Gifts that Give Hope
Gifts that Give Hope (GTGH), Inc., will conduct their 15th annual gift fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., December 11, 2022, at The Farm & Home Center as an opportunity to give back at the holidays and put meaning into gift giving. There will be food trucks, a Human Rights Day scavenger hunt, the chance to win a free book after completing a scavenger hunt and more.
Participants can learn about community volunteer opportunities, shop with 45 nonprofits like Business For Good, B Corps and more, plus marketplace vendors featuring social enterprise, fair trade, ethically sourced and environmentally friendly items.
Fair coordinator Jennifer Oehme Knepper says, “Father Christmas will be present all day for pictures, visits and interactive story reading.” A variety of children’s authors will conduct activities, book readings and signings.
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 and 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.
Food is available for purchase from 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.
Nonprofit Gifts That Give Hope Lancaster has a mission to promote charitable, alternative giving through this annual gift fair which offers the opportunity to purchase holiday gifts in support of charitable causes and meaningful gift giving. Beginning on December 10, 1948, the gift fair maintains a tradition to engage and inform people that we all have a role to play in making the world a more just, equitable, fair and peaceful place for everyone.
Admission is free. Event location: 1383 Arcadia Rd., Lancaster. For more information, call 717-201-9157, email [email protected] or visit PresentLancaster.com/gifts-that-give-hope.