Erie theater group seeks volunteers to raise funds

   January 14, 2015 12:04 pm

PACA — Performing Artists Collective Alliance — is a nonprofit community performing arts center and theater that promotes a wide variety of artistic endeavors at its 1505 State St. location. In 2015, PACA is planning to present 11 productions, including comedies, dramas and classics. The group is mounting an advertising campaign to support the 2015…

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…

Erie-area animal rescue group seeks volunteers

   December 17, 2014 2:58 pm

H.O.P.E. for Erie Animal Wellness is a community outreach program for owners and their pets. The group, which helps provide solutions for any animal-related situation in the Erie region, is seeking volunteers to help carry out its mission. Volunteers are needed in a variety of capacities, including in-home  volunteers, who build relationships with homes in the…

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…

GECAC Volunteer Tutor Open House set for Tuesday

   September 12, 2014 9:55 am

The GECAC Adult Education Program is seeking volunteer tutors to work with adults to improve their reading, math, English or writing skills in order to pass their GED or gain the skills needed to get and keep a job. Volunteers receive training, support and materials to assist them with their students. Volunteers must have at…

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…

Volunteers sought for rummage sale at Orphan Angels

   September 4, 2014 9:51 am

Orphan Angels Cat Sanctuary,  5439 West Lake Road, is holding a rummage sale at the shelter on Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m., and is seeking volunteers to help. Volunteers are needed to help set up items on tables on Friday afternoon/evening, to help sell on Saturday and Sunday during…

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…

Volunteers needed for Breast Cancer Coalition’s Home Run Derby

   July 22, 2014 5:15 pm

The Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition holds an annual Home Run Derby event each summer at professional baseball stadiums in Pennsylvania. Volunteers are needed to serve as outfield ball shaggers at each event. The Erie event is set for Saturday, Aug. 23 at Jerry Uht Park. Duties include collecting balls hit into the outfield and infield once they…