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Building a Stronger Lancaster County through ExtraGive

Posted on October 17, 2023 by Christine Myers

Lancaster County is known for its picturesque landscapes, rich history, and thriving communities. It's a place where neighbors come together to support one another, and the spirit of giving back is deeply ingrained in the county's culture. One initiative that exemplifies this spirit is the ExtraGive, an annual event that brings communities together to support local nonprofits. 

The ExtraGive Initiative
The ExtraGive, organized by the Lancaster County Community Foundation, is a 24-hour online fundraising event that provides a platform for non-proprofits to raise funds, connect with supporters, and make a difference in their communities. This initiative has become a significant annual event for Lancaster County, and its impact on the local community is immeasurable.

Strengthening Local Non-Profits
The ExtraGive provides a unique opportunity for local nonprofits to raise much-needed funds. Mainspring of Ephrata is one such non-profit that benefits from this initiative. Our organization, Mainspring of Ephrata, is committed to revitalizing and preserving historic Ephrata. Through our efforts, we have recently earned the prestigious Main Street Designation, furthering our mission to foster economic growth and community development.

Fostering Community Bonds
The ExtraGive doesn’t just serve as a platform for fundraising; it also fosters a sense of community. It encourages residents of Lancaster County to come together and support their neighbors in need. The event creates a unique atmosphere of unity and collaboration, promoting a shared commitment to the well-being of the entire county.

Mainspring’s ExtraGive Happy Hour
In 2023, Mainspring has organized our first-ever ExtraGive Happy Hour event to celebrate. This event is a prime example of how local businesses and organizations come together to support a worthy cause during the ExtraGive.Mainspring’s ExtraGive Happy Hour will be hosted by Pour Man’s Brewing Company at 24 E. Main Street in Ephrata and includes live music by One Music. Our host is graciously donating $1 from every pint of Pour Man’s house beer sold throughout the event to Mainspring of Ephrata. So, not only can you enjoy a great evening with friends and family, you can also make a meaningful contribution to a local non-profit.

A donation station at the event further simplifies the process of giving back. Patrons who wish to support Mainspring or any of the other nonprofits participating in the ExtraGive can do so conveniently.

Lancaster County’s ExtraGive is a prime example of the power of community and collective action. By supporting local nonprofits like Mainspring during the ExtraGive, people contribute to their mission and build a stronger, more vibrant community by helping them continue their vital work.So, mark your calendar for the ExtraGive, join Mainspring of Ephrata at their ExtraGive Happy Hour, enjoy some good food, award winning brew, and live music, and, most importantly, be part of the positive change happening in Lancaster County. Your participation will make a real difference in the lives of many, and together, we can ensure a brighter future for our community.