Erie Gives Day Breaks Record

Published 08/13 2014 02:54PM

Updated 08/13 2014 03:01PM

August 13, 2014 - This is the fourth year the Erie Community Foundation has hosted Erie Gives Day to raise money for local charities.

According to the Erie Give's website, this year's event attracted 5,766 donors who gave more than $2.25 million to more than 300 non-profits.

The Erie Community Foundation provides a prorated match to each gift made to non-profits. This year the match pool is $200,000.

The money from Erie Gives Day will be given to local nonprofits during Erie Gives Check Distribution Day on August 22.

The organization getting the most money donated today was the Foundation for Free Enterprise Education.

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