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…

Volunteers needed to collect food donations on Dec. 19

   December 8, 2014 4:18 pm

Erie-area Tops Markets and the Second Harvest Food Bank are teaming up again for the Food 4 Families Food Drive on Friday, Dec. 19. Volunteers are needed at each Erie Tops Markets location to help pass out flyers and to help collect donations. Shifts are available as follows: Tops store at 1702 E. 38th St., 3…

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…

Jax Stone book drive ends Tuesday

   November 7, 2014 11:17 am

State Rep. Ryan Bizzarro’s office is sponsoring a book drive in the memory of Jax Stone, a 9-year-old Erie boy who battled a malignant brain stem glioma tumor before passing away in July. Jax, who attended Tracy Elementary School, loved to read. You can help honor Jax by donating a book — or several books —…

Community Pet Food Bank seeks donations

   October 9, 2014 4:00 am

The Erie Animal Network/A.N.N.A. Shelter Community Pet Food Bank serves people in need of help feeding their pets due to a temporary financial setback. The food bank is currently in desperate need of donations for this program, which helps keep more pets in their homes, and reduces owner surrender and animal abandonment. If you are able to help,…

Fun ways to help animal rescue groups this weekend

   October 3, 2014 10:25 am

This weekend offers multiple opportunities to help Erie-area animal rescue groups — and have fun at the same time. Start the weekend with a 3-mile charity walk for the Erie Animal Network’s Community Cat Fund on Saturday at 9 a.m. The Community Cat Fund pays for spays, neuters, vaccinations, shelters and food for stray cats in…

Make-A-Wish seeking air mile donations

   October 1, 2014 10:52 am

Make-A-Wish Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia is asking frequent fliers with air miles from Delta, U.S. Airways and United to donate their unused air miles from summer travel to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Those miles are turned into free flights for wish kids battling life-threatening medical conditions, and once donated, they never expire. Seventy-five percent of wishes…

Don’t forget to give on Tuesday, Erie Gives Day

   August 11, 2014 4:00 am

Tomorrow is  one of the best times to help your favorite Erie-area charities — Erie Gives Day. If you make an online donation between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Tuesday to one or more participating nonprofits in the Erie area, the Erie Community Foundation will match a percentage of the donations. The more donations…

Donate blood, get a chance to win a $5,000 shopping spree

   July 17, 2014 5:00 am

The Community Blood Bank is offering blood donors a chance to win a $5,000 shopping spree to Off-Road Express from now through Aug. 30. Off-Road Express sells snowmobiles, ATVs, motorcycles, dirt bikes, watercraft, motocross bikes, and other types of recreational vehicles, as well as parts and accessories. Donors must be at least 17 years old…

Cat shelter seeks items, storage space for garage sale

   July 5, 2014 5:00 am

Orphan Angels Cat Sanctuary will hold a garage sale fundraiser on Saturday and Sunday, July 19 and 20, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, at the shelter, 5439 West Lake Road. All proceeds will go toward taking care of the cats at the shelter. The organizers are seeking donations of items for the…