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5TH ANNUAL UNITED WAY COLOR 5K FLYING HIGH WITH CO-PRESENTING SPONSORS
Friday, February 23, 2018
Exton, PA – Thanks to Co-Presenting Sponsors Brandywine Hospital-Tower Health and Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., United Way of Chester County is bringing back their popular Color 5K Run & Walk on April 29th after an exciting venue change last year to the Brandywine Airport Runway in West Chester. The 2018 fundraiser has already reached record...
Home Repairs Bring Hope to Those Struggling to Make Ends Meet
Monday, November 27, 2017
“I didn’t see that coming.” When Marcia fell on ice and broke her hip, she didn’t predict the challenges that would result from living on a single income. She required a walker and wheelchair which meant her job in a local maid service was no longer feasible. With her partner also suffering from health problems, Marcia struggled to stretch their...
Restore Hope for Chester County Residents This Holiday Season
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
A reliable roof, a solid window, porches that aren’t rickety—these are among the blessings that many Chester County residents take for granted. But others, especially those on a limited fixed income, aren’t so lucky. That’s why United Way of Chester County launched the Share the Warmth program to help our neighbors make home repairs before the...
Citadel Steps Up as Presenting Sponsor for Live United in Music
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
For the 5th consecutive year, Citadel is the presenting sponsor of United Way of Chester County's Live United in Music fundraiser. This event, held at Penn Oaks Golf Club, benefits the United Way Financial Stability Center. Pictured is Jeff March, CEO of Citadel, presenting Claudia Hellebush, President/CEO of United Way of Chester County, with...
Day of Caring Brings Smiles to Preschoolers and Corporate Volunteers
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
United States Seating Company ("USSC") recently participated in a Day of Caring at the Gordon Early Literacy Center in Coatesville. United States Seating team members volunteered at 25 stations featuring arts, crafts, physical activities and outdoor games for more than 350 children as part of the Gordon Early Literacy Center’s Fall Harvest Event....
Getting a Second Chance at an Education
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Artwork of Claire Gavin greets GED students at the PA CareerLink®-Chester County and United Way Financial Stability Center. “I want to make them smile,” she says. “I love people and want them to feel at ease when they come here.” This East Fallowfield resident fell into teaching GED classes after staying at home with her children. Drawing on her...
How a United Way Grant is Boosting Financial Stability in Our Community
Monday, October 23, 2017
After finishing a one-year drug rehab program, a Chester County man needed a steady job. By diligently working with a counselor at Chester County OIC’s Workforce Reintegration Program, he attended workshops, updated his resume, and sharpened his interview skills. In addition to landing a full-time position at a salvage yard, the man stayed sober...
Working to Prevent Youth Suicide in Chester County
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
At a football game, two Coatesville School District administrators noticed a student looked sullen and not like herself.  They pulled the student aside and asked how she was doing. “Not well,” she replied.  They continued to talk to her, discovering that she was contemplating suicide. The administrators stayed with the student until her parents...