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:

June 1-30
We will collect new children's books to donate to Lancaster County Prison. Prison staff share children's books with inmates as a way for them to interact with their children during approved visitations.

July 1-31
We will collect backpacks as well as other school supplies like pencils, rulers, erasers, crayons, colored pencils, magic markers and more to support CrossNet Ministries' backpack and school supply distribution in the local community later this summer. CrossNet Ministries offers help and hope in the name of Jesus Christ by empowering people in the ELANCO community. The organization provides programs in the area of Youth, Food & Nutrition, Social Services and Community.

August 1 – 31
We are collecting items to fill Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes, a ministry sponsored by Samaritan’s Purse. Items needed include small toys, personal hygiene items, and school supplies for children ages 2-14. See this list for donation suggestions.

September 1 – 30
We will be collecting winter clothing like hats, gloves and coats for Water Street Mission in Lancaster City. Water Street provides food, shelter, health services and career support to those experiencing homelessness. See this list for items to donate.