Strengthening Kids. Empowering Families. Building Communities

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Michael Making Lives Better is Celebrating 15 Years Serving the Erie Community

Our passion and mission is serving underprivileged kids and Parents throughout the community. Through our many outreach programs, youth mentoring projects and company sponsors, we provide our community with the tools and resources necessary to help during times of economic hardship. From free meals to free school supplies or haircuts for kids to free thanksgiving dinners and scholarships we seek to empower deserving families to regain a sense of stability and positive outlook.

Our Valued Sponsors

“Year after year you’ve answered the call in helping us bring our annual events and services to the many students and their families.”

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Hooked on Helping

Michael R. Hooks grew up in a single-parent home. His mother never had a job and never owned a house or a car. Hooks says his family was a product of the welfare system, and he recalls being surrounded by people who barely scraped by.
serving people in need

Our Mission

The Assignment of Michael Making Lives Better, a non-profit institution dedicated to the principles of “Strong Families”; is to identify the marginalized and culturally disenfranchised of our community and bring about economic, attitudinal, and civic transformation, by means of a consistent and progressive indoctrination of civility and education.
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Made Possible by Your Donations

Michael Making Lives Better, thanks you for your continued generosity. Through the blessing of your support for the many events and programs we hold, we have positively impacted thousands of kids and their families, throughout the years. To reach our goals and provide the necessary resources within the community We Need Your Help! Any contribution will do and goes a long way in serving the many children and parents in need.

Upcoming Events

First Annual Cold Hands Warm Hearts Scholarship Dinner.

First Annual Cold Hands Warm Hearts Scholarship Dinner.

One Person One Family One Problem at a Time. On February 8th, 2017, Michael Making Lives Better (MMLB) will be hosting our First Annual Cold Hands Warm Hearts Scholarship Dinner. Come join us at the Avalon Hotel & Banquet Center (16 W 10th St, Erie, PA 16501) as...

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Back 2 School WEEKEND

Back 2 School WEEKEND

Welcome to, the official website for the Erie Pennsylvania-based non-profit organization. We are so glad you’ve expressed interest in our organization today as we are excited to tell you about some upcoming events. Every year...

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One Person, One Family, One Problem at a Time


Due to the Covid 19 pandemic we have adjusted the nature of the events offered throughout the 2021 season. Please contact us with any questions.