United Way Community Update

Spread Warmth, Gratitude, and Kindness with United Way

We are proud to present the “Chester County UNITED in Kindness” campaign, an initiative dedicated to showering appreciation and support to the unsung heroes of our community – the employees of local nonprofits!

Join us in spreading warmth, gratitude, and kindness during the week of February 12-16, leading up to Random Acts of Kindness Day on February 17.

Not sure how to participate? We’re here to help! For ideas and suggestions, please reach out to Edwina Johnson, Community Impact Assistant, at 610-429-9400 x4115.

Let’s unite in kindness and make a lasting impact on the lives of those who dedicate themselves to bettering our community.

To learn more, please click here.

Register Today for Our Next Blood Drive

Join us as we come together to save lives and spread hope through the simple act of giving blood.

Date: March 12, 2024

Time: 10am-3pm

Location: United Way of Chester County Headquarters

Have questions? Contact Edwina Johnson, Community Impact Assistant, at 610-429-9400 x4115.

Join the Fun and Community Spirit at Pints with a Purpose

Join us for an unforgettable evening as we collaborate with the Exton Region Chamber of Commerce and Locust Lane Craft Brewery. Our guest bartenders will be passionately pouring drinks to raise funds for our Community Impact & Innovation Fund.

Tickets include a Community Cup, one complimentary beer, an appetizer, and two raffle tickets.

Date: Feburary 21, 2024

Time: 5-8 pm

Location: Locust Lane Craft Brewery,

50 Three Tun Rd Suite #4, Malvern

Save the date, gather your friends, and make it a night to remember. Cheers!

Don’t Miss Your Shot at our Chester County Stronger Golf Classic

Say goodbye to the winter blues and imagine yourself on the lush greens of Penn Oaks Golf Club, indulging in a day filled with fun, camaraderie, and a shared commitment to compassion.

Join us for the annual Chester County Stronger Golf Classic, presented by Brumbaugh Wealth Management, where every dollar raised will directly contribute to community programs and services addressing the crucial challenge of food insecurity. It’s a day of golf with a purpose – supporting our neighbors in need and making a positive impact in our community.

Below are a few highlights you won’t want to miss:

  • New Improved Format: We listened and revamped the event to make it even more enjoyable for participants.
  • Amazing Giveaways: Get ready for some fantastic surprises!
  • Delicious Local Cuisine: Indulge in the best of Chester County’s culinary delights.
  • Big Wins, Big Hearts: Multiple cash prizes available – win big while supporting a great cause.
  • On-Course Games: Test your skills and have fun on the course.
  • Thrilling Raffles: Roll the dice for a shot at winning a free trip to Tuscany!

Over the past two years, this event has grown in popularity, selling out quickly with a waiting list of eager participants. Hurry, you do not want to miss out!

Corporate sponsorships are available at all levels. For more information, please contact Christina Wagoner, Senior Vice President of Financial Development, at 610-429-9400 x4101. Event information can be found here.

Free Tax Help Available

For millions of Americans, maximizing this year’s tax refund is crucial. To help, we encourage Chester County residents to take advantage of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (LTM VITA) program. VITA provides free tax preparation for low-and moderate-income households and has become an essential service to thousands in our community.

  • Taxes are prepared by IRS-Certified Volunteers
  • Absolutely no fees
  • Fast refunds with direct deposit
  • File online or drop-off services available

Service locations include Coatesville, Downingtown, Exton, Kennett Square, Parkesburg, Phoenixville, Pottstown, Royersford and West Chester.

Last year, this program served 5,941 clients in our community, generating an economic impact of over $5 million!

This program is made possible in part with a grant from the United States IRS and funding from our Community Impact & Innovation Fund. To learn more about locations, times, and what to bring, click here.