Erie Gives is a one day online fundraiser taking place on Tuesday, August 9th hosted by the Erie Community Foundation. Last year Emmaus received over $37,000 from over 300 donors. That is an amazing increase of about 65% over the previous year. Emmaus also placed in the top ten in # of donors.
Breaking the Bread
There are people
in the world so hungry,
that God cannot
appear to them
From the Director
Sister Mary Miller
“We rise by lifting others,” Robert Ingersoll wrote. Three Erie groups gave credence to this quote by recently recognizing Emmaus Director Sister Mary Miller for her 35-year commitment to the poor and hungry of Erie. In early April, Mercyhurst University presented...
For the Record
Great Growing Season
The growing season this year is overflowing abundance and two local greenhouses want the less fortunate to share in the produce. Bonnie Leamer of B&R Greenhouse and Janel Levin of Potratz Flowers delivered 70 flats of vegetable plants to the Emmaus Food Pantry recently. Guests were invited to take as many as they wanted of the future tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, squash and other good-tasting foods. “This should be a great tomato season,” said Leamer and a guest from the Pantry, shown in the photo, took her at her word and selected a tomato plant.
Why I Don’t Like Working in Soup Kitchens
“Why I Don’t Like Working in Soup Kitchens” is the intriguing title of Breanna Mekuly’s article on her experience at Emmaus that was recently posted on the website Patheos: hosting the conversation on faith. Mekuly who spent ten weeks this summer as an intern with the Benedictine Sisters of Erie, begins her article: “Last week I served at the Emmaus Soup Kitchen in Erie, PA. The next day, Sr. Mary who runs the kitchen asked me how my experience was. I hesitated before telling her the truth; I didn’t like it and actually, I don’t like soup kitchens in general.”
To read the entire article,...
Gift to Emmaus
Mary Alice and Tom Doolin, recent recipients of the prestigious Edward C. Doll Community Service Award, remembered two ministries of the Benedictine Sisters of Erie when it came to selecting nonprofits to benefit from a $12,000 grant that accompanies the award. Emmaus Ministries and the Neighborhood Art House, along with the Bayfront East Side Taskforce, were selected by the Doolins, who received the honor at the Erie Community Foundation’s annual meeting held at the Bayfront Convention Center. “Mary Alice and Tom are two people who have given copious amounts of time as well as financial gifts to better Erie, the city that is so dear to...
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Walking Together on the Road to Emmaus
Volunteer at Emmaus
Over 300 people volunteer at Emmaus food pantry, soup kitchen and Kids Cafe.Call 814-459-8349 if you would like to volunteer.
Patti Holland and family have deep roots at Emmaus
By Liz Allen
Donate to Emmaus
There is no such thing as a donation that is “too little.” Over 90% of our donations are under $100.
Beth Sammartino views Benedictines as extension of family
By Liz Allen
Remember Emmaus with a Memorial
We are grateful to family members who ask that memorials be made to Emmaus on the death of loved ones. Visit our secure site to offer a memorial.
+ Robert G. Lindenberger (vol)
+ Paul V. Verno
+ Shirley H. Thorwart Guilford
+ Margaret Mary Sabatini Baldini
+ Robert J. "Jerry" Lyons
+ Valerie Ann (Kehoe) Smith
+ Betty Marie Langowski
+ James "Jimmy" Gennario Iesue
+ Gilda Arduini Vitelli
+ Theresa MIchalski Dzikowski
+ Edward J. Malinowski
Fulfill the Emmaus Wish List
We are in URGENT NEED of food items such as powdered milk, canned chili, beef stew or pasta, soup and canned fruit for our emergency bags. We ALWAYS need diapers (all sizes) and baby formula.
The Kids Cafe Store is in need of the following items:
Travel size Kleenex
Pump bottles of hand soap
Dollar Store toys for Bingo prizes
Attention Bakers!!! We welcome homemade treats for our guests. If you're a baker, know that our Emmaus guests appreciate cookies, cakes, pies…sweets of any kind.
Call 814-459-8349 for more information or to schedule your donation.