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 for Erie’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day march

   January 2, 2014 3:38 pm

The Bayfront NATO/Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Center, 312 Chestnut St., is seeking volunteers to help out at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day march, scheduled for Jan. 20. Volunteers will be needed from 7:15 to 11 a.m. to make, transport and hand out hot chocolate, coffee, and donuts, and to assist with the…

Volunteers needed to organize Shining Star gifts

   November 27, 2013 2:55 pm

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…

Volunteers needed for Picnic in the Park extravaganza on July 4

   June 21, 2013 7:18 pm

The Perry 200 Picnic in the Park and Fireworks Extravaganza will take place on the Fourth of July in Liberty Park on the Bayfront Parkway in Erie. The event committee is seeking volunteers to assist with a variety of duties to make the event run smoothly. Volunteer needs include: 1. Stage managers and security personnel,…

Help Erie area organizations ‘restore the shore’

   December 4, 2012 9:08 am

After Monday’s post on gift collections, I heard from Courtney Dore at Community Resources for Independence about a great donation drive they are doing with Plyler Overhead Door to help victims of Hurricane Sandy during the holiday season. The “Restore the Shore” toy drive needs unwrapped gifts or gift cards in small denominations. Donations will…

‘Tis the season to donate gifts

   December 3, 2012 11:06 am

One great way to give back during the holiday season is to add a gift donation to your shopping list. This week’s YMCA of Greater Erie’s newsletter featured a couple ongoing gift collections: -Operation Give Thanks: The Boot Camp Class at the Glenwood Park YMCA is filling care packages to send to our troops.¬† They’re…

Help EmergyCare save lives

   November 28, 2012 10:34 am

Everyone has a wish list this time of year, including EmergyCare emergency transport. If you are planning on giving this holiday season, consider donating one of these items to help save lives: -Metal clipboards -100 traffic cones -8 GPS units for wheelchair vans -3 desk calculators -Refrigerator -3-channel mini I.V. pumps -Flat screen TV for…

#GivingTuesday emphasizes charitable holiday giving

   November 26, 2012 9:32 am

It’s been quite a week of fill-in-the-blank days: Grey Thursday (or rather, Thanksgiving,) Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday and now Giving Tuesday. The final of these days emphasizes giving to charitable and nonprofit organizations during the holiday season. According to its website, “We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for…

Blood bank to offer free doughnuts to Black Friday donors

   November 21, 2012 11:16 am

Here’s a Black Friday promotion that won’t have long lines. The Community Blood Bank will give the first 100 donors on Black Friday a coupon for a free dozen of doughnuts from Krispy Kreme. “Giving blood is one of the best ways to get in the holiday spirit,” said Dan Desrochers, director of marketing at…