If you happen to follow almost any non-profit on social media, drive around downtown Lancaster or read the newspaper, you’ve probably seen a lot of Extraordinary Give posts, billboards and advertisements cropping up. But what, exactly, is the Extraordinary Give?
Since 2012, the Lancaster County Community Foundation has spearheaded this annual November 18 event, widely billed as “Lancaster, PA’s Large Day of Online Giving.” And that is no understatement. In 2015, the Extraordinary Give helped to raise nearly $6.1 million for more than 350 organizations – including Lancaster Bible College.
During this one-day event, which starts and ends a midnight, anyone can donate to participating organizations – including, of course, LBC– by giving through the Extraordinary Give’s website. The money donated through the Extraordinary Give will be stretched by at least $300,000 given from the Lancaster County Community Foundation, their presenting Sponsor Rodgers & Associates and other generous community partners giving to the participating organizations.
Last year, LBC received $128,470 in donations through the 24 hours of giving. And this year, we’re upping the ante. Our goal for 2016 is to raise $175,000 – a goal that we can’t achieve without your help! 100 percent of the donations given to LBC during the event will go directly toward our Scholarship Fund that empowers our students receiving a life-changing education at LBC.
So, mark your calendars – and set your alarms – for midnight on November 18 and go to LBCExtraGive.com to donate. On your mark, get set, give!