CSS Participates in 11th Annual Erie Gives Day

The Erie Community Foundation’s annual day of charity, aptly named Erie Gives Day, returns this August 10th to support local nonprofits.

Community Shelter Services (CSS) is among 273 nonprofits participating in the Erie Community Foundation’s 11th Annual Erie Gives Day. Participating nonprofits must be a 501(c)(3), serve Erie County and either be a member of The Nonprofit Partnership or have an Agency Endowment with The Erie Community Foundation to participate in Erie Gives. The Erie Community Foundation, along with its sponsors will enhance donors’ gifts by providing a prorated match to each gift made to a nonprofit.

In 2020 Erie Gives celebrated its 10th anniversary and broke ALL records from previous years. According to the Erie Community Foundation, The total amount raised for participating nonprofits was $6,358,146, which includes a $401,416 prorated match provided by The Erie Community Foundation, Erie Insurance, Wabtec, EE Austin Companies, ERIEBANK, Knox Law and Northwest as well as proceeds from a #ErieStrong t-shirt sale. Additionally, the community foundations in North East, Corry and Union City added additional prorated match dollars to the nonprofits in their specific communities.

A total of 11,482 donors gave over $6.3 million to support the work of 422 different nonprofit organizations in 2020 – $780K more than in 2019. CSS received over $15,000 in donations during the 2020 event.

This year, CSS hopes to surpass that amount and raise funds for emergency repairs to an elevator critical for clients with mobility issues. Funds raised during the event will also be earmarked for a new greenspace where CSS will be able to offer outdoor meals and activities and encourage clients to enjoy the fresh air and more outdoor programming.


2021 Erie Gives

On Tuesday, August 10, donors have 12 hours to make contributions between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. EST. The minimum gift is $25 however there is no limit to the amount of money donors may give and no limit on the number of organizations donors can donate to in a transaction.

Only Visa, MasterCard and Discover will be accepted. The credit card processor charges a nominal fee per transaction. The Erie Community Foundation does not receive any fees. Sorry, credit card gift cards will not be accepted.

Checks must be made out to The Erie Community Foundation. All check donations must be accompanied by a Check Donation Form and must be delivered to The Erie Community Foundation (459 West 6th Street, Erie, PA 16507) no later than Monday, August 9, 2021.

View the Community Shelter Services profile on the Erie Gives webpage HERE.

Learn more about 2021 Erie Gives Day HERE.