Lancaster, PA Gifts That Give Hope Fair

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Tired of the over-commercialization of the holidays? 

Do you wish for a simpler, more meaningful way to give gifts to friends and loved ones?  Buying gift donations (or alternative gifts) from our 30 nonprofits provide life-changing benefits for people in our community and the world. Imagine providing a life-sustaining gift in the form of food, shelter, education, medicine, social justice, and more for those in need. You will feel good giving. Your friends and family will feel good receiving. Those you help will feel hope and restoration. Gifts That Give Hope change lives and bring lasting impact! 

2016 Nonprofit Gift Donations 

Visit our online store to view and puchase gifts from our 30 participating nonprofits, each with three gift items you can give in honor of friends and loved ones. You can purchase gifts now through Dec 31, 2016, or come to the fair experience the festive, fun and informative atmosphere! 


2016 Marketplace Vendors

Joining us this year in the Marketplace, where we feature nonprofits that offer fair trade, sustainable or social enterprise goods for sale:

  • Bead For Life—beaded jewelry, skin care and other fair trade items. Creates sustainable opportunities for women to lift their families out of poverty by connecting people worldwide in a circle of exchange that enriches everyone.
  • B.I.R.D. Ministries-Light On A HillMassage Oil Candles and other natural products such as: lip butter, massage oil roll-ons, body butter, and all natural soy jar candles.  Provides women caught in the cycle of prison, addiction and abuse the support needed to bring healing and restore hope and purpose to their lives. 
  • Global Baby Steps—hand knit baby clothing and women's scarves hand knit, made by local women.  Helps women in underserved areas survive pregnancy and childbirth
  • Handz On!—one of a kind clothing and gift bags. Handz On! is dedicated to advancing the spirit of creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship by developing educational and economic opportunities with the arts and recycling for all age groups.
  • Imagine Goods—men's ties, aprons, napkin sets, tablecloths, notecards, T-shirts. 
  • revolution—leather Jewelry- necklaces, bracelets and keychains. Empowers women experiencing homelessness through supportive job training and income generation. 
  • She's Somebody's Daughter/Our Beautiful Exchange—jewelry, purses, dresses
  • Other fair trade items such as coffee, chocolate, olive oils and more. 

Many Thanks to Our Event and Media Sponsors:

2016 Event Sponsor

The Pennysaver, Merchandiser and Advertiser Community Newspapers of Engle Publishing Company, Lancaster, PA

2016 Media Sponsor

WJTL and the Kid's Cookie Break 

Lancaster, PA Fair

Fair Date:
Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Lancaster Farm and Home Center
1383 Arcadia Rd
Lancaster, PA 17601
United States
For more information or to volunteer contact:
Jenn Knepper or Julie Welles



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...


Raised since 2007


Local, national, and international non-profits helped


Average donations raised per fair last year


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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Contact Us

Gifts That Give Hope

MAILING Address only
950 Walnut Bottom Rd. Suite 15 #142 Carlisle, PA 17013