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Not up for taming the ‘Beast’? You can still be part of the action

By | April 22, 2014 5:00 am | 0 Comments

 

The Barber Beast on the Bay is a 10-mile extreme obstacle course challenge at Presque Isle State Park in which participants run, climb and crawl over sand, trails, mud, water and hardpack surfaces. The event, set for Sept. 6 this year, is a fundraiser for the Barber National Institute, which works with children and adults… View Article

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Erie cat shelter seeks donations of used books

By | April 21, 2014 5:00 am | 0 Comments

 

Orphan Angels Cat Sanctuary, 5439 West Lake Road, is accepting donations of gently used books for a book sale to be held in May. The sale, scheduled for May 17 and 18, at the shelter, will benefit a cat named Phoenix who needs a liver shunt. Books can be dropped off at the shelter on… View Article

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‘Pet Aid’ to raise funds for A.N.N.A. Shelter

By | April 18, 2014 5:00 am | 0 Comments

 

Pet Aid, a benefit for Erie animal rescue agency the A.N.N.A. Shelter, is set for Saturday, from 3 to 8 p.m., at the Saga Club, 3828 Washington Ave. The music lineup includes Michael Wayne at 3 p.m., Midnite Voodoo at 4:15 p.m., Flight at 5:30 p.m., and Rock of Ages at 6:45 p.m. There’ll also be… View Article

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St. Martin Center seeks volunteer cooks

By | April 17, 2014 5:00 am | 0 Comments

 

Erie’s St. Martin Center, 1701 Parade St., is seeking experienced volunteer cooks to prepare large quantities of food for Metro Erie Meals on Wheels clients. The work takes place between 7 and 11 a.m., Mondays through Fridays, and responsibilities include cooking foods according to menus and accommodating special dietary or nutritional restrictions; washing pots, pans,… View Article

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Help letter carriers stamp out hunger

By | April 16, 2014 5:00 am | 0 Comments

 

On May 10, the letter carriers of the U.S. Postal Service will help Stamp Out Hunger by collecting nonperishable food items for local food banks, including Erie’s Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania. Volunteers are needed to help pick up the food items left by community residents near their mail boxes. Volunteers will be given… View Article

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Volunteer at Erie-area hospice for fulfilling experience

By | April 15, 2014 5:00 am | 0 Comments

 

Heartland Hospice recently celebrated National Volunteer Week by recognizing the contributions of its dedicated hospice volunteers and encouraging community members to become volunteers. Heartland volunteers offer support, companionship and practical, compassionate help to hospice patients. Volunteers can decide which tasks they are comfortable performing. Some tasks may include running errands for patients and families; staying… View Article

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Volunteer to help at Erie-area summer fitness events

By | April 14, 2014 9:54 am | 0 Comments

 

The Erie Sports Commission is seeking volunteers to help out at four major events this summer, including the Zombie Run, the Color Run, the Biggest Loser RunWalk and the Life’s a Beach Triathlon. The Zombie Run includes two events on May 17, both at Lake Erie Speedway in North East. The Zombie Run: Extreme takes… View Article

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Volunteers needed for Erie outdoor cleanup projects

By | April 13, 2014 5:00 am | 0 Comments

 

United Way’s Days of Caring is an annual Erie event in which volunteers help spruce up outdoor spaces of local community centers and nonprofits. Projects are scheduled around the city between April 19 and 30 to help neighborhood groups, schools and nonprofit agencies get ready for warm-weather activities. The work typically involves outdoor yard work such… View Article

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Are you a volunteer? This is your week!

By | April 9, 2014 5:00 am | 2 Comments

 

April 6 through 12 is National Volunteer Week, when the nation recognizes the many dedicated volunteers who work tirelessly to keep our nonprofit and charitable organizations going. Throughout Erie County and the surrounding area, hundreds of groups rely on volunteers to feed the hungry, rescue stray animals, help clean up our natural resources, and take… View Article

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Neighborhood Network seeks volunteers to fill a variety of roles

By | April 8, 2014 5:00 am | 0 Comments

 

If you’re looking for a way to help make a difference in the local community, you don’t need to look further than Erie’s Neighborhood Network sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph. The organization, located at 425 W. 18th St., provides numerous services to people of all ages in the community, and it has a variety… View Article

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