Below is a list of City of Harrisburg places to think of this holiday season when looking for a gift or a cause.

If something should be added to this list, please send details to [email protected]. Keep checking back to see what’s been added!


Habitat for Humanity of Greater Harrisburg Area–Dedicated to helping give families a safe place to call home. Be a part of that >>> Home by Habitat

Harrisburg Historic Association–Make a year-end tax deductible donation to help preserve the City’s historical edifices (you can also find how to donate  to Lighten Up Harrisburg!). More information >>> HHA

Community Action Council–A volunteer opportunity as a gift >>> CAC Volunteer

Communities in Schools of Pennsylvania–A group in Harrisburg striving for more No More Drop Outs. Give the gift of graduation here >>> Gift of Graduation

Danzante Urban Arts–Support one of the City’s greatest options for children & help make the goal by December 21st >>> Campaign for Danzante

Downtown Daily Bread–Committed to feed the City’s hungry & homeless. Donate >>> Food Nurtures the Soul

The Fair Housing Council of the Capital Region, Inc–Helping Harrisburg’s residents with Landlord/Tenant counseling, Homebuyer Education and one on one individual credit, debt and mortgage counseling. Consider volunteering or making a donation that does to providing services to more citizens >>> Advocates for Homes

Friends of Midtown–Dedicated to helping Midtown Harrisburg thrive! Give the gift of membership or make a donation for a 2013 project  >>> FOM 

Harrisburg Police Athletic League–Bringing boys & girls and mentors together in the City >>> Donate to HPAL

Jump Street–Arts for the kids. Help make it keep happening >>> Donate

LGBT Community Center Coalition of Central Pennsylvania–For an enlightening & empowering cause >>> Membership & Donations

Shalom House–Support this City haven for women and children >>> Everyone Deserves A Home

Susquehanna Art Museum–Bringing an art museum experience to the City of Harrisburg, and soon to have a new home for it! Give the gift of a membership or help the cause >>> SquArt 

Susquehanna Riverboat Society– An asset to this river city. Buy gift certificates or memberships for the 2013 Season >>> Pride of the Susquehanna

YWCA–Please be an angel this holiday season! Remember to send your tax-deductible donation for the YWCA’s Angel Card Campaign by December 31st. For more information, call 717-724-2248.

If any other groups, organizations, or non-profits are highlighting their causes this holiday season, please send information to [email protected] so they can be highlighted here, too.


Harrisburg Symphony–The gift of music at a beautiful venue in the City of Harrisburg. Purchase >>> here.

Greenbelt Events–2013 Abbey Bar Season Pass. Starts at $99. Various combinations of benefits & perks. More details >>> 2013 Season Pass Program


Broad Street Army & Nave Store, Inc.– Definitely worth a perusal for a gift you never would’ve though. It’s more than just camouflage >>> here

Harrisburg Hello–Downtown Improvement District’s list of downtown shops >>> DID Directory

High Standers–A new shoe shop in the city >>> here

Jean Joint Harrisburg–Clothes are always a way to go…sweaters & sweatshirts time of year >>> JJHBG

JM Thrift Shop–Unique things, trinkets, and finds >>> here

Matangos Candies–The City of Harrisburg’s own sweet spot since 1947 >>> Homemade Candy

Midtown Scholar Bookstore–Books aren’t the only gift option. Prints & city-made gifts. Check it out >>>  here

Shining Light Thrift Shop–Beside JM & the bookstore, another good place for good gifts >>> here 

Susquehanna Outfitters–The place on City Island where you can meet the Susquehanna River up close & personal. Get ready for 2013 >>> here 

The Urban Snob–For the discerning City lady. Shop here >>> Snob Shop


Harrisburg Senators Baseball–Specials on season ticket packages >>> 2013 Season and jerseys, hats, t-shirts & more in the gift shop >>> Senators Gift Shop

Harrisburg Heat–Buy tickets & merchandise for fans of Harrisburg’s own indoor soccer team >>> 2013 HBG Heat

Harrisburg City Islanders–Options of 2013 season ticket packages for outdoor soccer >>> 2013 City Islanders

Harrisburg Stampede–Anything & everything for the local football fan >>> 2013 HBG Stampede


The Broad Street Market–Gift certificates for anyplace in the Market  >>> Market Dollars

Joshua Farm CSA–The gift of healthy city-grown food  >>> CSA Membership

And choose from the City’s many cafes, restaurants, & pubs for the gift of good food & good times in the City of Harrisburg:

***Thanks to Midtown Eats & for help in compiling this list of places to eat & drink in Harrisburg! Check both sites out for more options!

Happy holidays and much prosperity for the City of Harrisburg in the new year!


Tara Leo Auchey

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