Category: Fund-raiser

19th Annual Benefit Auction News

The annual auction is coming back to the Library where it all began nineteen years ago, with big tents outside on the lawn and a sense of community in the air. Our 2021 theme is “We’re Still Standing … Better Than We Ever Did!” (If you are hearing Elton John right now, that is our plan!) The event will be held outdoors on the Library grounds with food and beverage items for purchase, free fun activities and games for families, and tents for some much-needed shade. There are no tickets for this event – the cost to attend is $0.00 and bidder numbers are free. We will have items up for auction similar to past years, as well as some family-friendly items as well. The event will be emceed by the great Stan Tucker, and we’re adding a few fun twists to the day! We are so happy to have John M. Hess Auction Service back to add some entertainment to the bidding.
We have some amazing sponsors this year, and a very special thank you goes out to them all: Gold Sponsors – Cargill Cocoa and Chocolate North America, Eshleman Mental Health Consulting, Lanco Federal Credit Union, Merchandiser/townlively, Mount Joy Lions, Rita’s of Mount Joy Silver Sponsors – Donegal Animal Hospital, Edward Jones, Mount Joy Foot and Ankle
Make sure to put the event on your calendar – item preview begins at 9am, the auction begins at 10:30am, and there will be a finale you won’t want to miss!

Celebrate Seuss – A Library Adventure!

Milanof-Schock Library is celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday a little differently this year. Instead of a Green Eggs and Ham breakfast, the Library is excited to be offering the family-friendly event on Friday, March 5 from 5-7:30“Celebrate Seuss – a Library Adventure!” Tickets for the fundraising event are just $5/person and will include a pass through the maze, hands-free games, activities, prizes, a goodie bag for each child, and a treat for adults as well! Each person will also receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win a Gus’s Family Restaurant gift card. Meet the characters: The Grinch, Thing 1 & Thing 2, Horton, Gertrude McFuzz, The Fox, and of course the Cat in the Hat! Kids (and parents, too) are invited to wear costumes to celebrate their favorite characters; masks will be required to participate. Tickets go on sale February 8 and need to be purchased in advance.

Remember us on Extra Give Day, November 16!

The Library is joining hundreds of other county non-profit organizations for the Extraordinary Give, Lancaster County’s largest day of online giving! We encourage you to donate to groups that are near to your heart, and we hope that includes Milanof-Schock Library. Please keep in mind that government funds only half of our budget, and the remaining 50% must be earned through fundraisers. Life-enriching services and books are provided to the community at no cost to its residents, and when we get together and give together, a little can go a long way!

What is the Extraordinary Give?   The Lancaster Community Foundation hosts the “Extraordinary Give” for local community benefit organizations because they are invested in bringing awareness to the community benefit organizations that make the community a vibrant place to live, work, and play. Community benefit organizations play a huge role in all our lives and as a Community Foundation, they are deeply dedicated to supporting the good work that they do.

The aim of the Extraordinary Give program is to:  Raise the level of knowledge about community benefit organizations in our county and highlight their positive impact on our well-being.
Support the operating needs of community benefit organizations that serve Lancaster County through at least $500,000 of stretch pool dollars and $50,000 in prizes from the Foundation, our presenting sponsors Rodgers & Associates and the High Foundation, and other community supporters.
Grow the base of engaged donors in Lancaster – bringing new donors to our community benefit organizations.
Spotlight the charitable trends in our community. Where are we giving? What are our community benefit organizations saying is vital and needed right now?

In just 6 days of giving, the Extraordinary Give has raised more than $31 MILLION for organizations across our community! Thanks to Presenting Sponsors Rodgers & Associates, the High Foundation, and other supporters, this year will offer the biggest Stretch Pool to date at more than $500,000. Mark your calendars for November 16, 2018 as we work together to make this the biggest Extraordinary Give yet!

Friends’ Community Yard Sale

The Friends of the Library will be holding a community Yard Sale on Saturday, September 8 from 7am to 2pm behind the Library. This is a great opportunity for anyone who wants to have a yard sale but is in need of space or for local vendors looking to sell their wares. Great for artists, crafters – anyone who has stuff to sell (except food items – the Friends will have hot food, baked goods, and beverages for sale). The cost to rent a 10 X 15 slot is $15; tables and tents are NOT supplied. If interested, please call Bonnie at 717-653- 4769. Space rental forms are available at the Library or you can print the picture below and turn in at the Library.