All holiday season, HarrisburgPA.com and MODE Magazine will be highlighting ways to Give Locally. Today we highlight the Harrisburg Area Riverboat Society’s community and education efforts.
The Harrisburg Area Riverboat Society is a 501(c) (3) non-profit community service organization that operates the Pride of the Susquehanna Riverboat. The Society is selling Gift Certificates and Friends of the Pride Memberships to help raise the thousands of dollars needed to help prep and refurbish the Pride over the winter so she is “ship-shape” for the spring. With limited income during the winter, the gift certificates will help fund programs focused on community service including special events such as free monthly cruises for veterans and a free weekly non-denominational Sunday morning cruise, as well as partnerships with other charities. Proceeds will also help benefit the Society’s mission of education through the Susquehanna River School. “The Pride was built to serve the community, and because of this mission, we need community support to not only keep the riverboat afloat, but to also allow us to continue the many community service programs that we offer during the summer,” said Andrew Ponti, Executive Director of the Harrisburg Area Riverboat Society. “Gift Certificates and Memberships make great, thoughtful and unique gift ideas! So why not pick up some wonderful gifts while supporting your community at the same time.”
Pride of the Susquehanna Gift Certificates are available for Classic Dinner Cruises, Murder Mystery Dinner Cruises, as well as the popular Pirates on the Pride family cruises, Wine & Cheese Tasting Cruises, Fireworks Dinner Cruises, Crackin’ Crabs Cruises, and many more. Memberships for the Friends of the Pride organization are available as well. For more information about Gift Certificates, Friends of the Pride Memberships, or other ways you can support the Pride, visit HarrisburgRiverboat.com, call 717-234-6500, or email info at harrisburgriverboat.com. Tax-deductible donations for the holiday seasons can also be made via the website or through the mail to: P.O. Box 910, Harrisburg, PA 17108.