Recent News

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"GOLF OUTING FOR THE KIDS" RAISES $6,200 on
September 14, 2015

Landmark Americana Tap and Grill -West Chester organized and sponsored their first ever benefit golf tournament. All proceeds from the event benefitted Friends Association for Care and Protection of Children. The event occurred on a beautiful, sunny day, Monday, September 14. Thank you to all staff at Landmark Americana; sponsors; and, the 86 golfers (!) who came out and played the course at Broad Run G.C.

 

OUR SHELTER READY FOR SUMMER
July, 2015

Many thanks to our friend Cheri for painting the front porch of the Emergency Family Shelter. After a tough winter and muddy spring, it needed attention. The kids now have a fresh, clean place for their summer activities.

 

SHELTER GETS A FACELIFT THANKS TO TWO VOLUNTEER GROUPS
April 2013

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Our Emergency Family Shelter was recently given a face lift as two local groups gave their time and services to freshen  and renew the shelter. We thank the volunteers from Jansen Pharmaceuticals, a division of Johnson and Johnson , who  painted Unit #1 and Unit #3, cleaned the flower beds, and applied fresh mulch to the outside play area. We also thank the volunteers from First Presbyterian Church “Done in a Day” service project who painted Unit #6. We are thrilled with the results and appreciate the community support that is constant here at Friends Association.

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ARTS AND CRAFTS NIGHT FOR OUR FAMILIES
April 2013

girlParents and children from our Emergency Family Shelter and Homeless Prevention Program enjoyed a wonderful evening at the recent Parents and Kids Night held on April 10th. “The more the merrier,” we always say, and “The merrier we were,” said Barbara des Jardins, who leads a group of volunteers as they guide  the children and parents to use their hidden talents to create art projects each month. They share dinner, friendship and delectable deserts provided by Emily’s Sweet Dreams. As Barbara says, “Caring for one another always makes the world a better place.”

 

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SHELTER OPEN HOUSE
April 30, 2013

We're proud of our shelter and very grateful to the organizations that help us keep it fresh and attractive. Twice a year we open the shelter to donors, community members, and other agencies. Please let us know if you would like to be added to our guest list for the next open house in the fall. Contact Glenda Brion at g.brion@friendsassoc.org.

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Wish List
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  • Giant or Acme gift cards for food
  • Kmart or Walmart gift cards for clothing and other necessities
  • NEW bed pillows
  • Rite Aid cards for formula, diapers, medications (Rite Aid is walking distance from the shelter)
  • New twin size bed sheets, blankets, and bedspreads
  • New kitchen and bath linens
  • Paper products: paper towels, toilet paper, and napkins
  • Personal care items: shampoo, toothpaste, etc.
  • And for fun . . . movie gift cards
Please call Marie Paxson if you would like to donate any items on our Wish List. 610-431-3598, ext 201.