Erie Gives began in 2011 in honor of The Erie Community Foundation’s 75th Anniversary. Erie Gives 2020 will take place on August 11th, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.
During this 12-hour period of online giving, The Erie Community Foundation will match a percentage of each donation you make to your favorite nonprofit(s) when you donate through this website.
Why donate to CAM on Erie Gives Day?
All of the donations to Community Access Media (CAM) on Erie Gives Day will go towards purchasing a new HD Content Delivery Server. By upgrading our server, we will be able to broadcast and stream full high definition video, greatly improving our coverage of local community events like Erie's Blues & Jazz Festival, Celebrate Erie, and Knockout Homelessness. These content delivery server will also be used to share video by our member volunteers who create programs for local churches, non-profit organizations, and to promote the vitality of the Erie community.
Empowering Community Voice and Visions
Community Access Media's mission is to facilitate and promote community involvement in the production and cablecasting of television programs and videos that benefit the Erie community.
Our mission includes:
• providing a public access cable TV facility committed to excellence, diversity, objectivity, service, and equality
• encouraging citizens of Erie to exercise their First Amendment rights of free speech and expression through the medium of cable television and video production
Programs and Services
Not enough time? Not enough people?
Community Access Media is authorized by the City of Erie to administer the public access Channel 1021 on Spectrum Cable and VNET Fiber TV Channel 2. The first two words in our name say it all. We are here to provide our community access to mass media and video production. CAM gives people and organizations the tools of media production, training, equipment, and the channel so that they can get their unique messages across to their intended audiences.
CAM works with many nonprofit organizations to promote their missions including: Community of Caring, the Bair Foundation, Erie Arts & Culture, Erie City Mission, International Institute of Erie, L’Arche Erie, Mental Health Association of NWPA, and the Young Erie Professionals. CAM also documents and broadcasts several local events each year including the Blues & Jazz Festival, Celebrate Erie, and Knockout Homelessness.
CAM Services and Facilities: training and workshops, video production equipment, video production and podcasting studios, HD editing suites, HD field cameras and light kits, HD mobile production truck, and low-cost video production services.