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Kitchen Kettle Village and Brighton Collectibles Give Back to the Community by Collecting Handbags to Help Women In Need

Women Help Women by Giving and Getting

Intercourse, PA, August 5, 2015- Brighton Collectibles at Kitchen Kettle Village is delivering 27 handbags to New Choices, a free career guidance program that helps women in transition. The charitable initiative, the Handbag Trade-in, is Brighton’s annual drive to collect and deliver gently used handbags to women in need.

Brighton encouraged donations by offering $25 to $50 off a brand new Brighton bag to each woman who donated a handbag during a two-week period in July. Brighton Collectibles at Kitchen Kettle Village partnered with the New Choices program to help women in career transition with the gift of a handbag for both personal and professional use.

Founded in 1985 through a collaborative effort by the YWCA, the Junior League of Lancaster, and the Lancaster County Career and Technology Center, New Choices is a non-profit organization offering life-changing opportunities for women in transition to achieve economic self-sufficiency through personal development, career guidance and job training.

Brighton conducts various giving back initiatives each year through their participating retailers across the United States. Brighton produces handbags, jewelry, belts, footwear, small leather essentials, eyewear, luggage, fragrances and gifts.

Located in the beautiful Pennsylvania Dutch countryside, Kitchen Kettle Village has been entertaining visitors from all over the world for more than 60 years. With 42 unique specialty shops, eight delicious restaurants and eateries, charming lodging and, of course, the famous Jam & Relish Kitchen, guests can watch local farm women putting up more than 90 original recipes of jams, jellies and relishes in large open kettles and take a carriage ride to enjoy the free seasonal festivals and year round family events. Conveniently located on Route 340 in the Village of Intercourse, Pennsylvania (10 miles east of Lancaster and less than two hours from Philadelphia and Baltimore), Kitchen Kettle Village is the ideal destination for the guest who wants a tasty Village experience. For more information, please visit or call (800) 732-3538 or  (717) 768-8261.


CTC Students Compete in Food Tasting Event Benefiting New Choices

February 16, 2015 (Lancaster, PA) – What’s the recipe for success? Culinary Arts students at Lancaster County Career and Technology Center hope to find out as they compete for the best sweet and savory dishes at the 5th annual Taste of Success while New Choices graduates share about their story.

Members of the community are invited to taste the dishes, vote on their favorites, hear from New Choices graduates and learn more about the program. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. March 27, 2015 at the Willow Valley Communities Cultural Center and benefits New Choices Lancaster.

New Choices Lancaster is a career development program for women going through a transitional period in their lives. The program offers free career development and computer classes to help build the skills they need to gain employment to sustain themselves and their families.

The event is hosted by The Lancaster County Career & Technology Foundation, The Junior League of Lancaster, Franklin & Marshall College, YWCA Lancaster and Millersville University. Tickets can be purchased online at

New Choices Lancaster is dedicated to helping individuals from diverse backgrounds achieve economic self-sufficiency through job readiness, education, training and employment. New Choices Lancaster provides services at no cost to qualified applicants. The program has served more than 5,000 women over the past 29 years to establish a career.

Contact Tricia Nabors for more information about the program and how to get involved.