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Now more than ever, our world needs more HOPE!

Division, racism, hatred, and injustice seem to prevail. Like us, you may believe that compassionate "acts of hope" encourage a kinder, gentler, and more loving world. We hope you will join us to celebrate our TEN years of Giving Hope, by sharing the TEN ways you've spread kindness, hope, and love for the TEN weeks before Lancaster's Gifts That Give Hope Fair. Starts September 30. But don't hesitate to get started anytime! 

We are looking for your gift-giving stories! We'd love to hear from you! 

Here's just one of many we've heard:   A shopper shared this reaction from her daughter's violin teacher who received a gift of Music Lessons for a child of incarcerated parent(s) from SWAN: Scaling Walls a Note at a Time: 


A Lancaster boy plays the xylophone with SWAN

article originally published on LancasterOnline.com by Erin Negley December 7, 2015

This holiday season, for the price of a drone, you can pay tuition for a student in Sudan.

Or you can buy a hive of honeybees for a family in need instead of an electronic game.

15 Heartfelt Ways to Encourage Your Kids to Get in the Spirit of Giving

Giving makes us happy. The act of giving is the universal way we show appreciation, gratitude, compassion, and strengthen bonds with others. We learn early in our lives that it feels good to give. Who doesn’t enjoy seeing a person’s eyes light up and their smile widen with joy as we give them a gift? Giving gifts is part of who we are!

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Worship Fully.  Spend Less.  Give More.  Love All.

These are the four tenents of Advent Conspiracy, an organization that provides faith-based resources to churches, groups and individuals.  

Check out their promotional video here:

Here's a chance to support one of our favorite food vendors-Stroopies Co! They have been attending the Lancaster Alternative Gift Fair and promoting alternative giving and altruism for many years! The Stroopie Co.'s heart - to provide meaningful employment for refugees while making great product!


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Kudos to Ann Mead Ash who featured us in on the TownLively Community Events!

Read the complete article HERE

GTGH Lancaster

We're pleased to be featured in this month's Lancaster County Magazine in their column, Backyard Tourist. 

Thanks to Petal's Beating Heart Photography for the feature image. 

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About GTGH

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.



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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Gifts That Give Hope


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1002 Lititz Pike #221

Lititz, PA 17543

A registered 501(c)(3)  #27-0398106