In 2014, 13-year-old Jared of Erie, PA, was granted his wish to go to the exotic island of Hawaii. During his wish trip, Jared was able hang ten on the waves and visit the historic site of Pearl Harbor. This special wish gave Jared the opportunity to get out and have fun without the thought or worry of his medical condition. By donating to Erie Gives, you can help give children like Jared a chance to feel like a kid again.
The Erie Community Foundation will match a portion of your donation on Tuesday, August 9, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. All donations made during this time frame will also receive a percentage of the $220,000 pro-rated match pool provided by:
- The Erie Community Foundation
- GE Transportation
- Erie Insurance
- Presque Isle Downs & Casino
- Northwest Savings Bank
- Erie Bank
- Scott Enterprises
- EEAustin & Son
- McInnes Rolled Rings
The more donations made to Make-A-Wish, the more matching funds we will receive.
All donations must be made online using MasterCard, Discover or Visa during the 12-hour window. The minimum gift is $25. There is no limit to the amount of money you may give.
Last year, this event raised $2,821,929 for local nonprofits within 12 hours!
To find out more about this year’s Erie Gives event visit, www.ErieGives.org.