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hosted & sponsored by
Wabtec Corporation

Our Mission

Bids for Kids is a charitable, volunteer-based organization that is committed to enriching the lives of children in the greater Erie area.

Our aim is to raise awareness and funds for Make-A-Wish, Shriners Hospitals for Children, the Erie Boys & Girls Club, and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Western PA through benefit events.  

All proceeds go directly to the local children's organizations to promote health, well-being, and education while inspiring Erie and Pittsburgh area youth to fulfill their dreams. 

Last Year's Event

The previous year's Bids for Kids was a definite success! Even with the many challenges the pandemic created, we raised over $185,000 with a completely virtual event!

Over the last 27 years, Bids for Kids has raised over 2 million dollars to support the local chapters of the Boys and Girls Club, Make-A-Wish Foundation, and Shriners Hospital, so they can provide young girls and boys hope and comfort in their time of need.


Without the generosity of individuals and businesses, we would not be able to make this event a success!

Contact Us

Our Bids for Kids Team is working hard to make this event as amazing as it has been in years past. If you have any questions or concerns, don't hesitate to contact us. You can also see the whole team on the BFK 2023 Team Page here. We look forward to seeing you on the Night of!

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