Make a Donation

You can make a difference through your support of Sarah A. Reed Children’s Center!

Thank you for your interest in creating a brighter tomorrow for the children and families at Sarah A. Reed Children’s Center. Founded in 1871, the Children's Center is the oldest human services agency in Northwest Pennsylvania and is a registered 501(c)(3) organization.

The Children's Center provides high quality and innovative programs and services that help over 1,300 children and families annually. While third party reimbursement provides funding for food, housing, education and therapy, we rely on community support for almost everything else. Donations from the community support research and program development. Additionally, contributions provide funding for clothing, recreational materials and outings, and toys for our children. On behalf of the Board of Directors, the staff and especially the children and families we serve, thank you for your generous consideration of support.

Here are several ways you can make a difference:

Make a secure online donation: Click the Donate button on the left and follow the instructions. Or simply call the Children's Center at (814) 835-7730 and we will process your credit card gift. 

You can also click here to download our printable donation form and mail your gift to:

Development Office
Sarah A. Reed Children's Center
2445 West 34th Street
Erie, PA 16506

Contribute to our Annual Appeal:Every donation goes directly to support our programs and services. Our Annual Fund runs from July 1st through June 30th. For more information, please contact Gary L. Bukowski, CFRE at (814) 835-7602 or or Stephenie DiLuzio at (814) 835-7604 or

United Way Contributor Choice Program: Please note Sarah A. Reed Children's Center as your contribution choice.

Corporate Matching Gifts: Here’s a chance to enhance your gift! Many corporations and businesses match gifts to charitable organizations made by their employees, spouses and retirees. Contact your company's human resources office to learn more about a matching donation to Sarah A. Reed Children's Center, or please call Gary L. Bukowski, CFRE at (814) 835-7602 for more information.

Planned Giving: Leave your footprint by making a planned gift to Sarah A. Reed Children’s Center through your will, an IRA Rollover Gift, a gift of Life Insurance, Appreciated Securities, Donor Advised Funds and other life income gifts.

Donors who participate in the planned giving program are eligible to become members of the Sarah A. Reed Legacy Society. Please click here for more information: LegacySociety.pdf

To find out more about Planned Giving at Sarah A. Reed Children’s Center and/or the Legacy Society, please contact Gary L. Bukowski, CFRE at 814-835-7602 or e-mail

Honor/Memorial Giving: Remember someone special in your life with a donation through our Honor/Memorial Giving Program. Your gift will help Sarah A. Reed Children’s Center continue its legacy of providing quality care to the children we serve for years to come. If you would like more information or have questions about this program, please contact Stephenie DiLuzio at 814-835-7604 or e-mail

In-Kind Donations: Sarah Reed accepts in-kind donations that range from toys for our holiday gift program to supplies for our treatment facilities and offices. For information about making an in-kind gift, please contact Kelly Stolar at 814-835-7606 or e-mail

Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program: Many businesses and corporations can take advantage of significant financial and tax benefits by contributing to Sarah A. Reed Children's Center through Pennsylvania's Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program. For more information about this program, please contact Gary L. Bukowski, CFRE at 814-835-7602 or e-mail or visit the Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC) website