NPRC Participating in Crawford Gives

NPRC Participating in Crawford Gives

 is excited to be part of Crawford Gives again in 2023. Crawford Gives will take place from Sunday, August 27 through Tuesday, August 29. This event helps the Crawford County community come together to support local, non-profit organizations that meet needs across the county. For NPRC, this is an opportunity to help provide affordable and accessible education to Crawford County residents. 

In our 10-county service region where the average household salary is around $50,000 per year, affording nearly $25,000 per year in-state college tuition is most often unfeasible. To help students change their life and brighten their future right where they are, our institution was created ( and CollegeCalc, respectively) Northern Pennsylvania Regional College’s focus remains on keeping costs low for students, while many of our region’s learners may find it difficult to finance a college education.

Through events like Crawford Gives, community members can aid a recent high school graduate trying to better their life, a working parent trying to provide a brighter future for their family, or any individual looking to increase their skill set in their current role. Regardless of a student’s background or their current life situation, NPRC is here to support them. NPRC is more than a college. It is a second chance, a necessity, and an opportunity where learning and growth never stops. We hope many will consider doing their part to assist in achieving our mission. 

The funds raised through Crawford Gives can be used in a multitude of ways, including providing scholarships for students, purchasing technology tools like laptops, and expanding our course offerings to support our local economies. 

For 72 hours, businesses and individuals will be able to donate to local non-profits using cash, checks, or credit cards. Check Contribution Forms must accompany cash and check donations and cannot be received later than Tuesday, August 29 to contribute toward a final total. The portal to donate using a credit card will open at midnight on Sunday, August 27. NPRC will provide this link on our social media accounts and website once it opens.

Cash and check donation types are accepted prior to the event in-person or through the mail. These contributions can be dropped off at 415 Chestnut Street, Meadville, PA 16335 or mailed to PO BOX 933, Meadville, PA 16335. Checks can be made payable to the Crawford Heritage Community Foundation. To donate by credit card, individuals will have the 72-hour window to donate any dollar amount they choose to each participating non-profit. NPRC has offered academic and workforce development courses at various locations in Crawford County over the last six years, including the Education and Training Hub at the University of Pittsburgh-Titusville, Parkside Commons in Meadville, Saegertown Junior/Senior High School, and the Crawford County Career and Technical Center.

Some may be wondering how much impact their donation can make for an NPRC student. To quantify donations: 

  • $25.00 to $50.00 can help pay for students’ software and course material expenses for a class.
  • $50.00 to $100.00 assists in the cost of a textbook for a class.
  • A $100.00 can help supply a calculator for students’ math and science courses.
  • $125.00 to $300.00 can provide a classroom of students with an early childhood education or science lab kit for the entire term.
  • A scholarship for a three-credit class can be achieved with a donation of $550.00.
  • A donation that can go even farther than one semester is the purchase of a brand-new laptop for a student, a cost of around $700.00.

NPRC President Susie Snelick says, “A donation to Northern Pennsylvania Regional College during Crawford Gives will not only make a difference to a student, but also to their family, their employer, and the community where they work and live. As we all know, education and training leads to family sustaining careers. But not everyone has the resources to take that first step of applying or registering for a program. Any investment you can provide will give someone an opportunity to take the first step to improve their life. This is a cause that you can feel good about supporting locally and know that the impact will be felt by others in your community. We hope all that are able will consider a donation.”

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