Give Back to Community When You Give Local York: Friday, May 4

Story by Michael Vyskocil for YRK Magazine

Every year, hundreds of York County nonprofits offer time, money, manpower, and other crucial resources in service to the York community. As a way to give back to these impactful York nonprofits, the first-ever Give Local York hosted by the York Federal Fellows Alumni Association will take place Friday, May 4. The main focus of this 24-hour online giving event is to encourage the York Community to come together, support, and contribute to York County’s nonprofit organizations.

Give Local York’s Impact

Nonprofit organizations serving York County directly benefit from funds raised on this one-day community giving effort. This year, you have the opportunity to support 467 nonprofits participating in Give Local York. The areas in which these nonprofits serve the community include animal relief efforts, community improvement, education, environment, health, human services, and youth development. Every dollar donated counts and will be stretched with bonus funds provided by sponsors to add excitement and incentives, while raising essential funds for the work of local nonprofits. These donations allow York County’s nonprofits to continue to provide for the community.

How You Can Donate

From midnight to 11:59 p.m. on May 4, you can visit to make secure donations to any participating local nonprofit organization during this 24-hour period. The minimum donation is $10 with no maximum.

Cash Prizes Nonprofits Can Win

Participating nonprofit organizations can also compete for cash prizes in addition to receiving online donations. Any of the participating organizations have the opportunity to win a cash prize up to $500, $1,000, or $1,500 by raising the most money online during a specific time of the giving day. Below are a few of the cash prizes that will be given.

White Rose Credit Union First Prize of the Night

$500 to the organization that receives the very first donation during Give Local York at midnight EST on May 4.

Powered by Shipley First Hour Prize

$1,000 to the organization that receives the most donations from midnight to 1 a.m. EST on May 4.

HealthSouth Night Owl Prize

$1,500 to the organization that receives the most donations from 10:30 p.m. to midnight EST on May 4.

Give Local York Events You Can Attend

Donating online isn’t the only way you can participate in Give Local York. Nonprofits and other local businesses will be hosting family-friendly events in the city and throughout the county on May 4. Some local business will be donating a portion of their daily proceeds to a local nonprofit. Below are a few events you can attend on May 4.

7:30 a.m.-9 p.m.

Family First Health Celebrates GLY with Cherie Anne’s Courtyard Cafe

Stop by Cherie Anne’s Courtyard Cafe between 7:30 a.m. and 9 p.m., for a smoothie or tea, and Family First Health will receive 10 percent of your purchase.

Cherie Anne’s Courtyard Cafe | 48 W. Philadelphia St. | York, PA 17401

9 a.m.

York County History Center Open House

See what’s behind the doors of the York County History Center Library and Archives for free during its open house from 9 a.m. until noon. Take guided tours of the library and take advantage of the opportunity to gain free access to start your own family history on

Historical Society Museum | 250 E. Market St. | York, PA 17401

10 a.m.-noon

Guthrie Memorial Library

Adults and kids can color together in the boardroom and experience an art show. Enjoy a 10-minute virtual reality experience in the Corner Room (signups required). Tap into your creative side and partake in some craft fun with Head Start. Refreshments will be provided, and computers will be available, so you can donate to a local charity for Give Local York.

Guthrie Memorial Library | 2 Library Place | Hanover, PA 17331

10:30 a.m.

Golden Connections Lip Sync Battle/Phone-a-Thon

The center will host a lip sync battle, in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association. The “act” that raises the most funds for the center will win the battle.

Golden Connections Community Center | 20 Gotham Place | Red Lion, PA 17356

11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Plants for Your Garden with Horn Farm Center for Agricultural Education

From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Horn Farm Center volunteers will be at DreamWrights Center for Community Arts giving away an organically grown heirloom tomato, pepper, or basil plant to anyone who makes a contribution to the Horn Farm Center through the Give Local York platform.

DreamWrights Center for Community Arts | 100 Carlisle Ave. | York, PA 17401

As the number of days, hours, minutes, and seconds leading to Give Day decreases on Give Local York’s countdown to May 4, reflect on which nonprofits you will want to give to and how you will give back in honor of the first-ever Give Local York. Discover all Give Local York events that are happening on May 4 and which nonprofits you can donate to by visiting

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