Kicking off the season of giving with 7th Annual Extraordinary Give Fest

LANCASTER CITY, Pa.-- Kicking off the season of giving in Lancaster, the 7th Annual Extraordinary Give is happening Friday with a ton of community events and celebrations.

Extraordinary Give is a day where you can support and give back to more than 500 non-profit organizations in Lancaster. The day of giving started at midnight, and in just a few hours they have raised over $1 million dollars!

Every dollar that is donated will be stretched, by putting into a $500,000 stretch pool. However, this years pool is extra special because it is the largest one yet. GIANT Food Stores just announced they are donating $50,000 to the pool.

Nearly 500 non-profit organizations are involved with Extraordinary Give with causes helping children and families, senior services, health and education, animals and environmental, history, culture and more.

You can find around 50 events happening across Lancaster to celebrate the special day of giving. One big event, Family Give Fest begins at 3:00 p.m., at the Marriott on the 2nd floor in Lancaster City. Organizers say there is something fun for the whole family! From 5:00 p.m. until midnight there will be an interactive light show at Penn Square.

ExtraGiveFEST, kicks off at 6:00 p.m., there will be live music and the final reveal of the 2018 Extraordinary Give. This is free and open to the public, at the Lancaster Marriott and the Convention Center.

Last year they raised $8.6 million for 464 non-profits in just one day!

To donate, visit Extraordinary Gives website.