Something Extraordinary

The Extraordinary Give is the largest annual event for donating to various organizations in the Lancaster community.  In the last five years it has raised well over $22 million for hundreds of local organizations.  This year, the Extra Give is occurring on November 17, with a special celebration being held at the Lancaster Marriot just up the block from our store.  As a local business in the heart of Lancaster city, Coleson is intentional about supporting organizations that make this area the great community it is.  This year we feel led to give to two of many great programs participating in the Extraordinary Give: Children Deserve a Chance Foundation/Attollo, and Men of Iron.

Children Deserve a Chance Foundation and its branch organization Attollo (in Latin, “Rise Up”) commit to helping diverse students achieve their goals and pursue a secondary education.  One of our treasured customers and friends, Jordan Steffy, is the founder and CEO of the program.  Attollo prepares students for a strong secondary education by providing personal mentoring, SAT/college visit funding, and application guidance necessary to get a struggling student into a great university.  To learn more about CDCF and Attollo, click here.

Another excellent organization we are proud to sponsor is Men of Iron.  Based in Manheim, Men of Iron is a men’s faith-based mentoring program.  They believe “men are distinctly called to be Godly leaders in their families, their churches and their communities”.  Their ministry “focuses on leadership and strength. Because iron sharpens iron, we seek to encourage other men to live up to the Godly standard the Lord calls us to”, and we are proud to support them in their endeavors toward this vision.  See more about the program by visiting:

To learn more about the Extra Give and find out what organization inspires you to support, visit the website:

Happy Giving!