The Cathedral of St. Paul has made a concerted effort to reach out to those in our immediate neighborhood in the spirit of service and love. With this in mind, we have recently partnered with Pfeiffer-Burleigh Elementary, and assist the students, teachers and families as best we can.
The Cathedral was previously partnered with the First grade class of Emerson-Gridley Elementary from 2015 - 2017. The Cathedral supplied the First-graders with necessities for school such as uniform shirts, flash cards, and crayons as well as some fun items for their summer breaks. The Cathedral was also able to provide funding to help send students from Emerson-Gridley to a special concert by the Erie Philharmonic Orchestra in November of 2015 and 2016. A number of Cathedral members volunteered as tutors during the school day and we also implemented a new music program headed up by our Canon Musician, Sharon Downey, during the after-school care that is provided.
With this new school partnership we will be supporting all six Kindergarten classes, helping to supply a school Caring Closet, helping to provide books for the library, as well as assisting in many other ways.
Here's how you can help:
Read with a child
You can help a new reader learn his/her ABCs by spending just 30 minutes a week reading a picture book with a child at Pfeiffer-Burleigh.
Volunteer at Pfeiffer-Burleigh
Would you like to hang students' artwork? Pop popcorn? Welcome new students on their first day? Assist at an Honor student breakfast? There are a variety of ways to plug in.
Give to the Cathedral's Pfeiffer-Burleigh fund
We provide clothes, supplies, snacks, and more
Donate School supplies
Pencils, folders, glue sticks, crayons, etc.
Tissues, hand sanitizer
Non-perishable, individually wrapped snacks
Donate new uniform clothing (All children's sizes needed: Preschool - 5th Grade)
Solid color shirts (with collars)
Khaki, blue or black pants
Socks, underwear (new)
Hats, mittens, coats
Items may be dropped off at the Cathedral office. Checks should be made to the Cathedral of St. Paul and earmarked "Pfeiffer-Burleigh." Thank you. If you wish to learn more, please contact AJ Noyes at or call 452.3779, ext. 13