D-West boys basketball team makes donation to brighten holidays for local families

Members of the Downingtown High School West basketball make wishes come true with bikes and gift cards The holiday season was a bit more magical for area families, thanks in part to the efforts of the Downingtown West basketball team and booster organization. This year, through a total team effort, the West boys’ basketball team donated $6,000.00 to various families in the Downingtown area, including...

Donors sought to boost new Kennett Library building project

A rendering of the lew library now under construction. For over a century, the Kennett Library has sparked literacy, connection, innovation, opportunity and much more. As we plan and build a new library for the next generation, we invite everyone to consider a gift to the Community Giving Campaign to support this new $20 million, 33,425 square-foot Library & Resource Center. This transformational...

County provides update on donation support for victims of Ida

WEST CHESTER — Chester County Officials have coordinated with key communities in the county impacted by Hurricane Ida, to announce donation opportunities that will meet the most urgent initial, and longer-term needs of the families displaced by Hurricane Ida. “We are so grateful for everyone across the county who are giving time, resources, material goods, and financial donations for those in need,...

1,500 face shields donated to county will go to protect election workers

Chester County Voter Services Director Sandra Burke (center) with Voter Services staff member Laura Bradley (left) accepts a delivery of 1,000 protective face shields donated by Nielsen-Kellerman CEO Alix James. Thanks to two separate donations of face shields, Chester County voters and poll workers will have even greater protection from the threat of the spread of coronavirus on primary election day,...

Coatesville Opportunity Zone Impact Fund donates learning supplies to city students

Dominick Macolino, Mr. Darian Smith (CASD) and Sergeant Rodger Ollis (Coatesville police) deliver school supplies for city students impacted by COVID-19 school closures. COATESVILLE — City school children received needed supplies last week in the form of school desks and chairs donated by Activated Capital, the group that created a Coatesville specific opportunity based fund for revitalization of...

Area dentists donate PPE to region’s hospitals

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Volunteers, observing social distancing, sort out medical supplies to be donated to regional hospitals. Dentists from across the region have stepped up to help area hospitals with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), turning over a cache of donated equipment planned to be used for a charity event in June. With the status of Mission of Mercy-PA up in the air — the...

Chesco donations to hurricane victims top 160,000 pounds

Damage as captured by Chester County Sheriff’s deputies in Port Aransas, Texas — a small community on Mustang Island, across from Corpus Christi, where Hurricane Harvey made landfall. Days after area first-responders returned from delivering 68,000 pounds of donations to victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas, they began setting up a similar effort for Hurricane Irma’s Florida victims – an...

Brandywine Picnic Park leads collection for Harvey victims

By JP Phillips, Correspondent, The Times People dropping off donations on a rainy Saturday at Brandywine Picnic Park to support the victims of Hurricane Harvey. EAST BRADFORD — The owners of Brandywine Picnic Park and Hickory House Catering are no strangers to dealing with floods. Gripping the banks of Brandywine Creek just outside of West Chester, the park floods at least once per year. A three-inch...

David’s Drive buys out Army Navy store, donates to VA, CYI and CASD

Thousands of items of clothing purchased for those in need By Lauren Parker, News Editor, The Times Volunteers with David’s Drive were on hand last week to deliver clothing to the Coatesville Youth Initiative to be distributed to local youth. Photo courtesy of David’s Drive COATESVILLE – Though the iconic Army Navy store in the center of town has permanently closed its doors, storeowner...

Caln Elementary faculty, Girl Scouts donate dinners for Thanksgiving

BethAnn Hackmeister and Marcy Knecht seated in front of donated items for one family. CALN — As folks around the area prepare for the holiday season, the Girl Scout Troops and faculty from Caln Elementary School continued their traditions of supplying Thanksgiving dinners for some local families on Monday. In the spirit of giving, all items were donated in order to ensure that Caln families felt...