Servants Inc

Servants is a faith based non profit organization whose mission is building relationships, transforming lives, and building hope.

Home Helps is a ministry of Servants that was started in 2007 and focuses on serving the local community. Home Helps provides repair and maintenance services for low-income older adults, single parents, and disabled homeowners. This year’s Extra Give goal is to provide a new wheelchair ramp to a local Lancaster Veteran. Their stretch goal for 2021 is to provide an additional 3 wheelchair ramps to Lancaster individuals in need.

Please click the link to support their mission:
extragive.org/organizations/servants-inc

2 Seconds or Less

“Every 2 seconds, someone around the world dies of a hunger related cause” Cofounders Christie Heimbach and Kelsey Hare were stunned when they first stumbled upon this fact in 2011, which eventually drove them to research malnutrition and the impact of sustainable agriculture in marginalized communities. 

Since our founding, we’ve concentrated on four separate long term programs: Harvesting Manna (their gospel centered education program),  School Nutrition Garden Impact Sites,  Women’s Agro-scholarship Initiative, and their United States based student leadership program.   

At the heart of each of our Zimbabwean programs is local leadership, with a focus on sustainability, capacity building, and food production. 

Please click the link to support their mission:
extragive.org/organizations/2-seconds-or-less

LGBTQ+ Coalition

Our mission is to build supportive and enriching opportunities for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex and Asexual individuals, along with others who identify with the LGBTQ+ community. We have been creating community partnerships to tackle issues such as access to dignified healthcare, affirming and affordable shelters and retirement communities and spaces where all intersections of our community feel heard and at home.

Your gift will build the vision we’ve laid out here: to help LGBTQ+ people secure housing, medical services, therapy, and legal aid. Our work supports the whole individual–their needs for shelter, food, care, and housing–while uplifting and representing their identity and advocating for their interests.

Please click the link to support their mission:                  extragive.org/organizations/the-lancaster-lgbtq-coalition

Vocal Harmonix

Vocal Harmonix performs a variety of music in four-part harmony.  The sweet blend of a capella barbershop harmony is the heartbeat of our organization.  With more than 50 years of barbershop history, Vocal Harmonix provides a legacy of joy and passion for singing women who experience community and lifelong friendships formed on the risers..  

Vocal Harmonix continues to positively impact women’s lives, helping them build confidence and enhance their vocal abilities through musical, educational, and leadership opportunities while creating life-long support systems of caring and friendships.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have not been able to perform, therefore losing this vital means of raising funds.  We kindly ask that you consider a donation to Vocal Harmonix to support our musical and educational efforts. 

Please click the link to support their mission:
extragive.org/organizations/vocal-harmonix

Arch Street Center

Arch Street Center is an independent non-profit offering a membership-based day program for adults living with serious mental illness. We provide a safe, caring, and judgment-free space with a focus on socialization, recreation, and empowerment. 

Many adults with mental health issues find themselves isolated, with few close friends or family to rely on and at a high-risk for being neglected or forgotten by the communities in which they live. At Arch Street Center members can meet with peers, form new friendships, relax, and enjoy themselves without the burden of stigma or other outside pressures. 

Since 1983, Arch Street’s main objective has been to support the entire person, body, mind and spirit, and to make the effort to understand each and every member’s unique, individual needs. 

Arch Street Center works hard to make sure their place is where members feel they belong.

Please click the link to support their mission:  extragive.org/organizations/arch-street-center 

New Choices Lancaster

New Choices Career Development Program is a free Educational Empowerment Workshop open to women and men regardless of income who are in transition or recently lost a job. The development program benefits individuals from all socioeconomic, ethnic, and racial backgrounds from across Lancaster County. All individuals in transition over the age of 18 who have earned at least a GED or high school diploma are eligible.

Through a 10-day, 60-hour career guidance class, the New Choices Career Development Program benefits individuals in transition by giving them the skills and resources to succeed. Students are trained in job seeking, interviewing, and résumé writing. They learn the value of self-esteem, effective communication styles, and stress management. Students are introduced to resources in the community that help with housing, legal, and medical issues. After completing the course, students are eligible for scholarship funds to pursue short-term education. Students also receive continued guidance from the dedicated New Choices staff long after graduation. All of these elements help us to propel women and men in transition toward a prosperous future.

Please click the link to support their mission:  extragive.org/organizations/new-choices-career-development-program

Join our coworking community!

The Candy Factory is a coworking space established in 2010 and located in the heart of Downtown Lancaster PA. We are a community of professionals who have found a new way to work. Coworking and shared workspaces help promote business growth, creative thinking, shared brilliance and collaboration while offering an affordable office solution for small businesses, freelancers, remote workers, and non-profits.