The event is hosted by the Erie Community Foundation. The foundation started the project in 2011 for its 75th anniversary. One point seven million dollars was raised last year. Erie Community Foundation officials tell us last year was a success, and this year 200- thousand dollars has been given to add to donations. One hundred thousand dollars comes from the Erie Community Foundation, fifty thousand is from GE Transportation, and twenty-five thousand each from Presque Isle Downs and Casino and Erie Insurance.
The more money a nonprofit rakes in with donations the more of the two-hundred thousand they will receive. The 12 hour window to donate begins at 8 AM. You can donate online or by calling the Erie Community Foundation at http://eriegives.org
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