wrapping gifts at the gift-wrapping booth at Millcreek Mall on Sunday, all day. Just bring all your gifts that need to be wrapped, and the volunteers will make them ready for giving, in exchange for…


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Help wrap gifts for senior citizens

By | December 4, 2013 12:07 pm | 0 Comments

Home Instead Senior Care Erie provides gifts to more than 350 needy local senior citizens each holiday season. Volunteers are needed to help wrap and organize the donated gifts on Dec. 18, starting at 10 a.m., at the Home Instead Senior Care office, 3910 Caughey Road, suite 220. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Laura…


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Angel tree benefits 3 local animal rescue groups

By | December 2, 2013 6:06 pm | 0 Comments

Want to help stray pets this Christmas? Mud Puppies Self Serve Dog Wash, 3867 Peach St., is hosting an angel tree to benefit three local animal rescue organizations. Each ornament on the tree lists an item from the wishs lists of Because You Care, the A.N.N.A. Shelter, and the Humane Society of Northwest Pennsylvania. Simply…


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Saturday’s Running of the Santas to benefit Make-A-Wish

By | November 29, 2013 3:18 pm | 0 Comments

Dress in your Santa best for the Running of the Santas Saturday, at the Boardwalk Complex, 28 North Park Row.  Proceeds will benefit Make-A-Wish Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Registration takes place from 5 to 7:15 p.m. at the Boardwalk Complex.  There will be a cookie eating contest as well as drink specials for patrons to…


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Volunteers needed to organize Shining Star gifts

By | November 27, 2013 2:55 pm | 0 Comments

St. Martin Center, Inc. needs volunteers in December to help organize the gifts for its Shining Stars program. The program, which is open to children ages 12 and younger, helps ensure kids whose families are struggling have gifts to open on Christmas. Stars with kids’ names and their Christmas wish lists are hanging at organizations…


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Erie Y locations offer ways to give this holiday season

By | November 26, 2013 3:39 pm | 0 Comments

If you’re looking for a way to help some less fortunate Erie-area children and adults have a brighter Christmas, the branches of the YMCA of Greater Erie currently have a number of gift drives ongoing: The County Y Community Giving Tree, Nov. 29-Dec. 23: Pick a snowman tag off the Giving Tree located in the…


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Help light up Audubon Center in Jamestown, N.Y.

By | November 25, 2013 12:28 pm | 0 Comments

Audubon Center & Sanctuary in Jamestown, N.Y., needs many volunteers to help run its Winter Night Lights event in December.  There will be inside and outside tasks, as well as partially indoor tasks.  Winter Night Lights will be happening on Dec. 6, 7, 13, 14, 20 and 21 from 6 to 9 p.m. nightly. Volunteers…


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