Gifts that Give Hope: Lancaster’s 15th Annual Gift Fair In its 15th year of celebrating and encouraging charitable giving, Gifts That Give Hope Lancaster’s annual gift fair will be taking place on Sunday, December 11, at the Farm and Home Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Ukraine Refugee Aid Fund was invited to be one of the non-profits this year and we will be at the event.
While at the gift fair, shoppers will be able to engage with each of this year’s 45 nonprofit organizations to best choose who they’d like to support with gifts for loved ones on their holiday gift list; enjoy food and beverages from local eateries & food trucks; and peruse fair trade goods, social enterprises, business for good, environmentally friendly & ethically sourced gifts in the marketplace.
This year’s nonprofit participants include Aarons Acres, Big Picture Soccer, Blackbirds Environmental Justice, Benchmark Program, Clare House, Church World Services, Connection Ubuntu, Heifer International, Good Samaritan Services, Habitat for Humanity, Feed my Starving Children, Music for Everyone, Medan Initiative, Outreach Paraguay, Rafiki Africa Foundation, Thriving Villages International, Reach out and Read Lancaster, Mental Health America, Safe Families for Children, SWAN, The Potters House, Wittel Farm Growing Project, Lifecycles, Walking Forward Together, Heeding Gods Call, Nurse Family Partnership, Hope Walks, Sisters’ Hope Foundation, The Blessing Foundation, Horizon: Empower the Orphaned, Brittany’s Hope, The Period Project, The Common Wheel, Central PA Animal Alliance Hounds of Prison Education (HOPE), Refugee Strong, The Edible Classroom, Lancaster Farm Sanctuary, 2 Seconds or Less, Live Like Libby, Lancaster County Food Hub, The Period Project, Chyatee Foundation, Ukraine War Refugee Aid Fund, World Bicycle Relief.
Marketplace vendors include Revolution Jewelry, CHYATEE: Conscious Living Begins Here, My Peruvian Treasures, Hope Inspire Love, North Star Initiative, Binding Love Scarves, Girl Crush, Friendship heART Gallery, Empowered Goods, Chestnut Ridge Honey, and The Get Stuff Done Book Club.
In addition to the shopping opportunities, there will be a Human Rights Day Scavenger hunt taking place throughout the day for interested participants of all ages to take part in to learn about the respective nonprofits in the area who are working to address various articles of the Declaration. First recognized on December 10, 1948, the gift fair carries out this tradition to engage and inform our audience to understand how we all have a role to play in making the world a more just, equitable, fair and peaceful place for everyone. Upon completion of the scavenger hunt, participants can earn a FREE book!
Father Christmas will be present all day for pictures, visits and interactive story reading. Father Christmas will be introducing a variety of children’s authors who will be on site to conduct activities, book readings & signings, and opportunity to purchase books.
Food is available for purchase throughout the day from some of Lancaster’s favorite food establishments (both food trucks and stands), Stroopies, Homage: Cuisine of the West African Diaspora, Walk-O-Taco, The Cookie Sale to Combat World Hunger, pHresKoo Haitian Lemonade Food Truck, Gourmet Julie’s Way, Isabelle Cuisine: West African & Fusion Fare, Power Broths, and Character Coffee Cart (look for special incentives like free coffee/hot chocolate/tea if you are a college student or an RN-bring your ID)
Gifts That Give Hope Lancaster is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote charitable, alternative giving through an annual gift fair that offers the opportunity to purchase holiday gifts in support of charitable causes and meaningful gift giving.