PATRONS

Businesses, churches, schools, and other groups can help in all the same ways that individuals can help, and more!

We need your help to unify and strengthen our community. Specifically, we are inviting you to consider supporting a local community service initiative called Go Beyond: A Week of Service happening May 13-21.

 

LAST YEAR, GO BEYOND WAS BIG

Here are a few accomplishments:

  • Over 50 churches, businesses, and community organizations united to serve.
  • Thousands of people were mobilized to complete community projects.
  • Dozens of community-building organizations such as food banks, shelters, adoptions agencies, pregnancy centers, and mercy ministries were served.
  • Over 800 people gathered at Clipper Magazine Stadium to pack 211,000 meals for the hungry.
  • $85,000 was raised to meet needs in our region and around the world.
  • The end of the week culminated with thousands gathering to celebrate our unity and progress at Clipper Magazine Stadium.

 

THIS YEAR WE ARE PLANNING FOR EVEN GREATER IMPACT

The above accomplishments plus the following are reachable in 2016:

  • Unify our communities to do good together.
  • 100+ Partners & Business Patrons.
  • 1,000+ Service Projects.
  • 10,000+ People Serving.
  • 100,000+ Meals packed for the hungry.
  • Fill Clipper Magazine Stadium for a Kickoff Service with people who are eager to rally together and make a difference.

 

GO BEYOND WITH YOUR BUSINESS/ORGANIZATION

We believe that uniting with like-minded community businesses is a key element to sustaining the impact of this movement. We want you to know that you are receiving this letter because your business/organization is known to be a positive contributor who is engaged and well respected in our community. As such, we would love to welcome and list your business as an official Go Beyond Business Patron (sponsor). In return, Go Beyond pledges to do all we can to see our community and your business benefit from both tangible and intangible returns. See the Go Beyond Patron Levels below to learn more.

 

THE IMPACT OF YOUR GENEROSITY

While there will be more than 1,000 of service projects taking place all over the region, below are a few specific projects that will give a clear picture of the impact as well as the need.

  • Citywide Cleanup
    For four years, Teen Haven has organized a city-wide clean-up day. Go Beyond is proud to partner with Teen Haven as they lead this project again. Our goal is to mobilize 2,000 people and clean up the entire city of Lancaster in just a few hours. Projected costs for supplies and materials is $10,000.

  • Community Construction Projects
    Servants is an organization that locates people in desperate need of construction projects in their homes. The homeowners are vetted, have nowhere else to turn, and are often at risk of eviction. Go Beyond is assembling teams, and Servants is leading the projects. We hope to complete up to 40 projects in Lancaster city and throughout the county. In order to reach that goal, we need to raise $40,000 for building materials.

  • Meal-Packing
    We are happy to see the return of Stop Hunger Now who ran the meal-packing event for Go Beyond in 2014. The project is a multi-session meal packing event at Clipper Magazine Stadium. Our minimum goal is to pack 40,000 meals, but we’d love to pack 100,00 over 4 meal-packing sessions. To achieve that goal, we need to raise $30,000

  • Community-Wide Shoe Collection
    Go Beyond is partnering with an organization called Funds2Orgs who utilizes used donated shoes to provide inventory to start micro-businesses in third-world countries. In return for our shoe collecting effort Go Beyond will receive 40¢ a pound for the shoes. To put this in perspective, a tractor trailer load of shoes could offset $10,000 worth of expenses for local community projects. This is a win-win!

 

THANK YOU

Thank you in advance for your support of Go Beyond. We hope you sense the excitement and energy surrounding this initiative. If you would like more information about the Week of Service or the Kickoff Service on Sunday, May 15, give us a call. With your help, we believe Go Beyond could spark a year-round movement of community impact and unity. We wish you and your business much success as you continue to impact our community.

