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What is a GIFTS THAT GIVE HOPE fair?

Gifts That Give Hope fairs are typically held in public venues where shoppers meet and learn about non-profit organizations, make a donation to a cause of their choice in honor of a friend or loved one, and receive an attractive card with a description of their charitable donation. Gifts That Give Hope fairs give shoppers the opportunity to choose meaningful gifts for people on their gift list, while helping others who are not on anyone's gift.

What is GIFTS THATGIVE HOPE .org?

Gifts That Give Hope promotes meaningful gift giving and support for non-profit organizations by helping communities host alternative gift fairs. We are a non-profit organization that assists service, civic, community and faith-based groups plan events to raise awareness of needs in a local or global area, secure donations and encourage volunteerism, while providing unique shopping and giving opportunities.

History of Gifts That Give Hope

In 2007, the first Gifts That Give Hope fair was launched in Mechanicsburg, PA. It was hosted by a local women’s giving Circle and raised over $20,000 to help 15 local non-profit organizations.

In 2008, two additional gift fairs were launched: Lancaster, PA and Fairfax, VA. The three fairs collectively raised over $50,000 helping 79 local, national and international non-profit organizations.

In 2009, the three fairs raised over $41,000 helping 83 local, national and international non-profit organizations. Also in 2009, the non-profit, Gifts That Give Hope, Inc. received its 501 (c) 3 non-profit status to promote this unique concept of alternative giving. Prior to this, GTGH partnered with The Community for Enhancing Foundations in Harrisburg, PA.

In 2010, Gifts That Give Hope assisted five fairs in three states with locations in Mechanicsburg, Lancaster and York, Pennsylvania, as well as Fairfax, Virginia and Annapolis, Maryland. These five fairs raised over $65,000 helping 109 local, national and international non-profit organizations.

In 2011, Gifts That Give Hope assisted seven fairs in four states with locations in Lancaster, York, and Williamsport, Pennsylvania as well as Arlington and Fairfax, Virginia; Annapolis, Maryland and Sarasota, Florida. These seven fairs raised over $52,000 helping 112 local, national and international non-profit organizations.

In 2012, Gifts That Give Hope assisted six fairs in four states with locations in Lancaster and York, Pennsylvania; Arlington and Fairfax, Virginia and Litchfield, Connecticut and Sarasota, Florida. These six fairs raised over $44,000 helping 101 local, national and international non-profit organizations.

In 2013 Gifts That Give Hope assisted three fairs in three states with locations in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Arlington, Virginia and Chattanooga, Tennessee. These three fairs raised over $52,000 helping 56 local, national and international non-profit organizations.

Since 2007, Gifts That Give Hope fairs have raised a grand total of over $320,000. With the addition of more fairs and awareness of needs, contributions to non-profits addressing those needs will increase to make a positive difference in various communities across the country.

GIVE A GIFT THAT GIVES HOPE

 

When you purchase a gift from “Gifts that Give Hope” for a friend or family member, you not

only celebrate the special occasion with a unique gift, you also give back to the community.

 

Some of our Participating Non-Profit Organizations...

$495,000+

Raised since 2007

130+

Local, national, and international non-profits helped

$15,000

Average donations raised per fair last year

2014

Marks the FIRST International Gifts That Give Hope, in Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada

Our Mission

Gifts That Give Hope promotes meaningful gift giving and support for non-profit organizations by helping communities host Alternative Gift Fairs. 

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Gifts That Give Hope

info@giftsthatgivehope.org

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PO Box 461, Landisville, PA 17538