Thank You Erie Gives Donors!

You Really Made a Splash!


Donors jumped right in to Erie Gives 2022, helping us blow our goal out of the water!
A special thanks to the 356 generous donors who contributed a total of $65,958 during Erie Gives on Aug. 9.
All proceeds from Erie Gives will really make a splash by helping to fund our Pool Renovation Project. The Barber National Institute pool has been a resource for our entire community for more than 40 years and now needs renovations and updates to ensure it will be here for generations to come.
Thousands of children throughout our community have taken learn-to-swim lessons that range from introductory classes for toddlers to more advanced swimming and lifesaving courses. The pool has offered exercise classes, including programs for persons with arthritis or mobility issues.

In addition, our pool is an invaluable resource for students in our school and summer camps, as well as adults across many programs. With a floor that can be raised to deck level, wheelchairs can be rolled onto the floor and lowered in up to 4 ½ feet of water. This feature has allowed persons with physical disabilities to benefit from the therapeutic effects of water activities.

Donors are helping us provide updates to the pool as well as renovations that will make the locker rooms and changing areas more spacious and increase handicap accessibility.

 Thank you for helping us make a splash!