The Journey Home Starts With You

Your contributions allow us to be on the forefront of integrated and long term care that focuses on the whole family.

With Your Investment, We Can Do Good Together

Your monetary donation supports and advances our mission to provide safe shelter and partner with families as they move beyond homelessness and housing insecurity. Your gift provides a safety net.  Your gift provides home.
Give a one-time gift or become a monthly donor.

Making Spirits Bright Holiday Gift Drive


Every year, Friends Association invites our community to help make spirits brighter for children and families impacted by homelessness and housing instability – a bright reminder that they have our community’s love and support. This year you can become a Holiday Gift Bundle Sponsor. With your support, we will provide families with gift cards so they can purchase presents, big bows, sparkly wrapping paper, and stuffed stockings to hang by the chimney with care. “Friends” like you truly help make this season special for our neighbors.




Your commitment to sponsor a family with a Holiday Bundle includes a $50 Target gift card, a stocking stuffed with trinkets suitable for all ages and genders, and wrapping paper, ribbons, and/or bows so families are empowered to wrap their gifts. Friends plan to distribute gift cards to our neighbors no later than December 12, 2022. To schedule an in-person drop-off please email Karina Olmeda at You will receive a receipt for your donation. Thank you for supporting our Neighbors!

Give the gift of choice

We’re making it easy!  A donation of a Target gift card helps families during the Holiday season. Order Target gift cards online or purchase them in-store and mail them to Friends Association, 113 West Chestnut Street, West Chester PA 19380. To schedule an in-person drop-off please email Karina Olmeda at

You will receive a receipt for your donation. Thank you for supporting our Neighbors!

GIving Options

Monetary Donations

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.


Corporate Giving

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. 

Amazon Smile

Don’t forget to designate us as your preferred charitable organization when you shop at and 0.5% of every eligible purchase will be donated to Friends Association.

Gift Cards

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.


Matching gifts

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. 

Stock Donations

Email our business manager Lorri Sarosy to receive detailed instructions on how to donate appreciated assets. 

United Way

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.

Planned Giving

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).

Our Supporters



2022 Whitford Classic

Friends Association has been selected as a beneficiary for the 2022 Whitford Charitable Fund Classic event to be held September 23-25, 2022. The Whitford Charitable Fund is a non-profit organization founded by members of the Whitford Country Club. Since its inception, the event has provided club members with an opportunity to give something back to qualified, non-profit organizations in Chester County that perform good works in the community in which they live, work, play, and raise their families. In the first 11 years, they have donated over $1.2M to more than 75 organizations. We are excited and honored to be a part of the 2022 WCF Classic event!


Charity Ball 2022 - Save The Date

Saturday, December 3, 2022
More information available soon.