August 10 is the day to give back. The Community Foundation has selected over 400 non-profit organizations to support.
One of them is All Aboard Erie, who hopes to draw the attention of Congress to the creation of a rail system along the waterfront corridor to promote economic development.
“The resources we’re looking for are kind of seed money, so we can really start working with these agencies to start building a case to fund passenger rail transport,” said Michael Fuhrman, executive director of All Aboard Erie.
Jennifer Farrar, executive director of Asbury Woods, said Erie Gives Day ensures that natural spaces like Asbury continue to be accessible to the public.
“We have a lot of programs and a lot of access for people that are completely free and open to the public,” Farrar said. “Erie Gives Day’s donations keep it free, so it’s really accessible to everyone.”
The Booker T. Washington Center is another organization that works to increase accessibility for the Erie community.
“As we go through this pandemic,” said Shantel Hilliard, Associate Director of the Center, “we’ve really been pushing public health and providing testing and counseling and all of that specific stuff to make sure our community is in the know. services that can help.
Representatives of the Perry Square Alliance say they want to continue spreading holiday cheer this winter with funding from Erie Gives Day.
“We are getting a lighted fountain for the east of Perry Square,” said John Buchna, Alliance board member. “A real topper will sit at the top of the Perry Square fountain, bringing more joy, more lightness. This is a great opportunity for the community to take advantage of it.
Erie Gives Day is this Tuesday August 10th. To see the list of non-profit organizations and to contribute, click HERE.
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