Working Towards a Brighter Future

We provide disadvantaged members of our community with household items to provide a Hand Up for a better life!


Partner Organizations

How You Can Get Involved

Monetary Donations

Of course, we appreciate monetary gifts. We use all financial donations to fund pick up and delivery, storage, and new items for the families we serve.

You can donate online or send your gifts directly to:
Hand Up ERIE, Inc.
PO Box 8305
Erie, PA 16505-0305

Volunteer Program

Physical work of picking up donations and delivering to those we help.
Organizing and sorting items donated.
Scheduling pickups and deliveries.
Repairing and Refreshing the donated items received.
Recruiting new volunteers.
Managing donation events

Item Donation Program

If you would like to donate furniture, small appliances, linens, dishes, etc. go to our FaceBook page and connect with our team. We respond quickly and set up a time to pick up or be available for drop off. We love to take your excess items and give them to a family in need.

What We Do

A Hand Up Erie (AHU) was conceived in 2016 with the vision of providing necessary household items to our community members in need. Since that day, AHU has evidenced its efficacy and ongoing need in the Erie county by providing over 4,500 families with over 55,000 donated and delivered household necessities. 

Become a Volunteer Today

Like what we do? Want to make a difference? There are many ways an individual or a group can help. We have immediate openings for: drivers, people to help move furniture and small appliances, communications, schedulers, sponsors, and so much more! Click on the link below to send us a message in FaceBook.


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