Lancaster, PA Gifts That Give Hope Fair

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2016 Participating Nonprofits

Thank you to all of the nonprofits that applied this year! Our team of dedicated volunteers reviewed and have chosen this year's 30 Nonprofit participants. It's going to be a great year of giving hope...the following have been invited to participate: 


  1. 2 Seconds of Less
  2. Aaron's Acres
  3. ASSETS of Lancaster
  4. Brighter Day Foundation
  5. Brittany's Hope
  6. CASA of Lancaster County
  7. Center for Community Peacemaking 
  8. CHAP International
  9. Church World Service
  10. Clare House
  11. Dining for Women (Darfur Refugees Fund)
  12. Feed My Starving Children Mobile Pack-Lancaster 2017
  13. Ghana Initiative
  14. Heifer International
  15. HOPE International
  16. Lancaster County Reach Out and Read
  18. North Star Initiative
  19. Nurse Family Partnership
  20. Operation Homefront, Inc. 
  21. Orphan Rescue and Relief
  22. Power Packs Project
  23. Rafiki Africa
  24. Samaritan Counseling Center
  25. Sudan Rebirth Ministry
  26. SWAN: Scaling Walls a Note at a Time
  27. The Drew Comrey Memorial Foundation
  28. The Forgotten Initiative
  29. TNT Youth Ministry
  30. World Bicycle Relief

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


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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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