Resources and Ways to Help

Holiday Kits

Harding Elementary is distributing “Holiday Kits” for their families this year. The kits will include a turkey (provided by Eriez Magnetics) and a bag of side dishes and small gifts for the children. We are looking for volunteers to put together and donate the side dish/gift bags (each bag should cost about $30-35). If you are interested, please email Kathleen Moore with the number of kits you would like to purchase by Friday, November 20 at 5:00 p.m.. You will receive an email back with details about the ages of the children in the family you are purchasing for. Please note bags will need to be dropped off by December 1. 

Coat Drive for Kids

We have already collected several coats for students at Charter School of Excellence, but more are still needed. If you would like to buy a coat for a child who needs one, email Kathleen Moore with the number of coats you would like to purchase by Friday, November 20 at 5:00 p.m. You will receive an email back with details about sizes needed. Please note, we will need coats dropped off by December 1. 

School Needs

The outreach team of the Cathedral and St. Mark’s partners with Pfeiffer-Burleigh Elementary, Harding Elementary and Charter School of Excellence. During this school year, students are in need of basic school and hygiene supplies to use both at school and at home. In particular, the schools are asking for the following items:

  • Leggings (girls, any size/color)
  • Sweatpants and sweatshirts (any size, kids or adults)
  • laundry detergent pods
  • disinfectant wipes
  • masks (disposable and cloth)

Drop off any of these items:

At the Cathedral: Mondays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m
At St. Mark’s: Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

If you cannot make it to the Cathedral or St. Mark’s during those times but have items to donate or if you have any questions, please contact Kathleen Moore.

Other City Opportunities for Volunteering in Covid

Volunteer opportunities for healthy individuals can be found at pa211nw.org 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers kindly ask that high-risk volunteers stay home to reduce the spread of disease and protect their own health as well as the health of our community.

Rapid Response Fund

Donate to the Rapid Response Fund at ErieGives.org.

St. Martin Center

Donate to the St. Martin Center, which provides immediate assistance and food at smerie.org.

Community Blood Bank

Give blood. The Community Blood Bank currently has a critical need for several types of blood. For more information, visit fourhearts.org

ReStore at Habitat for Humanity

ReStore has begun accepting items once again and the store has resumed hours: Friday 9am-12pm & Saturday 8am-4pm. Download a brochure and a flyer. For more information, visit habitaterie.org

​Erie Meals on Wheels

Erie Meals on Wheels is in need of drivers to deliver food to people’s doorsteps.  If you are able to help, please call (814) 452-6930 or visit mealsonwheelserie.org

If you need assistance, please call 211 or visit United Way at unitedwayerie.org to be connected to a full list of available resources.

​Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership

Information for small businesses, guidance for businesses and employers from the CDC, resources for remote work, and much more can be found at the Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership website:  eriepa.com.