Winston Churchill once said, “We make a living by why we get, but we make a life by what we give.” At Garden Spot Village generosity overflows. A spirit of abundance fuels the community and people give generously through a Making-a-Difference.

Making-a-Difference is a monthly collection of material items for local non-profit organizations. To participate, place donations in the barrel located in the apartment suites lobby. Call Life Enrichment at 717.355.6007 to learn more.


Upcoming collections include:

March 1-31
Lighthouse Vocational Services works to provide vocational services for people with developmental disabilities to provide them with opportunity for their future. To support their mission we are collecting activity supplies (puzzles, card games, adult coloring books, word search & crossword puzzles, gel pens, markers, colored pencils, etc.) during the month of March. To learn more about Lighthouse Vocational Services, visit their website.

April 1-30
As a part of the ongoing collection in Apartment Suites Welcome Center, we will be collecting eyeglasses for the Lions Club, used stamps for the Benevolent Fund, Box Tops/Coke Caps for ELANCO elementary schools, soda can tabs for Ronald McDonald House, and cell phones for soldiers during the month of April.

May 1-31
During the month of May we are collecting diapers along with other baby and child items like wipes and clothing. These items will be donated to Clare House in Lancaster, a local nonprofit organization that provides safety, housing, and supportive services to mothers and children facing homelessness. To learn more about the ministry visit their website.

June 1-30
Please join us as we collect next-to-new shoes and blankets for Unto (formerly Global Aid Network (GAiN). The humanitarian partner of Cru, GAiN expresses the love of Jesus Christ in the toughest places on earth by relieving suffering, restoring dignity, and revealing hope. To learn more about Unto, visit the organization's website.