Thank You Erie Gives

Thanks to You, We’ve Exceeded Our Goal!

The Barber National Institute surpassed its 2018 goal, raising $18,775 during Erie Gives on Tuesday, Aug. 14. This amount will receive a prorated match from the Erie Community Foundation and its sponsors. Thanks to the 134 donors who very generously made a gift for Erie Gives.

Our donors are supporting resources for many programs including:
  • State of the art educational programs in the Elizabeth Lee Black School helping more than 240 students from 22 area school districts.
  • A Supported Employment Program that helped 31 adults find community employment at  local business last year.
  • An Outpatient Behavioral Health Clinic that opened at 1621 Sassafras Street in Erie to meet a pressing need for mental health services in the  community.
  • A $4.6 million renovation project that enhanced facilities on our main campus and in satellite locations for adults while also reinforcing our commitment to stabilizing and improving our Bayfront neighborhood.

For the Barber Foundation, every donation makes a difference. On average of the past eight years, 98 cents of every dollar is used to support programs for our children, adults and families.

To our friends and donors who are committed to supporting our mission: thank you for helping us make dreams come true.

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