Erie Gives

Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021 | 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Erie Gives

Become part of Erie’s biggest day of giving with a donation to the Barber National Institute during Erie Gives! This year, donors have two ways to make a gift:

  • Donate online at on Tuesday, Aug. 10. Gifts must be at least $25; Visa, MasterCard and Discover cards are accepted.
  • Donate by check with this form. Checks must be delivered to The Erie Community Foundation (459 West 6th Street, Erie, PA 16507) no later than Monday, August 9, 2021.

Your donation will have an immediate and lasting impact on the lives of the more than 6,200 children and adults with autism, intellectual disabilities or behavioral health challenges and their families served by the Barber National Institute every year. Services include:

  • The Elizabeth Lee Black School, serving nearly 240 students ages 3 – 21 from 24 area school districts.
  • Early intervention therapies for babies from birth to age three.
  • 95 residential group homes serving nearly 320 adults.
  • Behavioral health services for children, adults and families to prevent crises and develop positive mental health.
  • Supported Employment services to assist adults in finding and training for jobs in the community.

In 2020, donors set a new record with gifts totaling $ 95,517 to the Barber National Institute. Help us meet – or exceed – that goal in 2021!