Give to EMM on Lancaster County's biggest day of giving

  • Date: Friday, November 17, all day

EMM is participating in the Extraordinary Give, Lancaster County’s largest day of giving. During the 24 hours that make up November 17, 2017, visit this page to make a charitable gift of at least $25 designated for EMM. Then, the Lancaster County Community Foundation and their sponsors will stretch your charitable gift.

Charitable gifts are tax deductible, and you'll receive an email receipt immediately. Learn more here.


How are charitable gifts "stretched" through the Extraordinary Give?
Thanks to the Community Foundation and sponsors, a pool of $500,000 is available for this year's Extraordinary Give. Participating organizations like EMM will receive a prorated portion of the "stretch pool"; for example, if EMM receives 3% of the total charitable gifts raised during the Extraordinary Give, it will receive 3% of the stretch pool. Also, EMM has the chance to win/earn prize money throughout the Extraordinary Give.

How can I help EMM win/earn prize money?
The Extraordinary Give and sponsors will give nonprofits an additional $50,000 in prize money on November 17. They give some prizes randomly, and they award some based on how many unique donors give to the participating nonprofits.

  • Early Bird Challenge (total available: $10,000; $1,000 per prize): The first 10 organizations to receive 50 unique gifts will each receive a prize of $1,000. Only one gift (per organization) per donor will be counted towards the prize.
    How you can help: Give right after midnight on November 17, and urge your friends to do so also.
  • Golden Tickets (total available: $35,000; $1,000 per prize): A Golden Ticket is an additional $1,000 prize added to a randomly selected donor's gift. Extraordinary Give has pinpointed 7 time slots throughout the day to award Golden Ticket prizes! Golden Ticket prizes will be randomly selected by computer from all donations made during the appointed time frame.
    How you can help: Keep giving energy going throughout the 24 hours, particularly during these time frames, so that EMM donors have good opportunities to be selected for these random prizes.
  • Grand Prizes (total available: $5,000; $2,500 per prize): Extraordinary Give will award Grand Prizes to the two organizations with the greatest number of unique donors throughout the Extraordinary Give, based on the organization's size. One prize of $2,500 will go to an organization with an operating budget of more than $1 million, and one prize of $2,500 will go to an organization with an operating budget of less than $1 million.
    How you can help: Urge your friends and family members to make donations to EMM on November 18 to increase the number of unique donors to EMM.