 

PATRON LEVELS

  • Go Beyond Patron – Tax-deductible gift of $500 or more will...
    • Have your business/organization name listed on the back of the 2016 Partner T-shirt
    • Have your business/organization logo displayed on the Go Beyond Partner webpage with a link to your website
    • Receive a Go Beyond Partner T-shirt
    • Receive 10 Go Beyond wristbands for your team

  • Go Beyond Community Patron – Tax-deductible gift of $1,000 or more will...
    • Have your business/organization name listed on the back of the 2016 Partner T-shirt
    • Have your business/organization logo displayed on the Go Beyond Partner webpage with a link to your website
    • Receive a Go Beyond Partner T-shirt
    • Receive 20 Go Beyond wristbands for your team
    • Receive $50 worth of Go Beyond gear

  • Go Beyond Unity Patron – Tax-deductible gift of $2,500 or more will...
    • Have your business/organization logo imprinted on the back of the 2016 Partner T-shirt
    • Have your business/organization logo displayed on the Go Beyond Partner webpage with a link to your website
    • Receive a Go Beyond Partner T-shirt
    • Receive 40 Go Beyond wristbands for your team
    • Receive $100 worth of Go Beyond gear
    • Be able to purchase additional Go Beyond Partner gear at 10% discount

  • Go Beyond Impact Patron – Tax-deductible gift of $5,000 or more will...
    • Have your business/organization logo imprinted on the back of the 2016 Partner T-shirt
    • Have your business/organization logo displayed on the Go Beyond Partner webpage with a link to your website
    • Receive a Go Beyond Partner T-shirt
    • Receive 60 Go Beyond wristbands for your team
    • Receive $200 worth of Go Beyond gear
    • Be able to purchase additional Go Beyond Partner gear at 25% discount
    • Booth/banner at the Kickoff Service – Sunday, May 15 • 6:00 PM • Clipper Magazine Stadium
    • Your company logo listed as an official sponsor of the collection bin at Clipper Magazine Stadium or a community-wide project

  • Go Beyond Movement Patron – Tax-deductible gift of $10,000 or more will...
    • Have your business/organization logo imprinted on the back of the 2016 Partner T-shirt
    • Have your business/organization logo displayed on the Go Beyond Partner webpage with a link to your website
    • Receive a Go Beyond Partner T-shirt
    • Receive unlimited Go Beyond wristbands for your team
    • Receive $300 worth of Go Beyond gear
    • Be able to purchase additional Go Beyond Gear at cost
    • Your company logo listed as an official sponsor of the collection bin at Clipper Magazine Stadium or a community-wide project
    • Booth/banner at the Kickoff Service – Sunday, May 15 • 6:00 PM • Clipper Magazine Stadium
    • Headline sponsor of the Kickoff Service

GIFTS-IN-KIND

  • If your organization has items that can help others in need, or support the Go Beyond effort, please let us know. We'd love to partner with you to do good together.

HELP RAISE FUNDS

  • The majority of the funds needed to make Go Beyond: A Week of Service happen are to pay for supplies to pack meals for the hungry. Your organization can commit to help at any level, and then share the need with your customers, members, or circle of influence.
  • We have online tools to help leverage your contacts through social media, email, and text to help you facilitate getting your people involved in Go Beyond.
  • Click here, then click the Become A Fundraiser button to set your personal, family, business, small group, church, or school goal. Then click Share to use Facebook, Twitter, email, or text to ask all your people to help you reach your goal. You can even upload your logo or photo on your custom fundraiser page.

TAX DEDUCTIBLE GIVING

  • Any gift made to Go Beyond is tax-deductible under Harvest Bible Chapel Lancaster's 501(c)3 non-profit status. 
  • All gifts will be receipted at the end of May 2016.
  • In addition, an annual contribution statement will be provided later in accordance with current IRS guidelines.
  • Your receipt and contribution statement will show the full amount of your gift minus the value of any items or services you receive because of your donation.
  • TEXT TO GIVE
    Text "BEYOND" + ($Amount)  to 30131 on your smartphone, then click on the link and complete the form.

  • SEND A DONATION
    Make check payable to Go Beyond LLC, 1102 Millersville Pike, Lancaster, PA 17603.