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Inaugural Giving Trail – A Christmas in July Event
July 28, 2023 @ 10:00 am - July 29, 2023 @ 6:00 pmFREE
Taking place on Friday July 28, 2023, and Saturday July 29, 2023, the Giving Trail represents a collaborative effort by Lancaster Gift Box, The Common Wheel Community Center & Shop, and Decades. This Christmas in July themed event is aimed at spreading joy, and helping raise food, funds and awareness for local food pantries and nonprofits.
Here’s how the Giving Trail works: The Giving Trail starts at Lancaster Gift Box and ends at Decades. (All of the food collected will be donated to CAP- Community Action Partnership)
Participants will start their journey at Lancaster Gift Box, where they will make a non-perishable food donation, receive a Giving Trail Passport, and have it stamped.
Next, they will proceed to The Common Wheel Community Center & Shop to make another non-perishable food donation and get their passport stamped.
Finally, participants will visit Decades to make their last non-perishable food donation, obtain the final stamp on their passport, and drop the stamped passport into the raffle box.
By completing the Giving Trail, participants will be entered for a chance to win a Gift Tower valued at $500 (filled with local, artisanal treats, gift cards & swag items from the host businesses)
The Giving Trail initiative aims to support nine local nonprofits, including Power Packs Project, Lancaster Farmland Trust, Lancaster LGBTQ+ Coalition, The Wittel Farm Growing Project, Gifts that Give Hope, Water Street Mission, Music for Everyone, Pet Pantry of Lancaster County, Lancaster Food Hub, and CAP-Community Action Partnership.
On July 28th and 29th, giving stations will be set up at Lancaster Gift Box’s retail shop. Participants will have the opportunity to meet representatives from these nonprofits, make monetary donations in person, donate their first non-perishable food item, and embark on their Giving Trail experience. Alternatively, monetary donations can also be made easily online at https://lancastergiftbox.com/givingtrail2023
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