Ministry To Benefit From Tour March 22, 2018
Faith Friendship Ministries will benefit from a portion of ticket sales for Lancaster County's Best Kept Secrets Tour, set for Thursday, April 5, through Saturday, April 21. This year the tour program will turn 10 years old and is projected to surpass $100,000 donated to local nonprofits.
Set up like a home or garden tour, ticket holders will travel from place to place in their own vehicles and receive various perks for visiting each business during the tour.
The first 2,000 people to purchase tickets will receive a goodie bag. For tickets, readers may call 717-721-9409 or visit www.bestkeptsecretstour.com.
Free Throw Event Raises Funds March 22, 2018
A free throw basketball event raised funds for The Factory Ministries in Paradise. The event took place in The Together Community Center at the Factory Ministry in Paradise on March 2.
More than 20 local businesses participated by sending representatives to shoot 100 free throws that afternoon in the gym. Prior to the event, participants sought pledges for each free throw made. The event raised more than $11,500 for The Factory Ministries.
The Factory Ministries offers a youth center, a food pantry, and social services for individuals and families. To learn more, readers may call 717-687-9594, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.thefactoryministries.com.
Donations To Help Fight Food Insecurity March 22, 2018
Local food banks, nonprofits, and community-based organizations will benefit from a Kickstarter campaign being held by Josephine's Pantry, a Lancaster spice business founded by chef Gerry Geda. The company, which donates 100 percent of its profits to these groups with the goal of ending food insecurity, seeks to raise $8,000 by Sunday, April 1, through the campaign. Funds raised will be used to launch a digital marketing campaign.
Rewards will be offered for various donation levels. To donate, readers may visit www.kickstarter.com/projects/2009645787/josephines-pantry. More information about Josephine's Pantry is available at www.josephinespantry.com.
CMN Receives Donation March 15, 2018
Children's Miracle Network (CMN) has received a donation of $34,702 from Bomberger's Store, which is based in Lititz with stores in Lititz and Annville.
The funds were raised in 2017 during checkout, in collection bins, during CMN Bucket Sales, and during the store's annual John Deere Play Day. A portion of sales from John Deere tractors and Weber Grills was also donated.
Funds raised support local CMN Hospital, Penn State Health Children's Hospital in Hershey. In-store donations to CMN are always accepted at registers and collection bins.
This year's John Deere Play Day has been set for Saturday, Aug. 4, in Lititz. The event will feature family-friendly activities, games, prizes, and entertainment. More than 2,000 people attended the 2017 event.
Malay Joins In Leadership Education Project March 8, 2018
Mount Joy-based coach Amy J. Malay joined leadership expert John C. Maxwell and 250 members of his team of certified international coaches, volunteers and leaders in San Jose, Costa Rica, at the invitation of President Luis Guillermo Solís, from March 11 to 15. The delegation conducted a national leadership education project known as Transformación Costa Rica, which reached 400,000 people of the Costa Rican population.
The endeavour was a social transformation initiative led by Maxwell and the John Maxwell Leadership Foundation, which aims to make training in values and leadership principles accessible to participants at no cost. Over the course of five days, the delegation met with representatives from entities related to government, education, media, business, the arts, faith and family.
For further information, readers may contact Malay at email@example.com.
Event To Benefit GiGi's Playhouse March 6, 2018
On Saturday, March 17, more than 60 parents and family members of people with Down syndrome from the York and Lancaster areas will receive The Lucky Few Tattoo at Black Locust Tattoo Studio, 3251 Eastern Blvd., York. The Lucky Few Tattoo is a national movement through which thousands of parents and loved ones of people with Down syndrome receive the same tattoo.
Tattoo artist Billy Behler, who has a son with Down syndrome, partnered with Christie Altland of the York Area Down Syndrome Group and Kimberly King of the Lancaster Area Down Syndrome Group for the effort. A portion of the proceeds will benefit GiGi's Playhouse Lancaster. Additionally, a bake sale will benefit GiGi's, along with a donation jar.
GiGi's Playhouse Lancaster has been raising awareness and fundraising in preparation to open a Down syndrome achievement center. The mission of GiGi'S Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Center is to be involved in national campaigns, offer educational programs, and empower individuals with Down syndrome, their families, and the community. It offers free therapeutic and educational programming to individuals with Down syndrome and their families.
Efforts Help Community February 20, 2018
Throughout the month of December 2017, WGTY FROGGY 107.7FM supported the local community with various station-wide fundraising efforts. Efforts included the annual Toys for Tots campaign, where listeners were encouraged to drop off new, unwrapped toys at participating Meineke locations.
In addition, the on-air staff and partners of Forever Media York collected more than 150,000 canned food donations in conjunction with the 32nd annual New Hope Ministries Feed-A-Friend Marathon. Together, with the help of listeners and local community members, a grand total of 153,844 cans were collected during the 2017 Feed-A-Friend Marathon.
Group Receives Pet Food Donation February 9, 2018
Charlie's Crusaders recently received a donation of 52 bags of pet food from the Tractor Supply Company in Mount Joy. The food will benefit dogs and cats awaiting adoption.
The store also holds pet adoption events throughout the year.
Fundraiser To Benefit Playground Project February 8, 2018
A community fundraiser for The Tree House of Lititz will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 28, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Lititz Isaac's Restaurant, 4 Crosswinds Drive, Lititz.
Customers who present a copy of the event flyer to their server, whether for dine-in or takeout, will have a percentage of the cost of their meals, as well as a percentage of gift card purchases, donated to The Tree House, a community playground being built for children of all abilities. To maximize the donation, customers are asked to refrain from using their Loyalty rewards. Individuals placing online orders may use the coupon code FUND.
Readers who would like to learn more about the playground may visit www.treehouselititz.com or search for "The Tree House of Lititz" on Facebook. Flyers may be downloaded from the Facebook page.
Organization Announces Partnership February 8, 2018
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region (BBBSCR) recently launched a new partnership with Clark Service Group in Lancaster to provide one-to-one professional mentoring for young adult students from Conestoga Valley High School. BBBSCR started its Beyond School Walls program in Dauphin County in March 2017 and Lebanon County in October 2017. The new partnership will be the program's third corporate partnership.
In 2017, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region expanded its services to include Lancaster County, adding a fifth county to its Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster and Perry counties footprint. Following a preliminary period to establish mentoring programs, the Lancaster office approached Clark Service Group to form a partnership and immediately received a positive response. The Clark Foundation provided the funding necessary for the new Lancaster Beyond School Walls program.
Throughout the school year, students will travel to the company's Horseshoe Road campus to engage in a variety of career exploration and skill building activities with their mentors. The students will learn about an array of career opportunities and interact with individuals whose experiences illustrate various paths to success.
For more information about BBBSCR, readers may visit www.capbigs.org.