Friends Association partners with our community to provide programs and services that prevent homelessness and promote the independence of families with children. Your contributions allow us to be on the forefront of integrated and long term care that focuses on the whole family.
We believe in trust-based fundraising and value every donor as an integral part of our mission. Together we can make sure that every family in Chester County has the resources they need while on their journey home.
Neighbor neigh·bor | \ ˈnā-bər – As part of our work to shift the conversation and create a new narrative, we have adopted the term “neighbors” to describe “clients” of Friends Association. The words we use matter and should be rooted in respect and should reaffirm the intrinsic value of every person in our society regardless of their circumstances.
Click to make a donation online or send a check made payable to ‘Friends Association’ to our office (see address below). Your support will provide families in Chester County with the resources they need for long-term housing stability.
Friends Association offers many ways for businesses and corporations to get involved in our work. Sponsorship packages are available in varying levels and our Director of Advancement can work with you to create a customized plan that fits your philanthropic goals.
Sustainer of Hope
Our monthly giving program is a great way to provide ongoing and significant assistance to our families. Set up a recurring monthly donation in any amount right on our donation page and become a Sustainer of Hope for the future of families in our county.
Don’t forget to designate us as your preferred charitable organization when you shop at smile.amazon.com and 0.5% of every eligible purchase will be donated to Friends Association.
Gift cards are needed throughout the year and are given to families as they navigate resources and build a home. Preferred stores for gift cards include: Giant, Walmart, Amazon
Don’t forget to submit your gift receipt to your company’s matching gift program! This is an easy way to double your impact and provide even more support to area families.
Email our business manager Lorri Sarosy to receive detailed instructions on how to donate appreciated assets.
Consider a donation to Friends Association through your United Way Campaign.
Host an Event
Have an idea for an event or fundraiser that benefits Friends Association? Contact Emily McClure to discuss the details.
Donor Advised Funds
A donor advised fund (DAF) is a charitable giving program that allows you to combine favorable tax benefits while supporting Friends Association.
Leaving a legacy can include wills, trusts, bequests, life insurance policies, charitable gift annuities, real estate and other concrete ways to incorporate generosity at the end of life.
Honors and Memorials
Gifts to honor or memorialize a loved one can be made to Friends Association via our donation page or by sending a check to our office (see address below).
West Chester Charity Ball
A. Marinelli & Sons
This year, we are excited to celebrate the 33rd annual Charity Ball with you in person at the West Chester Golf & Country Club.
Click on the link below to purchase tickets and get all of the information about this year’s event.
December 4, 2021
6:00 – 10:00pm