HIGHLIGHTS OF 2015
CLIENT TURKEY DISTRIBUTION ON NOVEMBER 21st
Over 40 volunteers helped to unload the truck and distribute 217 tukeys to our Food Pantry Clients. A special Shout Out to Penn State Behrend Cheerleaders, Perseus House and Erie Insurance.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3rd
On October 3rd, our 2nd annual “Neighborhood Sole Search” fundraising event. Central to the event was a presentation of the area landmark buildings, houses of worship and Erie’s original downtown and Parade Street. The Sonlight Puppets were on hand to entertain the small folk and adults alike. Food, drink, music, Chinese auction and information tables rounded out the event.
The event concluded with a grand prize drawing for a “Night on the Town” prize package.
BETHANY STORYTIME – OCTOBER 10th– NOVEMBER 14th For Children 3-10 years of age – 18 children attended the event each week!
LCBA Branch 49 (Bethany) was joined by LCBA main office walking for world Hunger on September 27th.
FREE DENTAL SCREENING AT BETHANY on 9/23 THANKS TO THE LECOM SCHOOL OF DENTAL MEDICINE
YE OLD SWEET SHOPPE COMMUNITY DAY: AUGUST 21, 2015
Make a purchase online or in the store at 402 State Street on Friday, August 21st and Bethany will receive 10% of the sales up to $500 and 20% of the sales up to $1,000. Eat Sweet and Support Bethany on the 21st!
TUESDAY, August 11th – Erie Gives – $9,156.60
Erie Gives is a one-day fundraiser hosted by the Erie Community Foundation.
August 11, 2015 marked our 5th Erie Gives Day, which was started in 2011 in honor of the Erie Community Foundation’s 75th Anniversary. During this event that runs for 12 hours between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. on August 11, the Erie Community Foundation will match a percentage of each donation that you make to your favorite nonprofit(s) when you donate through their website. www.eriegives.org.
Every participating nonprofit received a donation and a percentage of the $220,000 pro-rated match pool provided by GE Transportation, Erie Insurance, Presque Isle Downs and Casino, Eriez Magnetics, The Erie Community Foundation and an Anonymous Donor.
Last year 5,465 donations were made in the amount of $2,271,693. Bethany received $4,350. The more donations made to Bethany Outreach, the more matching funds Bethany will receive.
HIGHLIGHTS OF 2014
NEIGHBORHOOD CHRISTMAS PARTY 2014
77 Children were registered for our recent Neighborhood Christmas Party. The event was sponsored by LCBA Branch 49. Each child received a gift and game prizes. Gifts for Mom were also available. Everyone enjoyed hot dogs, chips, drinks and plenty of cookies.
LCBA Branch 49 Special Elves who volunteered
A good time was had by all Santa came to town and each child received a gift
The Presque Isle Women’s Club provided a “Gift for Mom”
TURKEY DISTRIBUTION 2014
50 Volunteers made it happen on Thursday, November 20th. A special thanks to volunteers from Luther Memorial, Erie Insurance and Mercyhurst University!
ERIE CROP HUNGER WALK – SEPTEMBER 28th
Eleven Walkers walked for Bethany Outreach on the Hunger Walk.
DINE AND DONATE – OCTOBER 9th
Thank you to those who dined for Bethany – We will receive a check in the amount of 44.58 which represents 10% of your food order.
BIKING FOR BETHANY – SEPTEMBER 13th
Brave souls joined together for Bethany on a very windy day raising $472.00 for Bethany Outreach
ERIE GIVES – AUGUST 12th
THANK YOU to all who made contributions to Erie Gives for Bethany. Hosted by The Erie Community Foundation. In 2013, Bethany received $3,192.13! This year we received $4,791.09.
NEIGHBORHOOD NIGHT OUT – AUGUST 5th
Our Board and LCBA Branch 49 participated in “Neighborhood Night Out” with Safenet.
Bethany Outreach Center thanks our sponsors for our Neighborhood Sole Search on May 31st. It was a success and we look forward to next year
Thanks to our Financial Sponsors:
Erie Insurance Thrivent Financial
Better Baked Foods, Doug Cornelius at State Farm Insurance, Country Fair, Courtyard Winery, Kerr Tires, Lee J. Simon, D.D.S., Marquette Savings Bank
Grand Prize: Bayfront Sheraton, 1201 Restaurant, Erie Playhouse
Food Donations: La Bella Restaurant Subway
Gifts were donated by:
NEIGHBORHOOD SOLE SEARCH
Bethany Outreach Center thanks our sponsors for our Neighborhood Sole Search on May 31st.
Financial Sponsors: Erie Insurance Thrivent Financial
Better Baked Foods, Doug Cornelius at State Farm Insurance, Country Fair
Courtyard Winery, Kerr Tires, Lee J. Simon, D.D.S. and Marquette Savings Bank
Bayfront Sheraton 1201 Restaurant Erie Playhouse
Food Donations: La Bella Restaurant Subway
|Abbey’s Hallmark||Les Fobes Interiors|
|Beechwood Golf Course||Meeker Marshall|
|Brew Erie||Nunzi’s Restaurant|
|Cappabianca Travel||Presque Isle Downs|
|Carpet Town||Red Hot Mamas of Erie|
|Chipper’s Tavern||Rick Weaver Buick GMC|
|Chucky Cheese||Sara’s Restaurant|
|Dairy Queen on Pine||Stan’s Garden Center|
|Denny’s Ice Cream||Sue’s Notary|
|Erie Philharmonic||Swanson, Sharon|
|Erie Regional Chamber||Tap House|
|& Growth Partnership||Torney, Karen|
|Johnson & Flick|
|Juniors Last Laugh||and photos by|
|Lakeside Auto||Kathy Weaver|
BETHANY WINTER COAT DRIVE
With the high volume of clients using our Clothes Closet, THE BETHANY OUTREACH CENTER held a Winter Coat Drive the week of November 11 – November 17.
PASTOR COLEMAN BIKING FOR BETHANY
Pastor Coleman rode his bike to a meeting in Pittsburgh on August 9-10, 2013 and raised $4,002 for Bethany with the help of Thrivent Financial!