Gifts that Give Hope - Part 5

Gifts that Give Hope - Part 5

Halloween is over. November is here. That can only mean one thing: it’s time to think about the HOLIDAYS! If your stress level just went up a notch thinking about holiday gift-giving, a simple solution is only 12 days away.

The 4th Annual Lancaster Gifts That Give Hope Alternative Gift Fair is coming up on Sunday, November 20, 10:00AM – 4:00PM at the Farm and Home Center, 1383 Arcadia Rd, Lancaster, PA 17601.

If you hadn’t read my earlier blog posts about Gifts That Give Hope (GTGH) which described in detail many of the great local nonprofit organizations that will be part of this year’s fair, a brief primer on “alternative gifts” might be in order:

What’s an alternative gift fair? : a place to purchase unique gifts in the form of donations to local and global non-profit organizations in honor of your loved ones.

These are the very BEST kinds of gifts because everyone wins:
a) the non-profit organization receives much-needed donations to continue their work;
b) the clients or beneficiaries of the non-profit’s programs receive help they need;
c) your gift recipients don’t have to utter tactful “thank you’s”, then stand in line at the mall for hours to return unwanted gifts; and
d) YOU get to feel great about doing something truly meaningful and important through your gift-giving!

This year’s fair features 30 non-profit organizations (you can read about many of them by following the links at the bottom of this post to earlier GTGH blog posts)

But buying great gifts you can feel good about is only the beginning of this year’s GTGH. When you’re finished selecting gifts to treat others, you can treat yourself as well, to . . .

chances to win awesome raffle prizes from:
DreamsCollide Studios Inc
ITp Income Tax Preparation
Wonderhead Collective
EcoLoco Gifts
Flowers by Paulette
Thomas Campus Grille
Ronald R. Reinmiller, DDS
Nxt Phase Hair Design Team
Janelle Christine Photography
Plum Salon and Spa
CityFolk
Bella Rosa Antiques
New Image Salon
Kids and Cultures
Your Language Connection
Aaron’s Books
Esbenshades Garden Center
Best Western Eden Resort & Suites
Sweet Charity Thrift Boutique
Lighten Up Lancaster County Coalition
Upohar Ethnic Cuisines
and Rachel’s Cafe & Creperie

(to name just some of this year’s generous raffle prize donors!)

and treat yourself to some delicious food, too!

If you don’t win the raffle prizes from Upohar Ethnic Cuisines or Rachel’s Cafe & Creperie, don’t fret. They’ll be there serving up some of their specialties, along with
Tortina Bakery
Square One Coffee
Lancaster County Stroopies
Café Chocolate
Cocina Mexicana
Rafiki’s Café
and Rice and Noodles

Mouth watering yet? Got your list of gift recipients ready? Then get the GTGH date on your calendar. See you there!

Gifts That Give Hope Alternative Gift Fair
WHEN: Sunday, November 20, 2011 from 10:00AM – 4:00PM
WHERE: Farm and Home Center, 1383 Arcadia Rd, Lancaster, PA 17601

RELATED ARTICLES:

GTGH – part 1

GTGH – part 2

GTGH – part 3

GTGH – part 4

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