The purpose of the Gold Rush Days Festival extends far beyond the parade, the stage music, the arts/crafts and funnel cakes. While we all enjoy a weekend celebration, the purpose of the event carries with it far-reaching impacts in our local community through our charitable causes. 100 percent of the proceeds we raise through booth fees, t-shirt sales, parade/stage events and donations are returned to our community by way of scholarships, random acts of kindness, Empty Stocking Christmas project, direct community support, support of local non-profits and more.

We have personally seen the joy on kids’ faces when piles of gifts, clothes and food surround their Christmas trees. We have seen kids beam with joy over a new jacket in their favorite color, a new pair of shoes or a new bicycle just for them. We have seen relief wash over a mom’s face when we provided funds to cover the cost of repair on their only vehicle. We have seen joy on people’s faces when we covered their overdue bills. We step in and provide in so many little ways throughout the year, but those little ways make huge impacts.

We are not bragging. We do not need praise or adoration. We do it because it is our passion and our pleasure to serve the people of this community. If you feel led to help, we would accept your donation and guarantee that 100 percent of your donation will be used in Dahlonega-Lumpkin County. We can all come together and make a difference in the lives of our neighbors. Doing that is the best work of life.

No donation is too small, however, we ask for a minimum of $10 so that credit card processing fees can be covered.

A donation of $10, $25, $50, or $100 will help fulfill a family need in this community. Through Random Acts of Kindness, we will step in to help families across the county through our partners in the school system, and other helping centers that deal directly with the public.

A donation of $250 will provide Christmas gifts, clothes, food and toiletry products for one local child this Christmas. Imagine seeing their faces on Christmas morning waking up to a mound of gifts as opposed to another year with an empty tree.

A donation of $1000 will fund a scholarship to a local student on their way to the college.

100 percent of your donation will be used to help a family in need. Any size donation is greatly appreciated.

If you need additional information, reach out to us at Thank you for your support!