YMCA of Greater Erie

Blood Drives

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Giving blood is beneficial for those who give and those who receive.  The person receiving the blood gets a new chance at life or maybe a booster toward better living.  Those who give can feel the power of helping those who need.  Other benefits for the donor include self-awareness of pulse, blood pressure, cholesterol, and hemoglobin level as well as bringing own high levels of iron.  When a person donates blood they are helping the research toward healthy living and a healthy community. Blood Drives are held in partnership with the Community Blood Bank.

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Community Collections

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The Eastside Family collects goods monthly for local non-profits including the Second Harvest Food Bank, Wesleyville Food Pantry, military, City Mission, local schools and Mercy Center for Women.  We also collect items during the holidays for local families identified by neighboring nonprofits.

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Financial Assistance

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If you are unable to pay the full cost of Y membership or programs, you may apply for partial assistance based on your financial situation. Income based membership rates are also available. Funds for financial assistance are raised by the volunteers of the Y’s We Build People campaign and come from generous individuals and businesses in the community. More >>

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Help Us Set Their Table

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Ongoing Donation Program for the Second Harvest Food Bank

Help us bring food to the tables of families across the region!  The Y has teamed up with the Second Harvest Food Bank for an ongoing donation program.  Bring what you can, when you can and we will take care of the heavy lifting!  Download a list of the region’s most needed items.

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Volunteer Information

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Volunteers are the strength of our organization.  They make it possible to offer the wide range of quality services and programs that we do.  Their contributions impact all aspects of the Y. Volunteers assist us in the following areas:  aquatics, wellness, fund development, office, special events, committees, youth sports and board leadership. If you are interested in volunteering for the Y, please contact your branch Executive Director. More >>

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We Build People

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At the Y, strengthening community is our cause.  We are in this community to give everyone an opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.  At the Y, no child, family or adult is turned away.  We Build People is our annual fund drive which directly raises funds for children, teens, adults ad families to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to benefit from Y membership and programs.

As the nation’s leading nonprofit for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, we use your gift to make a meaningful, enduring impact.  Your contribution is invested in people.  When you give to the Y, you help move people forward.

The YMCA of Greater Erie is a 501 c 3 charity and is one of the largest philanthropic organizations in Erie County dedicated to helping children and families live healthier, more productive lives in spirit, mind and body. More >>

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